Sony 1984
Betamax SL-HF300

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Video recording system
Rotary two-head helical scanning
Audio recording system
Beta hi-fi system (2 channels)
(Recording on the conventional audio track is monaural)
Video Signal
EIA standard, NTSC color
Usable cassettes
Cassettes having the mark β
βIII 1.33 cm/sec.
βII 2.00 cm/sec.
βI 4.00 cm/sec. (only for playback)
Maximum recording time
βIII : 5 hours
βII : 3 hours 20min.
(with sony L-830 cassette)
Fast-forward and rewind time
Approx. 3½min. (L-500)
Audio frequency response
Beta hi-fi OFF
βII: 50-10,000 Hz
βIII: 50-7,000 Hz
Beta hi-fi MPX FILTER OFF βII, βIII: 20-20,000 Hz
Wow and flutter
Beta hi-fi ON
Less than 0.005% WRMS
Dynamic range
Beta hi-fi ON
More than 80dB

Tuner section

Channel coverage
VHF channels 2 to 13
UHF channels 14 to 69
CATV channels 14 to 36, 98 and 99
VHF output signal
Channel 3 or 4 (selected)
75 ohms, unbalanced
75-ohm antenna terminal for VHF and UHF

Inputs and outputs

Video input
Phono jack
1 V p-p ±0.5 V p-p 75 ohms
unbalanced, sync negative
Video ouput
Phono jack
1 V p-p ±0.5 V p-p 75 ohms
unbalanced, sync negative
Audio input
Phono jack
-10 dBs (0 dBs=0.775 V rms),
more than 47k ohms
Audio output
Phono jack
-10 dBs (at load impedance 47k ohms)
more than 10 k ohms
Headphone jack
Stereo minijack
-26 dBs, 8 ohms

Timer section

Synchronized with the power frequency
Time indication
12-hour cycle
Timer setting
Only to start and stop recording
6 programs can be set over 7 days


Power requirements
Model type 1:
120 V ac ±10%, 50/60 Hz ±0.5%
Model type 2:
100/120/220/240 V ac ±10%, 50/60 Hz ±0.5%
Model type 3:
120/220/240 V ac ±10%, 50/60 Hz ±0.5%
Power consumption
40 W
AC outlet
Unswitched max. 400W
Operating temperature
5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F)
Storage temperature
-20°C to + 60°C (-4°F to + 140°F)
Approx. 430 x 105 x 382 mm (w/h/d)
(17 x 4 1/4 x 15 1/8 inches)
incl. projecting parts and controls
Approx. 9.8 kg (21 lb 10 oz) net