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Vanessa
Sunday 14th October 2001
1:02 pm U.K.

vanessamotion@hotmail.com

Or if you do feel like it, just post a message for the above dilemma.

Thanks again, vanessa

Vanessa
Sunday 14th October 2001
12:59 pm U.K.

vanessamotion@hotmail.com

Hi,I have been trying to get my V2000 to work to look at the loads of tapes I have of recordings off television years ago. The V2000 hasn't been on for about 5 years and now that I switch it on, put a tape in and press play it shows me a black screen for about 2 seconds and shuts down. It stopped recording the last time I had it working, but now it really doesn't want any of it!! It's a Philips VR2023. Does any know if and how I can fix it? Or if there is anyone near me that would be able to help?If anyone can help could you please e mail me! I would love to see those vids again. thanks

Area: Central Scotland

Jon Spence
Saturday 13th October 2001
2:55 am U.K.

electricjonny@hotmail.com

I have a Sony Betamax recorder SLO-323, and it has a few problem: during play, f-forward, re-wind, or rec., it will work for a few seconds, then shut of, as though you have pressed stop. this is getting better, but still happens. when it does work and it records, the playback has horizontal blue lines accross the screen. any advice?-Jon-

Glenn Dennis
Friday 12th October 2001
3:17 pm U.K.

glenni@freenet.co.uk

Does any one have a VR2334 family machine which they do not want. Please e-mail me. Thanks

Heidrun Grützmacher
Wednesday 10th October 2001
12:02 pm U.K.

heidrugruetzmacher@01019freenet.de

HI, I just have a question to all fans of V2000: who can mail or fax an instruction for an ITT V2000? See my adress above. I found a recorder on the garbage and couldn't easy walk away. I think it should work, but I don't know what I have to do. so I would be very pleased, if anyone could help me!Thanks a lot! Heidrun from germany

LUCREZIA
Sunday 7th October 2001
9:51 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

WHY IMPORT FROM JAPAN WHEN I CAN SELL YOU A LIKE NEW SONY C9 !!! HERE IS A SECOND TESTIMONIAL. From: john pike

After a lot of years sterling service my Sony C,9 gave up the "Ghost" in a big way. The PSU, including the DC/DC Converter was u/s. "Sony don't make that part any longer ".I was told by my Sony Parts Center. Eventually I gave up looking for that elusive part. "Was I the only Beta user around here?". I thought. It seemed like it The trusty old C.9 was put on the bottom shelf, where it gathered dust, for many a year. That is until recently I ,quite by chance came across the "Beta Palsite" in a magazine Reading through the emails I came across the "Advert " for Lucreziagalaxy With high hopes of seeing my C.9 back in action again I contacted this." Help Line". telling my tale of woe. Having been convinced by a quick reply to my request, that a repair was definitely on the cards, I sent my C.9 away, insured against damage as advised, for a report on its condition. Within a couple of days of its arrival, I received a detailed report of the faults found, the parts required, and the estimate for the lot. It did not appear cheap at first. ,but considering the availability of the parts for a C.9, the equipment and expertise required to fit and test them, it seemed to me pretty reasonable. So I went ahead with the repairs. I was kept informed all the way through the "restoration", until ,the day arrived, when I was informed that after a long Test program my C.9 was ready for home. My first impressions of the restoration? Its works like a dream. The picture on Pause and X 2 are marvelous. Why buy a DVD for picture quality, when with Beta Sony C.9 and a" Diggie". Box you can get a Better deal. It is a machine in its own class, I have insured it separately under my House Contents Insurance, after receiving a report of its market value. Thank you Lucreziagalaxy for a 1st Class Job.& Many Thanks for all Your Help and Sound Advice . The cost was worth every penny. If any one out there has problems with their C.9,do what I d ,consult the" Experts." They are only an email away. John. REMEMBER MY WEBPAGES AT http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html

Bernard Benoot
Sunday 7th October 2001
12:24 pm U.K.

Bernard.Benoot@ping.be

Hi,I'm looking for a recorder to transfert my V2000 cassettes to miniDV.Who can help me?I have 5 new videocassettes in original package: Videocassette VCC480 XHG (Extra High Grade) from PHILIPS. Who is interested?Regards, Bernard

Neil McAdam
Saturday 6th October 2001
4:06 pm U.K.

neil.mcadam@virgin.net

For anyone looking for format conversions, Jessops (camera shot) summer catalogue (p.61) refers to film-to-video transfer and includes V2000 on its list - presumably they could also transfer from one tape format to another.... (they do stipulate non-copyright material only).

Hope this is of some use.

Cheers. Neil

Paul
Thursday 27th September 2001
10:06 pm U.K.

paul@lovediving.com

Hi I have a Philips VR 2020 for sale including a few tapes.Fully working order.If interested e-mail me.Cheers Paul

LUCREZIA
Saturday 22nd September 2001
11:32 am U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

HERE IS YET ANOTHER TESTIMONIAL ON MY BEHALF FOR THE QUALITY WORK I DO ON BOTH BETAMAX AND V2000 FORMATS: Hello to all who read this. Yes I had a Sony SLC9 that was not feeling so well. A severe case of DC converter sickness. I took it to numerous so called medics but nobody could make it well and it got put into the attic to ferment. Then one day I was on the net and came across WWW.Betapals and found Lucreciagalaxy and in no time what so ever we were in touch and a cure was on the dispensing table. My unit was parcel posted (well insured as instructed) forthwith and once again I received rapid response. The C9 problems had been diagnosed and surgery to put right had been identified. All I had to do was submit the necessary from my "drink token" account and the C9 went under the knife. The treatment was not cheap but when born neither was the C9. So far the unit (patient) is responding to all commands and if all goes well has undergone a full reincarnation. No I am not in the medical profession, actually I am a mechanical biased person. But to finish I must say well done lucrezia as all the credit goes to her. All the best and keep operating Stan REMEMBER MY PAGES CAN BE FOUND AT http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html THANK YOU

tracy
Thursday 20th September 2001
2:11 pm U.K.

littlemisslove 1@aol.com

Hi can any one help me i have got a philips v2000 v2022 and i am looking for a new set of video heads or can any one give me info where i can new heads or working used ones. THANKS.

Nick Cole
Sunday 16th September 2001
12:12 pm U.K.

skullattack@hotmail.com

I've got some V2000 blanks for auction on eBay if anyone's interested.

http://cgi6.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewListedItems&userid=nec10@cam.ac.uk&include=0&since=-1&sort=2&rows=25

Richard
Thursday 13th September 2001
1:57 pm U.K.

richard@rtvs.co.uk

Graham. try cleaning the micro relays underneath the mechanism. I've had this problem, and cleaning the contacts cleared the fault. Rich..

Graham
Tuesday 11th September 2001
12:03 pm U.K.

graham@streetwulf.demon.co.uk

I've got a Philips V2022 made in Oct 1981. Its got a fault where if you play or record a tape it stops after a couple of minutes or even a few seconds. I've watched the video head when this happens and it seems to vary its speed just before shutting down with the resultant loss of picture. I've gon through the machine and re-soldered all the connections but no success. I've seen info regarding this fault as the Piezo electirc driving unit..But I'm not sure what modue this resides on...

HELP

Graham Pullmangraham@streetwulf.demon.co.uk0207 252 0839(UK)

Iain
Saturday 8th September 2001
12:20 am U.K.

iain@adweb2.co.uk

The tapes (see 27th August post) went within a couple of days to a delighted V2000 fan. So I will try to shift the V2000 machines and see if I can get in the good books of the other half - for once !

1 x Philips VC2020 working, 1 x VC2022 intermittent shutdown fault - PSU ?, 1 x Grundig 2x4 Plus - cover not closing the actuator switch, 2 x Grundig 2x4 Super's - one working the other has a grainy picture which is definately a PSU fault (swapped between units to prove). User manuals for the VC2022 and Grundig 2x4 Super's.

Anyone up for donating £100 for the lot ? - must be worth well more than this even if broken up for spares.

Buyer to collect or I could possibly meet half way etc. depending on distance.

Nick Cole
Sunday 2nd September 2001
11:37 am U.K.

skullattack@hotmail.com

I have some V2000 films for auction on Ebay within the UK if anyone's interested:

http://cgi6.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewListedItems&userid=nec10@cam.ac.uk&include=0&since=-1&sort=2&rows=25

Colin
Tuesday 28th August 2001
6:27 am U.K.

ceedy@xtra.co.nz

Wanted..Philips heads for Models VR2840 and N1500.Prefer new.Thank you

Iain
Monday 27th August 2001
10:38 pm U.K.

iain@adweb2.co.uk

Ok, so I've finally got round to sorting a few things out in the spare room. I now have a 'few' used Video 2000 tapes to dispose of - 87 x VCC480 (2 x 4hr), 24 x VCC360 (2 x 3 hr)and 11 x VCC 240 (2 x 2Hr). Any offer of £100 the lot, plus carrige, wins otherwise I will put them on one of the auction sites.

All I need to do now is to sort out the 5 Video 2000 machines !!

I have heard stories of an annual V2000 rally being held. Anyone now where and when ??

Any queries please email.

Martin
Saturday 25th August 2001
10:46 pm U.K.

m.m.potter@tesco.net

I am looking for recordings made between 1979 and 1983 containing adverts from TV on V2000 or VCR N1500 or N1700 format.

peter
Thursday 23rd August 2001
11:29 am U.K.

pml3@hotmail.com

Hi people,

I'm looking for the specs regarding the engines in a V2000 recorder.Info like: torque vs. rpm, step-responses etc. is what I'm looking for.Does anyone has this kind of info ?

Thanx.Peter.

LUCREZIA
Monday 20th August 2001
9:16 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

JUST IN CASE ALL OF YOU DON'T BELIEVE I AM THE BEST IN BETAMAX AND V2000.

HERE IS A TESTIMONIAL AND REFERENCE I HAVE JUST RECEIVED PRAISING BOTH MY WORK AND THE ABILITY I HAVE TO FIND RARE PARTS. THIS WAS RECEIVED FROM STAN IN SCOTLAND Hello to all who read this. Yes I had a Sony SLC9 that was not feeling so well. A severe case of DC converter sickness. I took it to numerous so called medics but nobody could make it well and it got put into the attic to ferment. Then one day I was on the net and came across WWW.Betapals and found Lucreciagalaxy and in no time what so ever we were in touch and a cure was on the dispensing table. My unit was parcel posted (well insured as instructed) forthwith and once again I received rapid response. The C9 problems had been diagnosed and surgery to put right had been identified. All I had to do was submit the necessary from my "drink token" account and the C9 went under the knife. The treatment was not cheap but when born neither was the C9. So far the unit (patient) is responding to all commands and if all goes well has undergone a full reincarnation. No I am not in the medical profession, actualy I am a mechanical biased person. But to finish I must say well done lucrezia as all the credit goes to her. All the best and keep operating Stan ps ( note this is in lower case. Just a joke upper doesn't worry me as it does some people)

LUCREZIA REMEBER MY PAGES ARE AT: http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html

Steve Carter
Saturday 18th August 2001
5:56 pm U.K.

steve@willacy.co.uk

I'm looking for any low cost V2000 machine to play and transfer my small tape collection. Can anyone help?

Barry
Saturday 18th August 2001
10:16 am U.K.

Barry.Frost@care4free.net

The PYE 20VR23/05 advertised on 6th August, has now been collected. I am pleased to see that so many people are still interested in the excellent V2000 system.

Keith McHugh
Thursday 16th August 2001
7:15 pm U.K.

jk.mchugh@ukonline.co.uk

I have some brand new V2000 stock (still shink-wrapped). A few Philips VCC360s and Scotch VCC480s. Make me an offer if anyone is interested.

Cheers, Keith.

Marco Polak
Wednesday 15th August 2001
11:41 am U.K.

mbpolak@clb.nl marbpol@freeler.nl

For your information:

It is still possible to buy new V2000 tapes. I found the company below:

Conrad Electronicwww.conrad.nlIt is a Dutch company. But I think they can also deliver to the UK?

It is a VCC 480 tape (2x4 hour). Brand name MagnaPart nr Nr. 346020-Price DFl 24,95I do not know how many they have in stock

Richard Reynolds
Wednesday 15th August 2001
11:18 am U.K.

richard@rtvs.co.uk

lb: New V2000 tapes have not been available for some time. Unless you can find anyone with old unused stock you will have to make do with secondhand tapes, or spool new tape into an old shell. Rich..

Ib
Tuesday 14th August 2001
8:25 pm U.K.

ibroland@privat.dk

Can anyone tell me, where I can buy new tapes for the video 2000 system?

Nick
Tuesday 14th August 2001
9:05 am U.K.

nick@fanderson.org.uk

Sorry, bids on that German machine are at £33 (I misread the Ebay screen), and the link is http://cgi.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1264353936

Nick
Monday 13th August 2001
10:34 pm U.K.

nick@fanderson.org.uk

I notice on Ebay there's a Philips VR2414 for sale in Germany. Never heard of this model! Does anyone know anything about it? Bids are currently running at 46p!!

Neil
Sunday 12th August 2001
6:47 pm U.K.

palsite@fountain.force9.co.uk

WANTED - Panel 80 from Philips N1512 recorder. This is the video in/out card. or Has anyone got Modules U822 & U823 that plug into this card ??

Thanks for looking

Neil

Martin
Sunday 12th August 2001
5:32 pm U.K.

m.m.potter@tesco.net

Wanted Philips Vr2022 Machine prefer in working order ,would consider a faulty machine .

Richard Fincher
Wednesday 8th August 2001
8:09 pm U.K.

richard@room101.co.uk

We have made some changes.

Barry
Monday 6th August 2001
6:28 pm U.K.

barry.frost@care4free.net

I have a Pye Video2000 20VR23/05 which has been shut away in a cupboard for a few years. I took it out and ran a quick check on it recently and it seems to be working O.K. This VCR is available FREE, together with 22 tapes, the Instruction book and the full SERVICE MANUAL to any enthusiast who is prepared to collect it from my abode in the Gatwick area.

Richard Reynolds
Monday 6th August 2001
6:25 pm U.K.

richard@rtvs.co.uk

I have a Philips VR2334 available on eBay. Full working order. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1262487259 Rich..

Martin
Thursday 2nd August 2001
10:53 pm U.K.

m.m.potter@tesco.net

Hi I am looking for a Grundig 2 X 4 super (GB) V2000 Machine ,a faulty machine would be ok if complete ,I have a N1502 Ex BBc offers please or swop for Grundig 2 X 4 also wanted non working Philips N1500's and N1501 VCR s

Keith McHugh
Sunday 29th July 2001
2:03 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Does anyone have any knowledge in repairing old Philips N1702 machines ?

Thanks, Keith.

Richard Reynolds
Friday 27th July 2001
3:46 pm U.K.

richard@rtvs.co.uk

Stein. The problem with your VR2022 (B&O Clone) sounds like a head switching problem. The adjustment for head switching can be found on the DTF plug in boards to the right of the cassette compartment. This will explain your jittery pictures and the white snow that happens when you play a recording on another machine. When you make the adjustments, remember the exact position they were in, just in case you adjust the wrong one. The VR2020 probably has a blown reel motor drive transistor. Check the transistors attached to the heat sink at the rear of the machine for short circuits. Replacements are easily available. Rich.

Stein
Friday 27th July 2001
7:30 am U.K.

Stein.Hjeltnes@stami.no

I have two VCR's and two problems.1. Bang&Olufsen Beocord 8802-V ( VR 2022 clone). When playing pre-recorded tapes the picture is jumping like on a TV where the vertical hold is out of order. Sound is OK. When playing new tapes that is recorded on this VCR, both sound and picture is exellent. When playing tapes recorded on this VCR on another one, there is a wide stripe with snow at the bottom of the picture.2. Philips VR 2020. Good playing of pre-recorded tapes (but it was this machine that gave snow on the bottom with the tape from the B&O machine). Stops and turns off when windind/rewinding after a couple of seconds.Any idea of what's wrong with the two machines? Thanks in advance.

Neil
Monday 23rd July 2001
10:37 am U.K.

palsite@fountain.force9.co.uk

WANTED - PHILIPS N17xx RECORDER

Hi, I'm looking for a Philips N1700 or N1702 recorder. Cosmetic condition not important if working , but will also consider any dead or dying machines if heads are ok. all P+P costs met.

Come on, why not rationalize your spares pile and get a bit of cash to keep your other kit running :-)) or how about a swap / px for a classic GPO Phone ? candlestick through to Trimphone available

Thanks for looking

Neil

Dave
Sunday 22nd July 2001
5:27 pm U.K.

dave@westheath.freeserve.co.uk

Hi, is there anyone out there that has got a phillips v2000 or similar that they would like to sell? my parents used to have one years ago, and i would like to transfer some of my old tapes across to VHS. Anyway, if you have, please e-mail me -(even if its got a slight fault i might still be interested)Thanks...P.S. must be cheap also..lol.

Alex Brookes
Saturday 21st July 2001
12:25 am U.K.

RutAlx@aol.com

I have a Philips VR2022 V2000 Video Recorder. The machine is in unmarked condition. No scratches or scuffs. All the controls and displays work perfectly. The only problem is that sometimes when tapeing It stops and shuts down after about hour. Other times it will tape the full tape with no problems If anybody can repair the machine, and stop this problem they are welcome to take the machine for FREE. But he or she must be willing to collect it. I live in South Manchester next to Manchester Airport.

Steve
Saturday 14th July 2001
4:27 pm U.K.

steve@sheppard.abelgratis.com

Rare opportunity! Grundig 2x4 plus. Basically sound, but irritating machine! Two simple but elusive faults. Second machine for spares and manual (photocopy). House-move imminent, hence FREE if collected from Harrow, Midd'x before 6th Aug. Also Philips VR2022 for spares. Same price.

LUCREZIA
Thursday 12th July 2001
3:57 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

I HAVE A SUPERB SONY SL-C9 UB FOR SALE.

I ALSO CAN DO REPAIRS FOR SONY SL-C9 AND I HAVE EVEN THE VERY HARD TO COME BY DC/DC CONVERTOR AS WELL AS MANY OTHER PARTS.

I ALSO AM ABLE TO CONVERT BETAMAX, V2000 (AND EVEN SECAM) TO VHS AND HAVE A LOT OF SECOND HAND BLANK TAPES AND PRE-RECORDED MOVIES.

I HAVE BOTH FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION V2000 VCR'S IN EXCELLANT WORKING CONDITION.

MY WEB SITE ADDRESS IS http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html

LUCREZIA

THE ABOVE MESSAGE IS MINE ANY OTHER MESSAGE (SUCH AS ON THE BETAMAX CHAT PAGE) IS A JEALOUS AND ENVYOUS PERSON WHO IS OBVIOUSLY TO CHEAP MINDED TO ADMIT THAT HE WROTE IT AND IS COMPLAINING. IT IS NOT MY FAULT THAT HE OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT LIKE THE SYSTEMS, BOTH BETAMAX AND V2000 AND ALSO CANNOT REPAIR OR AFFORD THE SAID SYSTEMS.

THEREFORE I REPEAT FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE SERIOUS COLLECTORS AND USERS OF BETAMAX AND V2000 THAT...

I HAVE A SUPERB SONY SL-C9 UB FOR SALE.

I ALSO CAN DO REPAIRS FOR SONY SL-C9 AND I HAVE EVEN THE VERY HARD TO COME BY DC/DC CONVERTOR AS WELL AS MANY OTHER PARTS.

I ALSO AM ABLE TO CONVERT BETAMAX, V2000 (AND EVEN SECAM) TO VHS AND HAVE A LOT OF SECOND HAND BLANK TAPES AND PRE-RECORDED MOVIES.

I HAVE BOTH FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION V2000 VCR'S IN EXCELLANT WORKING CONDITION.

MY WEB SITE ADDRESS IS http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html

LUCREZIA

LUCREZIA
Tuesday 3rd July 2001
6:43 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

I HAVE BOTH FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION V2000 VCR'S IN EXCELLANT WORKING CONDITION.

I ALSO CAN DO REPAIRS FOR SONY SL-C9 AND I HAVE EVEN THE VERY HARD TO COME BY DC/DC CONVERTOR AS WELL AS MANY OTHER PARTS.

I ALSO AM ABLE TO CONVERT BETAMAX, V2000 (AND EVEN SECAM) TO VHS AND HAVE A LOT OF SECOND HAND BLANK TAPES AND PRE-RECORDED MOVIES.

MY WEB SITE ADDRESS IS http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html

LUCREZIA

Gareth
Tuesday 26th June 2001
1:44 pm U.K.

gareth_randall@hotmail.com

I recently picked up a 2X4 Super with an annoying fault - when you try and play a tape, it laces up correctly, but then the reels don't move. It sits there, effectively in pause mode, for a few seconds, and then goes into emergency shutdown.

Loading, unloading, fast-forward and rewind all seem to work normally, it just refuses to turn the reels in play mode. The tape itself isn't jammed - it works on my other 2X4.

Also, can anyone offer advice troubleshooting the DTF system on the 2X4?

Keith McHugh
Friday 22nd June 2001
5:08 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Anyone got a working Philips N1700 or N1702 VCR-LP machine ? As I've got a couple of tape I would like to transfer - one is a Scotch LVC120 and the other a Philips LVC150.

Thanks.

Steve
Thursday 21st June 2001
9:29 pm U.K.

steve@sheppard.abelgratis.com

Imminent house move forces rationalisation of V2000 collection:-Philips VR2021. Excellent working condition. Very good heads. Almost unmarked case. With second machine for spares - working, but heads have limited life expectancy.Philips VR2020. Good working order. Good heads. Also with second working machine for spares.Grundig 2x4 PLUS. Working recently, but has some intermittent problems. No time to fix. With manual (photocopy) and second machine for spares.Also complete non-working VR2022 for spares.Reasonable offers for any or all the above.Location Harrow, Midd'x, U.K.

LUCREZIA
Thursday 21st June 2001
7:26 pm U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

I HAVE BOTH FIRST AND SECOND GENERATION V2000 VCR'S IN EXCELLANT WORKING CONDITION.

I ALSO CAN DO REPAIRS FOR SONY SL-C9 AND I HAVE EVEN THE VERY HARD TO COME BY DC/DC CONVERTOR AS WELL AS MANY OTHER PARTS.

I ALSO AM ABLE TO CONVERT BETAMAX, V2000 (AND EVEN SECAM) TO VHS AND HAVE A LOT OF SECOND HAND BLANK TAPES AND PRE-RECORDED MOVIES.

MY WEB SITE ADDRESS IS http://members.aol.com/lucreziagalaxy/index.html

LUCREZIA

Eric
Saturday 16th June 2001
5:35 pm U.K.

codesuk@yahoo.co.uk

I have available for disposal 2 x Philips 2020 V2000 VCR's and 2 Grundig 2x4 Super V2000 VCR's.I do not use these any more and they have been in my spare room for several years. I tested them around 2 years ago and they were still working.Also have a few tapes.

I used to repair V2000 VCR's years ago and have quite a few spares for the Grundig 2x4 super.

E-mail with your requirements. I can supply some working and tested panels for the Grundig 2x4 Super.

Location: Manchester UK.

Soedergren
Thursday 14th June 2001
2:19 pm U.K.

TVALUD@hotmail.com

Iain Dyche VR2022 intermittent shut down. Check solderings in power sypply ecpessily rectifiers. Check also contactsockets for moduls.

Craigy D
Wednesday 6th June 2001
10:00 am U.K.

craig@burnmultimedia.co.za

Hi I have a small sound studio, running Cubase5, Soundforge5 on PC, with all the basic equipment needed to record, master etc.I am totally new to the Beta scene and would like to know what would be the most cost effective way for me to have a Beta system up and running. Would it mean syncronising my current set up to a Beta machine, with a TV screen? I have no idea! I would like to be able to do voice-overs/music to existing beta material, master it and have it ready for the client in Beta format.Any info would be much appreciated.ThanksCraig

Andy Smith
Tuesday 5th June 2001
2:59 pm U.K.

andy.smith@hadland.co.uk

I have several Grundig V2000 VCRs and a quantity of brand-new (well, 17 year old!) 2 hour cassette tapes of the type originally sold with new VCRs. If someone out there wants to make me an offer for the tapes (approx 20) I would be most interested.Incidentally, before powering-up an old Grundig V2000 machine, please be sure to replace the Power Supply capacitors, C420 & C423, with RS part number 124-5579 and C424 with RS part number 124-5591. These are 275V wkg items, as opposed to the original 250V wkg items which have a tendency to catch fire! The battery on the Microprocessor Card will probably need to be replaced. This can be bought from Farnell, part number 863-968. Belt Kits and Pinch Rollers are available from Grandata, part numbers BK94 and PR162 respectively.

Roberto Moriyón
Sunday 3rd June 2001
7:13 pm U.K.

rmoriyon@yahoo.es

I have a grundig 2080 from a short time,it looks like if someone tried to repair it before me, i´m looking for a repairing manual or a photograph of the lower side (without the cover of course), to see where goes each cable (some are not connected)please if you can help me email to me

Keith McHugh
Thursday 31st May 2001
8:28 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Oh yes ... and has anyone got any pre-1980 video recordings (maybe on Philips N1500 / N1700 or a reel to reel format like the CV2000) that the BBC might be interested in for their Treasure Hunt appeal. http://www.bbc.co.uk/treasurehunt

Keith McHugh
Thursday 31st May 2001
8:25 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Well I can't think of anything to say about V2000 today - but I would like to ask if anyone knows of a working Sony CV2000 (that's a reel to reel video recorder not a Sony version of the V2000) - as I've got some tapes recorded on that type of machine in the 405 line format.

Thanks, Keith.

Mad Beta Collector
Thursday 31st May 2001
5:59 pm U.K.

PRShuttleworth@hotmail.com

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joker
Thursday 17th May 2001
7:34 am U.K.

joker2k@gmx.de

Hi!Can someone please tell me how to convert a S-VHS-Signal to Composite Video (Hosiden/Mini-Din outlet on Gfx-Board should be connected to "Cinch yellow" on a VCR)Please help, my mate´s going crazy...;-)Thanx in advance,

joker

LUCREZIA
Tuesday 15th May 2001
11:16 am U.K.

lucreziagalaxy@aol.com

FOR SALE THE FOLLOWING V2000 VCRS.

PHILIPS VR2023 IN EXCELLENT WORKING ORDER EVEN WITH ORIGINAL MANUAL

IF ANYBODY IS INTERESTED PHILIPS VR2022 SMALL FAULT FOR PARTS OFFERS PLEASE.

SECOND GENERATION V2000 PYE 23VR24 IN EXCELLENT WORKING ORDER SERIOUS OFFERS CONSIDERED.

COMPLETE SPARE VIDEO HEAD AND ASSEMBLY FOR PHILIPS VR2022

IF INTERESTED IN THE ABOVE OR IF YOU HAVE V2000 TAPES YOU WISHED TRANSFERED TO VHS CONTACT LUCREZIA

Rik van Winzum
Monday 7th May 2001
12:49 pm U.K.

Rik_van_winzum@hotmail.com

To Keith Mc Hugh:

Hi Keith, I own 2 fully functional Philips VR2023 's and recently got a VR 2334 VCR (wow what a marvelous machine!!!)I saw in the archived messages that you have the schematics for the 2120 and the 2220, my gut feeling is that these will be very useful for me.the 2334 is in fact, just these two units fitted together in one unit ;-)there is even room in the enclosure that is used for the battery pack in the 2220!! and the units are physically separated in the 2334.If you still have the schematics, I'll be interested in them.Ofcourse, the original schematics/service documentation of the 2334 would be even better

Cheers,

Rik

Martin
Thursday 3rd May 2001
3:06 pm U.K.

martin@jotika.co.uk

I would like some heads for a Phillips N1502, any body got any for sale?

Thankyou

Gareth
Wednesday 2nd May 2001
12:24 pm U.K.

gareth_randall@hotmail.com

Thanks for that, Keith.

Another PALsiter helped with the pinouts for the N1500, and so I did a bit of poking around with the DIN socket last night - interestingly, it seems that it's actually non-standard. I was expecting pin 2 to be video, pin 3 ground, and pin 4 audio; in fact while pin 3 is indeed ground, pin 4 is video and pin 6 is audio (there was no audio on pin 2).

Keith McHugh
Tuesday 1st May 2001
5:47 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

To Gareth

The 6-pin AV DIN socket on the Grundig 2x4 is fairly standard. I bought a scart kit from Argos a few years ago (the type with just about every connector you could possibly want).. in that kit the main lead was a 6pin to 6pin DIN which when fitted with one of the Scart adaptors will provide AV out from the 2x4 to a VHS or TV with a Scart input. The same socket is also fitted to the very old Philips N1500 recorders.

Not sure if you'll be able to record on the 2x4 the same way as one of the pins provides a switching signal to determine which way the signal is going down the cable (record or playback). If I can find the exact pin details I'll let you know.

Keith.

Gareth
Tuesday 1st May 2001
8:36 am U.K.

gareth_randall@hotmail.com

Thanks Rich - I'll give the heads a clean and see if that helps.

Still looking for help on the pinouts of the 2X4 AV DIN socket, though! =;-)

Richard Reynolds
Monday 30th April 2001
7:39 pm U.K.

richard.reynolds@blueyonder.co.uk

Hi Gareth.

No need to make any mechanical tracking adjustments. The tape is probably deteriorating and clogging the head. All V2000 machines exhibit that lined effect that hooks from top to bottom when the heads get clogged. Either that or the recordings are of poor quality. Rich.

Gareth
Monday 30th April 2001
9:18 am U.K.

gareth_randall@hotmail.com

Can anyone help me with the pinouts for the AV DIN socket on the Grundig 2X4?

Cheers!

Gareth
Monday 30th April 2001
9:10 am U.K.

gareth_randall@hotmail.com

I'm trying to play back some V2000 tapes I picked up at an old technology fair on my Grundig 2X4. The machine plays some sections of the tapes perfectly, but on other sections I get audio, but no proper picture - just thick white flickering vertical lines on a black background that hook near the top of the screen. On yet other sections of the tapes, I get those lines superimposed over the correct picture.

Does this sound like irreversible tape damage, or do you think I'd be able to rescue the pictures with a bit of tweaking? Is there any way to manually adjust the tracking on V2000 machines?

All opinions gratefully received! I can supply screen captures of the white lines if necessary.

marco polak
Thursday 26th April 2001
11:32 am U.K.

marbpol@freeler.nl

Hello,

I have a Philips VR2350 VCR (frontloader, machline), and I need some spare parts. So I try to find other VR2350 machines on the second hand market. But does anybody know if maybe there are other types V2000 machines, which are (internally) equal to a Philips V2350? Like a Grundig, Aristona, "clone"?

Richard Reynolds
Friday 20th April 2001
7:31 pm U.K.

richard.reynolds@blueyonder.co.uk

I have decided to auction my second VR2840 V2000 VCR if anyone is interested. This is the top of the range Philips VCR with the long play facility. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1231799996 Rich..

Keith McHugh
Saturday 14th April 2001
8:24 am U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Anyone still got their original Philips VR2021 /22 demonstration cassette, with the animation about how to operate the machine intact on side A ? I got hold of 2 recently but both had been wiped over.

Steve
Friday 13th April 2001
6:38 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

Try making your own high spec V2000 cassettes by winding modern, high quality VHS tape into the V2000 housing. It's a bit complicated to describe in detail here, but anyone with nimble fingers and an electric drill should be able to do it. Use a Maplin splicer to join up to the silver leader section at each end. The results are excellent: better picture quality, better (more stable) trick performance and smoother rewind. Thanks to the inherently poor quality of VHS (the system), tape manufacturers have consistently improved the quality of tape to improve VHS over the past twenty years or so. The result; better quality for V2000 and Beta too if you're prepared to "wind your own."

Just one question, does anyone know which is the absolute best tape (actual tape type, not just manufacturer) in terms of picture quality ie resolution? Maybe Which magazine has done a review of tapes recently perhaps? I have had good results with TDK EHG and Maxell HGX, but if there is anything better out there I'd be interested to know.

Steve

LUCREZIA
Friday 13th April 2001
2:00 pm U.K.

LUCREZIAGALAXY@AOL.COM

I HAVE A V2000 IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED FOR A REASONABLY HIGH OFFER TO ME THAT IS.

B H
Wednesday 11th April 2001
12:56 pm U.K.

bhlineone@lineone.net

I'm currently looking for a V2000 machine. I would preferably like a B&O to go with my existing system but will consider any other makes.Must be in working order although I can repair the machines. I'm also interested in purchasing some tapes. I will offer a pay a fair price or exchange for a Sanyo VTC5150 Betamax VCR.

Tony Hughes
Saturday 7th April 2001
4:23 am U.K.

sanfranciscanman@talk21.com

I have a Philips 2020 'player' that doesn't anymore! At least, it did up until yesterday, when I got it down from the attic to play some old tapes for the first time in about 3 years.

I read the very interesting surgery notes about re-activating, so I'll try the leaving it on for an hour routine etc...

The actual problem is that it comes to life fine, then, when I tried each of my tapes, inserted them and pressed play, it makes a 'ping' and ejects the said tapes, instead of playing them.

Is it knackered please? Or, can a Luddite like me save it??

Tony HughesLondon

Martin Evans
Thursday 5th April 2001
7:16 pm U.K.

martin@palsite.com

Take a look at the new "V2000-Lore" site at PALsite. You can submityour own stories about the V2000 system. There are currently twoentries showing how to bring old units back to life.

http://v2000.palsite.com/v2000-lore.html

Steve
Sunday 1st April 2001
8:25 am U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

Hi Ray,

The going rate for an old 'as is' V2000 machine is between zero and £30. This is for machines that probably do not work properly - if at all. The sort of thing that started playing up 15 years ago, and has sat underneath the bed ever since. Of course the passage of time does not fix them - they get worse! Beware of the famous phrase, "It did work...."

There are exceptions of course; good, well maintained machines bought from enthusiast/engineers, second generation machines (working or not) and so on. For these, you have to weigh up how badly you want the machine and judge accordingly. If someone has spent many hours restoring a machine then obviously their time, effort and parts have to be paid for.

You do get people who payed £400 for them new and seem to think that an old non-working, un-maintained machine is worth £100 now. Forget them, there are lots of others about.

What is your interest? - hobbyist or do you just have old V2000 tapes to play, are you able to work on machines?

Ray
Monday 26th March 2001
6:32 pm U.K.

henrybald@hotmail.com

Is there a typical going rate for a working Video 2000 format VCR? Bearing in mind buying one is huge risk, as you are getting around a 20 year old machine that could conk out as soon as you've got it home. I would have thought paying any more than £20 to £30 tops would be silly, unless you're desperate to own one again? I wouldn't be surprised to hear they go for a lot more than that though!!

Robert May
Thursday 22nd March 2001
8:30 pm U.K.

Robert@horsemen.freeserve.co.uk

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

Richard Reynolds
Thursday 22nd March 2001
10:13 am U.K.

richard.reynolds@blueyonder.co.uk

Philips VR2840 Long Play V2000 Machine for auction:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1224131383

Steve
Tuesday 20th March 2001
9:00 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

I have a number of Grundig 2X4 Super machines which I am offering for spares or repair at £25 each. Buyer collects (Midlands).

Graham
Tuesday 20th March 2001
12:11 pm U.K.

gbisset@hotmail.com

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.

Daniel
Monday 19th March 2001
11:11 am U.K.

daniel@web4u.tmfweb.nl

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.

Rob Bestwick
Sunday 18th March 2001
7:39 pm U.K.

robbestwick@yahoo.com

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 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve
Thursday 15th March 2001
11:35 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

Has anyone got a Philips VR2840 (working or not) that they are willing to sell? Thanks.

Simon Ferber
Tuesday 6th March 2001
10:17 am U.K.

simon@ist-schlau.de

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

Steve Whelan
Sunday 4th March 2001
6:50 pm U.K.

Stevewhelan_MCR@hotmail.com

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

thanks

Keith McHugh
Sunday 4th March 2001
12:28 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

I though longest Video2000 tapes was a VCC480 until I saw this picture of a VCC 540 !

http://216.74.97.32/video2000/pictures/banden/groot/pdm-band01.jpg

Gavin
Friday 2nd March 2001
8:34 am U.K.

gavin@mindless.com

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?)

Keith McHugh
Tuesday 27th February 2001
12:00 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

Anyone know of a supplier for a head drum and contact bridge for the Philips portable Video2000 (VR2220).

Thanks.

Keith McHugh
Sunday 25th February 2001
8:03 pm U.K.

keith.mchugh@btinternet.com

There's a Grundig 2x4 Super on Auction at e-bay at the moment if anyone looking for one.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1216654493

Steve
Sunday 18th February 2001
9:52 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

Your (reasonable) price paid for a Philips VR2840 long play machine. Please advise condition, working/not as applicable. Thanks.

Ian Barlow
Saturday 17th February 2001
11:35 pm U.K.

slipstream@skidmarkcity.freeserve.co.uk

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.

Graham
Friday 16th February 2001
11:59 pm U.K.

gbisset@hotmail.com

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.

Thanks, Graham

Mad Beta Collector
Friday 16th February 2001
7:20 pm U.K.

PRShuttleworth@hotmail.com

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

Paul:-)

Andrew Kantowski
Thursday 15th February 2001
7:32 pm U.K.

andrew.kantowski@bigfoot.com

Are there any outlets where 2000 pre recorded tapes can be obtained.

Cheers

Neil
Sunday 11th February 2001
6:32 am U.K.

henryhallandhisdog@btinternet.com

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.

Many thanks

NeilNorthants

Alex Taylor
Monday 5th February 2001
10:26 pm U.K.

alex.taylor@zeem.demon.co.uk

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.

Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor
Monday 5th February 2001
10:10 pm U.K.

alex.taylor@zeem.demon.co.uk

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!

Steve
Monday 5th February 2001
10:05 pm U.K.

steve@srowley.fsbusiness.co.uk

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.

Maxim Devereaux
Monday 5th February 2001
2:20 pm U.K.

maxim.devereaux@dai.co.uk

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...

Jim Robb
Thursday 1st February 2001
11:54 pm U.K.

jim_robb@hotmail.com

Does any body know where I can get some Philips 2000 tapes converted to VHS

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