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

PRShuttleworth@hotmail.com

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

Speak somebody...

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?

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