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Tamas Ribarszky
Thursday 24th January 2002
12:23 pm U.K.

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Wanted Grundig Video 2000 XP and casette. I am interested in any solution, any price. Please somebody ......

Christian König
Tuesday 22nd January 2002
11:28 pm U.K.

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Hello,I am a great Video 2000/Betamax/VCR-normal/LP/SVR fan.Here in Germany, Video 2000er are still very common.Sometimes it is possible to get old spare parts.I have the LOEWE OC 6020, its a great videomachine.One rumor of the demise of the V2000 was, that there were so fewporn movies for this system.But there were very few rental tapes in general. They tried to offer high price tapes for the endconsumer. And they crashed with this strategy.

Steve Rowley
Thursday 10th January 2002
3:43 pm U.K.

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Wanted: Philips 2840 dead or alive. Thanks.

Keith McHugh
Wednesday 9th January 2002
9:13 pm U.K.

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I know this is not Video2000 question but one about one of Philips earlier machines.... Does anyone know much about repairing N1702 machines ? I've got one in reasonable condition but it won't do any tape functions, it just laces and then unlaces again. I've got a second N1702 for spares. Anyone have any suggestions ? I've already replaced the belt for the head drum and the original had stretched and fallen off.

Thanks, Keith.

Martin
Sunday 6th January 2002
12:43 pm U.K.

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Wanted Recordings made on V2000 from the early 1980's prefer with adverts .

Thanks for looking

John Hall
Saturday 5th January 2002
5:12 pm U.K.

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I have an N1700 nearly working, good for spares plus a number of fair-quality tapes. Anyone interested in buying? If so, make me an offer!Will deliver free 100-ish mile radius of Cambridge.

brian wyles
Thursday 3rd January 2002
7:24 pm U.K.

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Hi Mike Thank you very much for you offer, I would have jumped at the chance but for the fact that I have Just arranged to buy a Phillips portable system which I located on the 'Maarketplas' link. I recommend this link to anyone who is looking for v2000 equipment. If you are still going to part with your portable perhaps someone else will contact you. If not I will shortly have a spare video camera suitable for use with the philips portable if you are interested.Thanks again for your reply.RegardsBrian

Michael
Tuesday 1st January 2002
10:43 am U.K.

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Hi,

who can help me? I've got a Philips VR2020 and working, but whenI play videotape you'll see red and blue stripes in pair acrossthe screen. What is causing this?

Thanks,Michael

PSThe best whishes to you all for 2002

Mike
Monday 31st December 2001
6:26 pm U.K.

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Hi Brian, (Tried Your ntlworld adrress but email returned)     Read your notice and wondered if you would be interested in purchasing my Pye portable.     A bit of history:     Years ago i saw it advertised in Dixons at the (then) bargain price of £299.For some reason I felt compelled to buy it and bizarrely it was only available in a Philips/Pye combination, so the tuner is silver in colour and badged "Philips" and the recording section dark grey/light charcoal badged "Pye". Excellent pictures and sound.     A year later I purchased the top (or near top) of the range Philips VR2840 , a stereo machine with remote control and extended play.I had to place a special order for it and it cost me over £600 !.......My enthusiasm was short lived because the picture quality was disappointing (oddly, extended play was better) and I couldn't return it to the dealer as it was a special order and poor picture quality to someone, may be alright to someone else.     The VR2840 failed last year, I didn't even try and repair it.Put it out for the binmen.     Back to the portable unit,the Philips tuner is under the bed and the Pye section in the lounge so both parts have been stored well. I also check at least twice a year that the main functions are OK--recording,playback,timer etc and that the picture is still very good. External appearance is also good, the Pye being in near mint or you may even class it as being in mint condition !     I would reluctantly sell them, and only together for £110 including postage costs within the UK.     The price may seem steep but i would make sure it was working fine before posting and I have every reason to believe you would be happy with it.     I also have an official Philips V2000 "Cleaning Maintenance Cassette" (for the heads) which I can include in the above price. i didn't use it much as i originally purchased it for the VR2840 and I don't as a rule like to use these cassettes preferring to use a swab and alcohol to clean heads (VHS)..The heads on V2000 are hard to access hence the cleaning cassette.     Sending you this email has bought back some memories to me.In case you want the item numbers, the Pye recording section is 22VR20 and the Philips tuner  VR2120.     Mike.    

Keith McHugh
Sunday 30th December 2001
10:25 am U.K.

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I'm trying to have a clear out so I'm wondering if anyone is interested in either a mostly complete Grundig 2x4Super (power supply board is missing).Also a Philips VR2022 (not working but complete) also it's got the top lid of a Pye version so is dark grey.

Let me know if anyone's interested in either the whole machines or any parts. Both machines are located in the Cumbria/Northumberland border (not far from Haltwhistle).

Cheers, Keith.

BRIAN WYLES
Thursday 27th December 2001
8:56 am U.K.

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Hi I found this website on christmas eve and think its great and found the 'out of retirement' very good.In the past I have owned the Grundig 2x4 plus and 2x4 stereo currently I have a Pye portable and aPhillips 2022.All functions appear to work on both but although the sound is fine on both on the Pye I do not get a picture at all and on the Phillips. The picture on some tapes is black and white with lots of interference and sometimes dissapears altogether. Other tapes do not give a picture at all. I would very much like to get a machine working as we have lots of video of the childreen when small which we would like to transfer.I would also be interested if anyone had a working machine for sale. {so that I could prove to my sons what a superior system this is} I have magazines dating from the early eighties with the reviews of various Video 2000 machines which I will list in a future posting in case anyone could use the information.If anyone could help please e mail me or post a message. Many thanks

BRANISLAV
Sunday 16th December 2001
9:51 pm U.K.

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DOES ANYBODY OWN THE ORIGINAL ELECTRONIC SCHEME FOR: VHS-GRUNDIG-SE4104SV-SUPER ELITE.IF YO DO PLLEASE SEND IT TO ME ON E-MAIL ADDRES: [email protected] NEED THIS TO REPAIR MY VCR.THANKS YOU IN ADVANCE.BEST REGARD: BANE FROM YUGOSLAVIA

Mike Bennett
Sunday 9th December 2001
3:40 pm U.K.

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Oh yes - I nearly forgot - there's a VR2022 on ebay at:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1308030217

Mikey.

Mike Bennett
Sunday 9th December 2001
3:29 pm U.K.

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Many apologies for the slightly not-v2000 related post, but I'm desperately looking for a Dynatron CTV1 / CTV2 or similar colour TV from 1968 / 1969. It's a huge dual-standard monster which works on 405 or 625 lines. See http://www.oldtechnology.net/colour.html for a Pye version of the set. It doesn't look the same, but it does have the same chassis and controls. Top money paid for the right set.

Many thanks.

Mikey.

mobile:07796 930429.http://www.tvmuseum.co.ukhttp://www.oldtechnology.netmailto:[email protected]

Gerrit van der Heide
Tuesday 4th December 2001
11:57 am U.K.

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Hi, I'm looking for schematics and service manuals from a V2334 and V2340. Both machines are working well, but want to know a little bit more about them. Does anyone know how to clean the heads ?

Cor Kooter
Sunday 2nd December 2001
7:13 pm U.K.

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I've got an old Philips VR2334 recorder and some tapes recorded years ago, that I want to transfer onto VHS or -even better- onto my computer. I've been trying to transfer the recordings connecting the out-port of the V2000 to the in-port on a VHS recorder, playing the V2000 and recording on the VHS, but this only results in snow on the VHS tape. As I'm a newbie in these areas, could anyone let me know how to do the transfer, or what I need to get it done?

Neil
Thursday 22nd November 2001
12:28 pm U.K.

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Bang and Olufsen Beocord 880-V on ebay at the moment - not mine but someone might be interested ??Don't tell the seller what he's got though :-)http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1299797788

Cameron Beattie
Tuesday 20th November 2001
2:01 pm U.K.

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I have a VR2023 which is not working properly. It has problems with the eject mechanism and tracking but I'm sure is repairable. Anyone who would like to collect it(London area) may have it free. I do however have about 20 recorded tapes some of which I would like to transcribe to VHS. Can anyone do this and at what cost? Anyone who could do this would be welcome to keep the tapes. I also have the Manual for the VR2021 / VR2022. ( Pity the other systems didn't copy the utter simplicity of Video 2000 operation).

LIZ
Saturday 10th November 2001
7:35 pm U.K.

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Hi, Just found this site. IS anyone interested in a Philips VR2022 VCR. I do not have any tapes so cannot test it. It lights up, switches on and off and eject works. When looking inside the machine from the tape lid I can see what looks like a piece of silver string off one of the plastic wheels...The VCR is in good cosmetic condition. Offers, I will post out but Very Heavy. Buyer would have to pay postage cost. UI will Ebay this item in one week from this date if no one is interested. Thanks.

Keith McHugh
Friday 9th November 2001
2:39 pm U.K.

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To Bjoern,

The Grundig 2x4 1600 only has an AV output - I think this is because it was a budget machine and AV input was not provided.

Keith.

Bjoern Schneider
Thursday 1st November 2001
5:46 pm U.K.

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I lost the manual of my V2000 Grundig 1600, can anyone send it to me in pdf-format? I´m trying to figure out if there is a video input, because my satellite receiver has no RF output signal.

Martin
Tuesday 30th October 2001
7:55 am U.K.

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Full information on fixing a C9 DC to DC converter can be found on PALsite. Both MkI and MkII converters are now covered.

http://www.palsite.com/pcat_dcdc.html

Steve Rowley
Sunday 28th October 2001
9:02 pm U.K.

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For use with the Grundig 2x4 Super machines I have four sets of the VIF-K1 infra red remote kits comprising receiver unit (form fits onto side of machine) and the handset. Three at £20 each, £25 for one that is boxed 'as new' in original packaging. Can post at your cost and risk.

Sjef Bosman
Saturday 27th October 2001
4:23 pm U.K.

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Power supply for VR2840: could anyone tell me where to get a new or 2nd hand power supply for this VCR?

Or can it be repaired? Can't see what's wrong with it, the fuse blows, even without the rest of the equipment attached to it.

12NC: 8203 170 1055.3

Help is appreciated!

David Wiseman
Wednesday 17th October 2001
4:51 pm U.K.

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Hi, i'm trying to find somewhere in the UK, (prefferably near Manchester, but location not important) that will transfer Phillips N1700 tape to either VHS, or even better, to a digital format, preferably of Broadcast quality. We need to do this before Friday 26th October 2001 - ie. ASAP!! If anyone knows of anywhere that can do this, you can contact me : [email protected] or on 0161 244 3248. Any advice would be most appreciated.David Wiseman:

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 [email protected] 252 0839(UK)

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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We have made some changes.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Thanks, Keith.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Hmm this page is quiet... too quiet...

Speak somebody...

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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