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I am sooo happy to have found this site.I picked up a Grundig V1600 about a year ago from a bloke for £20...He gave me a demo to make sure it was working and said he had beengiven it by a collector who had bought it back when it first came out,played it once and then given up on it.So far I haven't been able to find anywhere that has anything to dowith it,Doe's anyone know anywhere that I can get some tapes for it,All I have is a couple of blank tapes and just want to test the machineonce in a while just to keep it going.Also,Since most of you here have some knowledge on old and 'dead' formatscould someone help me with my search on information for a format called 'Super Video'...The version of it I've got is made by Grundig...I haven't got any information other than someone who used to own a videoshop telling me that it was brought out BEFORE betamax and VHS...I hope someone can help me...Looks like I've got the whole set as well with being able to pick up TWOSanyo betamax VTC-5000 's for only £4.40 the lot at an auction monday night,seeing if they work will be a different matter though!!!.I hope someone can help me out,Rob M
Philips VR2840 Long Play V2000 Machine for auction:
I have a number of Grundig 2X4 Super machines which I am offering for spares or repair at £25 each. Buyer collects (Midlands).
I have 2 N1700 series machine, both in cosmetically good condition, but non workings. PSU seems ok, but wont play etc. These use the same tapes as the older N1500's.
Also have 2 x VR2022 's breaking for spares. Email for full details.
I intend to junk all these machines in the very near future for the ever present need for more space, so if you want them let me know asap!
I can get these machines to you anywhere in the UK.
I have 3 Philips Video 1700 (the system before V2000) for sale.All not working, but can be fixed. I don't have the time anymore to do it. Make an offer. I am in the Netherlands.
v2000 for sale , 2x8 grundig owned from new , as new condition , no box or instructions , miner scratches on the top , apart from that it is "as new" . Very very serious offers please !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Has anyone got a Philips VR2840 (working or not) that they are willing to sell? Thanks.
I used to replace faulty tapes of VCCs. But there are two questionsI couldn't answer right now.First, what kind of tape are the best for V2000? I'd like to havegood quality and hopefully a "new" 480min VCC with the correct timedisplay (on my 2x4 super). So the tape-thickness would be important.The VHS-tapes I tried seem to be to thick. Second, the tape end recognition is done by a "silver-line" onthe back of the tape. I wonder if there is a possibility to drawthis line myself. Till now, I used a tape-repair-kit to merge thenew tape with the ends of the old tape. But this way I have lessquality at the beginning/end and I wonder if the headdrum likesthe splice.Simon
Is anyone intersted in the following:-
An adapter box for Grundig 2x4 and 2x8 to link to a grundig TV to make the VCR remote controlled
A complete remote kit for Grundig 2x4 super including telepilot handset (lovely chrome credit card style (almost!) affair)
both are boxed as new and include manuals to install them
price: five quid each, plus what ever post it will cost to send them to ya.
call 07976 418 169 if interested
I though longest Video2000 tapes was a VCC480 until I saw this picture of a VCC 540 !
V2000 tapes for sale, Use (or at least what they are labeled with) seems to be to tape TV, bought with a V2000, but the VCR didn't make the trip home. Buyer pay postage or collects. Make me an offer, there just in the way at the moment as I have no deck, and a girlfriend who thing s I have too much video junk anyway (11 VCRs isn't excessive is it?)
Anyone know of a supplier for a head drum and contact bridge for the Philips portable Video2000 (VR2220).
There's a Grundig 2x4 Super on Auction at e-bay at the moment if anyone looking for one.
Your (reasonable) price paid for a Philips VR2840 long play machine. Please advise condition, working/not as applicable. Thanks.
Hello,Can anyone provide me with the circuit diagram fo a Grundig 2x4 Super power supply please.I'm endeavouring to get to the bottom of the very common power supply fault that seems to bug nearly all of these machines. If I find an answer, it will be made common knowledge on this chat forum!Cheers, Ian.
I have a VR2022 breaking for spares. Looking for parts? Let me knowand I'll see what I can do. First come first served. Some of these parts I can test to ensure they work, some I cannot.
Email at the address above with details of the boards you are looking for and I'll see if I can help. Mechanism to go allinone if at all possible.
I've just got a ITT 580 (philips V2022 ) from Graham Bisset and my god the threading system is completely different (wire type thingy) and it seems to have snapped can someone tell me how can I access to it and replace it or rewrape it etc as am not sure if it suppose to be permantly attached or works in a similar way of cheap needle type radio tuning mech etc????Cheers
Are there any outlets where 2000 pre recorded tapes can be obtained.
I have a broken Philips 2020 machine and about 10 Video 2000 tapes dating back to the early Eighties. The tapes are full of old BBC/ITV programmes/commercials of the time, old TOTP's etc etc...
I would like to play these tapes again or at the very least copy them to VHS.
Ideally though I'd like to buy a working Video 2000 machine. I'll pay a good and fair price and will collect within a 50 mile radius of London.
Not quite V2000, but still Philips.
I have two VCR format machines. One standard, broken machine. One long play, good working machine. And a few (big, square) tapes.Any offer considered - these must be historic. They're certainly heavy. Email me.
V2000 Clearout! Free stuff!I can't remember the model names exactly, I'm clearing out my old bedroom at my parent's house. I have a Philips VR2022 (I think) with cable remote and a Grundig 2x4 with a dodgy front flap and instruction book, and a few tapes. All working.Free to anyone who wants to collect them!
Does anyone know the exact thickness of the milar shim that is used to set the height of the video head on a 2nd generation Philips V2000 machine? Better still does anyone have a shim? Even better, does anyone have a new 2nd generation head which comes complete with the shim? Thanks.
I am looking to find a Philips VR202~ machine in good working order. Money no object - well, not exactly, but I want one pretty badly... have had three in the past (1981-1990), now all sadly defunct...
Does any body know where I can get some Philips 2000 tapes converted to VHS
VR2022 on ebay.
5 days to go!
I have 2 VR2022 's available for sale, here are the details:
Machine 1 - Philips--------- VR2022 - machine is in good condition and for this age of machinehas an excellent picture quality with good still picture also. The case of the machine is also in good condition, with the odd scratch/mark here and there, but above all, for the age its not perfect, but is good. £90+postage (approx £16).
Machine 2 - Philips--------- VR2022 with missing CPU board, makes clicking noise when powered up(tested WITH cpu board) and electronics appear ok. £40+postageMay be able to find CPU board, if so, will add FOC.
Keith...According to my Grundig 2x4 Super Instructions ManualThe reason why the Tape light flashes is because there is a Tape jam check if the fault is either on the lacing ring or the tape.
Hope this helps Paul
Anyone know what might be wrong with my 2x4 Super. It takes in the cassette but then no functions (not even to eject the cassette) and after a few seconds the "tape" light flashes.
Any ideas ? Thanks, Keith.
I've just got hold of a Grundig 2x8 from the Netherlands,which works perfectly since changing a small pinch roller. Does anyone know how straightforward it is to change the IF from the 5.5 MHz used in the Netherlands to the 6Mhz standard used here, so I can use it to record off air here?
I have a multi standard TV, so have no need to change the RF!Any guidance gratefully received!!
Looking for any v2000 machine in good condition. Name your price or i will supply you with a NTSC Hi Fi Stereo in exchange.
Does anyone know what a fair price for a working Philips VR2334 would be ?
Iain : I've had that problem with every VR2022 I've had. Try removing and cleaning the edge connectors on the boards to the right of the tape transport. Hope this helps.
Help Wanted. I have a Philips VR2022 Video 2000 unit with an annoying fault. On playback the tape suddenly stops and the unit completely shuts down - just as if it had been switched off by the front panel switch. The fault is intermittent and seems to have pattern. Some times it will play for 10 minutes, other times it occurs after a few seconds.
Any ideas ???
Hi Keith: If the magnet is ok you need to determine if the sensor or microcontroller chip has failed. The easiest way is with a scope. Unfortunately, not being familiar with the grundig I can't tell you where the test point is. These sensors do fail. I've changed quite a few over the years mainly on VHS equipment. If you need a service manual there is a company called Mauritron Technical Services who will doubtless have a photocopy at reasonable cost. Their web address is http://www.mauritron.co.uk Hope this is of help. Richard.
Richard : I've had another look at my Grundig 2x4, and I think it's sensor is the hall-effect type. As the sensor looks like a small black transistor with 3-legs - there are two numbers on it TL1701 / T18240. There also appears to be a ring magnet around the take-up spool... what I think has happened is it was original glued down on the spool itself and has become loose and is being attracted to the metal deck - so it doesn't rotate when the reel rotates. I think I'm going to have to strip the mechanism down and see if there are any traces of glue still remaining to confirm this theory. Thanks.
I'm happy there are some people in the world that are using this "old" system like me!I've a GRUNDIG 2x4 Stereo in very well conditions, but unfortunately it needs new heads! Can anyone help me? I will buy at reasonable price, because I've over than 1 hundred tapes to run!!!
does anyone have a 'long play' v2000 machine to sell or lend please?i live in the Isle of Man but will be in uk on 20/21 january 2001i did have a grundig 2x8 which vanished during a house move. have some tapes i would really like to see/transfer.
Hi Keith: Just to add to my last message I remember having a VHS vcr (a Sharp) in for repair with the same symptom and it turned out not to be a faulty sensor, but the reel table in so far as the reflective surface has deteriorated. The VCR had apparently not been used for months and had not been stored in ideal conditions, I think damp had got to it. Could this be what's causing your problem? Richard.
Hi Keith:I'm not too sure about the Grundig V2000 machines but all the later Philips machines used a magnet on the teel table that triggered a hall effect ic. Logically the sensor would be mounted on the take up reel but many vcr's have a sensor on both to account for reverse motion, ie: picture search. If you have access to an oscilloscope you can scope the relavant testpoint in the vcr and see if an adequate waveform is produced. Sorry I can't be of any further help on this one, though the actual fault is probably very easy to cure. Richard.
Richard: I suspected the reel sensor but I'm a little confused on how it's supposed to work ! There only appears to be a single sensor and that's on the take-up spool (connected by a three wire ribbon cable). The sensor looks like a small black cylinder just at the front end of the reel. It looks like it should be a optical sensor but there's no reflective material or any gaps on the reel for this to work. If it's an electro-magnetic type - would the small magnet be inside the reel itself, again there's nothing apparently on the reel itself. Thanks, Keith.
Two things I would like a little help with if there is anyone out there that can assist. First, I have a Grundig 2x4 Super that loads the tape around the head but then immediately stops ans winds it back into the cassette and leaves the LED above the TAPE switch flashing. Also, I have noticed that the head capstan drives from the moment the tape is inserted until the unit times out. I assume that this may be a sensor problem, any ideas on where I should start looking.
Second, when trying to play tapes from a Philips 2022 in the Grundig, the picture keeps breaking up and there is sound only very occasionally. The Philips and the Grundig both have Dynamic Tracking with the signals being recorded on the tape. Is perhaps the Philips incompatible with the Grundig or should this work. ??
Any help appreciated.
Keith:I'm not sure absolutely about your model, but check the reel motion sensors they may be contaminated or faulty. If the machine can't detect any reel motion it is assuming there is no tape drive and triggers the stop command. The reason you can see a still picture is because no reel motion occurs in pause or still mode to there is no fault to detect. They are located underneath the reel tables.Richard.
Does anyone know what might be wrong with my Grundig 2x4 1600. It runs for only about 2 secs (FF,REW,PLAY,REC) and then shuts downs with the pause light flashing. However if I press pause just after playback starts it will stay on still frame but and soon as I start it up playing again it shuts down. Also the counter doesn't move much only by one digit when I first start the machine up Any ideas ? Thanks, Keith.
I'm looking for a working Grundig 2x8 VCR so I can use my large stock of old tapes. Nayone have one available? Failing that, anyone know a source of repairs, especialy new heads?
Whoops! Just noticed the message above my last!
I have just acquired a Grundig 2x4 GB front loader. Does anyone have a spare manual or could let me have a photocopy of one? Please email me - thanks!!
Good news to all that needs a service manual go to WWW.Mauritron.co.uk they have service Manuals for nearly all vcrs of any format including Grundig 2x4 super!!
HiCan anyone supply, or lend me a copy of the Service Manual for the Grundig 2000 2x4 video recorder. I have copying facilities and could return it reasonably quickly.
Does anyone have a Circuit Diagram for the Power supply of the Grundig 2x4???If you do or know of website or whatever please contact me(E-mail shown above)
Hi - good to find a site devoted to the best VCR system.Thought somebody might find interest in the following ad, which appeared in last Friday's Coventry Evening Telegraph:"Grundig 2000 2x4 Super video recorder plus 25 tapes, G.W.O; £60 ono. Tel 024 7650 4547".Incidentally, I had my Grundig 2x4 fitted with new belts about three years ago by Videotec in Oxford, but whether company is still able to repair V2000s, I don't know. They have a website:www.videotec.co.uk/
There is no Audio in the SVHS signal, but i doubt computers being any good at DVD playback. Most soundboards have a small delay, and pictures and sound do not sync easy. A DVD player for a tv costs around 300 euro, and playback perfect. Or try a 21 inch trinitron monitor on your PC (Like i did :-)...)
Can anyone help me with a problem I have to do with S-VHS ?I am trying to run a lead to a television with only scart inputs from a computer(for DVD) with an S-VHS output. I have found an S-VHS to composite video converterin a catalogue but it looks like there is only a phono video output and no audio.Is this right? Is there no audio in an S-VHS signal? Do I therefore use the soundcard phono audio outputs and connect them to the correct pins in a scart plug theother end?
Recently I bought a Philips VR2334, and wanted to playback the tapethat were recorded on the my parents Erres VR2234.Unfortunally the image is very bad and I thinking that is has to dowith the tracking, but I haven't been able to adjust the tracking.Is there a way to adjust the tracking? New recordings made in the Philips are looking good.
Hey Stuart who offered me a grundig 2x4 I am having difficulty contacting you pls confirm your E-mail is [email protected] and if not or whatever please please contact me thanks ever so much.
E-mail is shown above
Has anyone out there got a Grundig 2x4 (Super) working power supply in a worn out machine ? Will pay any reasonable amount.
ciao a tutti, sono antonello e vengo da napoli
anyone whith a good working v2000 video recorder for sale must be cheap + any one with any blank or prerecorded tapes like star wars trillogy i want to start a collection for 6the first time sofar ive been collecting 16mm film i will transfer my films over to tape for people realy cheap if you are interesteds then why not e mail me i allso want a good working v2ooo for archiveing my 16mm films + 8mm filmsthanks for readingmartin
To Steve,Yep, have done the power supply check. It's definitely Kaputt.I suppose I could possibly replace those capacitors but what else will have failed on the board ? I saw smoke coming from it before so I think the board is largely done for.
For Sale.......blank V2000 tapes (all lengths). Price £1.50 each (used maybe 2-3 times only) inc orig. covers .
If you haven't already done it, I suggest that you should check the power-supply for dry joints and electrolytic capasitors that have dried out.
I own a beautiful old Grundig 2x4 Super which still gives stunning pictures. Unfortunately, the power supply board has gone west. Any ideas/stroke offers for a replacement? Sorry if I haven't seen an offer already posted. Thanks.
For sale , Grundig V2000 2+8 in great condition plus over 90 tapes , owned by us from new. Serious offers please.
Do anyone have a V2000 machine of any type for sell plus one or more tapes?If so pls contact me (E-mail shown above)I live in the North West of England so anyone who has one in England and can deliver will do greatThanks:-)
Is there any prospect of a PAL Site for the Philips VCR / VCR-LP standard? I for one would love to see this. What do other people think?
IR-Remote control unit for Grundig Stereo Video 2x8 (maybe 2x4 too ...)for sale on ebay, look here:
I just talked to the owner of the 30+ machines that are brand new/old stock in the original box with manuals and instruction tapes....He is in the process of moving and would like to sell them each for $100.00 US plus whatever the shipping cost will be...again...these are brand new ....never out of the box machines purchased directly from grundig.....It looks like I have 35 of the 2x4 v2000 machines....there are several cartons of tapes to go along with them....If you are interested please contact me at:Bob [email protected]
Please contact asap one way or another because I am going to actively try to sell these and the first contact who says yes will get them...thanks for any interest....
Hi, I just came across 30 - Video 2x4 mono 2000 Grundig Recorders that have never been out of the box...also 1 2 x 4 stero 2200 recorder...I don't have a clue as to what these sell for and this person wants me to make him an offer by Nov.19th,2000. He has to move and these must go....If anyone reads this by this date please email with a $$ amount that I could offer and still make some money...thanks...
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,
Sunday 13th August 2000
11:40 am U.K. ¶
If anyone will sell me any working machine I will pay good money just email me and we can sort out as price