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Hans
Thursday 8th August 2019
10:15 pm U.K.

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Did anyone find a PDF manual for the VP1210 UK?

If so, could you let me know where to obtain it or could you email it to me? Cheers, H

Dogapult
Monday 2nd September 2019
6:40 am U.K.

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I apologize, I accidentally put my first post of this on the Betamax chat page.

Hey Everyone. Fancy finding this sort of thing. I recently got ahold of a small pile of U-matic tapes and a player in a warehouse clearance. I'd love to find out what's on the tapes. However, The player I acquired is the BVU-150, and all the tapes are the "large size" format, (such as the 3M UCA-10) that the BVU-150 can't deal with. I haven't tested said device, as I have nothing to test it with, although I do have the carrying bag and strap for it. I will admit, I don't know if the BVU-150 works. But it does open and close. There is no battery in it.

I am in Detroit, USA.

If someone would be interested in perhaps trading that BVU-150 for a player that can handle those tapes (and is of similar performance, preferably) , I'd be interested.

Thank you!

PS: In the same set I ended up with a pile of Betacam SP tapes and bought a UVW-1600 off Ebay to play them, and it worked a treat. Really interesting stuff. I'll probably rip them and put them on Youtube at some point.

DAVID BRUNNER
Wednesday 4th September 2019
3:07 am U.K.

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Hello Dogapult, In USA the system is NTSC and in others countries PAL this page is for PAL but welcome

I have a U-matic Sony VO-2630 (PAL low band) and I want tapes but exist 3 types in small and big:

low band, hi band and SP

Of what type are your tapes?

The vcrs play the more old formats but not the more new and I am not sure if a tape hi band and SP tapes damage the low band vcrs and if the SP tapes damage the hi band vcrs

Do you know or somebody knows?

Chris Margrave-Gregory
Wednesday 16th October 2019
2:19 pm U.K.

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For Sale For Sale For Sale For Sale For Sale.........

Hi I currently have 4 x VO 9800P U-matic machines for sale - brand New and in there original box.

Each machine is still within its original Sony Wrap. We have also just had them fully serviced by a Sony engineer to make sure the greece etc has not dried out as this can happen when stored for a long period of time.

The hours are 0 on the machines so they are literally brand new.

Please let me know if you are interested in these machines - ideal for archive

you can contact me at [email protected] or call 0044 (0)1932 240305.

Kindest Regards

Chris

George Smith
Thursday 31st October 2019
9:41 pm U.K.

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Hi can someone please tell me if the VO-5630 is hi band or lo band. Thanks in advance

Steve Hartwell
Friday 10th April 2020
9:48 pm U.K.

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My Sony U-matic V0 9800 SP is NTSC, sorry, but, still hoping for help.

I have a box of quite a few KCS-20 Umatic S video tapes. I have played a couple of others in my machine a year ago or so, but having troubles with this 'new' bunch. 1st one I tried my machine tried to load, pulled the tape out of the cassette about an inch, or 2.54 cm, then it stops, and after a few seconds the machine goes into Error 20 mode. Then it won't eject the tape. I finally opened the machine, lifted the tape off the pullout spindle, pulled the tape carriage up and got the tape out that way.

So, I put in my testing tape, a 60BRS full size tape, and it loaded, played, and ejected no problems.

I have not tried any of the other KCS-20 tapes yet.

I've been told the KCS-20 tapes have been sitting in their big cardboard box since about 1980. They look ok to me, just looking at them.

Any thoughts ?

Could I try baking the video tapes ?

RoderickvG
Friday 10th April 2020
11:05 pm U.K.

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Steve, KCS tapes are known for their 'sticky tape syndrome', start baking them probably for a few days as they appear to be really bad.

Steve Hartwell
Saturday 11th April 2020
12:28 am U.K.

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Thank you Roderick. So, how do I go about safely baking the KCS tapes ?

Steve Hartwell
Saturday 11th April 2020
4:32 am U.K.

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How to Bake a Video Tape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qJ9s9iTCFY

Steve Hartwell
Saturday 11th April 2020
8:03 pm U.K.

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Roderick, everything I've read do NOT mention Sony KCS-20 tapes as having sticky shed syndrome problem. Do you know if those tapes can have the problem too ?

Christoph G.
Tuesday 14th April 2020
10:07 am U.K.

Hello,

how can I check which Umatic VTR model has a TBC?

Is the BVU 950P the only machine which has a TBC?

br

Christoph

U-Max
Sunday 21st June 2020
2:35 pm U.K.

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Dear Christoph G.

as far as I know all BVU models have built-in TBC.

Phil Reed
Thursday 25th June 2020
10:20 am U.K.

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Half speed u-matic?

A guy on another forum has me tapes that appear to be recorded at half speed. Does anybody remember such a machine?

I vaguely remember one, but can't find any info.

Cheers, Phil.

U-Max
Thursday 25th June 2020
12:29 pm U.K.

Hi Phil,

maybe it's just standard format related. Are you trying to play a NTSC tape on a PAL VCR or viceversa?

Hans Crispin
Wednesday 31st March 2021
10:55 am U.K.

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Hello dear U-Matic friends!

My name is Hans Crispin and i live and work in Stockholm Sweden. I am looking to buy a Sony VP 9000 U-Matic or a Sony VP 9600 U-Matic Both in PAL. It must be compatible with both lowband , highband and SP in good working condition. Please give me a call or drop me a E-mail if you have any of the above for sale!

Best regards to you all

Hans Crispin

Cell +46 70 590 77 88

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Joseph DeSantis
Friday 2nd April 2021
3:07 pm U.K.

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Hellow Phil,

Sony VO-7000, this is a 2 Hour U-Matic (normal and extended play/Rec. )

David Henderson
Saturday 3rd April 2021
11:14 am U.K.

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Hi guys. I've just bought a sony sl 6ub mk2 which needs a set of belts and the caps replacing on the servo board. Where can I buy the replacement parts from especially the belts. Many thanks David

Dilipkumar
Monday 26th July 2021
12:42 pm U.K.

Mobile:07759590213

Hi , thank you. I use to run a VHS Pal duplicating operation many years ago. Since retired, I still have approximately, 70 to 100 brand new, blank unused, packed low band Umatic tapes which I would like to sell for a nominal amount, rather than throw them away and to create some space. Please contact me for a good exchange of a reasonable price, please offer, thank you.

Raymond Walker
Thursday 29th July 2021
8:30 pm U.K.

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In the late 1970s we made a 16mm school film which the BBC kindly did a transfer to U-matic and VHS for us.

Former pupils would like to see the film again yet the VHS transfer is poor and as their teacher (now retired) I would like to find someone with a U-matic recorder who could make a transfer to an electronic file for a modest charge.

Our universities in Manchester do not have this equipment now, nor does the BBC of course. The cassette is FUJI and is likely to be a hi-band transfer.

Does anyone in Britain know of someone with a functioning recorder that can playback this material (16mins), please?

Thanks, Raymond Walker, Wilmslow, Cheshire

Gérald
Tuesday 3rd August 2021
6:47 pm U.K.

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Hi!

I've found in my parts stock 2 Sony cards with a BVU form factor, but i can't find in which BVU (or maybe DMR Digital audio?) model they fit.

MD-19 (1-608-861-13)

CD-24 (1-608-862-13)

Does anybody know which VTR these cards could come from?

Thanks!

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