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Friday 18th May 2018
4:08 pm U.K.

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I was seeing the overall schema from the Sony BVW-50P and in the dub output exist the Y, B-Y, R-Y and also the Y direct from de demodulator in 1 wire and the B-Y and R-Y direct from de demodulator in only 1 wire CTDM

These 5 signals are in all videos with dub inputs and outpus?

The dub has more quality that the BNC outputs?

I put a page from the overall:

https://printable-classific.000webhostapp.com/sony bvw-50 overall.pdf

Tuesday 15th May 2018
6:28 pm U.K.

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I could extract the pdf pages:




I have Betacam Digital, IMX and HDcam new cheap I can send to worldwide

Tuesday 15th May 2018
6:06 pm U.K.

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Roderick I found a pdf with info of the tapes, I convert to image because is protected:


I open the tabs in the 3 tapes, I record 1 minute and play correct

I put scotch tape in the hole 15 and 12, the betacam SP has the 2 and 3 opened and the 4 and 6 closed

Tuesday 15th May 2018
6:51 am U.K.

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The UVW-1800 is a very finicky machine that only likes Betacam SP.

There is a 99% change it will just spit out the tapes...

Sunday 13th May 2018
3:19 pm U.K.

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Hello, can I use these tapes in the Sony UVW-1800P?




All has similar of the Betacam SP big but with differents holes for the detector, perhaps if I make the correct holes works good

Monday 5th March 2018
6:23 am U.K.

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I put the message in other page because here not works


Tuesday 27th February 2018
5:31 pm U.K.

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Ok Roderick in this page say that the error 93-000 is Servo reference sync signal cannot be detected

But is rare that this error only appears with signals from vhs and Betamax

and not with a dvd and dvb composite video outputs

You or somebody that has a Betacam video can connect a vhs or Betamax to Betacam for see if appears this error?

Sunday 25th February 2018
9:41 pm U.K.

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There is a problem with the reference sync. Can be many causes, you'll need to get a copy of the service manual.

Here's a link to the error codes for the machine: http://www.betaservice.ru/repair/errorcodes/er_uvw1xxx.htm

Saturday 24th February 2018
6:00 pm U.K.

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I have the Sony UVW-1800P and when I connect in the composite video input a video VHS or Betamax and the video composite output (Super) to tv appears the message "Not is a standard signal" and the error code 93-000

The image appears with horizontal lines tremble only the colour

I connected the Reference video input, is the same of the composite video input

These videos vhs and Betamax works good if I connect to the tv direct

If I connect a tdt or dvd signal to the Betacam composite input it works good

All the videos and the tv are PAL

Is normal that happen this?

Thursday 22nd February 2018
12:19 am U.K.

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Because these things can get very complicated, best thing to do is download the service manual from the link I listed.

That will give you some idea what the problem is and you can then decide if you can fix it yourself or if you need professional help.

Let us know how you go.

Wednesday 21st February 2018
9:58 am U.K.

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Roderick gute idee, defective display

right defect 92

how to continue?


Sunday 18th February 2018
2:41 am U.K.

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Hey guys, very new to this. I have a BVV-5 VTR and a couple tapes I want to watch for it. The only problem is, right now I can either buy a playback adapter, which would cost me and I dont have another power supply, or I could buy and actual unit, such as the BVW-75 or a UVW-1800 but those are also extremely expensive for my budget. Is there a way to get any signal out of the PB adapter or is that a no-go?

Friday 16th February 2018
11:05 pm U.K.

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Venca, it looks like a rebadged Sony DVW-500 DigiBeta machine.

The strange thing is, there is actually no 'Error 52' but there is an 'Error 92'. Could it be that the display is faulty?

Best way to find out is to connect a monitor to Video Output Composite 3. That will show more information about the error.

Here is a link to a service manual: http://diagramasde.com/diagramas/otros2/dvw-a500p1.pdf

Friday 16th February 2018
8:08 am U.K.

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I cheaply bought my first digital betacam on the stock exchange. TTV3452P

tested with an analog cassette. I do not have digital.

image and sound are functional

error 52 you do not know what it is like for an error.

apology, my bad English


Brian Darby
Thursday 1st February 2018
2:42 am U.K.

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I am looking for a SP Betacam tape player to dub 60 professional Betacam SP tapes to DVD. Has anyone got a good working machine I can borrow, hire or purchase please ?I am in Sydney and can pick up... Brian

Chris Gregory
Friday 26th January 2018
12:30 pm U.K.

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I am currently looking to buy a tape cleaning machine for beta tapes.

Does anyone have or know of any cleaning machines currently available

Kindest Regards


Friday 22nd September 2017
3:39 am U.K.

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I Just wan't to do a quick check with you all here on the site!

I've got some old VR, VCR & VHS- recorders of different brands,

2 Sony Betamax, one SL-C7e and one SL-8000e, 2 Philips, one VR -2025 Video 2000 and one N-1700 VCR Longplay

and 2 Grundig, one VCR 3500 and one V2000. One ITC Ikegami TVR-321, One ITT 240 Color VR-240 and one Universum 10300 BetaColor.

All of them is starting and have been looked over so now I was wondering if you gays can tell me more about them and what they could be worth, I would also appreciate tips about the best places to sell them.

I also got 3 BASF double play bands, DP26, 5 3/4in | 1800ft.

I hope you can help me out, Thank's in advance!


Sandro Pertini
Monday 15th May 2017
12:05 pm U.K.

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Dear friends ,

I have several SONY FLEXICART BFC-1 units for sale .

Fully working .

Anyone needs them ?

I will accept any reasonable offer .


Wednesday 29th March 2017
9:50 pm U.K.

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Melhor para postar perguntas em Inglês, não muitos Protugese é falado por aqui ....

O Google Tradutor é muito útil: https://translate.google.com

E a HF950 é uma máquina BetaMAX, não uma BetaCAM, a melhor para postar no fórum certo.

Edgar Oliveira
Wednesday 29th March 2017
5:35 pm U.K.

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Boa tarde.O meu Sony SL-HF950 morreu.Liga,mas só apresenta algumas funções atraves do leds acesos,não funciona o display e não abre a gaveta,e da ultima vez,abriu,e fechou sem mexer e mascou a fita toda da cassete.Terá acabado de vez? Preciso de ajuda!

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