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Does anyone have a Philips VR2840 to sell/swap (dead or alive)? Thanks, Steve.
Looking for a quantity of v2000's. Can anyone help.
I have a Bang & Olufsen Beocord 8802-V V2000 machine, in workingorder, with quite good picture quality, depending on the quality of the original recording ( but with a "whine" on the audio track - more noticeable on quiet passages and not noticeable on music etc - which is probably caused by a dry joint somewhere or, possibly, failure of the sort of component that is fairly easily replaced ) and cosmetically very good, except for a scratch on one of the plastic side panels. It's built like a tank and weighs a ton!
AV hook-up is possible but using a custom din-type plug that was either peculiar to B & O machines in particular or Philips based models in general. Either way I don't have one but someone with the requisite technical ability could probably make one up.
If anyone is interested in this machine please respond.
I have several of the above players in various states of repair. Some work, some dont. I will be going through them this week tosee what works and will make a list. In the meantime, if you'reinterested, please let me know. Unfortunately I dont have any tapesfor them, but I may be able to track them down.
Please also let me know how much you are willing to pay based on condition.
Help. I've got several films on Beta that I need converted to VHS.
I have two Grundig 2x4 machines (one with remote control unit) plus over 100 used tapes (mainly VCC480). One of the machines works but probably needs new heads. I have one owners manual plus part of a service manual
I have given up on trying to copy the contents of the tapes to VHS,so does anyone want them? I am somewhat sentimental about them (I still think the picture is better than VHS!) and would like themto go a good home. I must ask you to pick them up.
I am in north London
Andy, I've got a 1500 somewhere with a lace-up fault but the PSU is fine. Contact me if any good and I will dig it out.
I'm looking for a working V2000 machine with AV outputs.
If anyone has one available please e-mail me with details and price.
I've managed to get hold of a copy of the Grundig 2x4 Super's instruction manual if anyone needs help in getting one of these machines tuned in etc. Even something as simple as "record" is not a simple operation unless you've read the manual.
In answer to Andy's question about Philips N1500 manuals, Mauritron Ltd can supply many out-of-print manuals including most Philips "VCR" models (N1500, N1700 etc.) and also most Philips / Grundig "V2000" models. Mauritron's site can be found at:
Mikey.Old VCR's and TV's at: http://www.oldtechnology.net :-)
I am looking for a Grundig 2080 machine - dead or alive! Also service data, user manual or parts for the same. Thanks, Steve.
Hi, does anyone know where I can obtain a service manual (photocopy would be fine) for a Philips N1500? I have one which has a PSU fault and I have about 20 tapes which I need to copy onto VHS!Thanks.
Again about the V2000 parts. A complete VCR would also be OK. I do not need a working VCR, defects is no problem. My location: TheNetherlands.
Does anybody know where I can get spare parts for V2000 VCR's? And specially for a Philips VR2350? Thanks for the attention.
Wanted: new video heads for any V2000 machines. Thanks, Steve.
After a Grundig 2x4 Video 2000 machine, must be good working order. Please email details including condition, price and whereabouts in UK.
I could get service manuals of most 80s VCRs.They include recorders from systems like VHS, Video2000, Beta, CVCand probably also VCR. Eventually I can even find them of earliermachines.
Has anyone got a Philips 2840 or similar 'second generation' Philips machine that they are prepared to let go? any condition considered or spares for the same. Thanks, Steve.
I'm looking for a manual (copies fine)for a 2034 Philips V2000 recorder.My 95 year old uncle has just bought one to watch his tapes! Ideally inDutch, but English would be fine too.
Yes, I know I work for Philips, but it's not so easy to find the rightpeople in an organisation with over 250.000 collegues....
Thank you for your help.Wouter
hi, i have a problem with my philips vr2334, namely when i connect the power, all the lights goes on.... and out again, on.... and out again, as if you would supply power for 1/2 second and switch it of again for 1/2 second and switch it on again and so on.can someone tell me what the problem could be, and more important, how i can make it work again.thanks for replies, niels
Does anybody have any information or advertising literature for the Philips VR2025 front-loading machine. It's really a Grundig in a (very feable) disguise. Nobody I've spoken to has ever heard of it...
PS. Picture of said beast at: http://www.oldtechnology.net
Wanted: any second generation Philips machine such as 2334, 2324, 2350, 2840 and 2220/2120 (portable). Also video heads for any V2000 machines. Thanks, Steve.
Lost two minds at V2000 in Stafford, if found please return to the above E-mail address. Where you there? Did you spot them floating around in some magical vortex, between here and some alternative reality. Get back to us on this one ....cos' we need our heads back to return to work. Can you believe they wouldn't allow camp fires!!
Hi, I got a Philips V2334 from my grandfather, but after installing the tv-screen stays black/white. I hear sounds from the tape for a few seconds and then it disapears. Does anyone has a clue what the problem is? I realy want to get the machine working because I have some tapes with old (originaly) 8 mm films on it from my grandparents and family. HELP ME!!!
I am looking for a V2000 machine to buy ...
I had a V2000 briefly, (bought used and came DOA), and no more, I don't need a deck (my other half seems to thing 11 VCR's is too many) however I also got 10 or so tapes.They are not new and have been used, and as the machine never worked I've no-idea if what the label says is whats on them. Anyway there no use to me so if you wantr them make me an offer (Remember postage!!).
I don't guarantee the tapes even work, but there a mixture of lengths and brands. Mail me if you want to know more.
We have got 2 tickets for V2000 at Weston park Staffordshire for Sat 19th & Sun 20th August, sadly we are now unable to make it.We are open to the best offer.2 Tickets - Cost £ 76 eachEither email us or call us on 01274 779 047
Does anyone have any knowledge of the Grundig 2x4 1600 ? I've just picked one up, but the only mode it will stay in is 'still frame' when I try to play/rew or ff the machine shuts down after about a seconds and the pause light flashes.
The tape does appear to be moving correctly but the tape counter seem to be stuck at 0000. How does the counter work in this model , does it rely on any sensors - if so could this be the cause of the machine's continual shut down.
All help gratefully appeciated,
If anyone will sell me any working machine I will pay good money just email me and we can sort out as price
I have a Philips VR2020 in good condition, for sale. No AV adapter, no remote control, no tapes. If you are interested, pls.e-mail my. Eugen
I have a brand new set of heads for a Grundig 2 x 4 super or Super stereo video recorder. I purchased these heads as a standby relacement for my machine but I am now using VHS as my main format. I also have a Working N1502 machine with intergrated audio and video outputs. Please email me with offers.
can anyone tell me where I can acquire some info about a V2000 type V2840, and maybe where I can buy this peticular machine
Has anyone got any of the following machines: Philips 2840, 2350, 2334 or Grundig 2080. Also wanted, a remote kit for Philips 2020. If so, please let me know what you want for them. Many Thanks, Steve.
Does anyone have any info on the power supply of the Philips VR2320 machine ? (Circuit diagrams etc)
I'm desperately looking for a copy of the Bruce Lee film 'The Big Boss' on V2000 or Betamax to complete my collection. It can be converted to VHS but must be from V2000 or Beta versions.Can anyone help me please?! Excellent price paid if you can help me.Please email me direct.
Can anyone help me with a new fault I now have with my PYE VR2022 ?
I've just cleaned all the contacts on the 3 boards on the right side of the tape tranport - which seems to have cured it's fault of no/poor head drum rotation. But I've now discovered a new fault which appears to be DTF related. First the tape is running to fast with noise running through the picture and also why I think it's DTF related is that there are noise bars when the machine is in still frame or picture search modes (acting more like a VHS does rather than a clear picture).
I have pleanty of spare boards I can swap with a machine I broke up a few years ago but would like to know which board is responsible for the DTF rather than having to swap them all over.
REMEMBER THAT MY PAGES ARE AT http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.htmlUNDER THE COLLECTABLES SECTION.
I HAVE A LATE MODEL PHILIPS WITH SCART SOCKET V2000 VCR. IF ANYBODY IS INTERESTED IT IS IN PERFECT WORKING CONDITION AND I WOULD BE WILLING TO RECEIVE SERIOUS OFFERS FOR THE PURCHASE OF IT WITH SOME TAPES.EMAIL [email protected]
I am (like almost everyone else on this site) looking for a working Video 2000 player, as I have a number of tapes which I would like to review and record some stuff. I live in the North East of England...can anyone help?
Wanted: heads for Philips 1700 series video. Also tapes or WHY for same format. Thanks.
I HAVE A VERY RARE PHILIPS V2000 MACHINE 2ND GENERATION WITH SCART SOCKET IN MINT CONDITION AND PERFECT IN APPEARANCE. I WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT SUCH A MACHINE WILL REALISE TODAY.
I KNOW IT IS RARE AND IS IN MINT CONDITION.
OFFERS ARE INVITED AND IF THE SUMS ARE HIGH ENOUGH I WILL SELL IT.
I ALSO HAVE A LARGE SELECTION OF BETAMAX TAPES. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE MY PAGES AT http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html
I am looking for a Philips 2334 or similar second generation Philips/Grundig V2000 machine. Also V2000 test tapes and a remote kit for 2020 series machines.
I'm looking for an NV1500 to play back some early video synthesis tapes.
Can anybody help, as near to Australia as possible.
anyone that can provide me with a schematic of the portable tuner VR2120. In fact I only need to know the DIN connector pinout. I want to use the tuner standalone to use it as tuner for my PC. Exchanging tuner+recorder for a PC-TV card is ok for me too.
During my previous research on the politics of the Northern Ireland "troubles", I taped a number of documentaries. When I returned to the States I couldn't find a recorder that would play them. I understand there is a video recorder available in the U.S. that will play both PAL tapes and whatever we use and the cost is about what we would pay for a regular recorder. Anyone who knows where I can purchase one in the Delaware, Washingtin, D.C. area I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks
hi alli know its abit off topic but im looking for a good working philips n1500 top price paid for good model can collect regardsshel
I am searching the web for a quantity of twenty 'as new' V2000 VCRs for a customer. I realise that this is very much a long shot but here is a summary of the requirements:
a) Preferably front loadingb) all the same modelc) ideally capable of 19" rack mounting (width of units <19")d)PAL UK format
All help would be appreciated.
Does any one know how I can get a job, doing anything, at V2000? Aslong as it isn't cleaning out the toilets!
Hi again,Searching User- and/or Service-Manual for Grundig video 2x4_plus machine! Scan would also be welcome!Greetings,Bernd
Hello,Searching for IR-Remote-Access-Unit for a >> Grundig video 2x4_plus (in good condition)<<,would exchange it with IR-Remote-Access-Unit for >>Grundig video 2x8 super(in good condition)<<!Sorry, only exchange, no selling, ... for now ... !!!
If anyone needs VHS or S-VHS copies made from old Video2000, Betamax, and soon Philips N1702 (VCR-LP) and Philips N1500 (VCR) cassette please feel free to get in touch. Also a EIAJ-1 1/2" reel to reel (b/w) up to 7" spools.
I have three Grundig V2000 2X4 machines in my attic and one manual.One machine is imcomplete, the other two seem fine.I cannot check them as I have no cassettes. I paid £10 each for them.If anyone wants them, they are for sale at the same price.I live in S.W. London.You will have to collect them or pay me to deliver.Leave me an E-mail if interested.
Further to my previous message, I am also interested in other V2000 machines. I have a few machines already - and a lot of tapes! I haveservice manuals for the VR2020 and 2X4 (Electrical section).Will copy if cost met!!
DOES ANYONE OUT THERE HAVE A GRUNDIG 2X4 SUPER STEREO VCR THEY AREPREPARED TO PART WITH - IT'S A RARE MODEL INDEED! I HAVE ONE BUT I CAN'T GET IT WORKING AND WOULD DEARLY LOVE ANOTHER! IDENTICAL TO THE2X4 SUPER IN FEATURES EXCEPT STEREO SOUND, AUDIO DUB AND SILVER CASE.LOVER THE WEBSITE - IF ONLY I'D KNOWN ABOUT IT SOONER!
Has anyone got a remote unit (receiver module and handset) for a Grundig 2x4 Super? Also wanted for same: user and/or service manual, parts/old machine, V2000 tapes. Thanks.
There's a head cleaning guid on PALsite at http://www.palsite.info/pcat_hclean.html
We hebben de tapes gekopieerd, bedankt voor de massaale reply's!
Can someone tell me how I can clean the head off the portable V2000 (Philips VR2220) recorder.
I have 2 vr2334, 1 portable, but their heads are dead... And I have a vr2023 (all this in secam, I'm in france), with "new" heads (when I found it, it was almost new), but I have a little problem :It works perfectly, but in black and white until it is hot (it takes 15 minutes before the colors appears !) I remember that the problem appeared after I try to watch a film during a storm, and the electricity was coming, and going, and coming again... I know I should not do that, but I did ! :)) Any idea of which component is dead (and on which pcb ?)Or is it possible to find the scheme of this vcr ?
Hi everyone,I am looking for a video head for my Philips VR2350 ! Does anyone have a spare one or does anyone know where I can get one? If required I'd buy a complete VR2350 -recorder (reasonable priced, of course). Does anyone know if the VR2350, VR2340, VR2324, VR2020 video heads are interchangeable?
Hi there - I'm looking for a Video2000 machine to play some old tapes I still have from the early 80's. If anyone's got a machine to see please e-mail me direct.
Does anyone have the manual for the Grundig 2x4 Super GB. Can they email me a scan please. Its a DTF/servo problem I think. No picture, wavey lines. Then the head drum changes speed for a second, then I get top part of picture.
Any advice on the DTF circuit.
Does anyone have a users manual for the vr 2020 -2022 and forthe grundig 2x4-2x8.Does anyone have a 22AV5530 AV unit for sale
Hoi, ik ben op zoek naar een eignaar van een goed werkende V2000 in de buurt van hilversum, ik werk voor een omroep bedrijf en wij hebben een klant die graag V2000 tapes wil over zetten naar VHS / Betacam. Vandaar dat wij de machine een dag willen lenen, Hier staat dan wel tegenover dat je in ruil voor deze dienst bij ons het het muziek archief ( > 250.000 titels), wat mag kopieren. De machine in kwestie hoeft niet op te kunnen nemen, stereo te zijn of perfect beeld te geven, zolang hij maar afspeelt!Voor meer informatie bel naar Ad Roland Media telefoon 035 6281111 en vraag naar Walter Steenvoorden
Anyone got a Philips V2000 for sale ? I'd prefer one of the later models. But would consider any machine with A/V outputs.
IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED I HAVE A GRUNDIG V2000 MACHINE WITH SOME TAPES FOR SALE. ALSO I CAN TRANSFER FROM V2000 TO VHS.EMAIL ME IF INTERESTED
I have an amount of pre-recorded v2000 tapes for sale , please e-mail me if you are interested , or send me your wants list.
I have just found this site for V2000,and I wish I had found it yearsago. Now that I have the opportunity,is there anyone out there,who canadvise me about a problem I'm having with my V2000. It plays for about 10 seconds then shuts off.HELP!! I've got 3 of the V2000's so Idon't want to get another one,but I would like to make one good oneout of the 3. The reason I'm still keeping them,is because I've got about 3 dozen films,and about 2 dozen tapes,so it's worth the botherof getting them sorted out.Also,where can i get a new head from? It's so long since I've played it,that the head must be DEAD by now. Are there any Video engineers who still repair V2000? I live in Margate,soif anyone can help,please let me know. I still believe that the V2000is still the BEST system going,,,even though it is antiquated.Is there anyone in Kent who canm help? If you can,please mail me. Thanks. Robin Taylor (27.3.2000)
What is the SONY TGV-3, tuner timer unit???? I have 2 of thise and want to know. If you can help let me know.
im looking to buy some v2000 tapes , can anyone help , im located in the uk and willing to collect or pay postage.
listen folks I HAVE A grundig VIDEO 2X4 V1600 AND A LOT OF TAPES. IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED E-MAIL. I WILL COPY V2000 TAPES TO BETA OR VHS AND ANY OTHER WAY ROUND BETWEEN THE THREE SYSTEMS.
please , please , please , can anyone help me locating a v2000 player ?? im looking for a recorder that is in good working order with a few tapes , and im willing to collect in the uk. good price paid for the right recorder
Does anyone have an AV adaptor for the 20pin connection on a VR2021 /22 for sale ? So that I can transfer tapes to VHS through AV rather than having to use the RF output.
Hi again, sorry in my last posting i ment the: Grundig Video 2x4_plusmachine, not the 2x4 !!!So again has anybody a manual of the : Grundig video 2x4_plus ???
thx in advance
Hi, I'm searching for a manual of a Grundig 2x4_plus(or simple 2x4)machine, can anybody please mail me a scan of it to: [email protected] or give me a download-adress where i can get it ???
thx in advance
Anyone got an old Grundig 2x4 SuperGB for spares. The machine I've got was dead, but I no longer have the power supply board to be able to repair it. This is the board at the far left of the machine with the mains cable attached - thanks.
How about starting a section on PALSITE to cover the other Philips Video systems (VCR / N1500) (VCR-LP / N1700). I've got two of the original N1500 machines with the cooker timer style clocks one is ex- Tyne Tees TV (but has gone very rusty inside from being stored in someone's garage) and the other which was recovered from a tip some years ago still in it's original flight case has head drum servo problems. Hoping to get hold of a N1702 very soon.
Also if anyone needs any old V2000 tapes transferred to VHS or S-VHS let me know as I've got a fairly modern V2000 model which has a Scart connector, and seems to produce much better copies than when I used to use the older VR2021 /22 machines for transfers.
im looking for a v2000 , fully working with a few tapes , MUST be in good condition , can anyone help ?
Attention V 2000 player owners! I have a quantity of V 2000 recoreded tapes. Is there anyone, preferably in the West of England, who could copy them to VHS cassettes for me? All expenses paid, of course. Thanks, Barbie
I NEED HELP! I've recently been given a Grundig 2x4 super machine which plays back tapes very well,BUT how in hell do you tune it in?The tuning buttons dont seem to do anything.Also where's the record button?
Does anyone have a Good condition V2000 machine for sale, preferably a late model Grundig?
I have about 30+ tapes in V2000 format that I would like to check out and copy to VHS.
I also have a couple of Philips 2021 machines that have stopped working, and may be useful for spares.
The ching you describe is quite normal for these machines. The VR2020 /21/22/23 are all affected. It is not a fault.
My VR2020 "chings"! Is it normal, when pressing stop for the machine to make a noise almost like a typewriter bell? It's really quite noticeable. Hope it's not early signs of something wearing out.
who hase a schedule of an aristona 23vr33?
I still have a tape in V2000 format of the 1987 FA cup-final between Coventry City and Tottenham (I am a Coventry supporter). I wish to copy it onto a VHS tape. Can anyone help??? After conversion, the 2000 format can be kept by anyone who can help me.
Does anybody has a manual for the Philips VR2220 portable system?Digital form (scanned text) perhaps?
It would be greatly appreciated,
I just got a v2000 system from my grandma butshe trow the user manual away.Does anybody have one. It isn't nessary to have the original, a copy in pdf format or even with the good old copie machine will do it!!!!
Thanks a lot
Hi,I'm looking for a Head motor for the SL-2700, Mine just died the motor does not spin the head, If any body has this part for sale, Please e-mail me.
Wanted: any v2000 video recorder that works, will pay good money for a fully functional system. Eagerly awaiting a reply!
I have a Philips VR2020 which is fully functional, it has been in it's original packaging and box for the last 7 years. I have the user manual and a number of tapes. As I say it is fully functional, as I tried it out yesterday, and was reminded what brilliant quality the V2000 system was. Wife wants it out of the way because of it's size, therefore any reasonable offers accepted. The only stipulation is that you must collect from Reading, Berkshire.Look forward to hearing from someone.
WANTED : SONY SLC9 DC DC CONVERTERS (3 OR 4) PLEASE EMAIL OR CALL MEON 0181 524 6687
I have decided to get rid of the faulty V2000 because I dont have the time or space to keep it. I will try and sell it, but the buyer must collect from Preston, Lancashire. I was looking for offers on the machine, and 12 cassettes. It has a remote which works, yet the machine has a fault (as previously mentioned) so if you make a offer to my EMail address I will try to get in touch. All the best Luke
I live in Sheffield and have a number of faulty Grundig 2x4 Super and 2080 VCRs, and full service manuals (and 200 plus film library). Is there anyone in the area who can repair the machines. Please phone me on 0114 2686058.
OVER 90 FILMS FOR SALE ALSO 2 VR2022 FOR SPARES OR REPAIRS. E-MAIL ME WITH ANY OFFERS
Hello JOS thanks for getting in touch i tried replying to your email but i keep getting an error HELP
Tuesday 3rd August 1999
2:18 am U.K. ¶
has anyone got a phillips 2840 or better still a grundig 2x8 lp that they no longer need i've still got some tapes i'd like to copy if you can help just email me
Sunday 25th July 1999
4:32 pm U.K. ¶
I have been given a Philips Vr 2022, Video Cassette Recorder. It came with 13 cassettes and uses the V2000 format. However it has not been used in a LONG time and now I cannot get it to work. After turning the machine on, all the lights, clock, counter etc. lights up. The ejecct button works, however if you insert a V2000 cassette and try to Play, Record, Fast Forward or Rewind the machine makes a hammering noise and the tape moves VERY slowly. After about 20 - 30 seconds the machine gives up and ejects the cassette. I hope soolmeone can suggest a fault, and / or a solution, as I wish to copy the cassettes over to Betamax (not VHS!!). All the Best. Luke