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Bjarne Olson
Tuesday 26th March 2024
3:10 pm U.K.

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Hello all,

New here and wanting to sell my Sony items to someone who will give them a proper home. I have a VP-2010 and a VO-4800PS Portable. Let me know if you are interested. Thank you!

Chris Gregory
Monday 12th February 2024
1:05 pm U.K.

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Hi,

We currently have a Sony VO-9800P available For Sale, the machine has been re-engineered for archive purposes and is in excellent condition both physically and operationally.

If you are interested then please let me know - we also have other VTR machine formats available from stock

Kindest Regards

Chris

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Boris
Sunday 11th February 2024
10:44 pm U.K.

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Hi everyone,

I am located in Germany and I am looking to purchase the following:

• Sony DRM-2000

• Sony DRM-4000

• Sony BVU-8xx NTSC

• Service Manual for a Sony VO-8800P

Please email me if you got any for sale. Thanks.

Chris Margrave-Gregory
Friday 9th February 2024
10:12 am U.K.

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Hi All,

I am currently looking to buy some VO-9800P and VO9600P U-Matic machines,

Please let me know if you have any available for sale.

My direct email is [email protected]

Many thanks

Chris

Gerald
Friday 26th January 2024
2:46 pm U.K.

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I have a Sony VP-1000 in mint condition in the original Sony carrying bag/case. What do they sell for?

Ned Pollack
Wednesday 17th January 2024
9:11 pm U.K.

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Does anyone have a manual or usage information for a Sony BVU-120 u-matic video machine? We just got one, but have no idea how to hook it up to a modern system.

Thanks,

Ned

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Chris Margrave-Gregory
Friday 12th January 2024
2:36 pm U.K.

ChrisGregory

Hi All,

I am currently looking to buy some VO-9800P and VO9600P U-Matic machines,

Please let me know if you have any available for sale.

My direct email is [email protected]

Many thanks

Chris

Steve
Monday 18th December 2023
11:38 am U.K.

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Hi, I am well experienced in Umatic and SVHS machines, and have recently acquired a VO9600P Sony machine, that has a TBC switch on the back. I used to own Series V Umatics, so this one suggest it has built in TBC. Can anyone confirm this as the spec at this site does not clarify. It either has or it hasn't.

I want to use for digitising old masters, so tbc USE IS ESSENTIAL FOR ME.

If it doesnt then will have to se my analogue TBC from Electrocraft that also features DUB, but have lost or mislaid my cables.

Need to find out if my TBC can transcode DUD in to YUV out for my capture device at 10 bit

.

If anyone interested I have some Pro SVHS edit VCR's for sale with built in TBC by JVC, also a Panasonic 7500 Edit VCR, recently serviced

also have DUB converter boxes

Richard Pride
Monday 11th December 2023
4:44 pm U.K.

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Hi everyone

Located in the South UK with an Sony VO-5080P for sale..

Was fully working and in an edit suite until 2 years ago and been stored since.

Contact me if interested

Boris
Wednesday 22nd November 2023
1:50 pm U.K.

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I am setting up a PCM system consisting of a Sony PCM-1610 and I am trying to team up the processor with some Umatic machines.

I have a Sony VO-5630 DA that has been modified by Sony for PCM recordings with a 1610: works perfectly

Sony VO-7600 pure NTSC 110V machine: works perfectly

Sony VO-5630, VO-7630 and VP-5040 all have the same effect: recordings are good when played back on the 5630DA or 7600, but on the three multi-standard machines I have a popping sound every say 3 seconds (not during silence) and I see the error correction working at that moment.

Interestingly the same happens on the 5630DA and 7600 when the PCM‘s video out is not connected to the Umatic‘s video in.

Anyway I heard that for PCM recordings the Umatic machines should have the DOC disabled and the head switch point should appear in the vertical interval.

Is there anyone here who could tel me how? So far I only spotted the DOC trigger pot and if I turn cw the sound mutes, but even when turned fully ccw the error correction is still very active on the 1610.

When it comes to the head switching point I did nothing so far, but I have a scope ready to start and try

Chan Tha Kyi Soe
Saturday 14th October 2023
7:24 am U.K.

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Hi

I need video head for U Matic player Sony VP-9000

If anyone knows where to buy it, PLS guide me

Charles Chubak
Saturday 16th September 2023
9:29 pm U.K.

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Hi,

My Sony VP-7000 suddenly won't power up. When I switch it on, I hear and see the motor and red sensor tape path lights energize for a second and then dead.

If I wait for 3 minutes and switch it on again same thing. Motor does about a quarter turn and head moves slightly. For just an instant.

Any advice would be welcome.

Thanks,

Charlie

Lenny
Tuesday 9th May 2023
2:51 pm U.K.

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Hi,

I retrieve an Umatic VP7040 and it works.

The only problem is the eject that is dificulty because some time the cassette isnt expelled completly and after some second it goes to standby.

I opened it and if I help manually the cassette it exit easly, but I dont know wich is the area to check and what to try to resolve the problem.

Any suggestions?

thanks in advance.

Lenny

Roland Pickett
Tuesday 3rd January 2023
5:22 pm U.K.

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It's been a while, but I still have a BVU150P SP portable, a VO8800P SP portable and a VO 9850P SP editor. Wishing you all a happy new year!

soleila06
Monday 5th December 2022
2:20 pm U.K.

lecteurenregistreurVO9850Psemetenmodestandbay

Le lecteur /enregistreur se met et se bloque en mode standbay

Il faut dégager la bande manuelement en la coupant.

J'ai le même problème avec un lecteur VP7040.

Merci pour votre aide

ECS_1
Tuesday 18th October 2022
9:24 am U.K.

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Replying to my own message of 90 minutes ago, in case others have the same problem. The machine now works. Basically I played an entire tape on double speed, and then played it backwards on double speed. That seems to have loosened everything up a bit, and normal speed playback, FF & REW seem to be ok.

ECS_1
Tuesday 18th October 2022
8:50 am U.K.

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Hello all

I'm a relatively experienced Umatic user, so I know all about sticky tapes and the squealing noise they make. However, I've come across a 9600 deck which makes the same squealing noise even with known good tapes. If you try to play, it starts screeching and comes to a stop very quickly. Going into variable speed mode, everything is fine. The tape plays quite happily at double speed, and indeed at pretty much any speed faster than normal playback speed. However, at normal playback speed or slower, it very quickly starts squeaking and comes to a stop.

Perhaps more interestingly, after you've done some picture search forward and back, it then doesn't mind going into full REW and FF mode and works reasonably well. However if you try to REW or FF as soon as you insert a cassette (from a standing start so to speak), it immediately stops.

I've taken the cassette reel spindles out and oilde them, so it isn't that. The screeching seems to come from the head drum area. And as I say the tapes are definitely not sticky ones.

Any ideas?

Chris Bergman
Tuesday 27th September 2022
5:56 pm U.K.

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I am trying to digitize some U-Matic tapes and was wondering if anyone here has a machine I could rent or services for offer to digitize the tapes?

Thanks

Debbie mclaughlin
Saturday 16th July 2022
3:31 pm U.K.

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I have multiple umatic tapes with solar races on them shoot me an offer

Chris Gregory
Thursday 23rd June 2022
8:40 am U.K.

chris

Hi All,

I am currently looking to buy a couple of Sony VO5800 and Sony VO5850 U-matic VTR's.

Please let me know if you have any available for sale.

My direct email address is [email protected]

Many thanks

Chris

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