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Name: Ajaw
Email:
bby88@icqmail.com
Wednesday 14th May 4:50 pm U.K. Time

me too

Name: Xylems
Email:
@aol.com
Wednesday 14th May 5:25 pm U.K. Time

Gotta tell Ya guys/girls we needda have ☼; pray for Colin's health.Coz God hears a nobble sound from his child' heart.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 14th May 8:26 pm U.K. Time

Good grief... I think that's the most obscure ASCII symbol there is.. what do you mean by it? At any rate that SL-HF-900 went for a reasonable price, but it's a shame the snail got it and now it'll be up for $565 because he has nice photos and a blank tape.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Wednesday 14th May 9:30 pm U.K. Time

That symbol is the universal currency sign. Looks like a sun I guess.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 14th May 10:15 pm U.K. Time

"Good grief... I think that's the most obscure ASCII symbol there is.."

What did I miss? I don't see any "universal currency sign"...


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 14th May 10:17 pm U.K. Time

"titter titter! - _@_v´ ´¼¼_@_-titter titter! titter titter!-_¿_oo´ ´v_@_´v_@_ - titter titter!"

------------------------------------------------------------------------ the ´ ´'s?

I think that's the symbol for the Japanese Yen


Name: Mike
Email:
mikedd20@hotmail.com
Wednesday 14th May 10:25 pm U.K. Time

I have a Sony SL-C7UB that jitters in playback, what could be causing this? The belts need replacing, could they be the cause? I’ve read that if the capacitor C021 is faulty, it can cause poor picture sync, does this problem manifest itself as playback jitter? Is this capacitor on the board labelled noise canseller?

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks

Mike


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 14th May 10:56 pm U.K. Time

You might try cleaning the tape path before having any other major servicing done.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAcuraAndLexusMustDie@wealllovethemillenia-S.com
Wednesday 14th May 11:29 pm U.K. Time

Hey Boby try and find piccies of the Eunos 800, that's the Jap version of the Millenia S. Anyways... My poor Betamie! It's all beat up on the side.. is beginning to look like an ENG camera! LOL.... Poor betamie!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 15th May 1:41 am U.K. Time

Hey Jesse... here is your Mazda http://www.fastlane.com.au/Reviews/mazdaeunos.htm Actually not a bad looking car.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 15th May 1:48 am U.K. Time

What's with that car?? The passenger has to do the driving.. :P


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 15th May 1:57 am U.K. Time

Yes, Sean, thank you :) I appreciate your taking interest but that page is LOL like.. old news already, that was the first site I went to while looking for piccies of the Eunos 800. :) Thank you anyways. LOL! awwww poor millenia baaaaaabbbby!!! My Betamie's lens hood was also broken off. Damn carrying it around in a backpack! Brenda, lol, I want to try driving a British car. Does anyone know why they drive on the right? I haven't been able to figure it out. Sorry if its a stupid question. I'd rather drive on the right because I don't like the way the seat belt on driver's side cuts into my neck.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 15th May 2:12 am U.K. Time

I read somewhere that it had to do with Roman chariots and using the right hand to steer and the left to whip the horses.. they stayed to the left so the whips would not become entangled when passing. This could well be apocrypha (sp?). I'm sure this being a PAL site, there are likely folks who know the real story out there somewhere. Thailand and Japan also drive on the left hand side of the road, as well as Hong Kong (Hong Kong because they were a British posession).

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 15th May 2:47 am U.K. Time

Australia also drives on the 'wrong' side of the road... remember "Mad Max"? If you REALLY want, Jesse, it's legal to drive right-drive cars in the states but it would be disorienting because everyone else does it the other way. At any rate, Jesse, REALLY nice cars like the Eunos should have seatbelts that adjust up and down so as not to cut into your neck. At least you don't put it behind you or something dopey like that. Also try jacking the power seat up (If what you're driving now (What?) doesn't have one, Eunos will) as far as you can stand, and running it back as far also (Toes of your foot should just comfotably touch the floor under the breaks.). Sorry for a long off-topic post...

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 15th May 3:53 am U.K. Time

ueheu I drive right Streerin, N left side road but can't imagin drivin in Arkansas(where's Air sickness bag).........

I had it posted ,hadnt I? http://home.t-online.de/home/340054418855-0001/Betamax/homepage.html#3000


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 15th May 4:56 am U.K. Time

I went looking through stuff and found something about the 'keep left' thing in that it was a vestige of the days when knights passed each other on the side they kept their swords - in case of trouble with the passer.

The same source notes that the right hand side driving custom arose from people leading oxen down the road. When people passed they stayed on the road and kept the oxen to the side.

In both case it would seem the predominance of right-handed people came into play...


Name: Madness
Email:
lou.siffer@underworld.hl
Thursday 15th May 9:32 am U.K. Time

Regarding right-hand driving, I'm sure those of you in the States have seen those smaller mail trucks w/ right-hand wheels. I often wondered exactly why they were so. Later found out thet they're used mainly in rural and suburban areas where people have roadside mailboxes, allowing the guy to pickup/deliver the mail w/o leaving the truck.

Ever notice that most of the areas in the world where they do drive on the "other side" are islands or isolated in some way? Yannow: Britain, Ireland, New Zealand, Japan, Australia, etc. In addition, in a number of nations in Africa, people also drive on the left; South Africa being one I can think of right-off-hand.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 15th May 10:29 am U.K. Time

I am left handed person.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 15th May 10:32 am U.K. Time

heuheuheu I can drive before my feet reach brakes/clutch/gas.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 15th May 11:38 am U.K. Time

Madness:

You notice that almost every place you mentioned used to be a part of the British Empire...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAcuraAndLexusMustDie@wealllovethemillenia-S.com
Thursday 15th May 12:56 pm U.K. Time

Well I'm not driving anything right now (not licensed, and *ahem... the powers-that-be ignore me when I talk about cars), but in the few times mum's taken me practice driving I've hated the way the seat belt gets on my neck. I prefer the passenger's side arrangement better. I think it'd be too much trouble to get a right hand drive Eunos 800 to the States... Shipping and all that. Besides, a 1995 Millenia S can be had for $3.995 around here, but as I said, the powers-that-be don't even bat an eye when I point out car ads. I've also noticed that when ppl put their Betas into the classifieds they want snail-dealer prices like $200-300, even if its just a lowly mono Spamyo beta or something.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 15th May 3:52 pm U.K. Time

Not a bad price for a car, Jesse, especially when it's a car you want and should have no trouble getting... I do wonder, though, aren't you going to need a car when you go to college? It would be an impossibility for me without the Buick...

Name: Japan-Games
Email:
1552774001@jcom.home.ne.jp
Thursday 15th May 5:21 pm U.K. Time

Hey Guys

I sell mostly video games and laserdiscs from Japan but I was interested in researching Beta machines. I can find them over here in relatively good condition but getting research on the differences between the US and Japanese models has been difficult.

Any tips? Any good web pages out there to start looking at? I found a pristine PVW-2800 model that I'd like to resell....but I just don't know about the differences...

Any info would be greatly appreciated..

Thanks, Japan-Games 1552774001@jcom.home.ne.jp


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 15th May 7:02 pm U.K. Time

Yes, it is a car I SHOULD have no trouble getting; I'll probably be living on campus because my classes are fragmented throughout the day. I'm trying to get them in one contiguous block. I can't get the car because I have only like $300 in my savings account, and no one wants to co-sign for a loan (no collateral; everything's tied up!); of course if you want to make a donation you're perfectly welcome to! :) Plus insurance will be a bi^ch to pay for since I'm 17. Ugh...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 15th May 7:04 pm U.K. Time

Another thing, the powers-that-be believe my first car should be something like a 1982 Honda Civic or something with peeling paint, no A/C, etc. Grrr!

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 16th May 12:13 am U.K. Time

Jesse,

At least you could possibly afford the insurance on such a car... at your age even liability will likely be around $1200 a year... YIKES!

I've added more ßeta stuff to my for sale page. I'll be adding more still. Prices can be somewhat negotiated. Depends on the mood I'm in at the time.

http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/forsale.htm


Name: Meter
Email:
hamster_qui_explose@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 12:39 am U.K. Time

Welcome to the sometimes Betamax but mostly wayyyyy off-topic Chat Page

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 16th May 12:43 am U.K. Time

USING A JAPANESE BETAMAX IN THE U.S.

There are four areas that you must be concerned with when operating a Japanese Betamax in this country. a) These machines play back through Japanese TV channels 1 or 2. Their built-in RF modulators are worthless over here. You must use them using the video and audio outputs into a monitor or another VCR.Ê b) These units do not pick up American TV channels 2-4. And, it's doubtful that their tuners will pick up our channels in stereo.Ê c) You MUST plug these into a voltage regulator, because they are made to operate at 100 volts, not 110. They will probably run too hot after a few hours and damage may result.Ê d) The Japanese warranty will not be valid here in the U.S.

The advantages of owning a Japanese Beta?Ê First, they all have linear stereo as well as Beta Hi-Fi stereo, so they have, in effect, 4 audio channels!Ê Also, selected models record at the B-Is speed (most notably, the Japanese SL-HF900). Contrary to popular belief, the ED-Beta machines from Japan do NOT record at B-I.Ê Also, they seem to have slightly better picture quality than our American-market Betas, and be better built.Ê Also, there are some models made for the Japanese market that were never released here, nor did they have an American counterpart. Ê ---- from Ray Glasser's betasite


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 16th May 12:59 am U.K. Time

As an addendum to Franny's post, Japanese channels 1 and 2 can indeed be received on any US cable ready television. You'll find them on cable channels 95 and 96, respectively. Though of course this is not reciprocal, and running direct A/V ins and outs is far better for quality.

Name: tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Friday 16th May 1:51 am U.K. Time

http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=3023542937

In a previous post: "Someko alias snailing & wondercardman, alias Betagoods & quality- retro both fighting to bid on this item.. Sure hope there is no shill bidding..LOL"

WONDERCARDMAN alias Betagoods & quality-retro is no more. Watch this chat page for future incantations. Don't you hate shill bidders?


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 16th May 2:29 am U.K. Time

_______________________ _@_v - lum-di-dum-di-dum-di-dum...

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 5:08 am U.K. Time

To Franny Wentzel:

How about Digital Tuner from digital deck, is it hot too...((I use stabiler/SD transform))????????


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 5:12 am U.K. Time

My Hi BAnd HI Fi Beta Records every speed.Runs on 100volts by 222volts line

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 16th May 8:20 am U.K. Time

Out of the stuff I picked up in Japan a couple months ago, mostly 8mm stuff, the PS's say 100 volts, but run perfectly cool at 120 volts. Same for the old mixer board I have here. I think a lot of the Japanese stuff is made to work over a pretty wide voltage range, so they don't have to make several different power supplies (or at least not AS many, with 120 volts or thereabouts being the secondary standard).

Name: tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Friday 16th May 1:10 pm U.K. Time

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3617&item=2730375836

He's bacccck

betagoods quality-retro wondercardman and back as >>>>>>>>>>> dljavier

I give up, this guy is good


Name: beta4life@hotmail.com
Email:
beta4life@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 2:08 pm U.K. Time

boy..

anyone here knows how to rebuild a tracking pot for a sl-2400 ? can you buy a similar pot and install it in its place.?


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 16th May 2:43 pm U.K. Time

I don't see why you couldn't. SL-2400 is a rotten deck, pretty much, though, so I'd just try to get another Beta, prefferably a better one like SL-2700, SL-HF-900, and so on. At any rate, Das Imperator has a crop of bad SL-2400s and might be able to sell you the entire board.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 16th May 3:27 pm U.K. Time

arent the 2400s those "low-rise" betas available in that yucky brown?

Name: beta4life@hotmail.com
Email:
beta4life@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 3:54 pm U.K. Time

how can i get a hold of emperator? :)

Need to fix to rebuild the tracking pot. I really dont want to junk he vcr since it does works except the tracking :*(

I took the pot apart hoping to " re glue " as a fix - found the possible fix in googles, but it didnt help


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 4:28 pm U.K. Time

How about build a A Surface Mount Device "potty' and have it soldered with those cute'y pins out. Machining a Teflon Bar and shape it as core would make it as the potty shaft, isn't such a complicated idea.

Looks cool to me......


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 5:43 pm U.K. Time

http://www.telemaster.ru/orange/proshivki.html

Forget your tape..?

maybe this can help


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 5:43 pm U.K. Time

Since there's some differ of line voltages why not try changing the Transformer with the Toroidal wich can be custom ordered by your local store/manufacturer.

Toroid transformer produce fine current, extremly low Hum noise .Your Beta would love it.

Can't imagine the picture will be,........


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 16th May 6:18 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eepers he already has a sl-100 on offer...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3024918918

anyone wanna put money on how long till he shills?


Name: beta4life@hotmail.com
Email:
beta4life@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 7:03 pm U.K. Time

Well, I am wondering...

Can I safely remove a tracking pot from a VHS vcr and xfer it to the beta? one that has the same resistance etc.. will that work?


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 7:33 pm U.K. Time

What's the point of using a toroidal transformer in a switching power supply ??

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 7:36 pm U.K. Time

I think you can easily find a replacement potentiometer at your local parts supplier. I also think it's worth replacing it (perhaps $1 plus the time you will spend replacing it) event though the SL-2400 isn't a particularly fine unit.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 7:48 pm U.K. Time

Like and dislike/love and hate.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 7:53 pm U.K. Time

Power switching and toroidal???? I dont get it Homer.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 8:04 pm U.K. Time

If you meant changing it into Switching PS like most computer it's OK by me. And if you put it in MobileAudio equipe, it's OK too.

But if you put it in Audiophile you'll be laugh at........

I can't get your picture,Homer.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 8:25 pm U.K. Time

eeeeeeeeee Jesse i cannot cent you Email...what's your's.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 16th May 10:35 pm U.K. Time

Damn it's complicated...

The power supply in your beta IS actually a switching power supply.

YOU suggested replacing its transformer by a toroidal one...

Who's laughable now ??


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 17th May 1:27 am U.K. Time

The supplies in most of mine are not switchers.. they're linear, with a standard transformer and an STK voltage regulator. I do have the SL-T700ME that has a switcher in it... that's one light machine... (too bad the loading mech is toast in it.. :( )

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAcuraAndLexusMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 17th May 1:59 am U.K. Time

But wait, isn't the toroidal one better because it smooths out electrical noise, etc in the power? I'd want a PS that can give my beta clean, filtered power.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 17th May 2:05 am U.K. Time

I've seen nifty devices that were used to filter & clean the power that was fed to minicomputers (PDP-8, PDP-10, Data General Supernovas, and the like)... I'm eying a couple that are in a state of limbo at the moment... not being used but not dumpstered either... I wonder, would they actually help our Betas?

Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Saturday 17th May 4:28 am U.K. Time

SEAN: SL-2400 is an excellent mono unit. I don't see what you are going at, it provides as good as a picture as the SL-2710. I own two. I own a SL-2710 too. The SL-2400 uses the same mechanical transport/chassis as the SL-2710. I'd fix that SL-2400, the pot is a simple fix and I have had mine repaired for that too. Anyways , ignore the Beta snob cheapskates response, I'd fix that SL-2400. If you don't care about HIFI Stereo its a great unit. Leonard.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 17th May 4:33 am U.K. Time

Having had the talking cousin of the SL-2400, the SL-2410, I can say that I wasn't impressed. It's a sony beta and makes a sony beta picture. But what I meant to say was it wasn't very far from that benchmark, whereas the SL-2700 is much higher. It's not actively BAD like a Sanyo tape eater, but it's got few redeaming features OUTSIDE of being a sony beta... I hope that makes sense.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 4:53 am U.K. Time

Some simple view about Torroidal Transformator:

Why Isolation Transformer are build, of course the purpose is to isolate the power from its source in order to eliminate noise/spike/scatter etc.Torroid works alike.

Induction Transformer....i dont want to describe it.It's everywhere.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 5:02 am U.K. Time

We can say the PS in our Beta;Half adapter and Half switching. Switching PS need no Transformator/er.

Name: Home
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 5:20 am U.K. Time

Right. I am wrong. Newer betas all have hybrid regulators.

I still can't find any advantage of using a toroidal transformer with such a regulator. Unless there are space-saving concerns.


Name: Home
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 5:34 am U.K. Time

An isolation transformer purpose is to isolate the AC power line from the DC ground. It is a safety device useful for working on apparatus that have a "live" chassis. It is a safety device. It is not meant to filter any noise.

A toroidal transformer is a transformer which primary and secondary windings are arranged in a "donut" fashion. The main advantage is that such a transformer tends to make an ideal magnetic circuit, resulting in less noise and more efficiency.

Induction is the basic phenomenon by which every single transformer work.


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 5:35 am U.K. Time

Was there an R missing somewhere ??

Name: SISSY HUSBANDS
Email:
SPARKEY7341@ATTBI.COM
Saturday 17th May 6:58 am U.K. Time

Hi I am a sissy husband and looking to chat with other sissy husbands

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 7:11 am U.K. Time

I have one torroid(i dont really know exact name) Transformer that have Primary and secondary winding separately.The core is like a big Chain, it's like Donut but abit square.All winding covered by lead sheet.The seller call it 'New torroid'. So why they make it separate?

Isolation TR cannot filter spike? So what's the good for making it Isolate? To protect from lightning?

They Isolate it so it'll be an 'independent' Power, if this 'independent' power can be Interrupted/bother; what good does it make.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 7:17 am U.K. Time

I got it. The source is BAD the output will be the same.What a stupid idea making an isolation transformer as filter. I dont have to buy Isoaliton TR for my equipment unless to protect it from Surge?

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 7:39 am U.K. Time

This new Transformer seems like a Isolation TR and Torroidal.Perfectly enough for Betamania modifications.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 17th May 8:57 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! spotted a never seen before beta!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3025040196

_@_v - they think it's a 'european' beta on account of the plug but i think it might be a latin american model


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 10:04 am U.K. Time

I got HF950 much more less than this pice.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3025040196


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 3:23 pm U.K. Time

No, it does not protect equipment from surge.

It protects a technician from creating a nasty short circuit.

It serves for eliminating the potential between two ground points. For instance, the one from the oscilloscope from the one from your circuit, which could be connected to one side of the AC power line.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 6:27 pm U.K. Time

Whatever that is ,still dont give much of advantages.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 6:42 pm U.K. Time

Isolation Transformer serve to isolate the Load from the Source.There's a platter between primary-secondary that's connected to Earth.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 17th May 6:49 pm U.K. Time

ble-vah! Skip all the P/S filtering stuff and just connect your media rack to a couple of APC Smart-UPS 1000 or Back-UPS XS 1000. 1000va of capacity and has perfect line voltage regulation and filtering. Network grade-power!!! They have them for $40 at the China Harbour Memorial Flea Market here in town. Alls they needs is a $25 batty replacement. eee! SL-HF560, LOL! It looks sorta cute!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 17th May 6:51 pm U.K. Time

i've wanted to get the battypack for my Smart UPS 1000 but lol, have forgotten about it. Esp around here where they use hamsters to generate our power. Always fluctuating, dammit! Without the UPSes our computers would be dead. I need another small one for my parents' projection TV; it is being subjected to our horrible power. Surge protectors are crap. Buy an APC UPS! eee hee hee!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 7:00 pm U.K. Time

HEUHEUHEUHE American Power Conversion.......heuehue bull shyet......Best Power UPS is the best from Merlin Gerlin.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 7:07 pm U.K. Time

There's no plate between the primary and secondary windings.

It's a plain 1:1 transformer.

If you don't know what you're talking about, then don't talk about it.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 7:13 pm U.K. Time

You've said the Cheap one.....good one have platter in the middle.....dont be mad on just a simple thing......

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 7:31 pm U.K. Time

There's no such plate.

It has nothing to do there.


Name: David Isom
Email:
disom2@v-sol.co.uk
Saturday 17th May 8:03 pm U.K. Time

I am trying to find a sl hf950 I wore my one out a long while ago.

David


Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Saturday 17th May 10:38 pm U.K. Time

Re: Torroidal transformers. The real reason they started using these in VCR & stereo apps had nothing to do with their performance. It was just shape and size. Back in the late 70's equipment was bigger. You impressed the girls with the size of your equipment. I mean a Sansui analog stereo tuner the size of a breadbox, with a shiny gold Marantz pre-amplifier with twenty or so knobs and switches on it, two Dynaco power amps and Klipsch speaker cabinets the size of a walk-in freezer. SQ-Quadraphonic decoder or 4-channel 8-track was mandatory. Mom always shouted "Turn it down" because she could never find the right knob herself. Heck, she did everything else for us... Around 1982, simple silver components came along and torroidal power transformers were the only things that would fit. About then the front-load VCR came along and it had to become much smaller for appearance reasons. Physical size of the power transformer was the main reason, not efficiency. I should look around my parents' basement for that old quadraphonic stuff. Oh yeah, they had a garage sale and moved into a one-bedroom apartment...

Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Saturday 17th May 10:42 pm U.K. Time

Oops, I meant SMALL silver equipment for 1982.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 17th May 10:57 pm U.K. Time

Looks like even ßeta-related posts are subject to removal, since the last three I posted have gone to parts unknown.. :(

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 17th May 11:52 pm U.K. Time

It's called electrostatic shield, abut 2 millimeters thick of Copper plate.

May/maynot be connected to Ground.

Signal Transformer. CALL: 516-239-5777 • FAX: (24hrs) 516-239-7208 500 Bayview Avenue, Inwood, New York 11096.

Have Fun....


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 18th May 12:26 am U.K. Time

You may not find my Toroid, mine is Custom ordered.

http://www.alphacore.com/News/O-core%20latest%20article.pdf


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 18th May 12:38 am U.K. Time

When snails dream?

http://home.nycap.rr.com/frannylandde/kunstwerken/snailies_dream.jpg


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Sunday 18th May 1:40 am U.K. Time

Well then Brenda just keep posting until you see your posts. :) I would.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Sunday 18th May 1:42 am U.K. Time

blevah! I'd rather have something I and thousand of other people love and trust, APC. I dunno what kinda stuff Merlin Gerlin is but I wouldn't trust anything other than APC to my electronics.

Name: Scott
Email:
scottveazie@hotmaildoesnotacceptspam.com
Sunday 18th May 6:41 am U.K. Time

EDV 9500 for trade. Will trade for the following: One SL-HF2100 or One SL-HF1000 and a second lower line machine or One SL-HF900 and a second machine or One SL-HF2000 and a second machine or Will entertain offers. I am considering putting it up on ebay, so please make me an offer I can refuse.

~Scott


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 18th May 6:48 am U.K. Time

I have a turbocharged 900 I don't want to part with, and, although you've found one of the few things that could make me part with it, I dont' have a suitable lower level deck to offer... but I may come into one, so we'll see...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Sunday 18th May 10:34 am U.K. Time

I have decided that I will entertain offers for my SL-HF1000. I'm sure I'll get some people trying to insult me, but I'll just ignore those. :P I hate to do it, but I just have to get rid of all this stuff.. if you could see my home, you would understand why. I've been an ebayholic for over two years, and, as I used to have more money than brains, now I have neither..

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 18th May 11:17 am U.K. Time

Welle Jesse I like APC too.....It's just too heavy.APC is good enough.Just carry on APC.I used to have Back pack 1000......Iwas kidding on APC.eheuheuehu

Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Sunday 18th May 8:16 pm U.K. Time

Well, I finally got around to opening up my recently aquired SL-5200 and ajusting the "CAP FREE" pots. I adjusted the ones for ßII and ßIII (No ßI tapes to test with) and now it plays normally, it can read hi-fi tapes properly, and the rhythmic snow flashes in the picture are gone. :) However, clearing up this problem revealed a second one. Anywhere betweeen every 10 and 30 seconds (sometimes more, sometimes less) it will lose tracking for a moment. The picture will roll and tear vertically (and sometimes horizontally too, creating a "ghosted" effect like a distant TV station)and it will switch over to the linear soundtrack. Then in a couple seconds it will recover itself and switch back to normal picture and hi-fi sound. In another 10 to 30 seconds, it repeats this. If I watch the cassette while doing this, I can actually see the supply reel slowing down slightly when this happens. When it gets back up to speed the picture and sound clear back up. Since in between these incidents everything is normal, I assume there is something wrong with the tape drive that is causing this. Anyone know where I can get parts for an SL-5200?

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Sunday 18th May 9:27 pm U.K. Time

Sounds like it's still a capstan related problem. I would try moving the capfree pots back a bit toward their original positions. It's also possible that you have a capacitor that is charging up slowly, then discharging (dried out?).

Name: tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Monday 19th May 1:03 am U.K. Time

I need sum loving

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 2:32 am U.K. Time

Jeez it looks like some moron is posting under Tom's name again... and it's THEY who accuse US of having no life! Now THAT'S funny.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 3:07 am U.K. Time

Hey tom:

While you are at it, get me sum loving too!!


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 3:20 am U.K. Time

Oh come on you ass, at least try to mimick the style of writing of the person you're defaming... unless you're a total moron you know I would most likely not use such a misspelling as "Sum" in place of "Some".

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 3:24 am U.K. Time

yah, need sum asses too!

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 19th May 4:29 am U.K. Time

lick my snailslick! lick it! lick i-i-i-it!

http://www.zingtang.demon.co.uk/snails/Sky.jpg


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 4:30 am U.K. Time

Yes, he's doing it again... in that context, you do not make "Ass" plural... you continue to use "Ass" as in "He gets more ass than a toilet seat". Come on you insufferable philistine, knock it off...

Name: Lawrence Firth
Email:
lawrencefirth@netscape.net
Monday 19th May 4:36 am U.K. Time

HI EVERONE DOES ANY ONE HAVE OR KNOW WHERE I CAN OBTAIN "THE SERVICE MANUAL FOR SL-HF950" SUPER BETAMAX NOT THE USER MANUAL. WHEN I TURN IT ON I GET A CONTINIOUS CLICKING SOUND AND THE TAPE WILL NOT LOAD. I FEEL THIS MIGHT BE A BROKEN SPROCKET AND DO NOT WISH TO OPEN IT UP WITHOUT A SERVICE MANUAL OR ONLY AS A LAST RESORT. I ALSO DON'T WANT TO PAY SONY $120 FOR A ONE TIME USE OF THERE MANUAL. SO ANY HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS ARE APPRECIATED.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 4:42 am U.K. Time

HERE I CUM 4 U TOM!!!!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 4:44 am U.K. Time

Exceedingly funny. Yes really. I'm sick of this juvenilia and I'd like it to stop... especially before the tight-sphinctered owners of this page get wind of your actions and shut us down just because of some cretin with nothing better to do.

Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Monday 19th May 4:51 am U.K. Time

Looking for bestiality porn on Beta. Anyone of you cheapskates willing to let me have some at less than 'snail' prices?

Name: joel schwartz
Email:
joedisco42@aol.com
Monday 19th May 5:09 am U.K. Time

sean:guess we know the real culprit now!!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 5:17 am U.K. Time

Looks like we do... What gives, anyway?

Name: joel schwartz
Email:
joedisco42@aol.com
Monday 19th May 5:30 am U.K. Time

whatcha mean,sean?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 5:34 am U.K. Time

I mean why do we attract so many trolls? What is there problem?

Name: joel schwartz
Email:
joedisco42@aol.com
Monday 19th May 5:35 am U.K. Time

damn, if im wrong ,someone could be impersonating leonard!!

Name: joel schwartz
Email:
joedisco42@aol.com
Monday 19th May 5:38 am U.K. Time

dunno sean .maybe they all got kicked off the stamp collectors site.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 19th May 5:38 am U.K. Time

Bobby mentioned getting an SL-HF 950. Maybe he has the service manual...

Name: tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Monday 19th May 2:47 pm U.K. Time

Sean,

Please spank me.. I am being a bad boy! so naughty!


Name: Nigel Ellway
Email:
nigel.ellway@countryside.gov.uk
Monday 19th May 3:00 pm U.K. Time

Hi

Sadly Alan Barnett is no longer repairing Betamax machines in London - I have a Sony C9 with a dodgy DCDC converter (mkII) - does anyone know of someone in the London area who can fix these? Please email me if you do.

I see on ebay that a c9 is going for nearly £200, so mine is obviously worth fixing. I have a complete and boxed c20 with instructions etc. I wonder wether thats worth anything....

Cheers

Nigel


Name: Nigel Ellway
Email:
nigel.ellway@countryside.gov.uk
Monday 19th May 3:01 pm U.K. Time

Hi

Sadly Alan Barnett is no longer repairing Betamax machines in London - I have a Sony C9 with a dodgy DCDC converter (mkII) - does anyone know of someone in the London area who can fix these? Please email me if you do.

I see on ebay that a c9 is going for nearly £200, so mine is obviously worth fixing. I have a complete and boxed c20 with instructions etc. I wonder wether thats worth anything....

Cheers

Nigel


Name: Gaetan
Email:
michga@sympatico.ca
Monday 19th May 5:16 pm U.K. Time

Hi all, I have a Sony SL-HFT7 Beta HI-FI and no manual.This unit plays BetaII and betaIII tape formats. My question is : Can this unit play regular Beta tapes? What is the difference between Beta,Beta I,Beta II,Beta III Tapes ? Thank you ,Gaetan

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 5:18 pm U.K. Time

BI, BII, and BIII are just speeds. The HFT-7 is semi-famous for playing back almost any tapes. It should play all your BI, BII, and BIII tapes as well as it should also handle BIs and anything else superbeta.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Monday 19th May 5:50 pm U.K. Time

Francess I'm not getting HF950.I got it already few months ago.I dont have service manual and I dont really need it to service.

Miss ya Francess............


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Monday 19th May 9:19 pm U.K. Time

Nigel,

There is a regular here that IIRC was rebuilding DC-DC convertors. His name is Colin Judd. He lives in Oz, but the item is so small that the post on it would not be prohibitive from the UK. Unfortunately, he is in hospital as of this writing for bypass surgery. Please e-mail me, and I'll get you his e-mail addy by private e-mail.


Name: tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Monday 19th May 11:03 pm U.K. Time

Hello, You people know that I do not post dirty or nasty messages. I know that certain people on this page have taken acception to my exposing shill bidding (Such as KRIS) and others. I hope we can stick with messages either condoning the shill bidding as Kris did or condeming it. BUT please Kris, Dont use my name to aim your anger.

This is very discouraging. I didnt think such things would happen on a Beta chat page.


Name: Kris
Email:
Kris@hotmail.com
Monday 19th May 11:18 pm U.K. Time

Psychotic Tom,

Needless to say it is not me impersonating you. I have a life and much better things to do with it. I just happened to surf in and saw your accusation which is absurd. But if it moves your boat, do it. It may solve your illness.

As I said before about shill bidding. Just bid with a set amount and if it goes over then that's life. If a shill bid happens, so what? You still are going to spend that amount, so just live with it, moron. Enough said.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 19th May 11:32 pm U.K. Time

Hey tom... While I don't like that nasty impersonator any more than you do, we don't need to jump to any conclusions... Kris may not like your practices, but he's enough of a man to argue about it under his own name like a normal human... besides, if you scroll up a bit, last night there was a clue as to the impersonator... it might still be there...

Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Tuesday 20th May 12:29 am U.K. Time

Gaetan, look for little green paint marks at the left side of most of the slide switches on your SL-HFT7. These mark the default positions and give predictable results. As Sean said, that model can play almost any Beta mode except the elusive ED-Beta which mere mortals never live to see anyway. Slow-motion and other special effects only work at the slow Beta-III speed, since 2-head decks can only be optimized for one particular speed. Most commercial studio releases were recorded at Beta-II speed; almost nothing was ever released at the fast Beta-I speed.

Name: tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Tuesday 20th May 1:31 am U.K. Time

So be it Sean, I might have jumped to conclusions about Kris, Im not going to change his mind about his weird feelings on Shill Bidding on ebay. I will take him at his word he is not the copy cat impersonator. Looking at past posts I think I know the person doing this. Must get back to ebay to monitor for shills. LOL

Name: Scott
Email:
scottveazie@hotmaildoesnotacceptspam.com
Tuesday 20th May 2:23 am U.K. Time

EDV 9500 for trade. Will trade for the following: One SL-HF2100 or One SL-HF1000 and a second lower line machine or One SL-HF900 and a second machine or One SL-HF2000 and a second machine or Will entertain offers. I am considering putting it up on ebay, so please make me an offer I can refuse.

~Scott


Name: Kris
Email:
Kris@hotmail.com
Tuesday 20th May 2:27 am U.K. Time

What the hell? It wasnt even me that typed the above message. I just came back to the board today just to find more of a circus scene around here. Whoever wrote a message to TOM was not even me!. WTF? Although I have to admit that I love to say sentences like " rock your boat " etc, it surely was not me.

This is getting insane. I havent posted any messages since I have been trying to get my beta to work!!

This is getting very weird


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 20th May 3:36 am U.K. Time

OK, this is it folks. The SLHF-1000 is officially on the market (at least for the time being. See the ad at my sitepage:

http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/forsale.htm

Pix link at bottom of page. Other ßeta items also available.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Tuesday 20th May 4:04 am U.K. Time

meanie! pooor 1000... you'd better do a background and ebay ID check of the person you sell it to! how about a nice graduation present, brenda? lol, and that clickety-clackety 950 sound like a good candidate for the Wards Home. That post about being kicked off the stamp collector site was also funny, lol. haha... I wonder WHY we attract so many trolls. anyone have any ideas?

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 20th May 4:20 am U.K. Time

I may just do that. :) Wouldn't want my baby to go to one of those abusive foster homes. (I'm the original owner of this one.)

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Tuesday 20th May 5:08 am U.K. Time

yay! And you know that it will not be abused or sold, and will be hooked up to clean, regulated power, too.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 20th May 5:10 am U.K. Time

Hey Brenda... how about letting Jesse hang onto your 1000 until your living conditions stabilize... I'm sure he'd take good care of it... I suggest this because of all of us regulars he's a bit Beta-deprived.. I don't think he even had a SuperBeta... But the rest of us have at least one, I think... Oh, Brenda, I haven't forgotten your power cord or your money order or anything... sorry... and Jesse, whenever you can, I'd like my $24 back since you decided not to sell the 300.

Name: Sergio (betamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
sergiolatino47@hotmail.com
Tuesday 20th May 12:36 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, the videorecorder Sony SLO-323 and Betamovie BMC-100 and Panasonic U-matic and Teac recorder tape Compact Cassette: http://www.phantomprod.com/vinBetaArea.jpg

Site complete nice photo gallery: http://www.phantomprod.com/PPIStudio.html

Bye. Sergio


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Tuesday 20th May 2:57 pm U.K. Time

feeeeeeed usssss! feeeeeeeed us! http://www.phantomprod.com/vinMusWest.jpg awwwwwwwwww poor things!

Name: MYaroshevsky
Email:
ohmfilms@videotron.ca
Tuesday 20th May 3:24 pm U.K. Time

Hello Does anyone know where I can rent a Betamax player in Montreal, Canada? Thanks in advance.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 20th May 4:29 pm U.K. Time

_@@_¼¼ - that's a lotta reel-to-reel equipment...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 20th May 4:30 pm U.K. Time

_@_@_¼¼ - did ya happen to notice one of those Roberts combination Video and Audio reel to reel recorders in that jumble?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 20th May 4:39 pm U.K. Time

_@_@_¼¼ - here's a few piccys...

http://www.phantomprod.com/vinShure55Rob1000.jpg

seen right next to an 'Elvis' style microphone

http://www.phantomprod.com/0702Mag1024.jpg

http://www.phantomprod.com/0702Rob1000.jpg

And there's my (model of) compy monitor...

http://www.phantomprod.com/0702Repair01.jpg


Name: Renard
Email:
Ray@infintyshouldbeperpetualism.com
Tuesday 20th May 5:24 pm U.K. Time

Ich danke Ihnen vielmals.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Tuesday 20th May 5:43 pm U.K. Time

I am in Montreal.

I am not eager to rent out my equipment but perhaps we could arrange something if you wish to transfer some tapes.


Name: ricky
Email:
richard.matthews7@btinternet.com
Tuesday 20th May 6:01 pm U.K. Time

hi to all I live in Staffordshire England and was wundering if any one out there knows of any ne who sells working Betamax machines as i have had onf forvc a few yeas now annd it has finaly given up

Name: Renard
Email:
Ray@infintyshouldbeperpetualism.com
Tuesday 20th May 6:07 pm U.K. Time

uppsssss

Name: Renard
Email:
Ray@infintyshouldbeperpetualism.com
Tuesday 20th May 8:28 pm U.K. Time

gee...this page is Hang

Name: Renard
Email:
Ray@infintyshouldbeperpetualism.com
Tuesday 20th May 8:28 pm U.K. Time

I cant refresh it...........

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Tuesday 20th May 8:39 pm U.K. Time

Try system refresh.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Tuesday 20th May 10:44 pm U.K. Time

hmm...... to have a 1000amie in my living room would be really nice, LOL. I could invite people over and impress them :) awwww! it hiding in my cabinet with smoked plastic doors! I think if I had all those reelamies I'd be broke, cuz I'd always be buying tape for them.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 21st May 1:42 am U.K. Time

I'd settle for just having my Pioneer RT-707 running at the right speed(s). It's a bee-atch not having a factory tape to set speed and align heads, all I have are tapes that I bought from someone, and there's no way of knowing if THEIR machine was in proper alignment! Anyone have a commercial open reel (pre-recorded) tape I can buy?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 21st May 1:46 am U.K. Time

Believe it or not Brenda I've got boatloads of those! Good thing I'm a lazay little $#!^ and it took me this long to get your package together... I'll toss in one I don't like for free since you had to wait so damn long.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 21st May 12:20 pm U.K. Time

Can I get a choice of two or three different ones? That way at least I can know the program material. :)

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 21st May 3:02 pm U.K. Time

Sure... I'll look when I can.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Wednesday 21st May 7:19 pm U.K. Time

It's tough to impress friends with a 1000. Most of them say the HF2000 looks more sexy. In fact, most of them hardly manifest any interest for Beta.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Wednesday 21st May 7:23 pm U.K. Time

My Digital AV receiver wont detect Video signal nor audio, it has AD-DA block . (I'd tested with NTSC and PAL signals/every front lamp works normally/voltages 'N regulators are OK) Any advise would be a great help.__________________________________________________________________________________________

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Wednesday 21st May 9:56 pm U.K. Time

What make/model is your receiver ??

Assuming that, like most AV receivers, it simply redirects the selected video input to the output, there must be something wrong with the "selector" section of the preamp...


Name: tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Wednesday 21st May 11:54 pm U.K. Time

Betagoods, wondercardman, a1quality-goods and now nintendo-collectors and dljavier

and eBay does NOTHING ???

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3023203020

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=39830&item=3024918918


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 22nd May 2:21 am U.K. Time

I once owned a complete Sony home entertainment system, bought in 1987 (my SL-HF1000 is all I have left of it). It featured some really cool square speakers that stood up on tall stands. I had all the units for it that connected together so they worked off one remote, cassette, CD player, linear tracking turntable, 20" FSS Trinitron monitor, and the 1000. The heart of the system was a receiver that had not only AM/FM/FM Stereo, but also a 125 channel cable ready MTS TV tuner. You plugged the monitor into the back of the receiver, and there you were! It was set up for simulcast receive as well, you could watch a program on the monitor, and listen to something else (or the simulcast radio program) on the FM.

If anyone can find me the model number of that amp (55 watts per channel front, 5 watts per channel rear), I would be very grateful... I could then go about finding another one like it...

I wrote to Sony customer service, and gave them as many details as I could. At first they wrote me back and told me they only handled products for the US market. When I informed them that this was purchased in the US, they wrote me back and said they needed the model number (my original query was asking THEM for the model number!)


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 22nd May 3:12 am U.K. Time

Looking through some old Rolling Stones articles, I found something called the 'Access 301' System. It shows a Sony home theater system with these flat square speakers and what looks like an SL-HF 600 VCR. Article only gives the model numbers of the TV sets (301 for the 27" 101 for the 20" one) used.

Name: Kris
Email:
Kris@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 3:16 am U.K. Time

I am still having problems with my vcr.. i have it right apart, but no go yet. It takes the tape, but then ejects it back out. I have cleaned and checked the connections even changed power supplies, no go. Its not the loading mechanism, as I replaced it with a " known " working one. It loads and unloads the tape properly. It just refuses to finish the " wrap the tape around the drum " cycle, and simply ejects the tape


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 3:18 am U.K. Time

Yes you're right, and I'm affraid it's the swithcer but where the exact part would be the malfunctions.

If it's the 'Master controller chipset' wouldn't it be so wise to put in a bin.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 3:29 am U.K. Time

Kris

You got problem with the microswitch or Hall Effect sensors, your tape seems to stick to drum too tight up to depressed the Rotary.

(check if the switch conduct 'zero Ohm')


Name: Kris
Email:
Kris@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 3:33 am U.K. Time

Thank you for the response.

I am not an electrician, just got some basic tools and the williness to learn. I know about the Hall Effect sensors havent replaced this part yet, but what swith should i check for " zero ohm " please advise


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 22nd May 3:54 am U.K. Time

Franny,

Thanks for the info. I sent that along to Sony Customer Servless. That should give them enough to go on to find my receiver model. :)


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 5:06 am U.K. Time

I doubt there is a hall effect or a problem of tape sticking to the drum in Kris' vcr, since the tape doesn't even reach the drum. A bad microswitch could be in cause though. Did you check the one by the end of the threading ring ?? Also, have you tried threading the tape by hand to see if it works ??

Name: Kris
Email:
Kris@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 5:30 am U.K. Time

Tahnks for the feedback. I did try doing it up by, but as soon as the vcr does its test cycle it unwinds the tape, and ejects it right away... :(

any idea guys/


Name: Scott
Email:
scottveazie@hotmaildoesnotacceptspam.com
Thursday 22nd May 5:33 am U.K. Time

Does anyone have any experience with the SL-HF2000? I'm thinking of getting one for a backup.

~Scott


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 22nd May 5:54 am U.K. Time

SL-HF-2000 is an OK machine... nothing special. Keep in mind it's vulnerable to macrovision moreso than most betas, and it's been said that its of rather shoddy construction, although that is all hearsay and conjecture. But they usually sell for much more than they are worth. If you want a NIB beta, wait for a good one. They turn up all the time.

Name: Scott
Email:
scottveazie@hotmaildoesnotacceptspam.com
Thursday 22nd May 7:19 am U.K. Time

The problem is, the one I want is the 2100. There is one on ebay now, and the only way I can get one is to trade my 9500 or sell it and hope to get enough on ebay to buy a 2100 when it comes up.

~Scott


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 22nd May 7:23 am U.K. Time

Yeah.... silly question. why would you trade away a (Hypothetically) perfectly good EDV-9500, perhaps one of the most desireable Betas EVER (Tied with the SL-HF-1000) for another unit? The SL-HF-2100 is kinda gimmicky, actually. The remote is an ilbegotten piece of technology that chews threw batteries at a disturbing pace, and it can't touch any of your old ED-beta material... The SL-HF-1000 is strictly superior to the 2100 as far as I can tell... the 2100 is just more visually appealing... I'd offer to trade my turbo 900 but I can't offer a second deck that meats your criteria.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 22nd May 9:56 am U.K. Time

I have the 1000 and an SLO-323.. *ggg*

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 3:41 pm U.K. Time

Feature-wise, the HF2000 is your standard modern VHS deck but with beta capability. It's got onscreen programming, auto-tracking, fairly minimal controls on the deck, all via the remote.

In terms of performance it's VERY ordinary, with no special effects as it has only two heads. Strangely, there are more SFX buttons on its remote than most other betas ! The heads are also known to wear fast. I don't have much data about it but I know I had to change mine already.

Overall, the HF2000 is an ordinary machine with average performance. There are a bunch of more desirable models. Besides, even though its a more recent model, replacement parts are hardly more available than any other beta.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 4:24 pm U.K. Time

To Kris.

If you have Analog Multitester try stuck the - and + Probe together then the needle indicator should point to O (zero).It means good conductor.

Hall effect sensors does not detect your Tape presence or Bad conductions of 'Tape presence' microswitch///check all microswitch Does PLAY button works? (Hall effect sensor hard to break up)

Or maybe the the Rotary head Eyes crushed/Does the Steper Motor works well.

Last phenomenon are very rare, dont change anything till you're sure what's the broken part.

These all logical functions are related to each other/// one function fail, other reject their job.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 4:35 pm U.K. Time

Hall Effect Sensors cannot be tested by ordinary tester.

Just try the microswitches first, with the Multitester.

The switch Homer said before could be the problem.

(Do not insert jammed Video tape)


Name: kris
Email:
kris@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 4:56 pm U.K. Time

Thanks for all the info guys! Will give it a go!!!

Hoepfully I can put the vcr back together


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 5:55 pm U.K. Time

I think the hall effect sensors are used as tape end sensors and do not actually detect tape presence. And since the tape ejects before it starts threading, the problem can't come from these.

If the "steper" motor Bobby talks about is the loading motor, it cannot be related either since it runs for the loading portion.

I still firmly believe in a microswitch problem. Or a bad syscon.


Name: Searching for Answers
Email:
slhf750@betamax.com
Thursday 22nd May 6:07 pm U.K. Time

I have been offered a very nice SL-HF750 for a reasonable price... the owner says it plays back perfectly (sound & video), but any new recordings turn out with a hazy picture and perfect sound.

Is this the heads? If so, is it reasonable to get fixed? I had an SL-HF900 with fried heads and it was in excess of $500 to repair (with new Sony heads).

Thanks!


Name: Scott
Email:
scottveazie@hotmaildoesnotacceptspam.com
Thursday 22nd May 7:02 pm U.K. Time

Sean,

The only reason I would trade my 9500 for a 2100 is because I never use the ED function of the deck. I only have about 5 metal tapes, so usually it just does Super Beta all the time. My 1000 is my main deck right now, with the 9500 secondary and my 550 in the other room. I wish I could find somebody willing to trade a 2100 for my 9500, and perhaps I could sweeten the deal with a 5800 and clone Zenith Beta (need new belts) and maybe even my 550 which is a great little deck. Somebody please answer my call!

~Scott


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 7:05 pm U.K. Time

Yes a bad SYSCON is the second hint. After that check the Loading motor IC (Is the clock ticking/What is the speed of the 'Heartbeat'?)

I wish this is your VTR Kris.............

http://ww1.tiki.ne.jp/~bxm05645/edv91.htm

http://ww1.tiki.ne.jp/~bxm05645/edv92.htm


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 7:12 pm U.K. Time

Damm.....they used their own Languange..........

http://kousoku-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/sl2100.html


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 7:47 pm U.K. Time

The EDV-9500 resembles much the one from your pix, Bobby.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Thursday 22nd May 8:40 pm U.K. Time

you see the http://ww1.tiki.ne.jp/~bxm05645/images/repair/edv920.jpg extra plastique covering? Is that standard on the deck or did he add it? I think its a good idea from keeping the display from being scratched.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 22nd May 9:14 pm U.K. Time

It's standard

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 22nd May 10:31 pm U.K. Time

Franny:

Thank you thank you thank you. :) That info was just what I needed. I got an e-mail back from Sony Customer Service this morning, with the model number of the receiver, which is AVU-270. Please folks keep your eyes out for one of these, as I really really want to find one. I've already added it to my favorite searches on fleabay.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Friday 23rd May 12:42 am U.K. Time

eeeee Brenda that sound like a nice Sony reciever. Had some trouble with a meanie old bat cashier @ Illwill who wanted to charge me $4,99 for a stupid hard disk. It was a 1990 vintage Western Digital and I wanted to buy it because it was so old. Would make a nice drive to store a couple of Photoshop documents on, LOL! Or a few betamie pix. Hmmm... I think it'd be funny to open Norton Disk doctor and have it complete a surface scan in like a minute, lOL, or to open Speed Disk and have it displaying these huge blocks with "1 box = ,01 clusters". I wanted to bring home a Spamyo hifi deck that looked like it had been puked in but thought it was a bad idea because its P/S was leaking some kind of oil. Someone must have spilt something on it.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 23rd May 2:22 am U.K. Time

I'll have to look, but I think I have a couple antique HDD's here, I know I have a (LOL) 500MB laptop drive..

Just did a quick check.. how does a Seagate ST-3120 sound to you? It's a humongous 120 MB IDE drive (I think it's IDE, it has a 40 pin IDE connector, but I suppose it could be RLL or MFM). I'll drop it in the mail to you sometime. Still want a WOAI sticker if you can get me one. :)


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 23rd May 2:23 am U.K. Time

YIKES!!! Take a look at THIS!!!

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/netcomdirect/seagst3120al.html


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 23rd May 2:26 am U.K. Time

I've got some old disks around here but the one that tops them all is actually sitting in my machine spinning right now! The D drive is a DEC RZ23L with a whopping 115MB space... 114 after the FAT is on it. Believe it or not it works like a champ. I stuck it in to test the SCSI board you send me, Brenda, and I never took it out because it works fine and I never really saw any need to, nobody else would want it (It's an SCSI drive).

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 23rd May 2:29 am U.K. Time

BWAH! that link is a laugh, Brenda... I've been pulling larger disks out of junk machines for free for a year now! I gave up on anything smaller than half a gig if it's any work to take (Some hard drive mounting frames are a royal Pain in the @$$ to undo)...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 23rd May 2:49 am U.K. Time

yes I agree, esp at Illwill where evil ladies charge you an arm and a leg for them. That page IS funny, LOL!

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 23rd May 4:20 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! i think i have some ancient 'conner' 40 mb hd's floating around....

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 23rd May 4:26 am U.K. Time

I have MFM/RLL hardrive.OLD drive but still spinning 'N sized about Betacam Casette. Maybe 20MEG more or less capacity.

Yours free ........but must pay for shipment.


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 23rd May 4:43 am U.K. Time

Here's a drive sized about many betacam cassettes !

http://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/univac/fastrand.html


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 23rd May 6:38 am U.K. Time

It's totally amazing that in this one small mid-tower case I have the equivalent of 600,000 times more storage capacity... (@)@)

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 23rd May 6:40 am U.K. Time

Oops.. my bad.. misplaced a couple decimal points.. but still, 6000 times more than something the size of one of my bedrooms...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 23rd May 7:22 am U.K. Time

That is one bigass mofo of a hard drive. Sorta like what you'd get if the East Germans had put out a portable mp3 player...

Name: Gerald Plaxton
Email:
g.plaxton@virgin.net
Friday 23rd May 9:23 am U.K. Time

I have a Sony C30 for sale. Everything appears to work but there's no head rotation. Offers please.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 23rd May 10:02 am U.K. Time

More toys. Some ßeta, some not. There's now a list of my pre-recorded (factory) tapes available... (well, most of them, I found more today that I need to add.) http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/forsale.htm

Anything I get no takers on will have to go (sic) to fleabay.


Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Friday 23rd May 10:31 am U.K. Time

Jesse, somewhere around here is an old 1980 Seagate ST-506 hard drive. 6 megs (5 megs formatted) and filled up two CD-Rom drive bays. It introduced the command structure that all MFM and IDE drives follow today. Originally it sold for $2000. I really enjoyed breaking the warranty seal on that one...

Name: Jan Zalud
Email:
ganjalood@post.cz
Friday 23rd May 11:10 am U.K. Time

Hallo, I Would Like to sell a VCR Betamax, model SL-C9ES with all faults...

Name: slothpuck
Email:
ljones@lineone.net
Friday 23rd May 12:56 pm U.K. Time

Hi, I am new to this list; I have a Sony SL-F1UB (and an N1700 which has a problem too). Electronically the F1UB (Betamax portable) is doing fine - mechanically it's still very active in fact I'd describe it as "enthusiastic"! (It's very fast rewinding and forward winding!). But the tuner for it hasn't fared so well and it seems to have broken down - it works but it's permanently stuck on Channel (button no.) 5 (!).

Also I have at least one betamax tape which I believe blocks the heads very, very quickly - it's pretty much unplayable....anyone know how I can replay this tape in full at least once to recover what's on it? ( I think there might be a late 70s "World in action" programme on it, but I can't really date it properly).

Thank you.

Slothpuck ljones@lineone.net


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 23rd May 1:34 pm U.K. Time

Slothpuck:

As far as your tuner problem, I would wager that what has happened is that the touch switch for channel 5 has broken down, and keeps contact at all times. These tiny switches are made from a pair of contact points and a small metal disk that is pushed to make those contacts. It's a fairly easy job to remove the front cover of the tuner, and then the board holding the switches. From there you desolder the defective switch, and locate a replacement. While this switch is removed, you can also check to verify that this is indeed the problem by partially reassembling the tuner, and pushing one of the other buttons. If you get a different channel, then you've found your problem. Replacement switches of this type are cheap and plentiful.


Name: Sergio betamaxDATminidisc
Email:
sergiolatino47@hotmail.com
Friday 23rd May 2:05 pm U.K. Time

For slothpuck,

Hi, here: http://home.t-online.de/home/340054418855-0001/Betamax/SL-F1.html#TunerTasten

Bye


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 23rd May 4:09 pm U.K. Time

When Old system meets New hitech..............

http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2002/0611millipede.html


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 23rd May 6:29 pm U.K. Time

http://www.wup.jp/~poyopoyo/hf900ii.html

yoouuuhuuuuu


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 23rd May 6:32 pm U.K. Time

http://stsdb.kahaku.go.jp/detail_2000.asp?key=900190011036&Apage=4

Whatta .........?


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 23rd May 6:44 pm U.K. Time

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/siryo/f105.htm

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~vk8m-mymt/beta/repair.htm

Speak up guys..........


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 23rd May 6:58 pm U.K. Time

wait but Brenda how do you calculate the number of times your hard disk is bigger than the u-mie one? Mines a 69gB drive and I couldn't figure out how to do it :( Makes me feel dumb lol!

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 23rd May 8:09 pm U.K. Time

69 GB equals grossly 69,000 megs, divided by the 90 megs of the FASTRAND drive gives you a ratio of about 766:1


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 23rd May 8:52 pm U.K. Time

I thought that's how you did it, LOL, but Brenda says 6000 times, and I only got 600 so I figured I was wrong. Do you have a server or something Brenda?

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 23rd May 9:25 pm U.K. Time

Jesse,

It's not exactly a server, we just like BIG HDD's. This particular machine has 600GB of drives, plus I have an external USB2 case that I hook up to it occasionally that has another 120GB drive in it. Among three computers we run regularly (mine, Pat's and our LAN file server) we have well over 2 TB of disk space.

BTW, the multiplication factor is 1024, i.e. 1GB is 1024MB, 1TB is 1024GB...etc.

TB=Terabyte


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 24th May 12:10 am U.K. Time

_@_v - looks like snail-eko is having to resell the 2000-amie outfit that got him in trouble in the first place...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3026435564


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 24th May 1:51 am U.K. Time

http://www.msu.edu/user/ho/s3.jpg !! awwwww! that's cute for some reason!

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 24th May 2:04 am U.K. Time

Amazing HVC-cam with cloaking device technology imported from the Klingons

Name: tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Saturday 24th May 2:12 am U.K. Time

THE SNAIL IS BACK He is no longer a non registered user. Isnt ebay great?

http://cgi2.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=snaling


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 24th May 4:31 am U.K. Time

Habe ich es nicht gleich gesagt?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 24th May 2:33 pm U.K. Time

I suppose he managed to convince eBay management that he wasn't shill bidding, it was his sister in Botswana or something that was bidding on his item, LOL!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 24th May 4:12 pm U.K. Time

LOL........stupido idiot....propaganda....hhhhhhahahahaahua

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 24th May 4:35 pm U.K. Time

I guess if it's your first offense they let you off with a temporary suspension and a warning. Too bad they don't put a notice that he'd been suspended for shill bidding (or for other offenses) on his eBay ID card.

Anyways my SL-T50ME showed up somewhere in town but the stupid mailman couldn't figure out how to knock on a door or something because he just left one of those damned 'yellow slips of death'...


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 24th May 6:35 pm U.K. Time

heuheuheuheueheu

http://people.freenet.de/codecpage/

http://www.holger.no/Hypersil-Keystone/BetaMax.htm

have a nice weekend...........


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Saturday 24th May 9:06 pm U.K. Time

Yes, our mailman has that same exact problem. I have left messages on the door, esp when I think a package is coming, for him to leave the package hiding under the recycle bin. Idiot just leaves a stupid slip and I have to arrange a ride to go pick it up.

Name: KENNEDY DESIGN
Email:
KDESIGN@SNET.NET
Saturday 24th May 9:25 pm U.K. Time

LOOKING FOR A SONY BMC-1000K IN GOOD CONDITION.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 24th May 9:43 pm U.K. Time

Idiot has to follow the rules you know !

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 24th May 10:33 pm U.K. Time

Alas, most mail carriers do not even bring packages along on their routes.. :( And nothing over a couple pounds when they do.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 24th May 10:44 pm U.K. Time

Wow! Brenda, I guess I'm lucky... our mailman brings all sorts of packages! He brought me an 80 pound VO-2600 on the same day as an RCA-CC010 camera! at the same time!

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 24th May 10:54 pm U.K. Time

Our carrier in Portland never brought any package larger than one of those 2 lb. Priority Mail boxes.. :( Course, our post office was only about 15 blocks away, no big deal..

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Sunday 25th May 1:22 am U.K. Time

awww poor baby VO-2600! LOL, I love those big ol' Buick u-matics! Haha.. I wonder if I could sign some sort of waiver at the post office that allows the carrier to leave the package there if I'm not. If its something big like a u-mie the mailman will bring it after he's finished delivering our mail; when I got my 110amie with its case he brought it; he's usually finished around 5. He'll tell me if I have a package though, so I don't leave or anything.

Name: slothpuck
Email:
ljones@lineone.net
Sunday 25th May 2:21 am U.K. Time

Hehe, thanks to everyone for their help here ..... now all I have to do is to get together the bravery to actually open up my tuner without killing it completely......(!)

SP


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 25th May 4:16 am U.K. Time

Anyone have the time?

http://www.cathodecorner.com/sc60front.jpg

http://www.cathodecorner.com/sc60.html

Does this count?

http://mysite.verizon.net/res0fab4/images/nimo.gif

this?

http://www.mapsevoli.com/nixie/images/nixie-05.jpg


Name: Madness
Email:
lou.siffer@underworld.hl
Sunday 25th May 4:43 am U.K. Time

OO, a Nixie tube clock! My beau got me one of those for my birhtday last year. Does time or date and sets itself automaticaaly from atomic radio-time signals.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 25th May 4:55 am U.K. Time

Oooohh... you are so lucky... at any rate, for a nifty clock, check this thing out:

http://www.electricstuff.co.uk/nixieg3.jpg

Main page here: http://www.electricstuff.co.uk/nixiegallery.html with links back to the main main page...


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 25th May 8:34 am U.K. Time

die Kuckucksuhr

http://www.to-max.co.jp/cuckoo/cuckoo2.html


Name: John
Email:
bass99@comcast.net
Sunday 25th May 5:18 pm U.K. Time

I just found a sweet site http://mailboxvideo.net for video movies in the Beta format for only $2.99. I bought several (25) and they all were in great shape. I just thought you would like to know. John

Name: David Hadaway
Email:
dha0@excite.com
Sunday 25th May 5:53 pm U.K. Time

To the person with the clogging tape. You could try baking it the way open reel audio tape people have been doing for years. Ask around, or buy a fruit dehydrator at Walmart for 40 bucks, bake at 121 degrees for 6 hours. That's it!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 25th May 5:57 pm U.K. Time

Ah but after that you have to copy it once and then never use it again because that is only a temporary solution.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Sunday 25th May 9:34 pm U.K. Time

Yes, just as I was teling Franny, what if there was a nixie that displayed BI BII BIII or BIs on our beta decks! awww lol! or the other symbols such as << >> > [] O, etc

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 26th May 12:31 am U.K. Time

what does baking the tape do? Make the oxide stick to the binder?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 26th May 12:35 am U.K. Time

flegh! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2931048507&category=4791 Vidimagix with "white screen". and cool looking NECamie vidi switcher http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3026794565&category=32862 There seems to be a lot of goodies on ebay now that i have a bit of money, LOL!

Name: David Hadaway
Email:
dhad0@excite.com
Monday 26th May 1:45 am U.K. Time

It drives the moisture out of the binder, which has become hydrolyzed. They call it "sticky shed syndrome" in the audio field. Baked tapes are good for 30 days; they can be baked again.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 26th May 3:42 am U.K. Time

well I have my eyestalk watching out for this http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3026215488&category=21168 vidicorder.... now if I could just find some tape!

Name: Madness
Email:
lou.siffer@underworld.hl
Monday 26th May 4:19 am U.K. Time

Here's a nixie clock on eBay that uses those giant alpha tube. Works as a clock and "displays thousands of 4-letter words." Thinngs that make you go, "hmmmm!" ;)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3026709127&category=3284


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 26th May 4:28 am U.K. Time

yay, make it cuss... or make it display messages for your family or something, or reminders, etc.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 26th May 4:39 am U.K. Time

Not that I, of all people, mind toilet humor, but technology that swears seems to fascinate normal mortals... I remember back in grade school we had PowerPCs that had a little program on it for the little kiddies that would talk, and the 7th and 8th graders would have a ball making the program say the seven deadlies......

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 26th May 8:03 am U.K. Time

hmmmm-_@_¼¼ [(J}(V}(C}(S}(U}(C}(K}(S}]

Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Monday 26th May 9:13 am U.K. Time

Cheap low-priced plastic SVHS-ET [(J}(V}(C} (S}(U}(C}(K}(S}]

I've had no problem with their premium models.

Sort of like Chevette vs Corvette.


Name: Pepse
Email:
jmsekola@chibardun.net
Monday 26th May 9:27 am U.K. Time

Scott V. Email me, I can't figure out your anyi-spam addy.

Later. Pepse.


Name: David Hadaway
Email:
dhad0@excite.com
Monday 26th May 5:45 pm U.K. Time

That's 121 degrees Fahrenheit, not Celcius!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Tuesday 27th May 12:55 am U.K. Time

LOL I tought it was Celcius.......good idea though

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Tuesday 27th May 12:59 am U.K. Time

How do ya bake it exactly..?...with Microwave...?...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Tuesday 27th May 1:44 am U.K. Time

Not with the microwave. Conventional oven. LOL, hehehe... Let's microwave a JVC deck and see if it still works. Or hook up the Destruct-o-Tron (from that "Mikes Electric Page") to it and see what happens, while it's playing a tape. I wanna see all the sparks and fire! :P :P :P

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 27th May 3:54 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ [([oo])::]

You should be carefull in baking tapes not to pass their Curie point which is the poit where if you heat a magnetic particle ti will begin to randomise and/or take on the characterisics of other magnetic particles.


Name: Noel Higgins
Email:
noel.higgins@aca.gov.au
Tuesday 27th May 4:04 am U.K. Time

Bobby,

I must admit that I baulked at the temperature of 120 deg, but then on thinking about it, I realisde it must be deg F because otherwise the case would warp, -but using a Microwave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The metal leader would probably fry first and that's apart from the damage caused by the water molecules rapidly heating (because 2.4GHz is about their resonant frequency) and melting the layers of tape to oneanother. It's almost worth sacrificing a tape to see what really happens.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 27th May 4:41 am U.K. Time

There are dozens of web sites detailing the fun you can have putting different items in the microwave oven... I think tha electricstuff page has links to them...

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Tuesday 27th May 6:40 am U.K. Time

I know that...but baking a Audio Tape.?...geee never heard it.

Putting the tape into Vacuum Chamber seems logical at some point.

I still dont get the term " baking "


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Tuesday 27th May 3:18 pm U.K. Time

well, what do you do to a cake? You bake it. :) Same thing with the tape, only you are not preparing it for eating, you are preparing it for playing. LOL!

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Tuesday 27th May 4:54 pm U.K. Time

The idea is that with time, tape plastics deteriorate and leaves gaps open to humidity. Humidity makes the tape expand, therefore losing correct tracking.

Baking it is not actually baking it. It's more like heating it just enough so the humidity evaporates, so the tape goes back to its normal state.

Of course, this does not bring back the good condition of the tape plastics, so the problem will come back after a while.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Tuesday 27th May 4:56 pm U.K. Time

Vaccuming seems reasonable than heating, heats deformate magnetic compositions.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Tuesday 27th May 5:00 pm U.K. Time

I know "baking" is just a figure of speech.....heuehueheuheu

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Tuesday 27th May 5:03 pm U.K. Time

Sometimes, especially with 15+ years VCRs, the "clogging heads" problem is less of a tape condition problem than a head wear problem.

As heads wear over time, their core becomes rougher, the drum becomes smoother, heads makes a harder contact with the tape and tends to "scratch" their surface, gathering the oxyde of the tape.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 28th May 4:38 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeeee! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027198723

_@_v - sign in shape of §eta tape! must sleeech! must sleeech!


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 28th May 9:34 am U.K. Time

Olive,

Did you get to pick up your SL-T50ME? Hope it made it there in good condition, I tried to pack it to make the trip.

Also, everyone... Colin is back home, after quad bypass surgery, and doing OK.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 28th May 10:12 am U.K. Time

_@_v - hasn't shown up yet. stupid mailslug didn't put it on his truck even though he had another package that was going to my house...

scraaaape~[ ==:::::]_____oo - mokie okie...


Name: George Laugharne
Email:
custombuilduk@btopenworld.com
Wednesday 28th May 1:51 pm U.K. Time

I have just put 150 or more Betamax films up for sale at the following address:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2286&item=3329533358

I thought you may be interested

Kind regards to you all George


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 28th May 5:15 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - well i'm officially a legitimate §etaPAL poster now...

_@_v - sleechy-T50ME came today and it's totally awesome! haddda replace the cassette doors which were prolly removed at some point because of a poorly designed light fixture that I ended up removing (lite burned out anyway) to be able to have tape flipper doors.

_@_v - i've noticed that none of my beta remotes will work with this unit. did sony make different remote codes for the T50 ME or PAL betas that aren't compatible with NTSC §eta remotes?

_@_v - now alls i needs is some sleechy PAL/SECAM tapes to feed my new §eta baby...

_@_v - i'm a happy happy snail...


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 28th May 5:21 pm U.K. Time

Yeah Olive... I've heard that those units need a special remote that was I think unique to the multisystem ones... I'd check the Sony DAPC just in case, however. You never know. Well at any rate I think you'll need something capable of displaying a PAL signal to work with it, I think... But then again lots of Macintosh computers have video inputs... my PC has them and it will handle any video standard except really obscure stuff like British 405-line and 875 line X-ray video...

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 28th May 5:55 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - Well, you're right about Macintoshes being able to nominally handle PAL signals. I have a digital camera with PAL output capability and it was able to show a PAL picture through the T50 to the Mac. It was an odd aspect ratio and not centered but it was in color.

Output to my TV was a B/W image slightly out of phase or sorta flickery so I guess I'll need a PAL converter box or something like that to play PAL tapes. When Brenda sends me the 2 or 3 PAL tapes she'd managed to acquire I'll know for sure...


Name: Jurgen
Email:
hermesj@sprint.ca
Wednesday 28th May 6:42 pm U.K. Time

Hi all, I have a Sony betamax SL HFR 70 VCR with a defective load mechanism. One guide pin (there are two of them) that flips up at the periphery of the wind-up ring when the tape loads has broken. Now I am looking for either such pin, or, another broken or pretty well any condition (with intact pins, of course)SL HFR 70 Betamax unit. I am in Canada, Ontario. Can anyone help, I would hate to give up my Beta.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 28th May 8:30 pm U.K. Time

Is the pin broken or broken off? If it's just bent wrong you can maybe coax it back into place. Otherwise that's gonna be an exasperating pain to replace...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 28th May 11:42 pm U.K. Time

Olive,

I think it's cheaper to buy a PAL capable TV anymore than it is to buy a convertor. My current computer monitor is a totally sleechy LG that has built in TV tuner for NTSC/PAL/SECAM and NICAM stereo audio (which is what Korea uses for stereo TV sound). I don't know if it will deal with BTSC/MTS sound or not, since I have no way to test that here. But the tuner is nice, it just goes and finds whatever is out there, and you lable it yourself (channel number plus 8 characters of text) I take it you forced PAL output just to see what it looked like on your NTSC television.. *ggg* Not to worry, there are two PAL tapes and your remote on their way to you, hopefully it will not be too long a wait for those.


Name: Max
Email:
mxh@gmx.de
Wednesday 28th May 11:43 pm U.K. Time

Hello everyone

Can anyone please tell me if the Sony SL-C9 has HIFI Stereo or not?The machine has RCA connectors for left and right, but it doesn't say anything about stereo on the deck. The manual is lost unfortunately. And if it's no hassle, what is that ED mode on NTSC versions? That is some kind of longplay mode right? Is there a page that shows all the features of the NTSC models?

Thanks a lot Regards Max


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 29th May 12:12 am U.K. Time

The SL-C9 is somewhat superiour to its NTSC cousin the SL-2500 because the C9 has Linear audio. it's got no HiFi sound but stereo sound. Tapes that have that kind of stereo MIGHT have the words "Dolby noise reduction on the linear tracks" since Linear Stereo was released for consumers where the C9 was released... over here we have some VHS decks with linear stereo and they say that on the tapes for them... I have a linear stereo VHS deck with dolby and at SP the sound is OK (It's a pro deck so it handles no other speed)... I can't immagine it at something like SLP though.... ugh....

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Thursday 29th May 1:33 am U.K. Time

Eeee! Found a 1983 Canon portable VHSamie (penisonique OEM presumably) that has Dolby. It says its a "4 HEAD" but I only find 2 heads on the drum. Did they mount them right after each other (1,2) (3,4)? Anyways, this VHSamie has the clearest still picture I've ever seen! And it's (I think) only a 2 head (even though it says 4)! I just wish it had a remote, though. Saw an old Spamyo toploader @ the flee market... Stupid moron wanted $80 for it!

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 29th May 2:06 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eee! does ennybody have a service manual for the SL-T50ME? i wanna get the part number and or spex for the various incandescent indicator lights - yes this fluquer uses incandescent lights all over the place. i hadda replace one of the ones that indicated the system being used (PAL/SECAM/NTSC4.43/NTSC2.58) but i hadda use whatever small bulb that came to hand (and I couldn't use x-mas tree bulbs) and it's not as bright as the rest of them.

_@_v - also i'm sure the rest of them are likely to fizz out sooner or later....

_@_v - it's funny that this not only had a light to tell you there was a tape inside but it had a light that glowed under the tape door (the one i had to remove in order to have a working tape door in place) when a tape was inserted - belt and suspenders...

_@_v - i wish Sony had made a multisystem VCR more geared to North American users. like with a channel 2/3 rf output and standard US RCA and RF jacks instead of the European connectors this thing has. I'd be amazed if Radio Shack actually has the connectors I'd need to hook this up to my cable TV...

_@_v - dang tho it's transport functions are like butter - Sony musta outsourced with Land-o-lakes on this model.

_@_v - and the slo-mo and still frame are as near perfect as you can ever expect to get with a 2 head VCR...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Thursday 29th May 3:11 am U.K. Time

eepah! I knaux what you mean; my VP-5000 u-mie is the same way with ultra-smooth (gentle super-well-maintained govt u-mie rumble, awww!) loading ring assembly. It's superquiet and gives off a gentle rumble.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 29th May 3:13 am U.K. Time

Olive you are a lucky, lucky woman... I think those multisystem models are mostly relatives of my SL-HF-900 and its kin (GCS-50, etc...) so understandabley they would be spectacular... I had my eye on sunking's SL-800ME but he wanted $30 just for the shipping and the ol' green is being saved around here. At any rate I envy you. as to incandescent lamps, try these on for obscure... try finding one that will work as the tape detection lamp in a Umatic deck. Try finding a display lamp for a Marantz 2220B reciever! Looks like a fuse but ISN'T one! BWAHAHAHAH!!!!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 29th May 3:14 am U.K. Time

Rrrghh! Absolutebeta got his grimey hands on the 800ME! he paid $37 for it (Plus shipping...) and you gaurantee it'll go up most likely 1000%

Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somethingorother.com
Thursday 29th May 3:39 am U.K. Time

Olive: Y'wanna PAL tape for your T-50ME? Still have this "Buggs Bunny Show" tape which I believe is from the UK. Be happy to ship it off t'ya if ya want. I have no way to view it here.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 29th May 6:30 am U.K. Time

Olive, Radio Shack should still have "grain of wheat" or "grain of rice" bulbs in stock. Those should be 12V ones (Catalog #: 272-1141) on that machine. All the bulbs worked when I was using it, so some must have been on the edge and didn't survive the trip.. sorry. :(

I believe I have the channel output set up for UHF 31 or 35, I'm not sure. I thought I had given you a set of BNC>RCA adaptors with that, if not, then I will send them to you. Also should have been a PAL>F adaptor as well. Let me know, please.

Sean: Those "fuse lamps" have typically been available at Radio Shack also. If not, then you can order them from MCM Electronics (25-090). I believe most of those were 8 Volt, but they have 6 and 12V as well.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 29th May 6:36 am U.K. Time

Olive:

BTW, Radio Shark DOES have those adaptors, you can pick them up there if you really need them in a hurry, but as I have them here, I can ship them off to you. They really should have been in the box with the machine.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 29th May 6:38 am U.K. Time

Thanks for the info, Brenda. Radio shack doesn't have the fuse lamps any more... I gave them fits trying to find them... special ordered some bulbs that met the voltage specs and read in the description of base "End caps"... they were perhaps threefold too large physically... I couldn't send them back, they're still floating around here somewhere. I did find them eventually from a local TV shop (It's GOOD to be friends with TV repairmen.)

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 29th May 6:40 am U.K. Time

On a funny sidenote, every time someone said they'd send me a deck with some adapters (VCRGary has done this, among other people, but don't hold it against him, he's busy and I'm otherwise impressed with the quality of his services overall (mostly based on tech support he's given me)) but I've frequently bought decks "as-is" only to find many helpful adapters on the back pannel!!!

Name: Reelmaster
Email:
videoman@senet.com.au
Thursday 29th May 7:31 am U.K. Time

Hi guys, my beloved SONY SLC6AS PAL Betamax has finally been cured of its capstan servo lock failure and i will be able to play my hundreds of originals again. Although i have plenty, i want more, do any of you guys in the UK have some horror,sci fi,action & adventure,comedy or suspense movies for sale. Are there any australians on here that have some for sale. Must be originals only. I find myself lucky that my machine which cost me $50 dollars five years ago has run extremely well, with only new belts being needed late last year. I only know one person in australia that has betamax and his is a Sanyo which i despise. Any help with movies is greatly appreciated. My betamax and other equipment is viewable at http://au.photos.yahoo.com/matt1473au

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 29th May 10:58 am U.K. Time

_@_v - Reelmaster by any chance do you live near Perth? My mom is visiting a 'long lost' aunt thisOctober. Any helpful tourist info would be appreciated.

_@_v - Anyone have a copy of the SL-T50-ME manual? If I input an NTSC signal can I turn it into a PAL tape? And play it back as NTSC?

_@_v - Brenda, there was one BNC connector on the back of the VCR but no other adapters as far as I could tell. might hafta rattle the box in case there were more.

_@_v - also I think the one light that burnt out that I replaced was running for a little while but subsequently died while I was working on the VCR. This will probably be an occasional-use VCR like my SL-5400 unless I can get it to output PAL to my regular TV. I don't think my poor TV can take yet another Beta stacked on top of it unless I can custom-make a shelf or something....


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 29th May 11:06 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! all them tasty beta movies! you'll never hafta leave the house...

_@_v - you ever record episodes of this australian comedy show about broadcast journalism? i forget the title but comedy central ran a few episodes of it in the 90s. one of the episodes concerned this poor guy's wife getting eaten by a croccie and the devious way the reporter and his editor manages to snag an interview...


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 29th May 11:08 am U.K. Time

_@_v - and yeah i'd love a bugs bunny PAL tape. just cut the 'n¿spam' and change the ¿¿'s to oo's...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 29th May 11:48 am U.K. Time

Olive:

I think I can answer your PAL/NTSC question. From what I was able to find out, if you try to record an NTSC signal while in PAL mode (forced), it will basically leave you with a mess. This is because of the scan rates being different on NTSC and PAL (15,750/60 vs. 16,750/50) and since the tracking aligns itself with the horizontal sync pulses, you most likely would have no sync on the resultant recording. You can always (well, more or less) play back PAL tapes on a modern NTSC television (because they can sync to a wider range of pulses than the old sets) but it may roll, and of course will not have color.

Note: there are actually TWO tuners in that machine, and you need to select PAL/SECAM or NTSC inside the tuner adjustment panel to be able to receive your local stations. PAL/SECAM use a 7 MHz wide channel with audio at 5.5 MHz above the video, where NTSC uses a 6 MHz wide channel with audio 4.5 MHz above the video (both systems place the video carrier 1.5 MHz above the lower channel edge).


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 29th May 12:01 pm U.K. Time

Olive:

This is the best price I have found on a PAL>NTSC convertor. Read the ad carefully, as it is mainly for NTSC>PAL, but they also sell the other way round.

http://www.laservision.co.uk/ntsc_pal_convertor.htm


Name: George Laugharne
Email:
custombuilduk@btopenworld.com
Thursday 29th May 12:25 pm U.K. Time

Hi again to all you Betamax fans,

I got so inundated with emails asking for a list of the 150+ films for sale that I have listed them all on the page....Here's the link if you are interested:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2286&item=3329533358

Kind regards George


Name: Max
Email:
mxh@gmx.de
Thursday 29th May 12:27 pm U.K. Time

Sean, thanks for the info. But please, what is linear audio? Or linear Stereo? I am not into all this stuff. Kind Regards, Max

Name: George Laugharne
Email:
custombuilduk@btopenworld.com
Thursday 29th May 12:28 pm U.K. Time

Here's a link for a Toshiba V31b Betamax Video too

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3318&item=3027315986

Kind regards George


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 29th May 1:08 pm U.K. Time

Linear Audio refers to the 'line' or band of audio track that runs the length of the recorded tape. The linear audio head is separate from the rotating 'helical-scan' video head, and is fixed in place to record it's track along that edge of the tape. This had also records the control track along the bottom edge of the tape.

The video (and HiFi audio) is recorded in diagonal swaths by the rotating video heads along the centre band of the video tape.

================================= <-audio track

///////////////////////////////// <-video (and HiFi) tracks

--------------------------------- <-control track


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 29th May 1:09 pm U.K. Time

The tracks I drew don't seem to line up right but you should get the basic idea.

================================= <-audio track

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////// <-video (and HiFi) tracks

----------------------------------------- <-control track


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 29th May 1:10 pm U.K. Time

Third time's the charm.

========================== <-audio track (one track for mono, two for linear stereo)

///////////////////////////////////////////////////////// <-video (and HiFi) tracks

----------------------------------------- <-control track


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Thursday 29th May 1:35 pm U.K. Time

But you forgot to put the legal disclaimer that they "aren't drawn according to scale." :P

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 29th May 2:14 pm U.K. Time

Of course, Jesse, they aren't drawn to scale. Television picture simulated. Your results may vary. Batteries not included. Do not fold, spindle or mutilate.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 29th May 4:48 pm U.K. Time

"We now inform you that objects in mirror may seem further from reality than they are"

Name: Scott
Email:
scottveazie@hotmailthatdoesnotacceptspam.com
Thursday 29th May 4:48 pm U.K. Time

Does anyone on this chat page own a SL-HF2100 or know someone who does?

~Scott


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 29th May 5:45 pm U.K. Time

Here's one on E-bay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027400909

You'd better be prepared to sell a kidney or your firstborn as the bidding's already up to $750 US or so


Name: Bobby
Email:
Longh@rnMilestoneFive
Thursday 29th May 6:47 pm U.K. Time

I got HF950 that cant run Hifi.....anybody can help.......

##########################################################


Name: Bobby
Email:
Longh@rnMilestoneFive
Thursday 29th May 7:01 pm U.K. Time

Another Buggy Mikrosovo Beta XP shyet just making code name LONGHORN bluffing windows.________________Mikrosovo makes BETA OS and never have SOLID platform and we are paying license and tax for a bunch of zhiiiittttt.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Friday 30th May 4:09 am U.K. Time

Well, crap. I have a stupid 1996 Cassiopeia A-11 PDA whose tapscreen busted (cracked), and I removed the glass (LCD was fine). Meanie Japs made a difficult display connector, and I have neither the time or patience to put it back together. Anyone want to reassemble/connect it for me? :( Pleeeease?

Name: Reelmaster
Email:
videoman@senet.com.au
Friday 30th May 4:17 am U.K. Time

No sorry, i'm in adelaide, 2 days drive from perth. Had a look at the items for sale on ebay but nothing particularly interesting.

Name: Bobby
Email:
Longhorn@MilestoneFive
Friday 30th May 4:26 am U.K. Time

Window LONGHORN.......whatta a heck anyway.......

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Friday 30th May 4:26 am U.K. Time

http://www.deadzoom.com/member/spyder/bata5.JPG what is this sun on the 2100 for?

Name: Bobby
Email:
LonghornMilestone@Five.com
Friday 30th May 4:42 am U.K. Time

and this NINE MSN explorer makes a junk Browser a complete idiot.

WELCOME TO

Longhorn XP Professional.

Regards Bull Geeks


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 30th May 5:21 am U.K. Time

On top of being contradictory, your comments are off-topic.

Name: joel schwartz
Email:
joedisco42@aol.com
Friday 30th May 10:08 am U.K. Time

jesse---it is a type of tape motion indicator--

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Friday 30th May 1:33 pm U.K. Time

hmph... I wonder why sony chose RED as the display/tapscreen indicator. Too bad it couldn't have been green. Well, I wonder if Sony will produce a 50th anniversary Betamax, LOL.... :( I also wonder how many of ours will be working by then!

Name: Bobby
Email:
LONGH@RNmilestoneFIVE
Friday 30th May 4:29 pm U.K. Time

That's not contradictory, a Reality that we face. Off topic yes, but a good input for everyone who likes computing. Seems to me its a BETA version though 'he' didnt mention it. It's very fast in Installations, gorgeous Desktop Interface, have a Taskbar and SlideBar. Broadband oriented connections, Added folder properties. IE version 6.05,WME 9.0 etc.Many development here and there but still a twin of XP professional. Took time to reach Final version, hope don't end up like Millenium.

Not bad for a 'BETA' version.


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 30th May 7:36 pm U.K. Time

The calendar in my 1000 goes as far as 2065. Or somewhere around there. I certainly expect it to work until then ! Why would they have made the calendar that long if it was not supposed to reach that date ??

Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somethingorother.com
Friday 30th May 8:14 pm U.K. Time

The HF1000 goes upta 2065?? I'll havta check mine when I get home. As for why, I guess the same question applies to computers: Why does the bios clock go upto 2099 when any given system is obsolete within a year or so? One of those unknowns.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 30th May 8:39 pm U.K. Time

Well, do you really expect a Windoze PC to last until then? Maybe it will be fine for some grandma who wants to check her mail or something and print out recipes, etc. BTW Brenda I found a Sony Component Tuner model VTX-1100R. Is that similar to what you were talking about? I have yet to hook it up, but looks like I can finally ditch the Spamsung for stereo audio on my Sleech-300.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 30th May 9:30 pm U.K. Time

I"ve got one of those VTX-tuners, Jesse. They're neat to play around with and make good distribution boxes for signal and they convert RF to video and vice-versa. Nifty item. Full functionality is not achieved without the monitor they go to, which is something like KV-1900CH but I'm not sure.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Saturday 31st May 1:33 am U.K. Time

grrrr! Well, Sean, does it output true stereo audio or just "hifi" like the 300? I am so confused with mine! I want to use it as a tuner so I can have stereo audio on the 300, but it doesn't give me line video out; it's so confusing!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 31st May 2:13 am U.K. Time

Do you mean does it output MTS television stereo? I'm not sure about the VTX-1100R, I have the VTX-1000R and it does not say anything about MTS on it and you'd think there would be a way to monitor to see if the MTS is comming in. I doubt that it does. The VTX-1100R might, it might not. I do not have to worry about that as my cable system has boxes with stereo outputs.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 31st May 2:23 am U.K. Time

_@_v - does that tuner thingie have a SAP switch? does it have an MPX plug?

_@_v - if it doesn't have a SAP switch and does have an MPX plug it's probably a mono tuner intended for use with the MLV-1100 MTS adapter.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 31st May 2:26 am U.K. Time

_@_v - with a model number of VTX-1100R it's likely that it was intended to mate with the MLV-1100.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 31st May 2:27 am U.K. Time

Yes I think it has an MPX plug. It could probably be used with that MPX adapter...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 31st May 2:29 am U.K. Time

Yep it's got an MPX plug... see it there in the photo in this auction for one? The case of that remote is milled from solid aluminum, it weighs about 45 pounds. At any rate the MTS adapter would look really cool with that thing... Now I've gotta hunt one down for mine... so we know the VTX-1000R needs an adapter, but does the VTX-1100R???

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 31st May 2:36 am U.K. Time

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3026625829&category=21517

Seems to be the basic tuner for that series of Trinitons... can anyone confirm if it's the KV-1900CH? The 6-pin DIN output is also on the VTX-1000R


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 31st May 6:07 am U.K. Time

Madness, that's 2085 actually.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@howtomail.com
Saturday 31st May 8:12 am U.K. Time

When BIOS clock go crazy, try check the Lithium Batt maybe weak-//-the connector might not have a good contact to the batt surface //there's static interference in your MOBO//some software bug//.

Try update the Flash BIOS using flash utility from your MOBO manufacturer.((dont do this unless you know what you're doin)).


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@howtomail.com
Saturday 31st May 8:13 am U.K. Time

Hope it is 2003.

Name: Derek Smith
Email:
derekrsmith@ntlworld.com
Saturday 31st May 10:25 am U.K. Time

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to the list and i'm looking for any footage of Grampian Television or Scottish Television on VC 2000 ,Beta ,or N 1500 formats if anyone has any old tapes to sell from the two Scottish ITV regions please get intouch .

Thanks Derek.


Name: graham
Email:
arian0770@yahoo.co.uk
Saturday 31st May 10:57 am U.K. Time

sony slhf950 pal model needs psu,part poss deleted/unavailable trade for high end analogue tape deck,svhs home recorder,quality dvd player or why? uk only thanks

Name: Bill Stronach
Email:
caol@btinternet.com
Saturday 31st May 5:44 pm U.K. Time

Several people have recently mentioned multistandard Betas with SECAM. Is that SECAM L for France or one of the other variants such as East or Middle East or the B/G used in parts of Africa? I do TVDX, and when conditions are right I can receive from Caen, Boulogne, Dunkerque and Lille in northern France. I can watch in colour on my multistandard TV, but can only record in B/W. I've considered buying a cheap VHS VCR when I'm in Paris - they're all dual standard now - but if I do buy I'd prefer Beta. Would have to be very cheap though!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@howtomail.com
Saturday 31st May 6:01 pm U.K. Time

Isn't SL800ME is a good choice for backup.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 31st May 8:35 pm U.K. Time

Bill,

As far as I can see from the charts, the only difference in SECAM systems is the channel layout. The tuners in the SL-T**ME series are not locked to specific channels, so should be able to be tuned to just about any station within their tuning range.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 31st May 11:21 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - The SL-T50ME says that it gets Secam 1 and 2...

_@_v - seems it was only a matter of time before the one you sent me would attract a crowd...

http://members.aol.com/oliveelthomas//Goofy_Olive_Stuff/Betasnailies.jpg


Name: Max
Email:
mxh@gmx.de
Sunday 1st June 12:07 am U.K. Time

Thank you all for helping me out. I have still another question concerning linear audio: Linear stereo as being implemented in the C9 is the same as the mono sound on mono VHS VCRs? Apart from not being stereo, it's the same method of recording the sound, right? Do any VHS VCRs have linear Stereo? Another question to Super Beta Pro: This probably also existed on NTSC machines. Are PRO-X tapes still being produced? I can find normal beta tapes in a few stores in town but no PRO-X tapes. Are the tapes made for a specific video format? Or could I use NTSC PRO-X tapes in my PAL machine?

Thanks a lot for you help

Regards Max


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 1st June 12:49 am U.K. Time

The linear stereo on the SL-C9 is basically the mono channel split into two tracks. I don't think the tuner on the C9 could pick up a stereo signal but if you have a cable box or satellite reciever (or another VCR) with stereo output you could record a stereo signal through the line-in jacks. Also if you have a video camera like the HVC-4000P which has a pair of external microphone plugs and two microphones you could record a live image in stereo. You could also audio dub in stereo or leave one track alone and dub narration onto the second track. HiFi had better sound, but you couldn't post dub HiFi onto a tape.

I think maybe some of the early VHS machines had linear stereo till video HiFi came out in the mid-80s. Professional-grade VHS machines have linear stereo as well as HiFi stereo.

Does anyone know if Sony released any profesional-grade Betas with insert video and audio editing capability - like the NTSC GCS-50 or the SLO-383 VCRs?


Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Sunday 1st June 2:46 am U.K. Time

2085 on the 1000 calendar?? Calendars have been one of my only gripes with Sony VCRs. The calendars on my two decks only go through 15 years- 1990-2005 on the SLV-R5UC, and 1993-2008 on the SLV-751HF. The SL-HF600 and SL-5200 don't have internal calendars. Regarding the post about linear stereo on VHS decks: I have 2 portable VHS recorders from the early or mid 80's that have linear stereo, and my high school has two JVC industrial VHS decks and a Panasonic prosumer deck that have linear stereo. Likewise these also date from the early 80's. All of the linear stereo decks also have "Dolby System" noise reduction. Like Franny said, linear stereo was essentially phased out when VHS hi-fi was introduced because the sound quality of hi-fi was vastly superior (especially in the LP and EP modes, where the tape runs slow and really reduces the linear sound quality). I have noticed that quite a few pre-recorded movies are still recorded in linear stereo (and with Dolby NR) which is pretty funny considering that harldly anybody has a linear stereo VCR or one that can decode the noise reduction.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Sunday 1st June 3:59 am U.K. Time

but still NR makes things a lil quieter. I suppose that my Penisonique OEM (Canon) VHSamie portable is a linear stereo one. Damn it.... I wanted HIFI! :(

Name: Mike Berlin
Email:
michaelberlin@charter.net
Sunday 1st June 4:09 am U.K. Time

Does anyone know if a Betamax Deck will play a BetaSP tape?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Sunday 1st June 5:28 am U.K. Time

No it will not, and it's not advisable to put it in your beta deck as it will wear away the heads. Or so I've been told. How can you say no to this face!!? http://198.64.168.72/A123IH/4b88da44-1432-4d7a-8377-68e1ef3e76d2/JM1TA221521724193/07/webimage001l.jpg

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Sunday 1st June 5:29 am U.K. Time

eeee! - (oo)(=(*_*)=)(oo) ____@_** lum-di-dum..... :) Do any of you use your betas every day to record a TV show you catch daily or something? I do, AMC! LOL!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 1st June 5:54 am U.K. Time

I'm not a soap opera person but I sure as hell use my HF-900 to do my "everyday" recordings. I have tons of tapes including Pro-X tapes. My camcorder stuff is now split between my GCS-1 and my CCD-V110 (What you'd call a "Pro8amie", Jesse). If it's something I really want to keep, it's either done as BIs on a Pro-X or if it's longer I blow in for an S-VHS tape to feed the HR-S5500U.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 1st June 9:40 am U.K. Time

sleech! sleech! sleech! yah, sleech sleech sleech!

/________oo__

(oo)(=(*_*)=)(oo)

||___________||


Name: Antoine raffoul
Email:
nazareth41@aol.com
Sunday 1st June 3:47 pm U.K. Time

Can anyone help: I have the original Sony Betamax C7 VCR machine which needs repairs to the 'charcoal heads' I am told. Does anyone know where to service this great machine in the Greater London (UK) area?

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@howtomail.com
Sunday 1st June 6:20 pm U.K. Time

That's not a 'charcoal' head It's a Rotary Head/Like Carbon Based Metallic compound.

Mostly 'Two Eye' Rotary Head can be replaced by Comparison Table;ie(Like HF150 Head can be used to HF77 and vice versa). I have the Chart but i forgot where i put. Two Head VCR more easier to replace than 4 one/easy to find part and comparison item.

Dont worry be happy.


Name: tom S.
Email:
tom334@yahoo.com
Sunday 1st June 7:19 pm U.K. Time

I have 2 questions I hope someone can answer. First is there a difference between beta and betamax or is one just short for the other. Second, how big are these tape(s) in relation to a VHS tape. Hope someone can answer this, thanks.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 1st June 9:12 pm U.K. Time

Beta, Betamax, Betacord, Betavision, are all the same. "Beta" is just short for Betamax and the others are the names from different companies. The tapes are a bit smaller than VHS, almost exactly the size of a paperback novel. They're a little heavier too because the construction is better.

Name: Brenda Pacewicz
Email:
bpace2@netscape.net
Sunday 1st June 9:14 pm U.K. Time

I have 2 old beta players that no longer work. If anyone would like them for parts if interested please email. thanks SL-HFT7 Beta HiFi SL-HF750 SuperBeta HiFi

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 1st June 10:00 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! i'd take 'em both!!!

Name: Ronald Edwards
Email:
Ron1265@aol.com
Monday 2nd June 1:27 am U.K. Time

Hello I am looking for several Specials that aired on TV in the 70's. Does anyone have access to the Natalie Cole Special that aired in 1978, also I'm looking for any Natalie Cole footage during the 70,s, 80's especially Natalie on Mike Douglas, Midnight Special, Solid Gold ect., Please e-mail me at Ron1265@aol.com. will pay for footages including Live performances

Thx Ronald


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 2nd June 3:00 am U.K. Time

well does anyone have old tapes of local newscasts or All My Children episodes taped? I want to start a collection of old news jingles, and would like to see AMC from the very beginning. LOL, find the U-mie masters! awwww!!! VP-5000 would be a very happy deck! Is it true that in the 70s ABC reused u-mie master tapes from some game shows instead of buying new ones because they were so expensive? :( I found some L-830 UHG tapes @ the flee market, and 1 virgin Ampex 30 min Betamiecam tape. The Pro8amie has an ENG look to it, right? Or the CCD-V8! That's the one I want!!!!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 2nd June 3:03 am U.K. Time

Is it all right to laugh @ people who set RIDICULOUS start and BIN prices for silly items such as this: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027791044&category=39830 :( I feel soo sorry for them.. I'd feel bad if I did laugh at them, like I am tempted to do @ the flee market when they tell me they want $150 for a Powerbook 150C!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 2nd June 3:16 am U.K. Time

Yes to both your questions, Jesse. the CCD-V110 I have has an ENG look to it, especially with the top-mounted shotgun mic I have for it. It even says "pro8" on the side and you could kill cockroaches with the manual. It's also just fine to laugh at morons like that. $99 for an L-830... maybe for halfadozen boxes of L-830s, but for ONE, well, it's the million dollar pencil theory!

Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somethingorother.com
Monday 2nd June 6:48 am U.K. Time

Here's the same dude selling a PDmagnetics tapes for the same rediculous price: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027791078&category=39830

Even more ironic is the fact that eBay created a Beta VCR category (39830) but replaced the Beta tape one for an "other formats" one.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 2nd June 7:30 am U.K. Time

Jeez, Madness, and he can't even spell. What is this world comming to... the tape has "FOOTAAGE OF A PARACDE" on it, whatever that is... :)

Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somethingorother.com
Monday 2nd June 9:30 am U.K. Time

Yeah, I noticed that myself. Makes me wonder just what he'd been smokin'. ;)

Name: Peter Lindholm
Email:
peter@raster.se
Monday 2nd June 10:32 am U.K. Time

Hello everyone, Can anyone help me? I'm looking for high quality pictures of the following videorecorders for a book I am producing: SL-6300, Sony CV2000, Sony Umatic (any model), Sony ED Beta Pro 9000.

If you have this, please let me know. If not, any hints on where I can find it is appreciated.

Peter


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Monday 2nd June 12:42 pm U.K. Time

Hell, I'll sell him every tape I have for $5 each... :) Someone really should tell him that ßeta tapes run around ~$3.00 each...

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 2nd June 2:34 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - my nomination for the stupidest, and certainly the most pointless product ever put out by the Japanese electronics industry...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3028240826

Teac "o'casse" open reel cassette system. You got 4 reels of tape cassette and a takeup reel to thread into an itty-bitty cassette housing. The whole point of the compact cassette is so you wouldn't have to be bothered threading tape...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 2nd June 4:18 pm U.K. Time

well leave it to the meanie Japs to make something like that; I've been LOOKING for cassette tapes that have those little reels in them! You know how when you buy a walkman or something it comes with a paper insert that has a cassette printed on it? That's how those tapes look, and I want some tapes that have little reels like that, LOL!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 2nd June 4:19 pm U.K. Time

teacy tiki tiki!!! [(O)(O)]....**__@__ threading is such a pain.... [(O)..............___@_**....(O) eeeeeee! get back here!

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 2nd June 5:32 pm U.K. Time

_@_@_¼¼ - what the ?!? i grow an extra shell?

_@_¼¼ - I used to have one of those tapes with the little reels in them (not the o'casse type with interchangable reels) but it got eaten or something and I bent the reels tryingto threads some new tape in them.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 2nd June 6:54 pm U.K. Time

Having squished the JVC deck the SL-10 settles down in his easy chair to a night of television with the remote by his side...

http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_ea995a4d2577d0c0e0576da29a5963cf/i-1.JPG


Name: Meandme
Email:
s4ever40@hotmail.com
Monday 2nd June 11:13 pm U.K. Time

hey, I'm looking for a name of a movie that was only for betamax. it is a movie of a boy, an gigantic snake called dana and a black man, can someone help me with the names of these movies? tnx

Name: Reelmaster
Email:
videoman@senet.com.au
Monday 2nd June 11:37 pm U.K. Time

My toshiba VW80 8 head VHS VCR has digital noise reduction and alot of the tapes i buy from the USA are linear stereo and encoded in dolby b type NR. My toshiba also has HIFI and NICAM digital hifi So VHS ain't that bad, i watched the unrated version of pitch black yesterday and the quality is awesome but of course i have never used or seen an NTSC betamax recorder and original movie. Does NTSC betamax have 220 lines of chroma vertical resolution. I found a website with information on all the formats and VHS PAL has 140 lines, VHS NTSC 160 but BETAMAX PAL 200.

I notice that the C6 sony is not very popular here. Is this model hard to find or is it just too old. The machine is only mono but all tapes i play are played back with crisp,clear and loud sound , much better than some hifi vhs tapes i have. A great machine If i could afford it, i'd buy a digital beta machine and record off TV with it.


Name: Roderick
Email:
rode123rick@stage456safety78.com
Monday 2nd June 11:55 pm U.K. Time

I have put a SL-C9E up for auction on Ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027999654

It is not in working order but could be useful for spares. It comes with the original manual and remote (RM-212). The unit is in Sydney, Australia. Email any questions, just remove all numbers from the address


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 3rd June 12:56 am U.K. Time

Anyone have any info on the SL-HF 560? Saw one on offer on eBay and was wondering if it's a PAL deck or multisystem or just a multivoltage unit?

Name: evol
Email:
evolart@hotmail.com
Tuesday 3rd June 1:37 am U.K. Time

I recently came upon 2 Sony SL-2000 BetaPak portables (original boxes and everything is still wrapped up and untouched)

I'd like to sell one and keep the other but I might be persuaded to sell both.

So for now I've got 1 uber mint condition SL-2000 with everything! Email me if your interested. =)


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 3rd June 1:49 am U.K. Time

Is that just the SL-2000 or did you get TT-2000 tuner modules with them? They're worth a little more with the tuners but not by much. $35 to $75 is about the general price range but you can get them for less and they've been sold for more...

Here are some pix of the SL-HF 560 I'd found on eBay. It seems to be a multivoltage version of the SL-HF 350. I don't think it's a PAL unit because it has standard US A/V and RF connections. Any other opinions?

http://photos.groups.yahoo.com/group/thebetamaxvideographer/lst?.dir=/SL-HF+560+pix&.src=gr


Name: evol
Email:
evolart@hotmail.com
Tuesday 3rd June 2:26 am U.K. Time

Actually it's a SL-2000 and TT-2000, my friend was mistaken both are brand new nothing has been taken out of their packages.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 3rd June 2:51 am U.K. Time

Well if you or he wants a working beta VCR then you'll need both units and obviously can disregard my message...

Olive: I've seen some "off" models like that before, perhaps you've heard of the SL-HF-780D??? I've got photos (bad ones from Ebay) but none of the back panel... The manual, however, is in English and some other language... French, Spanish, Italian, Esperanto, who knows... I'm not good with languages.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 3rd June 3:17 am U.K. Time

_@_v - yeep! got pix of the 780 from the samE-bay source....

Name: Steve Whelan
Email:
stevewhelan_mcr@anti_spamhotmail.com
Tuesday 3rd June 10:49 am U.K. Time

This is a response to the following post:

Name: graham Email: arian0770@yahoo.co.uk Saturday 31st May 10:57 am U.K. Time sony slhf950 pal model needs psu,part poss deleted/unavailable trade for high end analogue tape deck,svhs home recorder,quality dvd player or why? uk only thanks

-------------------

If you read this, I am interested in buying your machine. Your e-mail address is not accepting messages [mailbox full] so please contact me [remove "anti_spam"] from the address above - it stops autoscanning of chatpages]. If you want to do a swap, I have a Denon 3head dual Capstan tape deck in pretty good condition that I don't use, plus cash your way.

Cheers,

Steve


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 3rd June 1:25 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - I love the dumb things people say in eBay ads...

_@_v - an ad for an SL-300 overanalyzed ala James Lileks ( http://www.lileks.com/ )....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3028448638&category=39830

"Considered by many to be a very rare model."

_@_v - and that holds what significance? Is that supposed to be an opinion on the merits of the VCR? Does that mean it was an unpopular clunker that nobody wanted the first time around? Or that people think it's rare on account of their stupidity or they can't count or something? Did you do market research on people's opinion on the rarity of this?


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Tuesday 3rd June 1:37 pm U.K. Time

eeeeee! Hey evol how much do you want for the SL-2000amie?????

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Tuesday 3rd June 1:37 pm U.K. Time

nooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2417967509&sspagename=ADME%3AB%3ASS%3AUS%3A1

Name: vincep
Email:
vinceparis@ureach.com
Tuesday 3rd June 1:51 pm U.K. Time

I am here in the US and would like to purchase a Beta PAL tape. Can I play a Beta PAL tape in my US Sony Betamax ? I really don't know the difference between a NTSC and a PAL tape, if there is any difference. Would appreciate any insight on this !

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 3rd June 2:05 pm U.K. Time

The only thing you could do with a PAL tape is record over it. Unless you have a multisystem machine, you can do nothing with a PAL tape but record over it. PAL is a different system from NTSC so you won't get a picture or HiFi sound, and the linear sound will be the wrong speed.

Name: vincep
Email:
vinceparis@ureach.com
Tuesday 3rd June 2:27 pm U.K. Time

Sean,

That's what I needed to know... Thanks for the info


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 3rd June 2:33 pm U.K. Time

You're very welcome.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Tuesday 3rd June 4:51 pm U.K. Time

Dammit.. We've had a bunch of power fluctuations (because of "storms") and I've had to keep resetting a week's worth of programming (AMC, hehe :D) on the 300. I wonder what modifications would need to be done to it so that it has about 5 seconds or so of reserve power to keep the memory intact in event of a power failure; the Spamsung can be unplugged for up to 15-30 seconds and still keeps its memory. The SL-2000 also stays on for about a second when you unplug it. The 300 just loses everything even if it's just a brownout. I suppose now's the time I should buy new batties for my Smart UPS 1000 and connect my Media Centre to it instead of that lousy surge protector. Also, can brownouts and ugly power events (power browns out severely, goes out, tries to come back and browns out again before failing!) gauss a projection TV's tubes? My parents' Toshiba has a bit of gaussing that goes away after it warms up, it looks like the old Mazda logo if you look at it. This is also why the convergence keeps drifting, too, right?

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hotmail.com
Tuesday 3rd June 5:52 pm U.K. Time

SUPER LOW PRICE HF 950, VERY LOW ALMOST NEED NO MONEY TO PAY...BUT YOU KNOW...THE SHIPMENT COST.........CANT IMAGINE......

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 3rd June 7:59 pm U.K. Time

Well Jesse I don't know anything about projection TVs but I do know I'm happy... VCRgary was supposed to send me a non-running SLO-420 (For free) but he didn't and I asked him and he said he forgot and he'd get right on it... so guess what shows up today... not a non-running SLO-420, but a running SL-2700! It sounds like it's tired (Grindy load) and the back outputs are flaky, but it runs just like a Beta should! So I called him, and he says "Oh, well that's where that went. Do you want it? Keep it!" So of course I kept it. He's sending me the book. It's missing all the front panel buttons except the play/FF/Rewind/Record/Dub cluster, so anyone with one could please tell me what the other ones are!

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Tuesday 3rd June 8:24 pm U.K. Time

Sean,

I think I have a SL-2700B front panel lying somewhere. I'll look for it tonight.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 3rd June 8:48 pm U.K. Time

Jesse:

Invest $50 in a small (500 VA) UPS.. best money you could ever spend.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Tuesday 3rd June 9:02 pm U.K. Time

:( :( I know, of course I want to buy a UPS for the Toshibatron but they're just so darned expensive!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 3rd June 10:52 pm U.K. Time

The 2700 has the same problem my 900 does... but instead it's on the baseband outputs. If you turn it off and let it sit, some solders cool down and when you power it up the audio hums and there's a rolling line through the video. If you wait it goes away.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Wednesday 4th June 12:32 am U.K. Time

Is it a slowly rolling line going from bottom to top ??

If so it may be a power problem. If it tends to get better with use then it could be a bad capacitor. I'm thinking about that big 10,000 mfd can in the power supply section.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 4th June 1:57 am U.K. Time

Yes that's it, a slowly rolling line from top to bottom. It gets better with use, continuous or otherwise. My 900 used to do it a lot but I left it on for a couple months straight and it didn't do it so bad, but it was only from the RF outputs and the RF units in those Sony's tend to be flaky as all hell. It got better when the unit was warm, so I'd think it's a bad solder, but I don't know, not being a tech...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 4th June 3:58 am U.K. Time

time to do some tapping with tha soldering iron - _@_¼¼==|====-____[,,,,,=== ] - eeeee!

Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Wednesday 4th June 4:10 am U.K. Time

Sean, those "canned" capacitors with +/- polarity marks on them are electrolytics. Their advantage is the ability to cram lots of microfarads in a small space. Their disadvantage is they don't last forever. Just before they head for the great capacitor graveyard, they begin to take several minutes to settle down to business every time power is applied. This shows up as excess ripple if it is a power supply filter capacitor (that big one) or as distortion if it is in an audio (or video) circuit. After a few minutes the appliance works almost normally so it fools you into wasting time looking for a thermal problem. BTW, you can find a true thermal problem by spraying suspect parts with a shot of that aerosol freeze stuff from Radio Shaft. It can even kill cockroaches.

Name: Bill Stronach
Email:
caol@btinternet.com
Wednesday 4th June 4:33 am U.K. Time

Thanks, Brenda Ann, but there is a compatibility problem. Unlike all the other variants, French SECAM L uses negative modulation, so a tuner has to deal with that as well as the different audio subcarrier separation. While SECAM shares the 625 line format with PAL, the colour setup is quite different. 3 frames have to be received and stored before colour can be displayed - originally in a glass tube delay line, but now of course electronically. The other SECAM variants all use positive modulation, so the Middle East SECAM VCRS readily available in the UK can't receive SECAM L.

My SLHF950E was imported from Germany, and can be switched to use VHF and the very slightly different mainland European channel frequencies, but it can't do SECAM. So I would be very interested to find a Beta machine capable of SECAM L. There are analogue converters available here for around 50 pounds, but the quality is terrible. A decent digital converter costs more than ten times as much!


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 4th June 4:58 am U.K. Time

Well I'm sure the 900 only has a thermal issue because the problem is ONLY on the RF output, the straight video is pristine from power-on. The 2700 is another story altogether, I'll keep you posted.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 4th June 6:13 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! got my PAL tapes and remote for that sl-t50-amie from brenda today...

_@_v - my NTSC tv can show the b/w part but not the color part of a PAL signal...

_@_v - guess i'll need to get a converter box...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 4th June 7:15 pm U.K. Time

flegh......

Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Wednesday 4th June 10:15 pm U.K. Time

Sleeched the nicest RMT-676B remote, with 30-day warranty.

http://www.electronics-exchange.com/ebay/remote/v676.jpg


Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Wednesday 4th June 10:20 pm U.K. Time

Make that RMT-V676B. Vendor has other nice choices.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=15065&item=3027735203


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 5th June 12:25 am U.K. Time

Olive:

It's actually cheaper to buy a nice little 13" color set that will display both PAL and NTSC anymore than it is to buy a convertor..


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 5th June 12:35 am U.K. Time

Trouble is I have a very nice stereo 20" TV set and no room for a little 13" multisystem set. If they sold a 20" stereo multisystem at a reasonable price I'd consider it but I also want to be able to dub tapes from PAL to NTSC or the other way around...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 5th June 12:52 am U.K. Time

Here's a nice JVC Multisystem set.. haven't really looked at the auction yet, though..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027506006&category=15083


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 5th June 12:54 am U.K. Time

OK.. I looked at it now.. it's brand new, and even right in your neck of the woods.. you might even be able to pick it up and save the shipping. :)

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 5th June 12:56 am U.K. Time

Ack!.. ship out only... $35 for FedEx Ground.. kinda silly if you live in or near the city.

Name: Das Snail
Email:
dasimperator@aol.gastro.pod
Thursday 5th June 1:22 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼-MINE!!!!! ALL MINE!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3027411400

_@_¼¼ - i'm gonna hafta be late paying the cable bill to be able to afford this but i'm finally gonna have an SL-HF 600 with full cable capability - assuming it survives delivery...

_@_¼¼ - and the seller is tossing in a VCR-100 Betamie - I already have one so now I'll have twins!!!!

_@_¼¼ - to clear house i'm gonna have to sell off few sundry beta items in case people have a use for them.

$25 + shipping on any of the follow items

A Trinicon camera (HVC-2xxx series) viewfinder assembly

HCV-2200 carry case

BMC-550/660 carry case

BCC-300 NP-11 triple charger

AC-M110 Power Adapter for Betamovie series cameras

VRP9852 12v power supply for SL-2xxx series portable Beta VCRs

If anyone is interested replace the .gastro.pod with .com

Somebody mentioned a while ago needing parts for an SL-2400. I have two carcasses on hand if you have a parts request. Both are missing their system control boards and I've already sold off one of their loader assemblies.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 5th June 1:24 am U.K. Time

eeeee! - _@_v _@_v - twin betamies! }=[oo]& }=[oo]&

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Thursday 5th June 3:53 am U.K. Time

ANYONE KNOWS ABOUT BETACAM RECORDER THAT HAVE FIREWIRE COM/PORT..>>>

regards


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 5th June 4:15 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! you got off easy on that SL-HF 600...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3028594532&category=39830

_@_v - they want $699 bux for a used SL-HF 600 with a 'retail value' of $999. i bet they think they're doing you a favor too...

_@_v - if any Betacam has firewire it's likely of the Betacam SX or Digital Betacam series.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 5th June 4:26 am U.K. Time

nnils: You got a nice remote. I've got one, Standard Issue with an SVO-140. All you'll miss is a few obscure funtions and the jog dial, but it's got the ring.

Olive: I'm not sure as to Macs, but with the A/V inputs on my PC, I can eat up any flavor of video except British 405-line and 875-line X-ray, and either watch on the monitor or output any other standard! Yipee! You might need to look into such a video board.

Brenda & Olive: Hey that Soadv character makes even snaling look cheap! He'd charge, say, $425-$575 for that deck, I'd say, while they ask about the low price spectrum of an HF-1000 and the high end for an HF-900!!!


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 5th June 5:22 am U.K. Time

Has anyone actually seen SOADV SELL a ßeta??

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 5th June 6:20 am U.K. Time

Not to my knowledge... Although they get the ocasional nibble on that SL-HF-2000 they have up. I think once they had a 2100 but that might not have even sold, surprisingly, as it seems to be the most valuable deck, but not the actual best.

Name: john
Email:
josa@copymaster.nl
Thursday 5th June 2:43 pm U.K. Time

I'm interested in a "new" betamax (PAL) VCR It doesn't need recording capabilities. A player will do.

Name: Edward the 4th
Email:
cowboybebop1998@hotmail.com
Thursday 5th June 3:11 pm U.K. Time

Hello my friends, it's me again, I'm not the devil, but not a heaven send. I'm really glad that this page is still up and running. I finally got a Umatic machine, JVC, home model, nothing special, but sadly, I forgot the model number. It works really good, but finding standard 3/4" tapes is a pain. Only Umatic SP tapes to be found. Well, gotta go, -Derek

Name: Mauricio Martins
Email:
mauriciomartins@sapo.pt
Friday 6th June 1:00 am U.K. Time

Hi, can anyone help me ? I have the Sony Betamax SL-F30 VCR which stops after a feel seconds when Playback, FW (everytime) or REW(Sometimes).I tried to clean the glude of the head motor but it doesn´t make changes, my question is : How can I do the modification sugested in repair center to change resistor R2 to 33kohms on panel RD20 if I don't know where is this panel ? Thank you Mauricio Martins from Lisbon, Portugal

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 6th June 1:07 am U.K. Time

Ever thought about finding out where it is ??

You could consult a service manual for that matter..


Name: Bill Stronach
Email:
caol@btinternet.com
Friday 6th June 1:45 am U.K. Time

Sean, don't worry about British 405 line, it mercifully died about 25 years ago along with VHF!

Can anybody tell me whether or not any of the assorted SECAM capable Betas people have mentioned can do French SECAM L - 625 lines, negative modulation, sequential colour, no PAL or NTSC compatibility?


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 6th June 1:48 am U.K. Time

Silly me I forgot that there is no more VHF in GB.... we've still got it here, and all the major chanels are on it. I'm not worried about 405-line. I was just naming the obscenely obscure standards my video board won't touch, Just for a lark.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 6th June 3:41 pm U.K. Time

Sony codes their boards by their function. The RD - 20 should stand for "reel drive". An "FU" board would be a Front Unit board like a button panel.

Some codes I've found..

"SS" = System/Servo

"SA" = Servo Audio

"SY" = System "DT" = Timer

"YC" = luminance/chroma

"PS" = Power Supply

"TR" = Power Transistor

"DS" = Drum Speed

"LA" = Lamp/Switch

"TU" = Tuner

"TS" = Tuner Set

"IF" RF Modulator

"CN" = Relay

"FG" = Capstan Fly


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 6th June 5:37 pm U.K. Time

ANYONE INTERESTED IN B&W 2 INCH SONY CRT PORTABLE/WALKMAN TELEVISION.......????????????________________________________________________________________________________________

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 6th June 6:22 pm U.K. Time

Yes, I am, atually. If you still have my address, check the shipping please.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 6th June 7:12 pm U.K. Time

OK got it....i'll keep in mind...kinda very busy nowadays........i'll get in touch soon,,,,,,,,,

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Friday 6th June 7:21 pm U.K. Time

So many thing goes up these days......include that damm idiot stupid War and so on and so on

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 6th June 8:37 pm U.K. Time

Is the B/W watchman burnable? I mean, can you burn an image onto it like you could with a CRT?

Name: Mike Gariepy
Email:
spam.bucket@rogers.com
Friday 6th June 11:19 pm U.K. Time

I was wondering if anyone out there who owns an SL-HF750 with an intact RMT-143 has programmed any of their buttons into a Philips Pronto/Marantz RC5000 ? If so, please drop me an e-mail, as I'd like to get the code sequences off of you. My RMT-143 died a while back, so I can no longer perform my Timer programming using the on-screen menus. I cannot find any other remote that has the "Timer Set" and "Clear" buttons that function with the 750.

Many advanced thanks.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 7th June 12:03 am U.K. Time

Jesse:

Yes, the B/W Watchman is "burnable" just like a CRT, because it HAS a CRT. It's a really strange configuration, but it's a CRT. I like it better than an LCD set, if only for the fact there is no pixelization. I have one here, as well as a Casio color hand held TV.. the Casio has it's good points, but the Watchman is better overall (more sensitive, better on batteries (believe it or not) and easier to watch.)


Name: Bill Stronach
Email:
caol@btinternet.com
Saturday 7th June 12:19 am U.K. Time

Yeah Sean, I appreciate the gag. "Obscenely obscure" is a very good way of describing the 405 line format. I guess it was the price of our being the first in the world to start up a broadcast service in 1938, and probably looked good after the Marconi 250 line system which had been tested in closed circuit for a couple of years. I'm sure it delayed the public acceptance of larger screens here. You could see the lines on a 17 inch screen from 20 feet away! Even in the late 60s/early 70s a 21 inch screen was considered huge. I don't know what they would have made of my 32 inch widescreen!

So you still use VHF to a large extent? The only place in Europe that I know for sure it's still used is Belgium, and only for a couple of channels. I used to get VHF from Portugal, Italy and Spain across to Russia, Yugoslavia and Greece, but it all seems to be dead now. It may be used on low power in the Paris area for the pop video channel M6 - there are what I think are hybrid VHF/UHF aerials on many roofs - but that's outside my DX capability.

Can I get back inside topic and re-iterate that I would be really grateful for any info on SECAM L on Beta.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 7th June 1:59 am U.K. Time

_@_v - The SL-T50ME I have gets SECAM 1 or SECAM 2.Can't say how that relates to SECAM L.

_@_v - Sleeched a nice big fat VO-5600 U-mie VCR at a garage sale for only $2 bux!

_@_v - best of all it actually works... kinda... sorta... needs a guide plate replaced and the usual tuning and adjusting but right now I can record and get a stable playback and the heads are still good...

_@_v - i shall call him 'Pepeeto'

http://members.aol.com/oliveelthomas/pepeeto.jpg


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 7th June 2:10 am U.K. Time

_@_v - erf! another e-bay auction where they split two componants that should be sold together...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029119109

_@_v - VPR-4800 Sanyo portabeta...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029119215

_@_v - The VTT-481 tuner module that goes with it...


Name: Pete Norman
Email:
etepmanor@blueyonder.co.uk
Saturday 7th June 11:51 am U.K. Time

SLO-1700 available, good condition with head hours meter (as found on U-matics)and full manual. E-mail for details,price.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Saturday 7th June 3:16 pm U.K. Time

eeeeeeeee! Well for some reason I thought that the B/W watchman had a different type of display, LOL. I thought it had a CRT but wasn't sure.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 7th June 4:04 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - when the frist 'Watchman' came out i can remember how popular science was talking about how innovative it was in it's flat screen design. before Watchman CRT tubes shot the image from an electron 'gun' behind the phospher screen in a straight line.

_@_v - like this...

electron gun -> -((((====c(_@_v)<-screen

_@_v - the Watchman's phospher screen was tilted at a slight angle and the electron gun shot from below the screen and scanned across the angled screen, reflecting instead of projecting the image.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 7th June 4:21 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! stacks 'n stacks of §etas!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029170181


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 7th June 4:58 pm U.K. Time

No ...it is real CRT...just like the 60's TV when you turn it off....... F2D is the type......really cool, I only use once in a while in very spare time.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 7th June 5:08 pm U.K. Time

I'll enabled the Photo very soon ,what I worried is the shipping will it be on the appropiriate place or is just barnish in the ocean. I'll start "bidding" on this page at 500 bux ((since the $$$ decreasing it's value))including shipping worldwide.

If you feel the price is too high try to negotiate. This is not real bidding.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 7th June 6:02 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - is this the 'Watchman' you're talking about?

http://members.aol.com/frannywentzel/frannyladen/watchman.jpg


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 7th June 9:52 pm U.K. Time

Here's a little better pic (scan), I think mine's an older model.

http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/watchman.jpg


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 7th June 11:06 pm U.K. Time

Mine was from an old issue of Rolling Stone - pictured next to an SL-2710.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 7th June 11:37 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - eeeeeeeeeeeee! noooooooooooo! stay away frenchie!

http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_b184b5f4d4c5c92f7f56eff8714539b4/i-1.JPG


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Sunday 8th June 1:25 am U.K. Time

flerbah! Well, I wonder if for any weird reason a Watchman has been burned. Also, how long do you think it would take to burn? How about a new modern TV? How long would it take? Also, how do they make CRT's "burn resistant?" My ViewSonique monitor claims to be burn-resistant, and probably is as the Windoze login prompt was on the screen all night and all morning and it was fine. (had disabled screen saver and forgot to re-enable)

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 8th June 2:14 am U.K. Time

http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/watchman.jpg

That's more like mine.........


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 8th June 3:46 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - better pic of the one i was thinking of...

http://images.andale.com/f2/110/129/10302174/1056576704335_Watchman_On.jpg


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 8th June 4:44 am U.K. Time

{[== :::::;]} - mffffff! lemmie outa this bag!!!

http://ebay3.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_29ac6d578779e7e9c63d8bf9162563a1/i-1.JPG

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029339677


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 8th June 5:26 am U.K. Time

http://images.andale.com/f2/110/129/10302174/1056576704335_Watchman_On.jpg

Mine has larger screen or that one larger size/newest type.

SONY flat blackANDwhite TV model no FD-2E. Made in Japan.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 8th June 6:48 am U.K. Time

Anyone have any info on this sleechy KV-27V1 Beta console unit?

http://members.aol.com/frannywentzel/frannyladen/KV-27V1.jpg

It looks like it has a second tiny little monitor next to the VCR unit!


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Sunday 8th June 9:02 am U.K. Time

Yikes!!! For $5300, it better have broadcast quality recording!


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Sunday 8th June 2:55 pm U.K. Time

meanie japs!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 8th June 4:32 pm U.K. Time

as I mention weeks ago.....

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 8th June 5:13 pm U.K. Time

That's Jean Luc ancient TV ....heuheuheuheue....

Name: Paul
Email:
rpcopit@juno.com
Sunday 8th June 10:29 pm U.K. Time

Hi: I have a beta VCR Model #SLHF-600. I have been advised by Sony that a repair requires a new disk assembly. The part number by Sony is: 991099931 DSR - 50 - R. I would appreciate any advise on where to get a part or to get repair service. Sony states that the part is no longer available. Thanking anyone in advance.

Name: Bill Stronach
Email:
caol@btinternet.com
Monday 9th June 2:21 am U.K. Time

Thanks, Olive, I'll research further on that. There are only 3 main varieties of SECAM plus the African B/G.

Name: dekontee shad
Email:
sweetygirl9912003@yahoo.com
Monday 9th June 3:13 am U.K. Time

can i chat with my friends?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Monday 9th June 3:41 am U.K. Time

It depends. Guys, do we know her?

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 9th June 6:23 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! an american §etamax somehow managed to make it's way down under!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029575510

_@_v - aussie seller with SLP-305 industrial 3 speed player-only unit...

_@_v - poor thing prolly wants to go home...


Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somewhere.no
Monday 9th June 6:49 am U.K. Time

Does that KV-27V1 console actually have a vertical-loading beta deck built into it? Certainly looks like it.

Oh yeah, also got "Die Another Day" duping to a '750 as we speak. That'll complete my "Bond-Beta" collection. ;) Lesse, "Star Trek: Nemesis" to beta? Make it so #1!


Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Monday 9th June 7:39 am U.K. Time

Virus of the week Bugbear B (W32_Bugbear_B@mm) seems to have grabbed email addresses from old Yahoo Groups postings and pasted them into the "from:" line. It grabs the posting message and sends it to another address from the same thread (free inside: bugbear.B virus). My inbox contained 5 bounced copies of these with my address spoofed into the "from:" line, even though my computer was off the day they were sent.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Monday 9th June 2:16 pm U.K. Time

lol... poor widdle virus babies... They'll never be able to get in on MY computer!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Monday 9th June 4:34 pm U.K. Time

To Paul

Try another HF600 deck wich has a good Rotary Head and then Cannibal 'em. ______________#__________________

Poor barbie Viruses never know how to get in my Window..pity pity little viruso.....

Love to have Nemesis got into Beta, but how about the DTS surround mmmm.....maybe Pro Logic isn't such a bad idea.....


Name: eric wells
Email:
ericwells77@hotmail.com
Tuesday 10th June 12:21 am U.K. Time

I am looking for an idler for a sony sl-t7 multi system vcr. Can anyone hlp? Thanks Eric

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 10th June 12:56 am U.K. Time

You probably won't need to limit your search to another SL-C7ME in finding a spare idler. Just about any Sony large chassis model from the US SL-5xxx series and PAL SL-C5, C5 MKII, C6, and C7 VCRs and SL-3000 VCRs will have the same idler.

If you just need to replace the tyre you can get away with a few years more use by rubbing of the top hardened crust of the tyre with sandpaper.


Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Tuesday 10th June 5:24 am U.K. Time

Re: Bugbear.B -- Even though it can't get into your computer (or mine), it grabs yourname@domain.com off any Yahoo (or Betamax) chat-page visited by some_other_guy's unprotected computer. It then pastes yourname@domain.com into the "sent-from" line and any chat text following becomes the new body. Now friends of some_other_guy@isp.ru get a virus that appears to come from yourname@domain.com and are mad at you instead of some_other_guy.

Disguising your address does help but if some_other_guy visits the original Betamax archive there are plenty of good addresses there...

I may be paranoid but they still are out to get me.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 10th June 10:25 am U.K. Time

I occasionally get e-mails, some with, some without attachments, sent "back" to me that I know I never sent out. I keep the e-mail viruses at bay with a good anti-virus program, which I also keep up to date (sometimes several times a day), but there isn't much that can be done about address "harvesting" unfortunately.... people just have to actually LOOK at headers..

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 10th June 10:44 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! sl-2005/tt2005 combo unit on offer...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029771754

_@_v - this is one of those VPR-9800s that sony had to buy back from zenith when they quit the beta biz...


Name: Jesse
Email:
newspaperman5000@hotmail.spamstop.com
Wednesday 11th June 1:17 am U.K. Time

I'm selling my SL-3000/HVC-1000 setup. Any takers? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029942810

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 11th June 2:59 am U.K. Time

pooor 2005 and 3000amies! I like that cam, lol. The 3000amie looks very well taken care of!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 11th June 5:26 am U.K. Time

Hey Jesse, I saw your other auction, the one for the oddball camcorder. I know what the deal is with the oddball sockets like RCA sockets, they are on some camcorders and you could put some items in line with the video recorder, I think there was something that went in and that went between the camera part and the recorder part, if that makes any sense, so the signal looped out of the camera, into whatever was plugged in, and then back to the recorder.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 11th June 5:29 am U.K. Time

_@_v - i was wondering what was gonna be the big nostolgia item from the 1990s? the 80s has like §etamax,commodore computers, parachute pants, pop-rocks etc...

_@_v - what do you suppose people are gonna feel all nostalgic about from the 1990s?

_@_v - the grunge movement?


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 11th June 5:43 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! that CCD-V1-amie you're selling does actually have playback capability if you have the wired remote for it!

_@_v - i think it also had record line-in capability as well...


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 11th June 5:47 am U.K. Time

Personally, I'm all teary-eyed and nostalgic about when I could get on a plane without a strip search, or go to the library without the CIA wanting to know what I read.. but I digress..

I think the big nostalgia craze for the 90's will be.... (at least by the end of this decade).... Remember when your television used to pick up channels??


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 11th June 5:52 am U.K. Time

_@_v - sony offered A/V line ins (and in the case of the CCD-V8mu an outboard plug-in tuner module) for many of their earlier 8-amie units in case you wanted to record off-air stuff with your 8-amie....

_@_v - they hadn't figured out where the 8-mm format might be going and they weren't alone. Kodak's Kodavison 8-amie had a base station that you could plop the camera into and use like a home v.c.r. ....

_@_v - from ray glasser's page....

http://www.betainfoguide.com/kodak1.jpg

http://www.betainfoguide.com/kodak2.jpg

http://www.betainfoguide.com/kodak3.jpg

http://www.betainfoguide.com/kodak4.jpg


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 11th June 5:55 am U.K. Time

_@_v - remember those big clunky black "videotape" doohickeys you hadda put in those "'v.c.r." thingies?

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 11th June 5:56 am U.K. Time

Jesse:

Those funny little quasi-RCA jacks are Sony's way of making it to where you have to buy their adaptors. I have a few Sony 8m-mies that use them. The little modulator for output plugs into one set, or alternately a viewfinder. The inputs have an adaptor that plugs in to use standard RCA connectors. I don't remember if I have one of those or not.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 11th June 6:05 am U.K. Time

Yeah,... but it's pretty bad when even VHS ELP/SLP/EP mode looks better than the newfangled digital television they're trying to foist on us. HDTV is almost a joke, since no TV station is going to use all that bandwidth for just one channel when they can put 5 crappy channels in the same bandwidth and make you like it.. I'm extremely disappointed with digital satellite TV, with all it's pixelization and nasty looking motion artifacts. When it's finally gone by the end of the decade, I'm really going to miss analog television, which, to my eye, looks better than bargain-basement digital any day.. :(

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 11th June 6:08 am U.K. Time

Hey... what was that 'VHS' format all about? I see a lot of their tapes floating around but I've never seen one of the players...

Think they make an adapter to play them in my Beta VCR?


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 11th June 6:27 am U.K. Time

How about this... I've got digital cable... The picture is nice, the audio is good, there are hundreds of channels, but what you cannot do it tune quickly. It takes a good few seconds to sync to each channel, and then you can move to the next... The system also has gobs of bandwidth... we get the telephone, cable TV for several sets, and internet access through one little wire...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 11th June 7:37 am U.K. Time

About that KV-27V1

http://members.aol.com/frannywentzel/frannyladen/KV-27V1.jpg

I checked the latest conversion rate for the Yen and the price in USD works out to $4,646.82

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/m3?a=548000&s=JPY&t=USD

Still a bit on the much side. With only the picture to go on I'm wondering if it was at least a linear stereo model for that much money...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 11th June 5:37 pm U.K. Time

EEEEEEE Brenda I SO agree with you about the crappy digital satellite TV!! I agree with the VHS EP comparison. I cannot STAND the MPEGgy motion artifacts that it has! I also hate HDTV and DVD because it looks that way (sometimes). Sean, I also have the same exact problem (we have Slime Warner digicable w/chan 2-66, 77-78, 98-99) of slow tuning, but it only happens with the beta decks and their old tuners. The Spagnavox does it too! Why do some TVs switch almost instantly and the others take their time about it! Also, I don't think I'll feel nostalgic about ANYTHING from the 90s (ok, ok, maybe old Macs :D)...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 11th June 10:39 pm U.K. Time

eeeee! lol my "second family"! http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/imageserver.x/00000000/cbsbuzz/AMC30THCAST.jpg

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 12th June 12:15 am U.K. Time

To the offensive poster. Just reported you. Your IP address was recorded by this site so it should be easy to track you down.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Thursday 12th June 3:32 am U.K. Time

what's goin on Francess........?

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Thursday 12th June 3:34 am U.K. Time

Seems 'Tom' hadn't had his medicine........

Name: Jesse
Email:
newspaperman5000@hotmail.spamstop.com
Thursday 12th June 6:20 am U.K. Time

I've lowered the reserve on this unit from $60.00 to $30.00. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029942810

Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Thursday 12th June 11:42 am U.K. Time

Hi,

GOAL! Here: http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/Data/Parts_Making.html All models vcrs Betamax (from 1975 to now) can to repair each type of gears and mechanical (PAL and NTSC)!

Before, is very problem and now all vcrs Betamax are function that to come back new after repair! Also whatever others format: VCR, VCR-LP, SV, V-Cord, VX, U-matic, VHS, Video 2000 and others reel tape (all measures)! Need also toys if is broken for repair!

Bye


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Thursday 12th June 3:56 pm U.K. Time

Sean how about my B&W tv.....dont like it anymore.......?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 12th June 5:12 pm U.K. Time

I sent you my address, I am waiting for a shipping quote. That's all.

Name: Homo
Email:
d0@whomail.com
Thursday 12th June 5:49 pm U.K. Time

The source of this funds is as follows: During the last military regime here in Nigeria, this committee awarded a contract of US$400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred Million United States Dollars) to five construction firms on behalf of the Petroleum Ministry for the supply, construction and installation of Oil Pipeline from Warri to PortHarcourt. During this process my colleagues and I decided amongst ourselves to deliberately over-inflate the total contract sum to US$431,500,000.00 (Four Hundred and Thirty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) with the main intention of sharing the remaining sum of US$31,500,000.00 (Thirty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) amongst ourselves. The Federal Government of Nigeria has since approved the sum of US$431,500,000.00 (Four Hundred and Thirty One Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) for us as the contract sum, and the sum of US$400,000,000.00 (Four Hundred Million United States Dollars) has also been paid to the foreign contractors concerned as contract entitlements for the contract done, but since each of the companies is entitled to US$80,000,000.00 only, we are now left with US$31,500,000.00 balance in the account which we intend to transfer abroad into a safe and reliable account to be disbursed amongst ourselves, but by virtue of our positions as civil servants and members of this panel, we cannot do this by ourselves, as we are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau´ (Civil Service Laws) from opening / operating foreign accounts in our names, making it impossible for us to acquire the money in our names. I have, therefore, been mandated as a matter of trust by my colleagues in the panel to look for an overseas partner into whose account we would transfer the sum of US$31,500,000.00 (Thirty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), hence we are writing you this letter.

My colleagues and I have agreed that if your company can act as the beneficiary of this funds on our behalf, you or your company will retain 30% of the total amount of US$31,500,000.00 (Thirty One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), while 60% will be for us (members of this panel) and the remaining 10% will be used in offsetting all debts/expenses incurred (both local and foreign) in the cause of this transfer. Needless to say, the trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous. In return we demand your complete honesty and trust. You must however, NOTE that this transaction will be strictly based on the following terms and conditions as we have stated below, as we have heard confirmed cases of business associates running away with funds kept in their custody when it finally arrive their accounts. A very good and recent example is the one of Mr. Patrick Cetera, the President of Mileage Trading and Investment Company at Number 121, West 55th Street, 21st Floor, New York 10022, and former Chairman of OMPADEC (Mr. Olympus), who we were reliably informed that after the agreement between both partners in which he was to take 15% of the money, while the remaining 85% for Nigerian Officials. With all the required documents signed, the money was duly transferred into his account, only to be disappointed on their arrival in New York and were informed that Mr. Peter Hopwood was no longer on that address, while his telephone and fax numbers have been re-allocated to somebody else. This was how they lost US$18.5 Million to Mr. Hopock. This is a very recent story here in my country and everybody is aware of this, some of the officials decided to cry out and face the law, because they felt they had lost too much to a stranger, while the Chairman of OMPADEC is hiding in a foreign country. So right now we are taking all precautionary measures to guard against re-occurrence of such act in our case. This is why we have decided that this transaction will be based completely on the following:

(a). Our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence.

(b). That you would treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality.

(c). That upon receipt of the funds, you will promptly release our share (60%) on demand after you have removed your 30% and all expenses have been settled.

(d). You must be ready to produce us with enough information about yourself to put our minds at rest.

Please, note that this transaction is 100% legal and risk free and we hope to conclude the business in Seven Bank working days from the date of receipt of the necessary information and requirement from you.

Please, acknowledge the receipt of this letter using my email address. I will bring you into the complete picture of the transaction when I have heard from you.

Your urgent response will be highly appreciated as we are already behind schedule for this financial quarter.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 12th June 6:05 pm U.K. Time

Oh great, the nigeria scam comes to Betaville... please, nobody falls for that any more, especially the orriginal one with "Nigeria" in it... at least be creative.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Thursday 12th June 10:13 pm U.K. Time

fleggies... will someone in admin please cut that post?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 13th June 12:27 am U.K. Time

Congrats to Brenda for winning that VCR-7300 on eBay.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 13th June 12:35 am U.K. Time

Blank ßeta tapes and prerecorded ßeta movies and concerts. See bottom of page. Link to list of prerecorded tapes is now available, and is in alphabetical order for your convenience.

http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/forsale.htm

Direct link to prerecorded tape list

http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/betaprereclist.rtf


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 13th June 2:32 am U.K. Time

Hey brenda, does that mean you sold the '1000???

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 13th June 4:07 am U.K. Time

:( :( :( and my 300 was so looking forward to meeting it! :(

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 13th June 4:08 am U.K. Time

LOL, anyways, I'm sure more than one of us has done what I did today; I was watching All My Children and went to the kitchen, but got distracted and left the 300 playing it; when I came back to watch it the next commercial break came I watched like 1/2way through it before remembering that it was taped and that I could FF through it! I mean, I swear I couldn't tell the difference, LOL!!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 13th June 4:30 am U.K. Time

Yeah, I've done that, WITH THE REMOTE IN MY HANDS! Espsecially BIs and Umatic will do that to you... I've got a laserdisc of News, and it has commercials in it! It's a real weird item, it was sponsored by an umbrella company, and all the ads are for their products.

Name: Bobby
Email:
you@knowalready.com
Friday 13th June 5:02 pm U.K. Time

That meanie Sony made everything for Including a aluminum stick Made in Sony heuheuehuehueehe erhm

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 13th June 5:33 pm U.K. Time

LOL, bobby using one of "my" words, LOL! Eeepies... Our ILLwill (lowercase ill looks too much like "lll") has expanded its electronics section... More broken Laserjets and dot matrix printers with ribbons partway ripped out of them... :( I hate seeing that! Esp when they break the scanner glass on purpose and leave shards of it everywhere. I saw that poor pathetique Spamyo that got puked in again... I suppose no one is going to buy it.. They should put it out of its misery. Saw a LDP-1000 Sony LD player (HUGE!!) without its remote.. fleggies...

Name: Bobby
Email:
you@knowalready.com
Friday 13th June 5:40 pm U.K. Time

I got a shoulder trap also Made in Sony..........I just wonder someday Sony made my underwear maybe Bra too.....hihihihihi......

Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@home.com
Friday 13th June 5:51 pm U.K. Time

To Sean Meskill.

You get to know me better, dont worry I'll manage myself.

I have made a contact to the Fed Ex Officer at my local 'State'. I said that I want to send an item to USA weigth about 1 KG priced around 71.9 USD. You dont need to send me any fund......you know why........


Name: Bobby
Email:
you@knowalready.com
Friday 13th June 5:59 pm U.K. Time

my Favorites categorized as DANGEROUS GOODS............ LOL.....

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 13th June 10:37 pm U.K. Time

Yes, well I won't send any funds because it's obvious that the price is rediculous. No worries. I can find TVs like that, and you can keep that one for a local sale, I guess....

Name: chance cruz
Email:
chancecruz787@msn.com
Saturday 14th June 4:16 am U.K. Time

I'm looking for a program that will crack codes to get to all paysites for free. I hear that there is a program that will use keys and automatically once activated crack codes by using usernames and passwords. Just looking for the program.

thanks,


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 14th June 4:22 am U.K. Time

poor u-mie.. Looks like UPS got a hold of it! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3029748308&category=21168

Name: Bobby
Email:
you@knowalready.com
Saturday 14th June 4:35 am U.K. Time

No I change my mind I dont sell it. It's yours come and get it happily.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 14th June 5:37 am U.K. Time

Bobby,

Why not post it instead of FedEx?? FedEx are ridiculously expensive (I was going to send something to Greece by FedEx... cost would have been over $500, by US Post Office only $125.. )


Name: Shawn Delani
Email:
sdelani@fastmail.fm
Saturday 14th June 8:51 am U.K. Time

Hello all, in need of of a bit of help: My Sanyo beta machine, model VCR-7250, went on the fritz two days ago. It simply will not play tapes anymore. Happens like this: Pop in a tape, press play, it makes a "whirrr" sound then enjects the tape back out. It will still fast forward or rewind, just won't play. This is the first trouble I've had with this old boy in the 12+ years I've owned it. So what could be the trouble? I have a huge collection of movies on beta.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 14th June 1:10 pm U.K. Time

I'm guessing that the tape isn't lacing up so probably the loading gear belt has gone bad. Easy fix if you have a source for VCR belts...

http://www.iglou.com/studiosound/index.htm#video

like these people...


Name: Bobby
Email:
you@knowalready.com
Saturday 14th June 4:13 pm U.K. Time

I'm not in US.....too many risk if posting by ordinary delivery. I cant risk a good item.

You can have it also for free if come to my place....... heuheuheueu


Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@eudoramail.com
Saturday 14th June 4:25 pm U.K. Time

Even you pay twice of the common price the FedEx wont allow TV to be sent overseas.

Electronics contains Tube specified as 'Explosives/Flamables'

I havent check others and I dont really trust other than the FEDex.

I heard that common Air-Ground Parcel services lost someone Ham Radio and cannot do anything than apologize.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 14th June 4:59 pm U.K. Time

what kind of telly is it? Is it a vintage one? eee... I want oneadose old BW ones!! Has anyone seen "Pleasantville?" Eee hee hee, or one of those with the rounded screen, instead of the [ _@_** ] kind it is ( _@_** ) with a straight horizontal line at the top.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 14th June 4:59 pm U.K. Time

What kind of picture do you think it would produce if you hooked up a DVD player to it?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 14th June 5:07 pm U.K. Time

eeeee! one like this one!!! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2178768526&category=3638 hahaha!! It'll crush the 300!

Name: Bobby
Email:
you@knowalready.com
Saturday 14th June 6:30 pm U.K. Time

Everything works out but in B&W

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Saturday 14th June 8:07 pm U.K. Time

Ya I know but will it be sharp, or blurry like I see in the pics on ebay? Is it possible to make a B/W screen really sharp? Or is it naturally a bit blurry due to the phosphor arrangement?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 14th June 10:34 pm U.K. Time

Good B&W screens are sharper and have better contrast than color screens. You should see the old Capehart set I've got... unfortunately it's in New Jersey and needs repair.... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3613329536&category=846 this is a bad picture, it's the upper one...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Sunday 15th June 2:12 am U.K. Time

EEEEEEE! Is it that one where the lady is sitting watching? THAT'S the kind I want!!!!!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 15th June 2:14 am U.K. Time

Yep, that's it. It's been in the family for a while and I can't make the decision to sell it. Sorry.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Sunday 15th June 4:27 am U.K. Time

No I didnt want to buy it lol,, I just saying thats the one I want. Dubbing Sum Of All Fears to beta right now..

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Sunday 15th June 4:30 pm U.K. Time

The different between common B&W TV and watchman;

B&W TV you see in front of the Tube.

Watchman you see the pic from inside the Tube.

(cant imagine you watch TV inside the 2" size tube......heuheuehue)


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Sunday 15th June 4:39 pm U.K. Time

None of the small LCD TV can beat the sharpness of Watchman.

I think Watchman sharpness is comparable to a High Res VGA monitor, if I may say so myself.


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Sunday 15th June 8:18 pm U.K. Time

Bobby, what do you mean by seeing the picture from inside the tube? Whatever CRT I watched, the picture always appeared on the front of the tube.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Sunday 15th June 9:20 pm U.K. Time

The old B/W Watchman TV's used a very strange CRT. The "front" of the CRT is clear glass, and the picture you see is actually the back of the phosphors which are painted on the back inside of the tube. The deflection angles are really radical as well.. I would hate to have had to develop the yoke in one of them.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 15th June 9:39 pm U.K. Time

Some older television sets that used an electrostatic defection tube, I think, the coating did not go all the way to the phosfor on the tube, so if you took the case off you could look at the back of the image!

Name: graham
Email:
arian0770@yahoo.co.uk
Sunday 15th June 9:49 pm U.K. Time

readvertised sony slhf950 pal super beta,requires psu unit,complete with remote,trade for svhs system,high end analogue cassette deck,hifi seperates,large tv.sorry to all who replied before my mailbox was full with spam.please state model No's.uk only.thanks

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Monday 16th June 1:12 am U.K. Time

Jesse:

Drop me an e-mail before you relist your 3000-amie..


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Monday 16th June 2:43 am U.K. Time

Alright... I'll take it in the shorts on these, but if someone wants to buy my Sony and NEC ßetamovies, each has a good NP-11, and an NP-11 in need of repacking, I'll let them go for $35 each plus shipping. No cases, just cameras and batteries. Both in good working order. The e-mail is good. Drop me a line. It's just not worth the effort to put these on fleabay and pay them listing and final price fees, and then pay PayPal fees on top of that.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 16th June 3:25 am U.K. Time

Well I just spent the evening in the basement with a jeweler's screwdriver, a test tape, and a monitor, and I got three working VCRs out of it. My SL-HF-600 is now back in action, as is one of VCRGary's SLO-1400s (Which got knocked around a bit in shipping, needed some belts and pulley's cleaned, and some tweaking) which turned out to be very good with solid heads and lovely picture performance. My SLO-323 just needed the re-spooling (For eject) mech. cleaned. I can cycle some of my lesser VCRs to other places and put my better ones to work for me... Next on the list of repairs is the SL-340 (Loading trouble) and the Sears 562.53442350 "Proformance" which can play back but won't wind, rewind, or do Betascan. Lower on my priority list are an SLO-260 that can't seem to eject the carriage and an SL-2000 with an odd hall-effect motor issue...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 16th June 3:30 am U.K. Time

Oh, and also for Jesse, let me know before you relist that handicam thingy...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Monday 16th June 3:31 am U.K. Time

Good going Sean. :)

I wish that Andy would have sold me that SLO-1800 he was going to sell me... but it's like he's dropped off the edge of the earth.. :(


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 16th June 4:30 am U.K. Time

Well, our Spurs just won the worlde championship... Got the trusty 300 taping all the WOAI coverage but I'm getting a lot of crosstalk from those cheap $1 store cables... :(

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 16th June 4:46 am U.K. Time

A store near me called something like "Preferred distributoros" had 5' gold-plated A/V stereo cables with the video going on Coax for about $3. I couldn't believe it. I have to go get more!!! Yeah, Andy does seem to fall down the rabbit hole now and again... I even had some bussiness for him. Just as well, the local tech needs business too.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 16th June 6:30 am U.K. Time

Also TV stores tend to sell them for less than Radio Shack...

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Monday 16th June 7:22 am U.K. Time

I'D SELL AV SWITCHER BRANDED SONY 6 CHANNEL IN/OUT AND ONE SCART CONNECTOR, VERY RARE AND VERY NEW. COMES WITH REMOTE AND USER MANUALS ALSO ORIGINAL BOX. PRICED 2000 US$ EXCLUDED SHIPPING;NEGOTIABLE. SUITABLE FOR PROFESSIONALS OR BROADCAST.

ANY SERIOUS CANDIDATE WILL BE GIVEN FULL INFORMATION.

REGARDS


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 16th June 10:41 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeep-o-rama you don't see one-a these all that often...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3030897362

_@_v - a sanyo vcr-8700gm - looks like a sony sl-300 with a rejiggered faade.

_@_v - i guess towards the end sony was making §etas for sanyo just to keep the illusion that there were a couple companies selling §etas...

_@_v - musta hurt when aiwa - a sony subsidiary opted out of §eta. i'm surprised sony didn't try and make them sell §eta....


Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Monday 16th June 3:26 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, all vcrs Betamax for repair: http://www.nikkovideo.com/index.php http://www.nikkovideo.com/index.php?id=3 http://www.nikkovideo.com/index.php?id=12&pt=-1&s=2&keyword=Sony&radiobutton=1&sort=4

Also Sanyo and Toshiba.

Bye


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Monday 16th June 4:11 pm U.K. Time

I bave NP11 replacement kits (battery case)......yours free Brenda.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Monday 16th June 4:41 pm U.K. Time

Just put in 12 pieces of Alkaline in Sony EBP77 and your Handycam ready to go.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Monday 16th June 10:08 pm U.K. Time

Bobby,

Drop me an e-mail, please.

Brenda Ann


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 17th June 5:17 am U.K. Time

_@_v - that weaselly canadian guy who's always shilling his auctions is at it again...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3030053969


Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Tuesday 17th June 7:54 am U.K. Time

Ugh! Tried to change DSL packages. The amateurs deleted my account and then couldn't re-activate it. Been running 33.6k dial-up all weekend (something from the 90's I will never miss - even worse than VHS).

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Tuesday 17th June 1:45 pm U.K. Time

yea... die-alup is a pain; hope I never have to go back to it. Once you use rocketsnail there's no going back! lol!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Tuesday 17th June 2:47 pm U.K. Time

Dial Up is just a pain in the eyes.........heuheuheuehue

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Tuesday 17th June 2:50 pm U.K. Time

Maybe I'll send Brand new sealed Japanese TDK BETAMAX Tapes if you answer correctly...Brenda....heherrhm.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 18th June 5:15 am U.K. Time

Anyone else just lose everything on their ebay bidding page??? :( :( :(

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 18th June 5:35 am U.K. Time

_@_v - sleechbay seems to be working o.k. ....

_@_v - musta been a temporary glitch cuz it was acting funny...


Name: lisa
Email:
fatt@nisa.net
Wednesday 18th June 5:52 am U.K. Time

Hi I have a couple of beta machines from my Dad's estate and don't know much about them I am going to try and sell them but have no idea what they are worth any help would be great. I have a Sony Betamax portable sl2001 and a sony betamax slp303. Thanks Lisa

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 18th June 6:06 am U.K. Time

Nopers, Brenda... you do seem to get the fuzzy end of the Ebay stick a lot, don't you? Kinda sad.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Wednesday 18th June 6:19 am U.K. Time

erh......no one seems to know about Switcher.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Wednesday 18th June 6:22 am U.K. Time

LISA that can be worth 1000 Bucks if you got boxes,Remotes and user manuals.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 18th June 6:26 am U.K. Time

_@_v - of the two units, the sl-2001 is the most saleable. if it includes the tuner and (especially) a camera it should go anywhere from $20 to $80 or more.

_@_v - the slp-303 probably won't fetch all that much as it's a §-1 speed player-only model. not a lot of people have §-1 speed tapes to feed that model as virtually all consumer §etas recorded in the §-2 or §-3 speed and it can't play tapes recorded in any of the other speeds.

_@_v - however somebody with an industrial §eta recorder might find that a useful item to add to their system.


Name: Pepse
Email:
jmsekola@chibardun.net
Wednesday 18th June 8:08 am U.K. Time

Anybody got a Sony NP-22 (or equivelent) battery they'd want to part with?? The one for my Kalimar Vidoe Light ain't holding a charge for more than 7 to 10 minutes. I unnerstand some Sony and some Sanyo camcorders used them. Or if no one has one to spare where besides Rat Shack or Batteries Plus+ could I find one?? IIRC Rat Shack wants $30 or $40 for one. They're 6Volt 1600mah bats.

Later. Pepse.


Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.nospam.net
Wednesday 18th June 8:23 am U.K. Time

Pepse, many laptop computer specialists rebuild laptop battery packs carefully enough that they still snap into place properly. Those that don't do it know who does it best in town. Yoour battery should be quite do-able

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 18th June 11:16 am U.K. Time

Pepse:

Check out this ebay auction... just what you need.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2935660171&category=43447


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 18th June 2:17 pm U.K. Time

I am a lucky man... my CCD-V110 came with a huge 12VDC battery pack that goes on your belt and will run the camera for ever, nearly. Takes 12 hours to charge but it's well worth it. Yessir, it is.... I have an NP-22 you can play with if you like, Pepse; I'm not sure what it's problem is, but it will appear to take a charge and then not actually put out...

Name: Pepse
Email:
jmsekola@chibardun.net
Wednesday 18th June 7:28 pm U.K. Time

Brenda, thanx for the link for the NP-22; funny tho I did a search on Ebay and only came up with one that was 7.2v and IIRC NOT a NiCad.

Sean, if you still have my addy send it and I'll reimburse you fer shipping.

Later. Pepse.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Wednesday 18th June 7:48 pm U.K. Time

Ghoosssss DVcam priced about 3400$........wonder what pic produced........aahhhhhhh my Betamy

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Wednesday 18th June 7:55 pm U.K. Time

I do my Motorola 9800 AMPS battery few years ago......and also made a Car lighter adapter...pity the machine doesnt work any longer since.

I love my AMPS.......Beep Beep Beep sounds like she's next to you.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 18th June 11:03 pm U.K. Time

What's up with all the spammers trying to sell me Windows XP all of the sudden? Last month they were trying to dump Norton Works and Photoshop at "85% off retail!"

I don't even have a damned Windoze machine!


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 19th June 2:04 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - eee! NASA colour moon camera with colour wheel disk

http://www.tvhistory.tv/NASA-MARK-V-open.JPG

http://www.tvhistory.tv/NASA-MARK-V-Camera.htm


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 19th June 2:13 am U.K. Time

The official mod sixties TV set of 'The Gobbler Hotel' http://www.lileks.com/institute/motel/index.html?

http://www.tvhistory.tv/KK.JPG

German 'Kuba Komet' console set


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 19th June 2:14 am U.K. Time

Ooops that Gobbler Hotel link should be http://www.lileks.com/institute/motel/index.html

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 19th June 3:49 am U.K. Time

It remembers me of that frustrated lady at the store complaining about these "enlarge your manhood" spams and she was yelling "I don't have a damned penis !!!"

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 19th June 4:12 am U.K. Time

Well if the stuff is any good won't you be at risk of growing a penis out of the hand you use to apply the stuff?

And could you go around the country pouring the stuff on the ground growing penises out of the ground like a modern day Johnny Penis-seed?


Name: JOHN KENNEDY
Email:
KDESIGN@SNET.NET
Thursday 19th June 7:52 am U.K. Time

Does anyone have a spare,(or will copy)SL-HF1000 super beta vcr Users Manual? Would be much appreciated. JK

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Thursday 19th June 2:57 pm U.K. Time

No, because all the stuff does is enlarge what's already there. Wonder what would happen if we poured it onto a 2000mie... Would it turn into a u-matic?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 19th June 3:24 pm U.K. Time

Probably just turn it into an SLO-260... Which is a Betamax built to Umatic standards, basically.... I don't want to know what you'd get if you put it on a 2" quadruplex machine....

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Thursday 19th June 6:41 pm U.K. Time

Another pic for reference....

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/beta-sl-ex7.jpg

Eeeeeee Frencess havent seen for a while........heueuheuee


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Thursday 19th June 7:05 pm U.K. Time

I thought it was SLO

http://www45.tok2.com/home/etoile/SVO-260.htm

But the page is kind a neat one


Name: Scott
Email:
scottveazie@hotmailthatdoesnotacceptspam.com
Thursday 19th June 7:13 pm U.K. Time

Help! My EDV-9500 has stopped responding to remote commands on both VTR 1 and 2. What would cause this and how do I fix it? Thanks!

~Scott


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Thursday 19th June 8:30 pm U.K. Time

sounds like an incurable flaw. Send it to the Wards Home and we'll make sure it has a nice place to live! :D :))

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Thursday 19th June 8:31 pm U.K. Time

ooo0 god haha the quadruplex!!!! Have you read that story in Stephen King's "Night Shift," it's the one about the giant clothes folder at the laundry plant that turns evil and at the end it grows really really huge and starts eating people in town, hahaha! That's what the quadruplex would do!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Thursday 19th June 8:33 pm U.K. Time

http://www45.tok2.com/home/etoile/image/SVO-260_7.jpg is that metal strip that touches the middle of the drum for grounding purposes?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 19th June 8:37 pm U.K. Time

I'm not sure, but I'd guess that's what that is... My friend Rich would know.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 19th June 9:28 pm U.K. Time

Yes, that prevents static buildup which shows up as sparkle in the video.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Thursday 19th June 10:40 pm U.K. Time

sean I'm quite fuzzy as to what the quadruplex looks like, do you have a picture of one? or is there a page where I can read about it? For some reason today I feel like some "heavy" reading, LOL. Eeeee!!! I'm also unsure: does an EMP destroy magnetic media such as tapes, disks, etc or does it just destroy circuits? Will tube equipment fry too, even though it doesn't have microchips?

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 19th June 11:46 pm U.K. Time

I'd say ESD only destroy ICs as the junctions are so small the current generated by an ESD spike becomes significant. I guess it would take quite a bolt to destroy a vacuum tube.

I can't see what it would do to a magnetic tape as the current has to discharge through a conductive body. A tape could carry a charge though.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 20th June 1:04 am U.K. Time

EMP will first empty out electronic memory before it kills circuits outright, then it will kill ICs, solid state tech, and if there's enough of a blast to kill a tube, you're dead too. If you want to look at 2" quadruplex, Quaudruplex park has a vast inventory of these machines. http://www.lionlmb.org/quadpark.html

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Friday 20th June 3:40 am U.K. Time

eeeeee! Now I want one! Or the Ampex D2 thing, haha!!! What exactly is the air supply for? I don't get it... :(

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 20th June 4:08 am U.K. Time

Vaccuum-assisted transport! Reduces tape wear & stretch, increases precision, etc. Old computer tape drives used it too, that's why they used to "Burp & fart". All REALLY good videotape machines used it, like the IVC-9000, etc, but Quadruplex needed it to bend the tape around the curved path, if you follow me.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 20th June 7:50 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! another sleechy jappy §eta page!...

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/14beta-1.htm


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 20th June 9:17 am U.K. Time

_@_v - 'vintage panasonic nv-5110 portable §eta vcr'

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3031503485

_@_v - i've seen at the total rewind site mention of a panasonic cartridge-based video format with a similar piccy

http://www.hypernova.co.uk/total_rewind/pre-hist/A_main.htm

_@_v - and this dutch fellow has one in his collection

http://home.iae.nl/users/pb0aia/cm/studio2.html

_@_v - i'd be very surprised if anyone has tapes to feed this strange beastie


Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 20th June 11:40 am U.K. Time

For Olive Thomas,

This videorecorder Panasonic NV-5110 isn't Beta, but name's system videocartridge (plastic color white) is "a-Vision" also Hitachi "Video-a" the market japanese in the 1973.

Here, You see: http://www.h2.dion.ne.jp/~tinei/catvtr.html Nice pictures also first vcr Sony Betamax (!), but is language japanese.

Bye


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@howtomail.com
Friday 20th June 4:44 pm U.K. Time

Didnt I post that Jappy page weeks ago........

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Friday 20th June 10:27 pm U.K. Time

EEEEEEEE! I HAVE THAT 8-TRACK! The one at the bottom of the dutch page!!! It is sooo cool! Too bad that the cheap little thing that holds the head down has broken and is not properly aligned.. so I hear tracks 2 1/2 and 3 when I should be hearing 2.....

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 20th June 10:34 pm U.K. Time

Ugh... that is not a nice problem for 8-track decks to have... fortunately I have a nice Panasonic Deck that came NIB and works a treat. Had a Sears all-in-one machine that had an 8-track but what it needed a pen jammed in the slot to play properly...

Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somewhere.no
Friday 20th June 10:46 pm U.K. Time

Funny, I still got this RatShack Realistic 8-track deck w/ Dolby. Finally secured some NOS blanks for it and recorded a couple of CDs. OK, but the sound limitations really stand out on my Sony ES/Polk system. There was also setting the CD track timing right so I could get as many tracks in as I could on each channel before it switched.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 20th June 10:47 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! i was being sorta sarcastic in quoting the line description of that panasonic '§eta'.

_@_v - just wanted to note an interesting find that had made it's way into the §eta v.c.r. listings and maybe see what info was out there on the li'l critter...


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 20th June 11:25 pm U.K. Time

this is just too funny...

http://www.rightwingnews.com/creatures.jpg

Brought to you by PETA - People Eating Tasty Animals

Be a vegetarian by proxy - Feed veggies to a critter, then EAT THE CRITTER!!!


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 20th June 11:41 pm U.K. Time

Is this supposed to be the greek letter beta you use when you write "beta" ??

Here it looks like some sort of two 's' imbricated one in the other.

Why don't you use a standard 'b' instead ?


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Saturday 21st June 12:54 am U.K. Time

ergahs! Well, I'm really turned off to Polk audio because of the crapass speakers they included with our HP computer. Worst pieces of crud I've ever heard; I could have sworn I was listening to music at a drive through. Now, get an Altec Lansing 221... That thing's subwoofer really packs a punch!

Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somewhere.no
Saturday 21st June 2:52 am U.K. Time

Maybe they stink at computer speakers, but my Polks are real audiostack type and sound sweet. My PC has a Cambridge Soundworks PC Works 5.1 and its little shoebox-sized sub has a nice punch. Listening to my favorite Live365 station right now. ;)

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 21st June 3:45 am U.K. Time

Yeah, I've got the Cambridge Soundworks Speakers too... not those big advanced ones, though. They ALL sound nice, however... Pack-in computer speakers are rarely anything worth writing about, Jesse. Say, anyone ever see the proper speakers for an HFT-7?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 21st June 4:22 am U.K. Time

built-in speakers on the Apple AV monitor

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 21st June 4:45 am U.K. Time

Are you saying they're bad or good??? Waaaay back in grade school we had Macs that were all built into one case, and as I remember, we had trouble getting the volume up to satisfactory levels...

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 21st June 4:59 am U.K. Time

_@_v - this really dates me but lemmie toss in this memory grenade and see who it hits....

_@_v - remember those 'schoolhouse rock' cartoon things they used to stick in during the commercial breaks back in the day?...

_@_v - can you sing along to these?

_@_v -"conjucntion junction... what's your function?"

_@_v - "but i'm still just a bill..."

_@_v - "electricity eee-lec-tri-city!!!"


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 21st June 5:18 am U.K. Time

Well you're not THAT bad, Olive :) I remember the first two, but I never had the sense to tape them. I think they're a regularly available item, however. Perhaps even on Beta.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 21st June 5:22 am U.K. Time

_@_v - "rare sl-10 superbetamax vcr"

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3031621991

_@_v - "considered by some to be a very rare model"... looks like this guy has one beta ad template and is gonna keep using it...

_@_v - that is still the stupidest most meaningless sounding item description and repitition makes it even dumber.

_@_v - needless to say, i hope he never quits using it....


Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somewhere.no
Saturday 21st June 5:28 am U.K. Time

Adding a few more to Schoolhouse Rock: My Hero Zero & Three is a Magic Number

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 21st June 5:48 am U.K. Time

_@_v - i remember seeing something on mtv back in the mid-90s about a cd of 'schoolhouse rock' tunes by various artists. i wonder if anyone ever taped any of those schoolhouse rock bits...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 21st June 6:54 am U.K. Time

I have those Schoolhouse Rock 'episodes' all run off on 8mm tape (gave the best picture of all when copying from DVD). I think I'll go back and get the DVD again, though, now that I can dub them directly using DVD XCOPY.. :)


Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.net
Saturday 21st June 10:38 am U.K. Time

8-track again? After a dozen plays most of them sound worse than QuickTime.

I can post my e-dress because I'm killing it forever next week. Spam that one.


Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Saturday 21st June 4:20 pm U.K. Time

What's with that Ebay auction Olive posted...the SL-10's not even a Superbeta as the seller claims. Ah..Ahh.Ahhh...RIPOFF!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Saturday 21st June 7:21 pm U.K. Time

Hi all.........I just blew my loading motor...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 21st June 8:36 pm U.K. Time

Funny how that Canadian seller with the SL-10 'SuperBeta' has a lot of Nintendo set up on offer. Wasn't there a Canadian shill bidder with several lots of Nintendo outfits that got kicked off a couple times?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 21st June 8:43 pm U.K. Time

Yeah... there was. Say Franny, I'm curious. Did "Nintendo" exist in Germany? I know it never did officiall in Russia, but a pirate system called "Dendi" existed there...

Name: BetaMan
Email:
Rutt234@hotmail.com
Saturday 21st June 8:49 pm U.K. Time

Hey, Whatever happened to Watchdog man? I guess now Olive and Sean are taking over the ebay watch.. I used to enjoy his posts on a daily basis

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 21st June 11:36 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - Nintendo Systems are almost everywhere but see for yourself...

http://search.ebay.de/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&query=Nintendo&shortcut=4&maxRecordsPerPage=100&category1=8345&combine=y&st=0&SortProperty=MetaNewSort&tc=allcategory


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 21st June 11:40 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - the same for Atari

http://search.ebay.de/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&query=Atari

_@_¼¼ - and for Commodore computers

http://search.ebay.de/search/search.dll?MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&query=Commodore


Name: akin akinsete
Email:
akinsete1871@bolt.com
Sunday 22nd June 3:34 am U.K. Time

Am an African film maker with interest in purchasing used cameras at cheap rates is there a way any of you guys can help me with getting to buy online and getting them shipped to Africa.

Name: Phil
Email:
H2oskinophilspam@trytosendspamto THISaddress.com
Sunday 22nd June 4:54 am U.K. Time

3,6,9....12,15,18...21,24,27....30.

I LOVE Schoolhouse Rock!


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 22nd June 5:15 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! brenda! if you do get that schoolhouse rock d.v.d. i'd love a sleechy copy on beta or 8mm...

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 22nd June 5:25 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! by the way, tv-land is running a square pegs marathon tonite!

_@_v - square pegs, square pegs,, square pegs, square.... square.... pegs!!!!

_@_v - i have the theme on mp3 loaded to my Yahoo Groupsite for the 2 or 3 people who remember the show...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/Waitresses-Square_Pegs.mp3


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 22nd June 6:45 am U.K. Time

To the aspiring African film-maker. Realistically unless you have a source for tapes and batteries and can inspect prospective equipment directly you're probably better off getting a cheap Hi-8mm camcorder rather than anything Beta. I've seen Hi-8 cameras at Walmart (they're everywhere!) listed brand-new for a couple hundred Euros.

Of course Digital fairly cheap. Get a DV cam with Firewire and an iBook with Final Cut Pro and you're practically the next Stephen Spielberg...


Name: Grant S.
Email:
grantleyshanks@yahoo.com.au
Sunday 22nd June 9:29 am U.K. Time

Help please! I have a sizeable beta tape archive which is developing green-white dusty mould on the tape packs. Anyone out there know how to clean it off safely & prevent the mould from returning? Many thanks, Grant Shanks Sydney Australia

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 22nd June 5:51 pm U.K. Time

another rare Beta NTSC

http://www.age.ne.jp/x/tknr/hf_gazou.html


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 22nd June 5:56 pm U.K. Time

This time the Host turn the Deck Upside-down

http://www45.tok2.com/home/etoile/SL-F11.htm


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Sunday 22nd June 6:21 pm U.K. Time

Most adorable Betamach.......

http://www.waseda.jp/itc/services/av/16G404.html


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanAcuraAndInfinitiMustDie@we-all-love-the-millenia.com
Sunday 22nd June 7:16 pm U.K. Time

Grant, what kind of environment are they being kept in? I had a u-matic tape with this kind of mould; I just ran it through a dead unit (worn, worn heads) back and forth and it was fine; no more mould. I suppose here in Texas where it's almost always dry we don't have to worry about mould. That u-matic tape was from New England area, so I suppose it was mouldy because of humidity. I don't know if the mould will return though after the windinng. Does the mold affect playback quality? I didn't notice anything.

Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somewhere.no
Sunday 22nd June 10:57 pm U.K. Time

Seeing that picture of the SL-F11 (aka SL-2500), I notice a symbol on the cassette well door. Looks almost like an infinity symbol, but not quite. Seen the same symbol on the SL-HF750 and on the Aiwa AV-70. Sort of like: (¯ _). What is it?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 22nd June 11:20 pm U.K. Time

I think it's the "Cassette is inside" warning. The SLO-1400 has a red flag that pops up, and the SL-2700 has a silver plate that says "Cassette inside" but mine doesn't work.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 23rd June 3:12 am U.K. Time

My Betamie 100 has that sign [ "(- _)" ] on its door. Also, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3031627142&category=21168 a wannabe EDV-9500, LOL .... " Rosewood sides" too bad VCRgarysnail has it in his clutches.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 23rd June 3:48 am U.K. Time

just LOOK what this IDIOT said!!! http://www.siliconvalley.com/mld/siliconvalley/news/6099179.htm thats the article and look what these IDIOTS are saying http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum9/5099.htm and THIS is what he said "Five or 10 years from now, we are going to look back at the current state of Web search and be embarrassed, like we are now when we look back at old technologies like betamax VCRs and 8-track tapes,'' said Gary William Flake, overture's chief science officer. " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 23rd June 6:19 am U.K. Time

Do you walk to work or carry your lunch? The guy was simply putting his foot in his mouth. He didn't know, most likely, that the two technologies were seperated by nearly two decades, and, while both are now old, at their peak, 8-tracks were not the height of technology but simply a way to get a job done, whereas Betamax was generally the height of consumer videotape machines when it comes to picture & sound quality and also features.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 23rd June 7:19 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eepers! the idea that companies are paying a fee to get on the top of some web search engine's results is gonna make me not want to use that search engine...

_@_v - like the way yahoo steers it's news search results to the new york slimes where they want you to pay them 3 bux just for the privilege of looking at some article of theirs.

_@_v - even before the new york slimes blew their crediblity with their 'star' reporter (who'd fit in at the weekly world news nicely) i'd long despised their online news system and it's insistance that you hand them more personal information than the fbi, cia or nsa ask for when you visit their sites so they can send you an assload of spam just to look at anything at their crummy site...

_@_v - i'd love to be in a postion where i could stick it to them bigtime...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 23rd June 2:06 pm U.K. Time

But still, I don't care if he was just "putting his foot in his mouth..." It gets me infuriated to hear stupid comments like that; I guess you could say I'm very devoted to the Beta format, LOL. :)

Name: ALAIN
Email:
alain.meszaros@libertysurf.fr
Monday 23rd June 2:53 pm U.K. Time

Dear All,

I'm desesperatly seeking the BETACAM system recorder referenced SONY SL-F1.

I would appreciate and consider each offer.

Best regards


Name: ian
Email:
ian.elliott@absamail.co.za
Monday 23rd June 7:41 pm U.K. Time

I am looking for a the instruction/owners booklet for a sony betamax slf-30 Pal machine.an anyone help??

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Monday 23rd June 10:25 pm U.K. Time

I think the guy just meant these technologies are more or less useless today compared to what they were in their prime time. It's got nothing to do with the quality of the technology.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 23rd June 11:17 pm U.K. Time

Still using my Beta for the job it was made for and don't see any reason why it can't keep doing it's job till it finally dies.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 23rd June 11:57 pm U.K. Time

I agree with Franny; Something that can still do its job to an acceptable degree has no real reason to be removed from service if its user is satisfied. I'm quite satisfied with my major Betas and see no need to discontinue there use.

Name: Madness
Email:
madness@somewhere.no
Tuesday 24th June 1:01 am U.K. Time

There's a ton of bull. I won't use his search engine any time soon. I'll stick to Google! And really, I love my beta collection and would never give it up! Hell, I didn't give up my record collection 12 or so years ago just because CD's were killimg 'em off! How many people out there are going crazy for Atari and such stuff?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 24th June 1:45 am U.K. Time

At least Google has the decency to put adverts that might associate with your search off to the corner.

I always get a laugh at the little box that invites you to search for a book about whatever you've punched in at Amazon or whereever...

"find books about 'molecular reflux reactions in electro-carbonised aluminium nodules' at Amazon.com"

"find the best price on 'molecular reflux reactions in electro-carbonised aluminium nodules' at BestDeal.com


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 24th June 1:50 am U.K. Time

Let the record show that a Google search for "molecular reflux reactions in electro-carbonized aluminium nodules" resulted in two adverts for acid reflux treatments...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 24th June 4:31 am U.K. Time

Wow, Franny, you boggled its little computer mind!

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 24th June 5:49 am U.K. Time

I changed the spelling of "aluminium" to the American "aluminum" and that seemed to help matters a bit. Got a sponsored link to the 'Aluminum Store' an online architectural sheet-aluminium sales firm as well as the two acid reflux ones...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 24th June 6:12 am U.K. Time

You know what they say, franny; "To err is human, it takes a computer to really f*** things up".

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 24th June 6:16 am U.K. Time

I've heard the one about "Garbage In -> Garbage Out" where when you put garbage in you get garbage out but with a computer the output garbage is somehow 'enoblised' and people accept it without question...

Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.net
Tuesday 24th June 6:35 am U.K. Time

Re: Garbage in... If something is repeated often enough it becomes "the truth" but just stick it on a web page and some search engine will speed up the process.

My point will be proven shortly.

VHS LOST THE FORMAT WAR.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 24th June 9:05 am U.K. Time

Actually, VHS DID lose the format war. It lost it to (sic) DVD..

Name: wayne wendelsdorf
Email:
wcw401@earthlink.net
Tuesday 24th June 12:32 pm U.K. Time

Have you heard about this example of computer logic? A man wanted to buy a watch and was looking at two,one was broken and could not be fixed,the other would be accurate to one second per year.Which one should he buy?The computer told him to buy the broken watch, because it would give him the correct time twice a day.

Name: Philip
Email:
pc@nohiding.com
Tuesday 24th June 1:55 pm U.K. Time

Anyone out there have any of the following I want to purchase: (Unit must be working but exterior condition and remote control irrelevant) :

Ideally one of : Sony Betamax SL-C30,Sony SL-C9,SL-C40, SLF-30,SLF-60.

Second Choice:

If not one of the above then any later front loading machine that still gives good picture quality and has its video and audio outputs working. Auto tracking would also be preferred if possible.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 24th June 2:27 pm U.K. Time

Well I do not believe any Beta had auto tracking... the only one I know about was the NTSC model SL-HF-2100, a rather over-rated (But still excellent) SuperBeta HiFi deck. Franny would know for sure if there was ever a PAL beta with auto tracking, but don't count on it. I've found, however, that betas seem to almost "Auto-track" on there own, even if they don't have auto tracking or anything like that, they jus are very good at cleaning up errors.

Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Tuesday 24th June 3:39 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Here: ED-Beta tapes http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032228252&category=39830 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032226952&category=39830 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032228692&category=39830

Ghostbusters vcr Zenith Beta portable? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032021818&indexURL=5&photoDisplayType=2#ebaylargephotohosting

Why vcr Beta Sony is broken? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032179018&category=39830

Best price 0.01$ the videocassette Beta! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032008488&category=39830

Bye


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Tuesday 24th June 5:48 pm U.K. Time

Are you suggesting Beta is superior to DVD ??

How about VHS vs. DVD ?? What do you think ??


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Tuesday 24th June 6:22 pm U.K. Time

Off the topic;

Garbage In -> Garbage Out or GIGO term is usually associated with CMOS techno or commonly in flowcharting basics. Some of them designed in Logic circuitry from very simple up to Array of dimension in similarity.

For Ortodox sample is just Yes or No / 1 or 0 as result.

That's from me.........


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 24th June 8:14 pm U.K. Time

Well a while back the folk at the nearby GE research lab were demonstating the latest Artificial Intellegence/Voice Recognition project to the local media. The proud scientists bade the reporters to come up with any sort of question and their supercomputer would have the answer.

Well the reporters did their best to come up with challenging questions but the computer said nothing - not even to indicate it got the question. The tech guy got worried and started pulling boards to see if they could sort out the problem. As it turned out some chip got installed the wrong way making it the stupidest computer on the face of the earth.

The media people all started packing to leave grumbling on how the scientist had gone and wasted their time. "Hey stuporcomputer! Thanks for wasting our day! We're outta here!", yelled one of the camera guys...

Suddenly the computer lit up and yelled back, "Y'all come back now y'hear!"


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 24th June 9:31 pm U.K. Time

You mean it didn't say "42"????

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 24th June 10:51 pm U.K. Time

No, it was designed by the ship of nerds.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Wednesday 25th June 3:46 am U.K. Time

Eeeee Brenda did ya get my mail and ICQ num

but i aint get yours.........?


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 25th June 3:50 am U.K. Time

_@_v[:::::[]]==---| - eeee! who was lookin for an sl-f1? found this sleechy one on eeeee-bay with the ah-220 carry handle!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3334220474


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 25th June 3:51 am U.K. Time

can you hear me now? good! - _@_v[:::::[]]==---| <-my snail-kia 'shell'-phone

Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.net
Wednesday 25th June 9:04 am U.K. Time

What else would you put on top of a HFR-100?

http://ebay2.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_2635b31125f918bd93d9545af91b19e3/i-1.JPG


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 25th June 5:30 pm U.K. Time

a stack of $1000 bills or the keys to a millenia S :)

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 25th June 5:33 pm U.K. Time

hee heee! SL-F1amie! I want the handle for my 2000amie, lol... :( Can someone replace the cammy fuze and the batty leads on mine because they don't work now; the batty leads have to be pressed really hard against the connection so it will work. Plus I need new screws for the case. :( Poor frankenmie...

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmeall.com
Wednesday 25th June 8:24 pm U.K. Time

Speaking of fuse I found a Transistor shape kinda terminator. Really good safety device wich can be found in many Beta.

I just replace it and everything works out. One brilliant idea of many splendid Inventions.


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Wednesday 25th June 9:40 pm U.K. Time

Find out why VHS was better than Beta...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/online/comment/story/0,12449,881780,00.html


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 25th June 11:55 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - well tape time or picture quality isn't all that much of an 'issue' for me. what matters is Beta's faster transport response time. I rarely make unattended recordings and prefer Beta's transport abilittes when i'm taping out a show's commercials.

_@_v -especially if I'd blown the intro cue and have to quickly stop, go back and set up for the right cue before the show i'm taping comes back from commercial...

_@_v - VHS - even the machines that keep the tape lace up - just takes too long...


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 26th June 2:07 am U.K. Time

Hey Jesse, I have an SL-2000 I don't need, it's hall effect motor wont' work but all the parts you need are in good working order... Want to pay or trade? and you can give me back my $24 since you did something else with the SL-HF-300

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 26th June 9:00 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! i see someone has 'sleeched' some of JSparkin's site pix for their eeee-bay auction...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032498144

_@_v - SL-HF 950ES from germany


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Thursday 26th June 4:19 pm U.K. Time

thanks for reminding me!! I had completely forgotten~! Sorry :( http://ebay1.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_a9d827e9b794128efdb0723b54360a5d/i-4_B_L.JPG EEE HEE! MY type of control panel!! makes it looks nice n complicated! Also, check back at that forum I posted a while back to see what I told those idiots. Sean, I'm just too tired of taking apart things to do a board switch on my 2000amie. Yee! I should have also told them about the fast beta transport; I especially agree with Franny's example.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Thursday 26th June 4:20 pm U.K. Time

I love my 300's timer record feature (Except for the fact that come a minor brownout it forGEts everything), it stops and starts right on a dime! Tell it to start at 11:59 and it starts exactly at 11:59, LOL, with no 30 second or so lag like the Spamsung used to do.

Name: Klux
Email:
klix@klux.cun
Thursday 26th June 4:42 pm U.K. Time

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032498144

Asshole


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Thursday 26th June 7:45 pm U.K. Time

why?

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 26th June 11:10 pm U.K. Time

The best timer unit on a Beta is found on the SL-2710 where you punch-in start / stop times and channels with numeric keypad instead of going with +/- buttons. It also started right on time. But any slightly serious timer should do that, even on a VHS. Perhaps you set the clock 30 seconds too late ??

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 27th June 1:40 am U.K. Time

http://briefcase.yahoo.com/bc/latinopikachu/lst?.dir=/Snails&.order=&.view=l&.src=bc&.done=http%3a//briefcase.yahoo.com/ hehehhehe look at my snailie pics!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 27th June 1:41 am U.K. Time

No, the Spamsung took its sweet time to spin up and init itself, I guess. The clock was always right...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 27th June 1:54 am U.K. Time

oops, that link above is bad, use this one http://briefcase.yahoo.com/latinopikachu

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 27th June 2:03 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼_@_¼¼_@_¼¼_@_¼¼_@_¼¼_@_¼¼ - eeeee! let's get his betas!

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 27th June 6:16 am U.K. Time

¼¼_@_¼¼_@_¼¼_@_¼¼_@_¼¼_@_¼¼_@_ - run away!!! run away!! ......(::))mortons)

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 27th June 6:50 am U.K. Time

Finally have what it takes to admit I dont' know what Mortons/Mortrons are... Since we're usually so nice and try to explain our confusing snail argot to people who come here, perhaps someone could explain that one to ME...

Name: Jeremy Christo
Email:
surfingdrunk@aol.com
Friday 27th June 7:09 am U.K. Time

what is the market for betamax? for the past 13yrs my parents have had a betamax hooked up to the tv, and i dont think they've ever used it. it is a Sony SL-S600 in pristine mint condition. whats the value on it? if i were to sell it, where would i? thanks!

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 27th June 8:53 am U.K. Time

Sean...

Never bought salt, have you? Morton's is the biggest selling brand of salt in the country. Their slogan is "When it rains, it pours" with a picture of a girl holding an umbrella on the label.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 27th June 12:40 pm U.K. Time

Here's one for the multi-system fans...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032700136&category=39830


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 27th June 1:11 pm U.K. Time

Just went back on that webmasterworld.com forum Jesse. It shows that you did not understand very much of what was said in the article. At the time the product went out on the market there was no L-750 tapes and no BII speed. That's the whole point behind the "only 1-hour" issue. Somehow I'm sure Beta is for you more of a novelty than a product you use for the sake of quality. Just like u-matic for example.

I also find it funny that people always trash DVDs in here then tells how "good" DVD-to-Beta dubs are !

This is only my humble opinion which if you can remark doesn't make use of terms such as STUPID and IDIOT to express disagreement to one's own opinion.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 27th June 2:27 pm U.K. Time

Brenda... Oh, I see. I had seen it missspelled as "Mortron" so I though it was some science fiction refference like some fierce critter like a Dalek. Ooops. At any rate, regarding the DVD-Beta dubs, When people talk about how bad DVD looks, they're discussing individual errors that are on some discs. Because DVD is digital, it's easier to have errors or low quality. When we transfer DVD-Beta, we're talking about the generational quality loss, which will be low on a good format like Beta. This has to do with the dubbing format, not the one we dub from, because the quality of that doesn't matter, it's how well the record deck retains that quality, whatever it is, that counts.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 27th June 3:12 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - Just so you know Betamax isn't a 'novelty' in my video environment. It's alive and doing very well thank you...

_@_v~ - spblblblblt!

_@_v - And Betamax didn't stay a 1 hour format for very long. By at least 1977 Sony had brought out the X2 speed SL-8200 and SL-8600 and SL-3000 VCRs and by 1979 the BIII speed SL-5400. If Sony had been able to come out with a reliable L-1000 tape in 1980 (and kept in the BI record speed) the format war might've lasted a little longer.

_@_v - Sony should've also put in better tuners in their Betas especially the ones with all-electronic tuning. There was no earthly reason to have a meager 14 presets and VHF tuning that ends at cable channel 36 if you can build a decent 125 cable - 75UHF channel tuner like Sony was able to do for the SL-2710 and SL-HF 600 and some other high end Betas.

_@_v - Since I have a Sony VHS deck with full cable tuning capacity that's not a very big problem for my SL-HF 360.


Name: David Hadaway
Email:
dhad0@excite.com
Friday 27th June 5:34 pm U.K. Time

IMHO the timer on the Sony 900 and similar, with the jog shuttle control, are the easiest to set. I can set a timer recording in 18 seconds.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 27th June 5:39 pm U.K. Time

erfems.. Well Beta isn't a novelty in my house, and I do appreciate the quality. I exclusively use Beta for my taping needs. My VHS deck is only used as a tuner, so I can get true stereo audio to the 300 and make quality recordings. U-mie is sort of more a novelty, I guess, because I don't have a recorder (yet) and very few tapes.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 27th June 7:12 pm U.K. Time

Olive: Yeah, I agree, since the recording times were one of the more obvious differences between Beta and VHS, and of the early VCRs Beta did have the shortest time, VHS having 2 hours, as did VX (Quasar) and V-cord II. But that was fixed, in short order, and Beta eventually beat those other formats (Even though VX might have looked as good, and V-cord II was four heads like the SL-5800.) I use my betas a lot, for all sorts of stuff. since the most I can get on an 8mm tape is 2 hours, the GCS-1 has an immediate advantage over the CCD-V110, although they both look the same (I think it was the same image sensor technology, if not the same image sensor). I agree about the tuners, I've had trouble with Sony's solid-state tuners on there high end decks (the entire RF section of my old SL-HF-1000 died, pretty much, and my 900s RF modulator is very poor indeed, and the RF modulator in my SLO-323 was dead when I got it (fortunately that's a replaceable commodity). But since I have a cable box that outputs HiFi stereo audio at line level, I don't need the use RF for much anymore.

Name: nnils
Email:
nnils@telus.net
Saturday 28th June 3:53 am U.K. Time

Re: Betamax tuners, before about 1982 cable systems were not built to carry any signal abouve 300mHz. The equipment was never designed to do so because anything beyond a 36-channel universe was unimaginable. Cable had a low % subscribers because there was almost nothing available on it that couldn't be picked up for free with something called a 300-ohm VHF/UHF antenna that we used to get from Radio Shack (amplifier optional). http://www.radioshack.com/images/ProductCatalog/ProductImage/15/15-2156.jpg

The varactor tuner with 14 user-preset buttons was considered a great improvement over the original rotary tuners which tended to need rebuilding every few years. TV's and VCR's switched to varactor tuners when low-priced IC versions were developed.

When Ted Turner brought C-band signals to a cable system near you, every mile of cable and every distribution amp had to be replaced in order to get all these new choices to the consumer. Finally there was a reason to get cable into the average house, and finally a reason to develop the quartz-synthesized 125-channel tuners we all take for granted. This all came together in the mid-80's when many of you were watching Care Bears for the first time. Only a few Betamax models came with these 125-channel tuners because the technology was not available until the last dozen or so Betamax models hit the market.


Name: Madness
Email:
glasses.are.ready@eyeworld.com
Saturday 28th June 4:27 am U.K. Time

Novelty?? Novelty-smovelty! Beta is quite alive and well in this boiz pad! I've built me quite a large library of new(er) films on beta using DVDs and Betacam tapes for high quality, hifi-surround tapes. Hell, I've recently been adding some favorite TV-show (i.e. Buffy S4, most recent) collections from the "seasonal" DVD boxsets (quite a nice way to use up this huge load of BC-10's I've acquired). In fact, I've coined a term for this: I don't "dupe" a DVD, I "B'max" it! ;)

Guess the tuners on some of my decks are cheezy, but I never use 'em anyhow. If there's not a DVD players connected, then a DirectTV receiver. Always via the A/V's (no RF stuff here) using highest-quality interconnects.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 28th June 5:50 am U.K. Time

Madness, I can't help but laugh now. Sony orriginally referred to the process of recording on Betamax as "Betamaxing". I can't believe the utter coincidence that you did that, so I'm guessing you subconsciously remembered that advertising campaign (Perhaps you were there for it, I wasn't, but I read about it.) and the phrase crossed the threshold to your conscious mind, and now you've started using it.

At any rate, I don't consider Beta to be a an ammusing novelty. Actually, IMNTBHO (In My Never-To-Be-Humble Opinion) the new TV recoding apparatus that lets you pause, rewind, record, and otherwise fiddle with live TV broadcasts is an "Ammusing novelty", yet to prove its acceptance or true utility.


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 28th June 5:52 am U.K. Time

Well, I don't "dupe" a DVD, I buy it! ;)

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmeal.com
Saturday 28th June 6:43 pm U.K. Time

I buy DVD when i like the movie ie Solaris/Nemesis/007/Enemy of the state/Solaris/Hollow Man/Terminator2 or Bee Gees.

Name: john
Email:
john@williamtellinc.com
Saturday 28th June 8:21 pm U.K. Time

i used to host a tv program which my wife recorded on beta-max. well now they can't be played...which is probably no great loss but i'm getting some pressure to have the recordings transfered to something modern like vhs or cd? does anyone know of a service where i can send beta-max tapes and get back vhs tapes or even better cd's.. thanks in advance john p

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Saturday 28th June 10:31 pm U.K. Time

erfies I agree with Sean about the Tivo being an amusing novelty, because I want my video stored in raw data, not compressed like it is with the DVR. Secondly, I'd rather Betamax the rental DVD for $4 instead of going out and spending $21 or so on a DVD. I don't care if DVD recorders replace VTRs in most people's homes, I'm going to stick with Beta until I can no longer get the machine repaired. At least the Beta is ignorant to any copy-prevent codes they may place in future broadcasts so the DVD-R doesn't record it.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 29th June 12:52 am U.K. Time

Apart from going on eBay and getting another Beta VCR (even with all the dealersnails it's not all that expensive) you can look in the Yellow Pages for Video Duplication Services. There's usually a bunch of people in almost every city that can copy a Beta tape to VHS or DVD or VCD.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 29th June 1:04 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! lv-1901/sl-6200 combo tv-/vcr!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3032943693

_@_v - for a mere $250 start....


Name: steve
Email:
steve@bodmin.fsnet.co.uk
Sunday 29th June 10:46 pm U.K. Time

does anybody have any betamaxes 4 sale ie-sony c5 or above sanyo preferably in uk [leeds] as ihave 286 betacam tapes many top films thanks steve

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Sunday 29th June 10:51 pm U.K. Time

Other things than blockiness we should be concerned about digital video...

http://www.igknighttec.com/DMCA/dmca.php


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 29th June 11:37 pm U.K. Time

Steve, do you mean Betamax (Consumer) tapes or Betacam (Pro) tapes??? There is a difference, you know. the PALsite itself can tell you the difference, having pages for each type of tape.

Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Monday 30th June 12:03 am U.K. Time

Hey Jesse, I've got one of those SLV-R5UCs that you posted an auction for. It really is a great deck, arguably the best consumer-level VHS-based VCR ever built. It's one helluva editor, and it does wonders when it comes to reducing generation loss. I can edit from my camcorder to the R5, then copy to another VHS deck, and it's the only VCR I have that can make a 3rd generation copy look good.

Name: Dylan
Email:
dylan_lewis@hotmail.com
Monday 30th June 10:27 am U.K. Time

Hi. I live in Adelaide South Australia(Glengowrie more specifically) and I am looking for someone local(or anyone else who may be interested that isn't on the other side of the world)who would be interested in buying 47 recordable beta tapes and 9 pre-recorded tapes. I am getting rid of it because video technology is no longer interesting to me and I have already sold all my vcrs. Name your price for this gear. Contact by email only. dylan_lewis@hotmail.com.

Name: Kevin
Email:
kev40reynolds@aol.com
Monday 30th June 11:04 am U.K. Time

Please help me somebody!!

I am looking for a cover (or flap) to cover the clock buttons on a Sanyo VTC M40. Mine is missing and it drives me mad!! Does anybody have one, or a scrap machine that I can purchase?

Thanks in advance for any help Kevin


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Monday 30th June 2:21 pm U.K. Time

erfems I know how you feel, LOL! The 300 used to annoy the hell out of me before I hid in in the network enclosure it's in now. The smoked plastic front looks cool, LOL! __@**-~

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 1st July 12:37 am U.K. Time

http://www.cedmagic.com/ just published an article on how to install a transparent top on later model players. I wonder what kind of estethic mods could be done to Beta VCRs? Remember the RCA transparent television that was around, I think, from the 30's???

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 1st July 2:12 am U.K. Time

Jesse, this may interrest you.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3334341629&category=41676


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 1st July 2:22 am U.K. Time

http://www.blurty.com/userpic/489744

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '

_@_¼¼~' - li luv lo latch lainlops lith ly longue


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 1st July 6:09 am U.K. Time

_@_v - lummy nummy!!!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033155626

_@_v - complete GCS-50 editing system. at $900 bux start it's a bit on the highish side though...


Name: Herbert Sturt
Email:
soadv@bellsouth.net
Tuesday 1st July 4:56 pm U.K. Time

WANTED: MANUAL FOR SONY SL-HF840D AND SL-HF600. DOES ANYONE HAVE THIS FOR SALE? PLEASE EMAIL US AT soadv@bellsouth.net. WE ARE ALSO ALWAYS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING BETA VCRS...EX...SL-HF2100, SL-HF2000, SL-HF860,SL-HF840D, SL-HF600. LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING. THANKS

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 1st July 8:06 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - wow! the dealersnails are getting aggresive if they're posting here for stuff to sleech...

_@_¼¼ - i wonder if THE snail ever wanders in here...


Name: Casimir Alonso Taulé
Email:
casimir_alonso_taule@hotmail.com
Tuesday 1st July 8:38 pm U.K. Time

THE BETA REFFLECTION. 2003: **************25 years of betamax in Europe************* (26 in Japan and the USA)

I'd like you all to read this article I've written, exclusively for our chat.

In 1978 (approx.) the betamax format was introduced in Europe by Sony. Between 1978 and 1989 Sony sony released a very important range of outstanding electronics: VCRs, HiFi components, televisions, cameras... which may be nearly compared to its professional partners, both inside and outside (SL-C9 pendulum drive, SL-HF 950 cassette loading and inside technology, PCM encoders,...), applied to consomer range and specifications. With the release of the first Sony VHS decks, the beta format died. Sony continued offering this type of consomer-proffessional deivces during 1990-1992-1993. By 1993 lots of "2nd range marks" appeared offering "working" new electronics for a quite low price and this obligated Sony to gradually lose its exclusive high range of electornics. Now, Sony is a high-volume consomer electronics mark. It has lost absolutely its "essence" of that high quality deivces. Now, when someone decides to buya a video, he doesn't matter if it offers better quality and durability: vcrs like the actual Sony (SLV SE850, well I don't know the exact model number) and Funays or Orions or First Line vcrs give the same results. And also the constant changing model range. Catalogs are valid for a maximum perdiod of 6 months. The European 950 or the american 1000 lasted between 2 and 4 years. I must also say that SOny and other high range companies are leaving analog systems as obsolete. In 1999 sony was selling 15 or 16 different models of vcrs. Actually it offers only 3 or 4. After all this facts I think that beta format would have the same luck. Actually it would be almost disappearing and with lots of bad qualitiy videos, or wiht excxessive prices by now, because of Sony expensive patents. The same thing has happened with all type of high end electronics and devices like classic Marantz HiFi components, for example. It is applicable to all kinds of products: when something is affected by a massive production-demand its quality goes down. I compare these products with proffesssional products because they still in non- massified production. And I give a final reflection to all betaphiles,... all people who are members of this club (the beta club, hehehe). Imagine VHS disappeared this way like betas, how would the betamax format be by now? Would there be a VHS chat-page??? It's a good theme for our chat to discuss it. People, tell all of us how (better or worse) would be beta by now!

Give your opinion!!!

**********Regards to all**********


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 2nd July 3:41 am U.K. Time

Well, personally, I think that there'da been a Beta-C format (gleech!! :( ), and that the Betas today would have been all cheap and plastic-filled... $39 at Wal-Mart for a mono one, like I saw today for a VHS. Why are they still selling mono VCRs? I think that we wouldn't feel as unique or special as we do today, and we wouldn't appreciate it as much as we do. We also wouldn't appreciate great old decks like the 300 and so on, and lots more Betamies would prolly wind up at Goodwill unused and unwanted. I think that it was better this way, even though things are getting hard to find we should be proud we're part of this "elite," special group.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 2nd July 3:42 am U.K. Time

And besides, who would want to start a VHS page.. It's nothing to be remembered, really.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 2nd July 3:51 am U.K. Time

_@_v - i'm sure we want to hand over all our hard-earned betas to soadv-snail to low-ball us with like a handful of shiny nickels (well you see betas aren't worth anything...) so he can flip them for like a g-note on e-bay.

_@_v - i actually know a legitimate beta user who needs an sl-hf 600 manual and remote if anyone has a spare...


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 2nd July 6:04 am U.K. Time

_@_v - speak of the devilsnail that penny SL-HF 2000 is back up again...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033518715

_@_v - does he EVER sell one of those?


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 2nd July 6:06 am U.K. Time

_@_v - and here's a vintage p.a.l. bush beta-vision...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033398597

_@_v - suppose our president bush had any money in that company?


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Wednesday 2nd July 2:15 pm U.K. Time

eeeee.... LOL, poor devilspawnsnail. That new beta looks like the SL-5VRUC or whatever its model is.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 2nd July 2:26 pm U.K. Time

Yes... I wonder if they'll every learn that that is not a reasonable selling price for that kind of deck... Probably never. A wise man learns from his mistakes, a fool repeats the same action again and again expecting a different outcome.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmeal.com
Wednesday 2nd July 5:00 pm U.K. Time

A wise man should never make mistake, a wise man should know what's he's doin'.A wise man loose to win. At last it's very unwise to loose again and again.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 2nd July 5:08 pm U.K. Time

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana...

Name: charlie canfield
Email:
charliecanfield@hotmail.com
Wednesday 2nd July 6:50 pm U.K. Time

hi- i have a beta hi-fi sl-2700 i'm ready to part with, with about 50 or so movies, all good to great standards (eg: hitchcock, welles, woody, ford etc). the deck works great, just minor dings: a little face plate fell off years ago, and the remote is dinged-up but works well...except for the remote's power button. such is life. anyone interested is welcome to make an offer. thanks for your interest. the deck and i are in san francisco, by the way.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmeal.com
Wednesday 2nd July 7:42 pm U.K. Time

Chicken kwok kwok kwok, dogs barks, these are creature.

Rain keeps falling in my head, even clouds are white.

Sun always rise from east and sets to west.

At billons of light years Sun meets Earth, that's the time God come to us.

In God we Trust


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 3rd July 3:02 am U.K. Time

Franny, your sense of humor never ceases to delight me. You are truly a credit to this chat page.

At any rate, I've got one fo those SL-2700 decks too, and it's missing most of the front panels... what's up with that? I think it was some kind of fault with the glue or something like that.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmeal.com
Thursday 3rd July 6:50 am U.K. Time

Tell you what guys, I just FIX my loading Motor

I bougth the original motor for only 10 ☺;

I guess i keep my penny.


Name: Dennis Dabrowski
Email:
bubbasnubba@aol.com
Thursday 3rd July 2:17 pm U.K. Time

I have an old magnavox observation system....12" monitor that can have four cameras hooked to it...I have one camera and only half of a power cord.....the power cord also connects the video...it's weird and I don't know where to find an adapter...its a really old model....model #MC 3511 (camera)....I have no way to hook it up!! Does anyone know anything about this model? I would greatly appreciate it!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hotmeal.com
Thursday 3rd July 5:25 pm U.K. Time

SB V3000

Name: Madness
Email:
cute.boi@yourhouse.com
Thursday 3rd July 10:52 pm U.K. Time

Yannow, that "soadv" guy on eBay must have a never-ending supply of HF2000's which he reserves somewhere around $800! I've seen him sell god knows how many of those over the passing months. IMO, if I wanted to blow $800 on a deck, I'd rather go for an HF1000, maybe an HF2100 or even an ED-Beta deck. But that's just me. :)

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 4th July 1:32 am U.K. Time

I agree, Madness, the HF-2000 isn't actively bad, it's just massively overpriced. I have no idea why, either. Even if it has a warranty, it's just not worth it... it's rediculous, unless you're just desperate to open a new, factory sealed Beta unit... MMmMmmMmmmmmm....

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
NissanInfinitiAndAcuraMustDie@wealllovethemillenia.com
Friday 4th July 4:14 am U.K. Time

I just wanna open a brand new mint Betamie and SL-2000, and fill out the warranty card! :(

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 4th July 5:22 am U.K. Time

I've heard stories of old cars remaining under warranty because the warranty deed only had a mileage limit, not a time limit... some guy bought a used oldsmobile, I think, and it still had under 30,000 miles, so the warranty, from back in the 50s, was still valid, except it wasn't transferrable... rats! Unfortunately, the warranty on VCRs is not workable like that... I think even the most extended warranty would have run out now...

Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 4th July 1:18 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

All vcr Sony Betamax UK for repair: http://www.hifis.com/audiocentre/index.htm

Bye


Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 4th July 4:15 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, On of the videorecorder Sony Betamax SLO-420 is one money dollar for gift or to steal? http://imagehost.vendio.com/bin/viewimage.x/00000000/varmeck/beta2.jpg?allow_mailing_list=1&owner_id=15557&allow_track_link=1&track=022282f692-3cc5&pt=bidpay

Complete videorecorder Sony Betamax SLO-420 that are nice pictures! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033343320&category=21168

Between JVC TV colour and Sony SuperBetamax SL-340 are very rival or peace? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033830696&category=21168 JVC TV it appeals to very to videorecorder Betamax!, but it watches very well superb quality video in the JVC TV! Betamax is winner and VHS K.O.! Photos of the videorecorder SuperBetamax SL-340 are very nice pictures!

Bye


Name: Richard Clark
Email:
Biking2@yahoo.com
Friday 4th July 4:31 pm U.K. Time

I have a friend that has two very good Beta Machines and too many Beta Tapes. He would like to donate them to a Charity, Senior home or center, or some place where someone could enjoy them. Does anyone have a clue. Of course, he'd be willing to sell, and looking to send these to a worthy organization. Help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 4th July 4:41 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - not a good idea to stack a tv directly on top of a vcr. apart from the weight issuesthe video head can pick up magnetic interferience from the crt being directly overhead....

http://www.ncar.net/624/2e.jpg

_@_v - i can hear the poor vcr screaming "get it off me get it off me!".


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 4th July 4:56 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! shameless image thief not only sleeches someone elses images but slaps their own logo on it so no-one else 'steals' from them?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033650462

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033550188


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 4th July 5:52 pm U.K. Time

Funny how those pix almost look like The Snail's photgraphic style...

Name: Madness
Email:
cute.boi@yourhouse.com
Friday 4th July 6:50 pm U.K. Time

Here's a weird one: I just acquired a copy of the film "THX-1138"; the original release w/ a mono soundtrack. I popped it into an HF550, and the speed keep switching back & forth every 10 seconds or so between BI & BII! I could see the speed icon change on the display, the picture looking like its going in and out of "X2" mode, and the sound going from normal to "Chipmunks." Like the deck couldn't decide what speed to play it at. Couldn't quite figure that one out since "THX-1138" then played fine in a few of my other decks I tried, and no other tapes played on the 550 showed the speed problem.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 4th July 7:46 pm U.K. Time

How does the tape itself look? Is it 'scalloped' at all on the edges? Could maybe winding and rewinding it help?

Maybe the ACE head on that 550 is on the edge of going bad?


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 4th July 8:42 pm U.K. Time

Olive why don't you tell the person with the original pitchers that the dealersnail has ripped off their pictures... Doesn't ebay have something against things like that?

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 4th July 9:12 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - well i can't exactly prove who stole from who for one thing. only the creator of the picture can speak up for their rights really.

_@_v - i'm tempted to think the guy is using two selling ids cuz both autions are from texas and both are using aol to host their piccies. something smells real pond-snailie about those auctions but i can put my feelerstalk on it...


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 5th July 5:29 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! an sl-t9 a-me!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033880102

_@_v - eeee! it has a camera k-plug!


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 5th July 5:33 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! lummy nummy ultra-rare sl-hfr 90!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033891482


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 5th July 6:26 am U.K. Time

Hmmmm... I believe this will blow away the long-standing belief that no pre-recorded matter was released in ED Beta... Presumably these are also SuperBeta because ALL ED-Betas were SuperBeta. I know that I have seen pre-recoded S-VHS matter.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3033031212&category=39830


Name: John Bishop
Email:
jbbishop@bellsouth.net
Saturday 5th July 2:53 pm U.K. Time

Have a Sony SuperBeta SL-HF2000 (with box)purchased new in June 1998 from Berger Brothers (also have invoice). Also, about 30 tapes (two unopened). Anybody interested?

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 5th July 9:16 pm U.K. Time

All ED machines can record / playback SuperBeta, but tapes recorded in ED format are not SuperBeta, therefore won't be playable in a regular SuperBeta.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 6th July 2:21 am U.K. Time

http://ebay0.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_8a79e0ecc1aef152dc579a98d2e57202/i-5.JPG eeeeeee! its VcrGarySnail! lol! Now we know what one of the faces of evil looks like..

Name: Madness
Email:
cute.boi@yourhouse.com
Sunday 6th July 3:07 am U.K. Time

I believe a small number of prerecorded ED tapes were released in Japan only (that one on eBay looks like an import). The other dude there is right; ED is totally different animal. 500 lines and metal tape vs. ~360 lines and oxide for Superbeta (BIs is, what, ~400?). And for all the "enchanced picture" variations of formats, I've only seen prerecorded demo tapes, here (Sß, S-VHS, Hi-8). I've acutally got a few, m'self.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 6th July 5:45 am U.K. Time

I've seen a few movies pre-recorded in S-VHS, but not many. I think "Independance Day" was one of them...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 6th July 4:03 pm U.K. Time

LOL, I just noticed the address Madness put as the email.... :) :P NEway, I wanted to ask a question about my Betamie. I dragged it out from under the bed this morning and turned it on, but the flashing "C" light showed and it shut down with "T" flashing fast even though the battery was fully charged. I took out the battery and put it back in, and it worked fine for a while but, "C" again (steady). I played back the recordings it made while "C" was on, and they were fine. I know the heads are clean (only use B-cam oxides in it), so what could be causing this? Old age crankiness?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 6th July 7:05 pm U.K. Time

I'd clean the heads anyway, unless you did it recently, and then I'd check all the linkages in the casette-tab detection system. I suppose if push comes to shove you could disable the tab system and put a big label on the side saying that it will erase even record-inhibit tapes...

Name: Tom Walker
Email:
texwalke@optonline.net
Sunday 6th July 7:15 pm U.K. Time

I have a Betamax SL5400 that I bought new in 1970 something. It works fine is anyone interested in buying it?

Name: Matthew Wilson
Email:
mdw@zamboodle.demon.co.uk
Sunday 6th July 9:06 pm U.K. Time

I've been given a Sanyo Betamax Recorder model VTC9455 and there is no information on this anywhere on the internet that I can find. It is a fairly large machine, gold colour top cover case with fake wood trim sides/front. Soft-touch buttons instead of 'piano' keys. It is multi-format as in PAL, SECAM and NTSC according to the front panel.

Unfortunately and as per the age of htese things it is non-functional tape wise, tuner/time works OK though.

So is this an previously unknown model or an equivilent to another? Any info appriciated.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 7th July 4:06 am U.K. Time

_@_v - luckily the drive train on most sanyos was fairly consistant from model to model so if it's a mechanical problem you can probably just get a cheapo VTC-5000 or something like that off of e-bay and revive your unit with kibbles and bits from the 5000. there are also belt kits you can buy if it's just bad rubber keeping your unit down.

_@_v - if you have some ftp space or an online photo place why not take and upload piccys of the sanyo so we can all see it?


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Monday 7th July 8:18 am U.K. Time

Jesse does 'C' mean discharged? Perhaps your betamie sips away at your fully-charged battery while you sleep. My GR-SZ9 (SVHS-C hifi) can drain a fully charged NP-66 in less than a week even though it is turned off. I bought two brand new ones before I figured this out. So now I can go to a concert with 3 hours worth of batteries and one 30-min SVHS-C tape.

Name: Bill
Email:
epwg1@yahoo.co.uk
Monday 7th July 1:08 pm U.K. Time

Hi all,

Sorry this is a V2000 question, I hope you can help :)

I picked up a Video200 machine yesterday complete with some tapes (and all for 50p) it’s a Grundig V1600 2x4

The machine is in great cosmetic condition, but seems to have a few faults.

When a tape is playing the sound is muffled and quiet with changes in pitch, is this just a simple clean of the audio head or something else?

The picture is a little grainy but not too bad, rewind and fast-forward is good.

I can’t seem to tune in any channels using the tuner, nothing is picked up on the uhf band, is this serious or a simple fix?

Also does anyone know the pinouts for the av din plug or better still a copy of the manual / service manual

Thanks

Bill


Name: John Bishop
Email:
jbbishop@bellsouth.net
Monday 7th July 1:46 pm U.K. Time

Have a BMC-110 camcorder with manual and ac adapter/battery charger. Any interest?

Name: Herbert Sturt
Email:
soadv@bellsouth.net
Monday 7th July 8:48 pm U.K. Time

WANTED: MANUAL FOR SONY SL-HF840D AND SL-HF600. DOES ANYONE HAVE THIS FOR SALE? PLEASE EMAIL US AT soadv@bellsouth.net. WE ARE ALSO ALWAYS INTERESTED IN PURCHASING BETA VCRS...EX...SL-HF2100, SL-HF2000, SL-HF860,SL-HF840D, SL-HF600. LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING. THANKS

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 7th July 10:26 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - give us your betas che-e-e-a-a-a-ap so we can sell them ste-e-e-e-e-ep!

_@_¼¼ - all your betas are belong to us...


Name: Madness
Email:
tonaspam@whyme.com
Tuesday 8th July 12:20 am U.K. Time

Anyone happen to be looking for some blanks? I just came across this: A guy selling 26 lots of forty Sony BC-20G/K-series tapes on eBay. Always needing blanks m'self, but he's got so many. ;)

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3034183430&category=21163


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 8th July 3:36 am U.K. Time

eeeeee! meanie fake post-er! Anyways, no Nnils, I always keep batty either in the charger (batty I tried had just come off of charger) or outside of Betamie. "C" i think either means head dirty or tube going bad. Oh well, I just chalked it up to old-age crankiness.. I wouldn't be too happy if I'd just spent 3 months in a stuffy case, either. yay, more Betamie-cam blanks!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 8th July 3:42 am U.K. Time

mmmmm nummy blanks! I also duplicated an Ampex Betacam case label (only changed Betacam to Betamax, and tape number to Beta tape length) on the computer if anyone wants it (just tell me what length). I'm also working on a Sony one, if anyone's interested. I like to have the "pro" labels in the plastic insert, LOL... I posted an example, check the Betamax files (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/). Also, if anyone wants the Photoshop PSD source so they can play with it if they want, I can upload it there. Let me know!

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Tuesday 8th July 3:43 am U.K. Time

I guess that last Olive still needs the stone taken out. Obviously from the VHS chat page.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 8th July 5:02 am U.K. Time

haha!!!!!!! i concur!

Name: W.G.B. Spender
Email:
smokeyguy@morleys.gov
Tuesday 8th July 5:27 am U.K. Time

_@_¥¥-~ - Guess we'll hafta reprogramme Echelon to track down that loser...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 8th July 6:16 am U.K. Time

What DVD-quality image compression looks like in a digipiccy...

http://ebay2.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_4fe8f783e3b160530ddfeb7c0109dce1/i-1_B_L.JPG

http://ebay2.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_4fe8f783e3b160530ddfeb7c0109dce1/i-2_B_L.JPG


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Tuesday 8th July 8:08 am U.K. Time

DVD compression? Huh? What am I missing here?

Oh, I get it. Set monitor to 256 colors and then view above links...


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 8th July 1:30 pm U.K. Time

I can't set my video card for 256 colors.. but I see some VERY bad artifacting in those pics.

I got my Sanyo 7300 today, needs belts, of course.. I've seen someone post before where to get them.. could you post it again? Everything else on the machine seems to work fine.. strange combination of processor driven and manual 12 channel tuner in it, but it does a nice job. I can't tell whether it has BTSC(MTS) sound or not, but of course the machine itself is ßeta Hi-Fi.

Also have an SL-HF900 now.. I think I need to clean the tape path and head drum, but otherwise it seems to perform pretty well. Now I just need to get it supercharged.. :)


Name: Alan Morton
Email:
adm22@epguides.com
Tuesday 8th July 4:37 pm U.K. Time

Thought I had gotten rid of them all, but in the process of moving all my stuff once again I have come across a top loading Beta deck (one of the Sanyo built ones from the mid 1980's) it may eb a SEARS one which last time I checked did work. If anyone wants it they can have it for a whoping $5 otherwise I may wind up binning it! It is located in Illinois so shipping will be extra or it can be picked up. Also found another SL HF750 which I thought was on what turned out to be permananet loan at an ex girlfriends although it just may be an extra no ittention of getting rid of it.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 8th July 7:58 pm U.K. Time

lmao @ Nnils, LOL!!! How funny, but accurate!

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Tuesday 8th July 8:57 pm U.K. Time

If that's how your DVD player renders colors, you should think about getting a decent one.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 9th July 2:57 am U.K. Time

Well....

I took the 7300 apart this morning, to see what sort of belt and idler assembly it has.. it's not like any other Sanyo assembly. The GOOD news is, the belts and idler in it are in good condition, and it's only in need of a good lube and maybe a cleaning. I spun the idler manually for a few dozen rotations, and got it pretty much freed up. The loading ring tends to stick a bit at the beginning, but it too works. The machine performs pretty well for it's age. I'm playing old music tapes that I made on my 1000, and they play very well, and I don't see any sparklies in the black screen I used. I had a very strange problem the first time I tried to play the music tape, though. Although the Hi-Fi light was solid, and there was no background noise or real 'drop out', the volume level on the playback was going up and down. It's stopped doing that now, but I sure would like to know what caused it in the first place.. :| At least I don't have to replace the video heads, since NOBODY seems to have parts for this model...

As for the video, I watched about half of The Fisher King that I had dubbed off of VHS, and other than a few color dropouts (Macrovision artifacts), it looked very good. The thing definately will NOT play ß1 tapes, though... :)


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 9th July 3:47 am U.K. Time

Now all you neeed is an HVC camera and some NP-1 batteries and you can record in Beta HiFi live.

[==...]_@_¼¼[¥¥¥]={


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 9th July 4:16 am U.K. Time

That was going to be my next question.. this does look like an NP-1 battery compartment... now that I know that it is indeed an NP-1 that it uses, I can start looking for one. :) (or two). I bet with the tuner and all, it really eats those puppies up fast. Hour and 45 minutes now this music tape has been playing, and not a single dropout.. amazing.. someone must have loved and cared for this machine in the past. I'm sure glad I got the AC adaptor for it.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Wednesday 9th July 7:23 am U.K. Time

Brenda, some people "near" you take Sanyo quite seriously. To me, they're family.

ww9.tiki.ne.jp/~plbrmn/english.htm


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Wednesday 9th July 7:25 am U.K. Time

Hmm don't know why that didn't turn into a link. Oh well, cut and paste.

http://ww9.tiki.ne.jp/~plbrmn/english.htm


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Wednesday 9th July 7:39 am U.K. Time

New NTSC-PAL converter. Do these things work properly? Note adapter supplied is for 120v mains.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3318&item=3034392057


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 9th July 8:32 am U.K. Time

"Perfect for travel overseas.Ê Allows user to play an NTSC VCR with a PAL TV or monitor.Ê Design of converter corrects for color difference of two systems.Ê Picture roll can be corrected by TV's built in vertical hold control. Ê Connect between video line out on VCR and video line in on TV or monitor. Ê Includes 120 V AC adaptor.Ê A/V dubbing cable required. Note: Not recommended for televisions without vertical hold control."

I think you'd have to have an old-style TV set with those 'twisty' dials to be able to make use of this. I don't know of any modern TVs with a vertical hold control.

So I'd give this thing a pass. It can only convert NTSC to PAL and not the other way around.

Brenda didn't your VCR-7300 come with a AC to DC power brick in the shape of an NP-1?


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 9th July 9:10 am U.K. Time

Franny,

Yes, it sure did. A VPA 72. I'm sure glad it did, too... but how to charge the NP-1's when I do get them. I am bidding on an NP-1 and a DC charger, hoping I get them for less than I paid for the 7300..


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 9th July 12:57 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! i've noticed a lot of those ntsc/pal converters showing up on e-bay lately. i wonder if some chinese factory is dumping a load of an ill-conceived poorly-selling product - where would anyone really need an ntsc/pal converter with only a 110v power brick anyway? especially a converter that can only work on televisions with a manual vertical hold control.

_@_v - yeep lousy product being dumped cheap...


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 9th July 1:20 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - looks like ray glasser's betainfoguide site will be down for a spell...

http://www.betainfoguide.com/down.html

_@_v -does anyone remember his geocities address and if that's still up?


Name: wayne wendelsdorf
Email:
wcw401@earthlink.net
Wednesday 9th July 1:36 pm U.K. Time

Anybody know what happened to the Ray Glasser BETA site?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 9th July 1:37 pm U.K. Time

Absolute Beta has revamped their web presence...

http://www.absolutebeta.com

However, their snail-choking price list is still the same old, same old...


Name: wayne wendelsdorf
Email:
wcw401@earthlink.net
Wednesday 9th July 1:46 pm U.K. Time

Ray Glasser this picture site goes thru

http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/Thinktank/1935/beta.html


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 9th July 1:52 pm U.K. Time

OK.. so, has anyone got a camera I can plug into my 7300?? Maybe someone has something they are willing to trade for a nice ßetamie 110??

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 9th July 2:01 pm U.K. Time

I think I've got one, Brenda, but I don't need another Betamovie, and you already said you were going to trade tapes for the SLO-1400... you can always just wait until you have the cash, of course.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 9th July 3:34 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - that 'betamax photo gallery' site is not, as far as i know, ray glasser's work.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=3315&item=2938450563

_@_v - i saw this hvc-2200 up for grabs on e-bay. has about 4 hours to go on it but it's only 15 bux for starts. you'll need to get a stereo microphone and hook it to your VCR-7300's mic jacks to get stereo recording.

_@_v -or you can look for an hvc-2500 which does have a pair of mic inputs on the camera - usefull for shoe-mounting a stereo mic. the hvc 2500 has a lower lux rating than the hvc-2200 so it sees a little better in lower light - close to what betamovies can see.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 9th July 3:49 pm U.K. Time

awwwwwww, thats cute... Betamie sees better than the 2500, LOL. __@_**[oo]={ ==(* it's dark in here! (betamie with shoe-mounted flashlite)

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 9th July 3:51 pm U.K. Time

eee! BTW what is that adaptor that comes with the 2200 cam? Is that the one that makes it able to connect ot the VeHoS portadecks?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 9th July 5:39 pm U.K. Time

I think that's an adapter to let you hook an HVC cam to the older Sony U-matic portables that were still being made then...

Name: wendy
Email:
kidsteeth@hotmail.com
Wednesday 9th July 10:10 pm U.K. Time

I have aanyo VTC 9300p and 20 750 polaroid tapes. Can anyone advise me if there is a market for these and if so what is a reasonable price? I am not an enthusiast and the machine has not been used in years but was working when I last checked it.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 10th July 1:28 am U.K. Time

The first thing you should do with that Sanyo Beta is to at least hook it up and see if it's running. Then you'd be in a better position to put it on offer. Beta is still fairly desirable amongst true video connoisseurs.

http://search.ebay.co.uk/search/search.dll?query=Betamax&maxRecordsPerPage=100&category1=8345

E-bay UK's listing of Beta should give you an unbiased guide to what models like yours is going for these days...

You likely won't be putting your kid through University with that Beta but you should at least get enough for pizza and a rental movie. Or you could keep the beta and enjoy the movies you've already taped...


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Thursday 10th July 2:39 am U.K. Time

Brenda, does that VCR-7300 have a 10 or 14-pin camera plug or just video in? Also does it have separate mic inputs or just audio in? I love my Sony ECM-99 one-point stereo electret mic.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 10th July 2:51 am U.K. Time

nnils:

It has line in/out and a 14 pin camera connector, plus stereo mic inputs and a 3.5mm plug for a wire remote. It also has a 12VDC input for a car adaptor. Pretty nice machine, I think it's the only one of it's kind sold in the US. I don't think the tuner has MTS sound, but it's interesting, and seems to be fairly sensitive. It says it's only for VHF/UHF over the air TV, but seems to tune in all the low/mid/high/super band CATV channels.


Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Thursday 10th July 3:45 am U.K. Time

Latest Beta news: Made my first Beta related find since the SL-5200 at the antique store in April. Found 2 pre-recorded tapes at a local Goodwill. They are "Adventures In Babysitting" and "A Day In The Life Of Jimmy Reardon". :) Unfortunately my Sanyo 4030 has starting chewing tapes on a consistent basis (about once every 10 plays) :( I'll finally have to get off my duff and order new rubber bits for my Sanyos plus the 5200

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Thursday 10th July 3:54 am U.K. Time

fond memories for kids of the 80s...

http://www.80snostalgia.com/memories/betamax.html


Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@hot-mail.spamx.com
Thursday 10th July 8:20 am U.K. Time

I found about 20 ex-rental beta tapes at a local goodwill a few days back. Nothing special, really. But what did catch my attention was a demo laserdisc from 1994 for the new RCA digital small-dish DSS service. I bought it, but have no way to play it. I thought it was like finding a VHS demo tape- A presentation touting a cheaper, but inferior product that would replace the better, expensive product. Before my friend bought a DSS dish, his C-Band rendered beautiful video. Now, when watchingthe DSS, pixel "blocks" surround every slow-moving object.

Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@hot-mail.spamx.com
Thursday 10th July 8:23 am U.K. Time

Speaking of demo tapes, does anyone care to digitize any Beta demos (or even screenshots) for uploading to The Betamax Videographer? Just an idea. Thanks

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 10th July 9:11 am U.K. Time

_@_v- eeee! not a bad idea! i have a copy of the sony beta hifi demo tape and could easily do a few screen caps and/or an MP3 of the audio. gimmie a couple days to get around to it...

Name: Madness
Email:
boyswithbetamovie@provincetown.com
Thursday 10th July 10:54 pm U.K. Time

I have a copy of the hifi demo tape; but wasn't there a superbeta demo, also? I'd love a clip of that one. Maybe a VCD image?

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 10th July 10:57 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - yes there was a superbeta hifi demo tape. saw a couple on e-bay...

_@_v - took the betamie down to the park to tape the ducks...

http://members.aol.com/shesnailie/snailpix/betamie_shesnailie.jpg


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 10th July 11:25 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - oops! forgot to show piccies of the ducks!

http://members.aol.com/shesnailie/snailpix/the_ducks.jpg


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 11th July 12:22 am U.K. Time

Here are some pics of my Sanyo VCR 7300. Maybe I'll get a pic of a video being played on it later and post it too.

http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/VCR7300/


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 11th July 1:24 am U.K. Time

_@_v - lummy nummy!

Name: ndeo
Email:
ndeo1@comcast.net
Friday 11th July 2:27 am U.K. Time

hello

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Friday 11th July 4:16 am U.K. Time

Now we all want a VCR-7300

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Friday 11th July 9:48 am U.K. Time

Re: DVD artifacts. My $33US sChITIZEN JDVD380 can't even display the opening credits without defects, so I got a Lite-On CD burner/DVD player combo for my teen's K6-2/400mHz Asus computer. Big improvement but that cpu started to lock up after 20 mins when daytime thermometer hit +30 C. Swapped in the pre-teen's K6-2/266 & cranked it to 300 mHz using same old fan to see how long it could take the hot room. It ran all afternoon despite almost 100% cpu load (playing a DVD through an old Virge DX/375 PCI video card). .

The important part is with such a slug system there should have been pixels the size of floor tiles but the included PowerDVD software is apparently designed to skip frames on the tough scenes (every scene with that setup). No mosaics, no big white streaks, just slight strobe or blurry motion. Dropping the frame rate to render them properly looks much better through my eyestalks than seeing each and every frame chopped to bits.

Lite-On with PowerDVD and Nero 5 http://www.ncix.com/usa/productdetail.php?sku=9794


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 11th July 11:39 am U.K. Time

Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of gastropods? Only the Snailshadow knows...

http://home.nycap.rr.com/frannylandde/kunstwerken/snailshadow.jpg


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Friday 11th July 9:44 pm U.K. Time

Perhaps the difference in visible artifacts on your different setups lies in the progressive nature of your PC display as opposed to your interlaced TV set ?? I don't know much about this though.

Name: Rachel
Email:
automatichorselover@hotmail.com
Friday 11th July 11:07 pm U.K. Time

hi ppl

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Saturday 12th July 1:24 am U.K. Time

Homer, dvd reproduction is affected by a number of bottlenecks which could leave the processor unable to keep up (cache size, processor or bus speed, scan rate, inefficient mpg decoder). What I found interesting was that during action scenes the PowerDVD software recognized an impossible task and made a decision to nicely reproduce every second or third frame and repeat it (dropping the subsequent frame) rather than trying to show every frame while butchering all of them because it could not maintain the data rate.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 12th July 1:34 am U.K. Time

_@_v - yikes! you might as well be using an old skip-field cartivision. i think they skipped three fields to make one or something like that...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 12th July 2:09 am U.K. Time

I think it was a Sanyo format that only recorded one field of every frame... was it V-cord??


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 12th July 2:15 am U.K. Time

Cartrivision skipped two fields. Every field was played twice. There is some video floating around the 'net someplace of one in action... lemme see.....

http://www.angelfire.com/alt/cartrivision/movie2.html

Think about this... That movie was originally 24FPS. Then it was converted to 30FPS video master. Then it was skip-field compressed to 10FPS. That was played back on a TV at an inflated 30FPS which was recorded on a camcorded at a natural 30FPS, and then dumped to a computer as an MPEG file at who-the-hell-knows-how-manyFPS... Theory would say we have no video at this point, but we really have a passable picture! How about that!


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 12th July 3:05 am U.K. Time

Ugh! I hate Angelfire/Lycos and their compy-crashing pop-unders. Belsen is too good for their evil key-lot punchers!

http://www.angelfire.com/alt/cartrivision/movie_files/movie2.mpg

DL the file directly.

The guy who took this was pretty stupid in not outputting a direct feed to the computer and talking through it!


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 12th July 4:58 am U.K. Time

The pop-under/up ads rarely effect my system... unless system resources are REAL low (which means it's time to reboot). Strangely enough, IE's big problem, that of being an inextricable part of Windows Explorer, is also a pretty big advantage... "Ctrl-w" is a powerful command that can kill whatever window the focus is on, no matter what it's doing. This works much better than trying to close things from the task bar... I've never surfed the web from a Mac, but I dont' know how you'd close an advert without putting the focus on it.. if it can even be done...

Name: j3x
Email:
j3times@earthlink.net
Saturday 12th July 8:45 am U.K. Time

Hey guys, new here and i have a question. I recently acquired a toshiba v-s443 and i am having trouble with it. Whenever i press play button the machine stars to engage but after a few seconds it would shut off. My forward & rewind are working perfectly. Any sugestions out there would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Name: doc judd
Email:
colinjdd@primus.com.au
Saturday 12th July 12:03 pm U.K. Time

Hey,did you see the old Beta gear in that movie Auto Focus?Must be the original beta outfit

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 12th July 12:15 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - command+w does the same job in macintosh if you're ready for it. otherwise just click on the left corner close window square that comes with all open windows.

_@_v -now if only there was an way of automatically blocking pesky shockwave/flash media formatted ads. i changed my setting so they're not supposed to open but they still keep coming. i hafta manualy control+click on them to bring up the menu that lets you stop play, rewind them and stop looping.

_@_v - i'm seriously considering pulling the shockwave/flash plugins off my browser.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 12th July 2:24 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee!

http://ebay3.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_7e35ca90ccd5e5c07065467974ca311f/i-1.JPG

[oo]={ - get it off me! get it off me!


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 12th July 2:39 pm U.K. Time

Olive: Windows Task Bar lets you close ads without actually looking at them. I think I know what you're talking about with the shockwave ads, they have no seperate window, right? If you refresh/reload the page a couple times, they go away.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 12th July 3:14 pm U.K. Time

SuperBeta HiFi Demo tape...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3035213594


Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 12th July 11:12 pm U.K. Time

What kind of program is there on such a demo tape ??

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 13th July 3:24 am U.K. Time

On the HiFi Demo you get an little narrative intro with graphics and an image of what looks like an SL-5000 with HiFi (and not what the SL-5200 ened up looking like), a little video and sound - camera flying through various musical instruments to music. Then they roll various clips of movies and music videos. The lineup I have is (not necessarily in order)...

Apoclypse Now - Heuy raid on Vietcong base

Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan final blasting of Khan by Enterprise

Micheal Nesmith - Flying Down To Rio Video

John Williams & orchestra - Star Wars theme

Exercise video clip

Dragonslayer - clip of dragon vs slayer - last clip


Name: wayne wendelsdorf
Email:
wcw401@earthlink.net
Sunday 13th July 4:42 pm U.K. Time

I have just received a Toshiba V-M32 Beta VCR with no manual.Is there someone who has a manual for this vcr (OR ONE LIKE IT) that could copy the section on setting the clock and timer? I will pay cost to copy and mail to me. wayne wendelsdorf 401 wimbelton ct #3 louisville,ky 40218 THANKS

Name: Mike Smith
Email:
massmith@earthlink.net
Sunday 13th July 7:53 pm U.K. Time

Hello I just discovered that i still have a few old beta movies. Is therte still an interest in these? I dont really care to type up a list here and now, if no one at all wants them, but I will if anyone at all cares to ask me about them. I do have a few Woody allen films, and a copy of the Beatles Yellow Submarine...a couple Disney cartoon collections...this is what I recall off the top of my head. Email me if you have any interest at all, ok? Mike

Name: nathan andrews
Email:
innovation3@hotmail.com
Monday 14th July 5:49 am U.K. Time

for sale: sony hfp-100 hi fi processor working condition no dents scratches email me with offer nate

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 14th July 6:34 am U.K. Time

Those are worth a little more if those are original pre-recorded copies and not dubs or off air recording. Beta movies sell fairly cheap though - which makes having a Beta VCR a good entertainment buy if you like movies from the 1970s and 1980s (and the classics from the ancient days of the 1960s to the 1920s and beyond) but doesn't make someone hoping to finance a holiday home with their beta stash very happy...

Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Monday 14th July 3:39 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, website auction biglobe (ebay japanese):

http://list.auction.biglobe.ne.jp/item/19076317

The videorecorder Sanyo is rare and color silver: Miconic G2 (Betacord japanese) in the year 1980!

Bye


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 14th July 10:27 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! looks like this old j.v.c. vcr i found 'released in the wild' last winter.

http://static.zoovy.com/img/logicbox/-/jvchr7100u

_@_v - that one. sorta looks like it came off the partridge family's tour bus....


Name: wayne wendelsdorf
Email:
wcw401@earthlink.net
Monday 14th July 10:31 pm U.K. Time

Has anyone purchased a Beta vcr from e-bay that you could plug in and it woulg play and record as the seller said it would?? The last three I have purchased have been lemons. Except for the really high priced one ,what model of sony or other brand would you think had the best chance of working?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 15th July 12:31 am U.K. Time

sony.... That's been my experience (SL-2000amie..) And guess who's the proud new owner (well, maybe in a couple of years; but it IS ours!) of an 1999 american Eunos 800? :) :P

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 15th July 12:51 am U.K. Time

Nifty enough car, Jesse... now granted I'm not one for Asian made cars but the Eunos 800 did seem to be a nice enough vehicle... How do you pronounce "Eunos?"

At any rate The SL-10/20/25 etc. line are reliable but rather lackluster in features. They are very sturdy decks.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 15th July 3:13 am U.K. Time

I didnt get the actual Eunos, it's a Millenia S lol. You pronounce it "you-nohs" I guess...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 15th July 4:39 am U.K. Time

I see. Ever hear of a Merkur Scorpio, Jesse? you could get it with a 5-speed. Nowadays you cna't really get full-sized cars with a stick, all sticks are in low-end trucks and little cars that amount to coal scuttles on roller skates.

Moving right along, I believe the Aiwa camera that was the companion to the rarely seen Aiwa Beta porable is now up on Ebay... Hmmmm.....


Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@hot-mail.spamx.com
Tuesday 15th July 5:38 am U.K. Time

Olive- That JVC machine you provided a picture of was my family's first VCR. It took decent recordings, which are still sharp, even today. It went through quite a bit, as it was stolen in 1987, then recovered 75 miles away in 1995. It is still in use, now by my grandparents.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 15th July 5:46 am U.K. Time

_@_v - erf! what a classic greedy bastard!!!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3035760667

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3035766982

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3035765416

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3035781650

_@_v - damned canadian went and broke up a sleechy nice ed-beta cam to sell the bits separately. because nothin is more fun than bidding for 4 items and only winning 3 of them... and that 4th item is the most crucial item....

_@_v - whats worse is that i only found the camera case on my search. if he hadn't mentioned the other bits i wouldn'tve know about them.

_@_v - got the link to that aiwa camera?


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 15th July 6:02 am U.K. Time

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2940527591&category=11719

Even in your state, Olive!


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 15th July 6:11 am U.K. Time

_@_v - fleggies! looks like one of the cameras sanyo, sears and zenith often bundled with their portabetas...

Name: Max Ganis
Email:
maganis@tin.it
Tuesday 15th July 3:22 pm U.K. Time

Hey everybody.

This is my first post, but I must say that Ilove this site and I love Betamax.Ever since my dad bought our first machine, an F30, back in the day.I even remember a couple of years later, our house was burgled and they stole the machine.We then bought a Sharp VHS, but my dad could not stand the crap picture quality and sound, not to mention the lag time from press play to picture.We had that machine for about two weeks then he traded it in for a new sony F60.One of the coolest amchines to date. Anyway I have kinda kept the flame going and still have the old machine.A couple of years back I bought an SL-HF950 from a friend.Recently another friend of mine also sold me his Sl-HF950 (what are the chances of having two different freinds with the same machine----really beats me).I was thinking of selling one of the Sl-HF950's, and have had several offers but I really want to find someone who is pretty mad about beta as I am.It truely is a great piece of work.I am considering trading it for another beta, like one of the Slo machines, dunno yet.I would really like to get into converting some old Beta material to a decent format like DVD, Divx and SVCD, and ahve already done some work.Mayebe someone here can share some tricks of the trade. Anyway, thats my into..... oh and LONG LIVE BETA.....in our dreams anyway.

max


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 15th July 4:31 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - max... dude! clamp your feelerstalks on that extra sl-hf 950 and never ever let go! that is the best beta in the pal format you could ever get!

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 15th July 4:36 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - as for converting old beta material to dvd or vcd, well even with dvd you do lose some of the video signal to generational loss in the process. i'm sure transfering to vcd will get you more 'artifacts' than king tut's tomb.

_@_v - just don't toss away the old beta tapes and vcr. you'll want them when the next 'great technology' comes out and you hafta transfer them all over again...


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 15th July 4:40 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - btw.. where's bobby from indonesia? he hasn't posted in a while. hope he's o.k. and stuff...

Name: Gary Haddow
Email:
Gary@haddow2584.freeserve.co.uk
Tuesday 15th July 5:13 pm U.K. Time

I have a sony SL HF100 Beta HiFI vcr (UK model) and the video heads are gone.Does anyone know of a source for them as i would like to get it fixed.Cheers!

Name: Max Ganis
Email:
maganis@tin.it
Tuesday 15th July 8:30 pm U.K. Time

Hey Tomas,

I know you're right about the 950.Great piece of work.Its just that I already ahve one and its pretty much just sitting here doing nothing.I dunno, seems like a waste. Just wish there were some secret Japanese society that kept releasing new stuff on beta or super beta.Just seems so sad to see sucha great format beat by such a crap system as VHS.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 15th July 8:54 pm U.K. Time

I would almost guarantee you that the day you sell off or get rid og your second SL-HF 950 is the very day the one you have left will somehow go bad on you. Better to have an SL-HF 950 and not need it than to need an SL-HF 950 and not have it...

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Wednesday 16th July 1:16 am U.K. Time

Very true. By a similar phenomenon, I one day got a second deck in the form of a SL-HFR70. It soon became the main deck as on the very next day, my 2700 almost caught on fire. So much damage that it couldn't be repaired.

Name: Ruben
Email:
rubenkimpen@hotmail.com
Wednesday 16th July 2:10 pm U.K. Time

I've got a betamax sl-c7e and i don't know how to work with it that's why I'm looking for a manual. Does anybody know where to find one.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 16th July 7:28 pm U.K. Time

anyone have a replacement AU-28 board from a u-mie? the 5600 I got has a bad board.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 17th July 1:52 am U.K. Time

Guess you finally got a good unit. I'll send a message to VCRgary. He wanted $75 or $100 for a whole 5600 so I should be able to get a board for significantly less. I'd check my unit but it's completely the wrong generation.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 17th July 3:59 am U.K. Time

I asked him but he keeps saying to "get with him later"...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 17th July 4:20 am U.K. Time

He's looking for a junker for me now. He'll get back to me. No offense, Jesse, but since I've dealt with him before, let me handle this one. Anything else you need while I'm at it? You don't still have your old Top-loader deck, do you? I'm parting out my VO-2600 and may as well see that as much of it as possible goes to good homes. The basket is going to a fellow in Australia as it is...

Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Thursday 17th July 7:15 am U.K. Time

Hi,

WOW! I find 2 videorecorder nice pictures from Auction like Ebay version language japanese.

Here, http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/54147508 Pioneer Beta Hi-Fi VX-5 is rare that like is Sony Beta Hi-Fi SL-HF300! After two models of the Pioneer VX-7 and VX-9. Please, to update new nice pictures for your site Palsite, BetaLore, Beta InfoGuide and Group Yahoo, thank you.

http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b39701439 Sanyo Beta Hi-Fi VTC-MH5 with full optional (microphone and headphone)!

First videorecorder Sanyo Betacord in the market japanese is model VTC-9150 in the 1977.

Bye


Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Thursday 17th July 5:06 pm U.K. Time

Wanted : Sony SL-T7 To play back NTSC tapes

Must be in the N.W. area and can deliver

Regards :)


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 17th July 8:47 pm U.K. Time

Thanks sean... No :( the poor old VO-1600 is sitting in the garage without its head drum. The upper drum is being used as a coaster right now... I had tried to replace the heads on a VP-5020 I had but.. it GE'd and I just sold the darned thing. The 1600 is in pieces. :( That was my first u-mie, poor old thing. One or more boards are GE'd because the wired pause controller got shorted. Oh well.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 17th July 10:08 pm U.K. Time

Hmmm... I have a head drum but the VO-2600 probably doesn't have all the boards the 1600 needs...

Name: Madness
Email:
boyswithbetamovie@provincetown.com
Thursday 17th July 11:44 pm U.K. Time

Hmmm, in the legacy of the Sony HF300, the darn Pioneer VX-5 is also missing that flip-panel over the channel and clock controls!

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 18th July 1:27 am U.K. Time

_@_v - that has to be one of the poorest designs to come out of sony engineering...

_@_v - that or the ccd-m7u record-only 8mm camcorder - because in 1986 everybody had an 8mm vcr in their den...


Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Friday 18th July 3:30 am U.K. Time

Got a Sony "Video 45" tape at a flea market last weekend. It's the J. Geils band, a prog rock band from the early 80's. I thought I'd never heard of them before, but on the tape were some songs that I knew and liked, including, "Centerfold", "Love Stinks", and "Freeze Frame". Unfortunately, the supply reel of the cassette has split clean down the middle. It played fine, but I'd like to fix it before it falls apart. Is there a recommended way of fixing a cracked tape reel? P.S. Anybody else have any of Sony's Beta music video series "Video 45" and "Video EP"? I have the J. Geils band one, "The Beatles Live", and "Iron Maiden Live-Behind The Iron Curtain".

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 18th July 3:47 am U.K. Time

Best thing I can think of for a slipt reel is to spool all the tape off of it in the machine, dissasemble the shell, and replace the reel. Formats using a clear leader can be spliced at the leader, but with Beta, you're best to try and atach the leader to the new hub itself. Get a couple worthless tapes to practice on is what I'd do...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 18th July 4:46 am U.K. Time

PDM magnetics, anyone? lol

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 18th July 5:30 am U.K. Time

Ampex, Repro, Kodak, Polaroid, BASF, Scotch or anything else Minnesota Mining & Mfg. All are very very bad... Although Ampex comes as a real surprise...

Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 18th July 10:55 am U.K. Time

Hi,

WOW, again! I find 4 videorecorder very nice pictures from Auction like Ebay version language japanese!

http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e27676692 NEC Vistack (Betavision japanese) portable black is like Sony Betamax portable SL-F1B with color black year 1983.

http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e27269236 This videoplayer is rare with format betwwen Betacam normal and Betacam DT compatible!

http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/58078002 Translation from japanese to english in the Babelfish: Broadcasting station disposal item. Type CV202. Operation verification being completed. In the crystal box part, there is the turbidity and a scar. Being to be operational verifying, under present conditions no claim, we ask with the no return. We exhibit from Shizuoka prefecture.

http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/57292179 This videorecorder Master/Editor (Beta/VHS to VHS) is great monster! Can we to see again or to record from tuner or TV this videorecorder? No, we aren't, even so! That suitable for photographic's shops and professional/industrial only! You see the site official TMI Nippon TMI Co. and Ltd.: http://www.tmi.co.jp/

Bye

For Andy W.

Also I have the tape Beta music video "Video 45" and "Video EP": Phil Collins year 1983. This tape and plastic colour's cassetta Beta music video is measure L-165 and black.

Bye


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 18th July 3:58 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - lummy nummy NEC-mie!

http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e27676692


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 18th July 7:01 pm U.K. Time

what is that thing with the clear shield? is that a bulk eraser?

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 19th July 2:21 am U.K. Time

_@_v - can't get enough of cheesy 80's corporate jingles? uploaded this demonstration tape you either got with your general electric tape deck or they had it sitting in the machine at the store for when the salesman showed you how it worked or something...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/GE_Demo_Pop_Rock.mp3

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/GE_Demo_Country.mp3

_@_v - enjoy!


Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Saturday 19th July 2:34 am U.K. Time

I have several tapes each from PD Magnetics, Scotch, Kodak, Polaroid, and BASF and get good results from all of them. The only consistently bad (all of the ones I own are bad) tapes I know of are Memorex. Muchias dropouts! The other brands it just depends on how worn out they are.

Name: nam
Email:
dasg@slt.net
Saturday 19th July 6:40 am U.K. Time

I have a zenith VHS camcorder,it was made ,,March,1988,, I need Help,please,the eyepiece,you look in and its just grey-blue no picture from the front lens,you can play tapes and watch them though... please help i dont know what to do!

Name: Madness
Email:
boyswithbetamovie@provincetown.com
Saturday 19th July 6:42 am U.K. Time

Don't forgot the Ampex tapes. Mucho shedding (doing my video heads all that good!). I've respooled all the one's I've acquired from cannibalized VHS cassettes. Never had a problem w/ the Ampex (Quantegy?) Betacams, however.

Name: nam
Email:
matt_mcfarlane@hotmail.com
Saturday 19th July 6:42 am U.K. Time

Im the one needing help with zenith camcorder.1 message up

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 19th July 2:01 pm U.K. Time

Two questions..

1) What remote originally came with the SL-HF900??

2) Has anyone heard from Andy Sanchez lately??


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 19th July 3:25 pm U.K. Time

To 'Nam' since this is a Beta chat page I don't think we really don't have much experience with VHS equipment like camcorders. Beta ones had reflex lenses and not electronic viewfinders. The best guess in the case of your machine is that the imaging system isn't working.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 19th July 3:26 pm U.K. Time

Does that camera have A/V outs? can you get a camera image through that?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 19th July 6:23 pm U.K. Time

Brenda: SL-HF-900 orriginally came with a rather unispiring remote, the LAter models came with an RMT-143, which is obviously the one you want to seek out...

Andy seems to have fallen off the face of the earth again, but he does that periodically. I have tried getting in touch with him, but he just doesn't show... Oh well.

I have a similar Zenith camcorder, the only thing I can think of is to try the connection where the viewfinder cable goes to the body, it may be loose... My old GBC camera has a similar problem...


Name: Tim Fergison
Email:
satokudasi@yahoo.com
Saturday 19th July 9:53 pm U.K. Time

Hello to all, I hope one of you can help me. I picked up a Sony Betamovie BMC-100, but it did not include the power supply/cord. Does anyone have a power supply/cord they want to sell or trade? I would prefer 110 volt, but will be happy with whatever is available and then buy a power converter so I can play with the unit and see how/if it operates.

Any help would be great. Please email replies to the address listed. Thanks for your time, Tim


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 20th July 12:24 am U.K. Time

Somebody sleeched a good deal!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2940258388

Zenith VR-4500 outfit with a camera for only USD $5.50

Guy says it has eject problems but I would think that's pretty fixable if the loading gear pulley hasn't cracked or the guide pins haven't wedged into something...

They can do that sometimes.


Name: Emil Jensen
Email:
betarep@yahoo.dk
Sunday 20th July 12:10 pm U.K. Time

Hello all I´ve got a Sony SL-C30E Beta with a problem: I insert a tape.. It wraps around the drum fine.. Playback & record are fine.. Here comes the "funny" part.. Push eject and some gears is just spinning.. Making the Cassette Inside lamp go flashing like a christmas tree. It simply cant unwrap the tape.. Only if you push the guide a little near the full erase head. Then its unwraps the tape and ejects. Whats should i look for?

Best Regards

Emil Jensen From Denmark


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 20th July 4:25 pm U.K. Time

I think the fault guide at PALsite makes mention that sometimes that one of the cassette laoder gears splits so as not to be able to apply much of any torque any more.

Name: Bobby
Email:
Betamax@chattingpage.com
Sunday 20th July 6:06 pm U.K. Time

I'm here OLIVE ___________________________________________________________________ I got this K21HG1 with gloomy color all over the screen, sometimes on the upper right and someties half the sreen. Degaussing doesnt help a bit.......

Any suggestions?

Thanx U felloes..........


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 20th July 7:10 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - 'percussive appliance maintainance' (a good hard slap to the side) hasn't done anything to help that monitor?

Name: Jim Roland
Email:
murbose@gte.net
Sunday 20th July 7:50 pm U.K. Time

Does anyone know the derivation of the word "Betamax"? Thanks in advance.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 20th July 8:28 pm U.K. Time

It's somewhat classically inspired. Beta referred to the Greek letter B 'beta' to symbolise the way the tape wrapped around the head drum. Sony also liked it because beta sounded a little like 'better' (the same way Sony was derived from the latin 'sonus' and also looked like 'sonny').

The -max was added for... well, maximum effect...


Name: Pat
Email:
RyanCAS2003@shaw.ca
Monday 21st July 4:14 am U.K. Time

Hi

I have a few beta vcr's for sale 1)SL-2300 betamax VCR 2)SL-30 betamax VCR 3)SL-HFR30 betamax VCR 4)SL-2710 VCR with original box 5)Toshiba V-M41C beta VCR 6)Toshiba V-S54C beta VCR - top of the line 7)Sanyo betacord VCR 4000

pls email me if our interested in any of these thx


Name: Bobby
Email:
Betamax@chattingpage.com
Monday 21st July 5:47 pm U.K. Time

Gee don't do such rough thing to my monnie..........

It's extremly rare 'Magic BoX'

Aint dare make that move. If I change the position , the rainbow cloud follows. This is a good clue to someone who understands. I dont think gravity has to do with it. Ah yea the pic seldom vibrate upside down. Any more hint.......it would be my pleasure to thank you Olive.

(heard Jesse has the same phenomenon last time)


Name: Chris Vella
Email:
tacomadig@yahoo.com
Monday 21st July 6:09 pm U.K. Time

I am attempting to sell a veriety of older Sony video products. I have a CCD-F30 camcorder, an EV-C3 Video 8 cassette recorder, an SL-2001 cassette recorder, a TT-2000 tuner timer unit, a RM-E100V video editing controller, and a few HVC-2400 color video camera. Most are in perfect working order. Some need a little work. For example, the SL-2001 plays fine but will not eject the tape. I just don't have the time to fix them. Great units for those willing to fix. Email me at tacomadig@yahoo.com to make offers or get more information.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 21st July 7:15 pm U.K. Time

Perhaps some connectionas are loose inside the monitor. Like maybe to the CRT gun itself. Since moving the monitor affects it I would suspect so. Another idea... Are there any bad magnetic influences around the monitor? Speakers, other CRTs, a poorly shielded cyclotron or linear accelerator maybe?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 22nd July 4:13 am U.K. Time

ee hee hee!

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 22nd July 4:31 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! stack of 13 slo-1800s in various states of disarray!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3036770690

_@_v - 25$ start and the guy actually sez he wants to be able to put his kids thru college with these...


Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Tuesday 22nd July 5:24 am U.K. Time

AJD is a joke. That crackpot sells junk. I guess he can send his kids through college. The college of hard knocks. Have him send his kids through alley can collecting, or panhandling. HA! A pile of garbage like that needs to go straight to the dump. Leonard.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 22nd July 5:52 am U.K. Time

I find myself agreeing... This guy's general attitude is: "We have all these spiffy super-ultra-master bench techs here but they can't/won't(Insert reason why) fix the deck so we'll leave it to you rank ammitures, I'm sure you'll make a good show of it! Snort. Ha ha. Snort.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 22nd July 5:53 am U.K. Time

They've given up on BR-6400U's before when VCRgary can talk you through repairs to those on the phone, in his sleep, and you can then make those repairs with one hand holding the phone.

Name: Bobby
Email:
Betamax@chattingpage.com
Tuesday 22nd July 3:59 pm U.K. Time

Come on Jesse...tell me how........dont make a fun of me....... heuehu I know you're not..........

Name: Bobby
Email:
Betamax@chattingpage.com
Tuesday 22nd July 4:05 pm U.K. Time

A purple and green bolb ont he upper right and left corner, ......... well ....Jesse......?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 22nd July 6:56 pm U.K. Time

Well Bobby I wasnt paying attention, that sounds like gaussing of the tube. I HATE it!!!! Anyway, is the OSD converGEnce adjustment on our Toshita bigscreen enough, or if I want it factory spec must I have someone come over and do it with some fancy test equipment? I tried it yesterday; it gives you a + with RED and BLUE, you have to select the colour you want to move around, and make them overlap the green cross. I tried it, and got it looking okay. But then it gives you 1-9 numbers, 1 2 3 then 4 5 6 in the next row, etc, and you pick those points to adjust the convergence on that particular part of the screen. Well, I tried it, but the green cross likes to move around (sorta like a "cant catch me" reference point or somethingh the TV uses). I can nail the red and blue crosses exactly on each other, but can't get them both on the green one because they have become sligtly rotated, so that even if they are aligned right on top of the green cross, it is rotated a little bit so true convergence cannot be achieved. What am I going to do? The convergence on the lower right and left parts of the screen has drifted slightly so that blue edges are always showing. I don't trust the crosses anymore, I just shift them over approximately how much the blue lines are showing on edges, and it works for a while.

Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Tuesday 22nd July 6:57 pm U.K. Time

Tell me this- how come "VCR Gary" will sell a GCS-50 Industrial Beta VCR On Ebay with a BIN amount of $175 and its in need of service? If he repairs this equipment as well as you say, he should be able to repair that unit before listing it up for a highly inflated price like that. Well, I don't know how to repair these but I just wonder . Leonard

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 22nd July 6:58 pm U.K. Time

I'm more than convinced that power spikes are to blame (getting through the $25 surge protector we bought; I haven't been able to get new batties for my APC UPS :( ), but its these stupid BROWNOUTS we keep having! ConverGEnce is adjusted with mirrors in rear projection units, right? I can't find any articles on the internet that describe how it works. How would it be adjusted in a traditional CRT unit? The sagnavox in the front has drifted red to the left blue to the right.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 22nd July 7:00 pm U.K. Time

i agree with Leonard; I suppose I'll have to call and see how much the dealerslugs here want to bring the vo-5600 up to spec.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 22nd July 10:48 pm U.K. Time

VCRGary doesn't have the service manuals for uncommon units like the GCS-50, and he does more with VHS units like the BR-6400, which is both an easy unit to repair and also one of his specialties. He's not perfect and he doesn't have all the time in the world, the point I was trying to make was it's not a good showing when you give up on an easy unit like a 6400.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Tuesday 22nd July 10:54 pm U.K. Time

I guess AJD doesn't want to have his guys fix these units because it's not worth it. Betas are not worth anything to "normal" people. He'll probably get more by selling them as is instead of paying techs to fix them then sell them in working order. What more, he doesn't have to provide any sort of warranty.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 23rd July 1:45 am U.K. Time

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sell/SSProfiles/30055606/Images/umaticvo580034f.jpg eeeeee!! git it offa meeee! git it offfaaaa meeeeee!!!! look at the sticker they put on its face

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 23rd July 3:19 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - erf! just found out that my mp3 burning programme can no longer look up CD titles at the CDDB site cuz their license had expired. The developers of the programme got hired off by iTunes. So now I hafta manually enter song titles for any new CDs I ever bother to get...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 23rd July 8:44 am U.K. Time

Franny,

Why not download the freebee version of Music Match Jukebox? It's pretty good even as a free version...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 23rd July 3:15 pm U.K. Time

I tried it in 2001 (kept it until I got tired of it), and I hate that stupid musicslug programme; it works acceptably but it puts its slimy pod all over my file extensions. IMONHO, it's just as bad as realSlugplayer.

Name: Bobby
Email:
Betamax@chattingpage.com
Wednesday 23rd July 4:04 pm U.K. Time

Last time i took Olive advice , the pic shrink. Lucky it goes on again. I cleaned the Yoke Jittering no longer exist, Yet still the big purple cloud wont go.

When i move the opposite directions the spot move to lower side. i guess i must do Magnet fix for purity problems. I got to find a little magnet.


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 23rd July 7:42 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeeee! need betamax video heads?

http://www.taikovideo.com/Search.asp

_@_v - they have plenty of 'em!!!!!


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 23rd July 8:49 pm U.K. Time

Bobby,

You may have just put the yoke on too far (or not far enough). Yoke placement is critical, especially with inline tubes. They use rubber spacers between the yoke and the tube for placement, sometimes the yoke needs to be slightly farther from the bell of the tube on one side or top/bottom. Try moving the edges of the yoke (but don't move it around from side to side) while watching that mis-purity spot in a mirror.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 24th July 12:10 am U.K. Time

Olive,

But they don't have a single Sony ßeta head... (not only that, but they don't even seem to know that the BMC-XXX series are ßeta and not 8mm)..

They do have the heads for my Spamyo 7300, though.. :)


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 24th July 1:02 am U.K. Time

eee! I'd be afraid to do any poking with the yoke, or any of that stuff that looks like it might be high-voltage, LOL, except to play with the pots or something. Too bad there's no die-agram that will show you which parts are "hot," so to speak.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 24th July 3:12 am U.K. Time

_@_v - you hafta keep paging till you get to 'sl-xxxx'

_@_v - then you'll see what they have for sonys


Name: Bobby
Email:
Uher101010@Berlin.com
Thursday 24th July 4:19 am U.K. Time

Yoke is OK

I'd rather do magnet fix

RCA sells magnets to correct corner convergence, they are shaped like chevrons and I stick them in the 'right' spot on the rear of the CRT.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 24th July 6:47 am U.K. Time

Olive,

OK.. my bad.. but they still don't know the difference between a ßeta and an 8mm... :) And they still don't have heads for my 900 (but they do for my SLO-325)...


Name: Wayne
Email:
rank255@hotmail.com
Thursday 24th July 8:16 am U.K. Time

Hi all, I have a Sony SL-C35 with no capstan rotation. Any ideas would be great.

Regards WAYNE


Name: Bobby
Email:
Ralph@home.com
Thursday 24th July 4:43 pm U.K. Time

Try this........

http://www.walrus.co.uk/audiocentre/index.htm


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 24th July 9:05 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - mmmmm! 'minty' sl-hfr 60 & hfp-200 processor!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3037415756

_@_v - it's 'minty'...


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 25th July 1:25 am U.K. Time

Minty fresh, never mediciny... LOL

Name: chrisB
Email:
ceebee23@yahoo.com.au
Friday 25th July 4:46 am U.K. Time

g'day folks ....greetings from the "Land Downunder".

I was playing old tapes the other night and came across two TV advertisements for Sanyo Beta recorders from 1980...in the lead up to the Moscow Olympics! LOL

mmmmemories .........


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 25th July 5:01 am U.K. Time

_@_v - sanyo got the high bid to be the official video sponsor of the 1984 l.a. olympics...

Name: Dennis Montecillo
Email:
dennis_montecillo@yahoo.com
Friday 25th July 6:12 am U.K. Time

I have an old Betamax tape of my wedding (19 years ago) that I would like to convert, either into DVD or VHS since there are no longer any Betamax machines here in Asia (Hong Kong and the Philippines) where I live. I commute regularly to the US. Can anyone recommend a professional service where I might be able to send my tape and have someone convert for me?

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 25th July 7:32 am U.K. Time

You using NTSC or PAL B/G there? I have a spare Sony SLO-323 that I would consider letting you have for the shipping costs (I'm in S. Korea, could either send it by Korea Post or USPS... don't even ASK about FedEx... YIKES!!!)


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 25th July 7:33 am U.K. Time

Oops.. forgot.. the 323 only plays/records in ßI mode.. prolly wouldn't play your tape..

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 25th July 3:39 pm U.K. Time

yeeee mazda 323... Sony Protege? :d

Name: daniel collins
Email:
grant.collins1@virgin.co.uk
Friday 25th July 8:45 pm U.K. Time

hello! please please i need a sanyo vtc9100 working contact me on 01233750210 many thanks dan

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 25th July 10:34 pm U.K. Time

Yeeee!!! Slapped my pod on a nummy wummy Pioneer CT-F1250 at goodwill, with sleechy fluorescent VU metre displays and tape counter. It's totally electronic (logic control?)! And what's best is that it's gear drive (I think, because in stop mode I hear no motor running like the CT-F1000 I have. It even Fwd and Rew! I'm surprised, since there's a motor inside dated 28 Nov 1980. LOL, ee hee hee! I figured it'd be all gummed up. It even came with big heavy rack ears!! There's this dusty green stuff (like corrosion) on the buttons, is it corrosion?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 25th July 10:54 pm U.K. Time

Pioneer Made some truly spiffy logic-controlled tape decks. I have one made under the Radio Shack name (optimus). When I had a Pioneer reciever, I could connect the two and use the reciever's remote to control the tape deck... if you want to be spoiled rotten, a remote controlled tape deck will do it...

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 25th July 11:25 pm U.K. Time

eeeeee! - _@_dvb----=[" " " " " ¿¿¿¿][[oo]::::[==]]

_@_v - eeee! i have a sleechy sweet cherry pie-oneer three-pack! sx-312r receiver, pd-102 cd player and cd-w602r dual auto reverse tape deque. mine has a 'cd-syncro' feature that links the cd and tape deque for recording (via a 3/32 plug wire). the deque allows for serial recording but not parallel and everything is remote controllable.

_@_v - i also have a teaky teac v-360c cassette deque with dolby b & c as well as a 'brilliance' switch to compensate for dobly muddiness

_@_v - for my wax trax, i have a technics sl-23 turntable with strobe light assisted pitch controls...

_@_v - i used to have my beta hifi hooked to the stereo but i decided i want to play mp3s off my compy instead


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 25th July 11:31 pm U.K. Time

I have the Beta HiFi decks run to the Stereo TV AND the reciever, but the computer is actually the only thing disconected from it. If I want to I run a cable from the line output to the front input and dub Mp3s to Cassette... no, I don't have one of those nifty programs that puts them on CDs as readable tracks, but I don't really need one, either.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Saturday 26th July 4:23 am U.K. Time

Ideal for squishing JVC mini-DVcams o=###-

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3036595091


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Saturday 26th July 4:55 am U.K. Time

Ran into a professional guy I hadn't seen for 2-3 years. He sold his TWO Panasonic AG-455 full-size SVHS-amies (if only...) and got into pro DV gear. Digital makes any recorded signal useful, so he had no idea his heads were getting marginal until recording a top-paying gig. Both DVcams crapped out during the show, and he didn't find out until playback. Cleaning did nothing. He tried three other playback units before trying one cheapo one that could recover any image at all (near perfect, being digital). Another reason to abandon our superior analog ways?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 26th July 5:26 am U.K. Time

Say hello to Cynthia...

http://members.aol.com/frannywentzel/frannyladen/cynthia.jpg


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 26th July 6:02 am U.K. Time

_@_v - lummy nummy cynthia! drooling and sleeching all over....

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Saturday 26th July 2:54 pm U.K. Time

no... I hate digital and will only move it it if I'm forced to. The only thing that it's useful for is.. um..... well, I'll get back to you on that one. I prefer the analog, because digital compresses things and leaves artifacts everywhere. My Sony DCR-TRV25 miniDVamie doesn't do this, but i'd much rather have a u-mie dub than a digi-dub. I nearly threw the remote at the TV yesterday, because my uncle has that Slime Warner digital box that gives you like 300+ channels, and I swear it was so bad it was like watching a unRealPlayer webcast! :( Artifacts alll ovver the screeeeeen! Ugh!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Saturday 26th July 2:56 pm U.K. Time

I bet you they do that so you don't tape stuff, or you blame it on your Tivo and want to get rid of it, LOL. That digi-crap from that box wasn't even worth putting on VHS. THEN it would have looked like a real webcast! lol!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 26th July 3:48 pm U.K. Time

OK franny... I LOVE that car... what is it????

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Saturday 26th July 7:40 pm U.K. Time

Humm yeah... so analog doesn't compress the signal right ?!?!?

You can't see any artifacts with analog recordings because they don't have any sort of sharpness. But it sure doesn't show if you use a 20-inch or less TV.

Digital is the way of the future.


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Saturday 26th July 8:48 pm U.K. Time

A few friends of mine are heavily into medieval and renaissance culture. They go to meetings dressed as Joan of Arc (or Brave, Brave Sir Robin). Perhaps some day in the digital future Franny's grandchildren will know the pure joy of driving Cynthia slowly along the Autobahn to Analog Anachronist meetings with their heirloom Betamie at their side.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 26th July 11:22 pm U.K. Time

If digital is the wave of the future, kill me now, and be done with it. We have satellite television (there's nothing over-the-air that is worth watching, unless you are fluent in Korean)... and the artifacting is so bad that during screen transitions you would think you were looking at a mosaic... :( If it weren't the only choice, I would surely not be paying for it.. and will never pay the prices they get for any kind of digital cable/satellite back home.

I'm really picky about the DVD stuff I make on the computer, too.. if there are any visible artifacts in it, or if the sound is not in perfect sync, the disc goes straight into the trash..


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 27th July 2:03 am U.K. Time

yeeeeeeee! Brendas just like meeee!!! So, let me get this straight, the big old C and Ku (are they same thing?) band dishes gave an analog signal? Someone was saying that they gave a beautiful picture a while back... I wanna get one now!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 27th July 2:05 am U.K. Time

haha, lol, and my family is always getting upset with me because i'm super picky when it comes to electronics/TV; are they that way with you, Brenda?

Name: Paul
Email:
pdorn777@earthlink.net
Sunday 27th July 2:16 am U.K. Time

Hi: I just purchased a Sony SLHF-750 which is in fairly good shape, but the picture is still a bit washed out even after a good cleaning. I don't have any experience replacing video heads but would like to do so if possible. Can anyone tell me whether it would be possible to (realistically) manage such a repair with no prior experience? Also, where I might be able to locate parts for the 750 such as a new belt, heads, drum, etc. Thanks. - Paul

Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Sunday 27th July 2:44 am U.K. Time

VCRGary can goto hell. That guy is a frigging arsehole. I don't see why you support such drek as him. Leonard.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 27th July 3:11 am U.K. Time

anyone searched for a 2000mie lately? They all seem to be in the clutches of snails... $80 upwards.. :( poor babies... I want another one, because I want to use my current one as a home unit and start using Trinamie again.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 27th July 4:24 am U.K. Time

I've got one I'd sell but the halle effect motor is shot and you'd have to fix it.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Sunday 27th July 5:42 am U.K. Time

Leonard, hasn't your social worker told you not to just call people names? Instead, you should state what the guy has done and let us realize whether or not he is.

Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Sunday 27th July 6:01 am U.K. Time

Oh. That's ok. I'll never be as smart as you. Besides,look at the guy. He sucks. Taking advantage of others, buy buying up junk on Ebay and "refurbishing" it, and the reselling it on Ebay. But yet, he seems to command some sort of respect unlike that Snaling character or Somko <sp>? did. Hypocrites. Leonard.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Sunday 27th July 6:45 am U.K. Time

Jesse...

C band satellites are mostly encrypted analog, with some open channels. They operate (in North America) between 3.7 and 4.2 GHz. Ku Band birds are mostly encrypted analog and digital. I believe they operate around 11 GHz. The pictures are far superior to any home digital garbage out there. Digital IS capable of looking better than the analog we have available to us at present over the air, but then analog is capable of so much better than what we are using as well. Bandwidth for bandwidth, analog is capable of better than uncompressed digital, because uncompressed digital needs much more bandwidth than analog for the same quality. Some compression schemes are better than others, and if simple compression is used, such as what is used for WinZip (similar) then you could have a picture with no loss, as long as the decompression codec works properly. Most people think that digital equates to high definition... this is not the case. Standard digital television, which is by far the great majority of what is being and will be transmitted by US TV stations, is very poor quality, much poorer than their analog signal. They are able to put up to 5 standard digital signals in the space of one analog channel bandwidth. They can put only one HDTV signal in the same space. VERY LITTLE HDTV IS BEING BROADCAST! And a bigger joke still is IBOC on the AM and FM radio bands. The AM IBOC (In Band On Channel) utterly destroys reception of any station up to four channels away from the IBOC signal.. and in many cases even interferes with the standard AM component of the station. IBOC on FM destroys reception up to five channels away!

As far as my folks complaining about me being picky?? They don't talk much lately. My mom's been gone since 1967, and my dad since 1998.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 27th July 7:40 am U.K. Time

I agree with Brenda and Jesse, I'm also very picky. We have digital cable that is actually remarkably good considering what utter $#!^ seems to float around these days according to you guys. Only the occasional artifact and so on, although when you change stations it takes a second or two to catch up and the whole thing goes to hell in a basket. Very occasionally it will also do something like that in the middle of a program. The thing that really bugs me is that some time at night they put out some really awful signal for about ten seconds that's supposed to be some kind of test of some kind of warning system that's trying to be Conelrad or whatever... That's messed up more videotape recordings than digital artifacts.

As to VCRGary, yeah, he's better than most snails. He will not just blow you off when you ask for something and if you buy it and it doesn't work he'll help you. He knows what he's doing more so than lots of the dealers (Snaling shows such a lack of knowledge as to take descriptions verbatum from Ray Glasser's seemingly defunct infoguide) and wile his prices are still rather high, at least you're getting more than glitzy photography.

Speaking of VCRGary, Jesse, lemme see if he's found you an AU-28 board yet for your VO-5600.


Name: Emil Jensen
Email:
betarep@yahoo.dk
Sunday 27th July 2:41 pm U.K. Time

Hi. Remember me.. The guy with the faulty SL-C30E Beta video... Well.. One of the loading gears (Black little one) under the "clutch" was cracked.. Gave it some superglue... Let it dry up.. Put it together again... Works... :) Regards

Emil J. (DK)


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 27th July 5:00 pm U.K. Time

febba! So my 1976 Trinitron with bunny ears is the only one who can get a pure, uncompressed analog signal nowadays? :( KENS went digital back in 1999, and their picture has only gotten better. I wonder why. It's extremely sharp and nice-looking, not like WOAI. You know how you can tell when something's been previously recorded on TV because it's not as sharp as "live?" Well, that's how WOAI looks, like it's been previously recorded. I wanna go back to analog, lol.... :( I wonder if anyone else has complained to the stations or something about how crappy their digital looks.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 27th July 5:08 pm U.K. Time

e_Eee!! Do you think if we produced a show using Trinamies we'd be able to get away with it? Haha! That'd be coool! To shoot a project for broadcast using tube cameras and edit with u-mies! Could a TV station get away with that? Or are tube cameras "below standard" now and can't be used. Is it also true that the FCC doesn't like for technical glitches to be broadast? I heard that somewhere.

Name: Axle
Email:
axle_007@sympatico.ca
Sunday 27th July 7:35 pm U.K. Time

I have in my collection a Sony SL-2000 and matching Sony TT-2000. If you want them drop me an email and make me an offer. I'll ship to Canada and the conental US only. (Alaska Included) You pay shipping which is done through the Postal Service Canada Post and USPS. The TT-2000 works, the SL-2000 is said to be working however there is no battery or Power Supply for the unit. The SL-2000 can be paired with a HVC-2400 Camera unit, I had one, but not anymore, it broke.

<>< Axle Rom 12:2a www.alcs.tk http://www.luyckx.tk


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Monday 28th July 9:18 am U.K. Time

I think my Betamax is in this picture somewhere

http://home.centurytel.net/brace6/ebay/ups.JPEG


Name: Fixstart
Email:
pib@breathemail.net
Monday 28th July 12:17 pm U.K. Time

Hi, Can anyone give me the correct UK part numbers for following filters required to convert an SL-HF950E to UK sound. The part numbers will be in an HF950UB service manual if anyone has one. I do not have part numbers for UK model only Sony references from circuit diagram. These are: SAWF001 CF001 CF002 CT001 Thanks

Name: william
Email:
wlmcv@aol.com
Monday 28th July 2:07 pm U.K. Time

hi i have a sony c7 betamax with fault dose anyone heard of it on play back the picture is shakeing not still i am quite good at fixing then but not this problem it got lots of spares dose anyone know witch component to replace plus i am looking for the clock buttons as mine are all sticking dose anyone know where to get them many thanks william

Name: Paul NELSON UK
Email:
paulmarie@libero.it
Monday 28th July 5:40 pm U.K. Time

BETAMAX WANTED! In UK 6th to 19th August 2003 C9 or 100UB perfect Have bust an SL-100UB AND an SL-C9 trying to replace heads... say aaahrrr!

Name: Jane Matthews
Email:
robertjane@matthews2481.fsnet.co.uk
Monday 28th July 6:09 pm U.K. Time

Hi , I've just been having a tidy up in the loft and found a Sony Betamax Auto Changer Model No AG-7UB. Is anyone interested in buying it. Offers ?? Love to hear from someone.

Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 28th July 10:54 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! an ag-7 tape changer?! i think that's the one for the sl-c9? probably need 220 volts ac but i think my sl-t50me could take it...

_@_v - what do you suppose shipping to the US would be?

_@_v_@_v_@_v[---+-]_@_v_@_v_@_v _@_v//

_@_v - it seems bob hope finally got booked on a personal appearance tour with st. peter after 100 years on this realm.

_@_v - thanks for the memories...


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 29th July 4:21 am U.K. Time

Uh... Olive, go look on the PALsite main page where there is a Diagram of the Changer port on the VCRs that had one. If none of the pins supplies Mains current, then they will probably interchange fine. I suspect that it uses some internal voltage supplied by the machine, unless it has a wall plug of its own.

Yeah, hard to believe Bob Hope was over a century old. Not bad, if I do say so myself.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 29th July 4:29 am U.K. Time

Actually the AG7 is designed for the SL-C7 VCR. I think the AG-90 was usable for the T50.

Name: Otacon
Email:
OtaconEmmerich12@hotmail.com
Tuesday 29th July 5:24 am U.K. Time

Dos anyone here know how to fix an old zenith space command tv? The kind that are projection and have the raisable screen.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Tuesday 29th July 5:43 am U.K. Time

You had to ask, didn't you? I'm sad to say that my friend Rich used to own one. He was an exceedingly accomplished tech but he could not fix it at all, it was almost impossible to fix. his web site is http://www.labguysworld.com/ get in touch with him through there, I will not give out his info but he MIGHT be able to help you, since I don't know the nature of your problem.

Name: Rod
Email:
spoonhunter40@hotmail.com
Tuesday 29th July 12:03 pm U.K. Time

Hi all

I have a UK C9 for sale in London - recently had major carriage and DC convertor work done and an overhaul - still under guarantee from the Audio centre in Croydon. The repair bill was large! It still has original box, instruction manual and remote. All flaps and covers are in place. There are some scratches to the top but the front face looks fine. It was in my loft after the carriage packed up about 15 years ago - I got it re-furbished to transfer some tapes to DVD. So now it is surplus to my requirements and looking for a good home. With all the work that has been done I am sure that it will be good for a few years to come - you don't get many machines offered with a warranty still intact! I guess I need to re-coup some of my costs on this one so it will be expensive - email me if you are interested and make an offer.


Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@betamaxpage.com
Tuesday 29th July 4:53 pm U.K. Time

Well at last i got myself a degausser...... I had to clean the clouds on my monnie......

I guess I must be happy with my HG1


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 29th July 8:17 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! see an sl-hf 300 magically shape-shift into an sl-2710 and back!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3037930715


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 29th July 9:23 pm U.K. Time

Found this stunning new apple product whilst looking at eBay Betas...

http://ebay3.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_06292b16966a11c695b3a966c89ba6e1/i-1.JPG


Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@betamaxpage.com
Wednesday 30th July 3:40 am U.K. Time

And put Terminator 3 into the Pioneer while crunching some peanuts....he eh...

Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Wednesday 30th July 11:12 am U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, I find the very nice picture also format large from http://www.ebay.com:

Sanyo Betacord:

Beta Hi-Fi VCR-7150 is very rare and has minor brother the VCR-7200 (small key-function and without vu-meter LED) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3037919465&category=39830

SuperBeta Hi-Fi VCR-7250 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3038078708&category=39830 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3037710015&category=39830

Betacord VCR-4400 with normal loading (no front) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3038079790&category=39830

Bye


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 30th July 1:04 pm U.K. Time

gegga! Why did spamyo have to make the Beta hifi lamp red..... ugh; green is so much better, lol like on the 300.

Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Wednesday 30th July 2:29 pm U.K. Time

Hi Betaphiles,

I find others new picture of the Beta Video Superior System International from auction-ebay-biglobe:

Sony Betamax "Dino-recorder" SL-8080E from ebay deutschland is nice large picture! http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3037949578&category=27734 But videocassette Maxell Betacam SP isn't inserted because head drum is ruin? Use videocassette tape ferro-oxide and chrome/chromdioxid only for SL-8080E!

Sanyo Betacord VTC-R4ME multi-standard is very rare! With two speed BII and BIII! http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3037965117&category=27734

Sanyo Miconic Beta Hi-Fi VTC-HF335 http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d36951704

Sanyo Miconic VTC-F5 japanese like VCR-4500 with stick-label Official Olympics Los Angeles 1984 http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d36950767

NEC Vistack Beta VC-N43 http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/58608259

Sanyo Miconic Beta VTC-M3 japanese like VCR-4650 http://page3.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/c42438345

Toshiba ViewStar Beta V-A9 nice vcr colour red like Sony Betamax SL-F3 NTSC and SL-C33E PAL http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e29498389

Toshiba ViewStar Beta V-D5 silver with nice videocassette Sony Beta ES-HG L-125 http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d36855743

Bye


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 30th July 5:24 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! they sure put the vu-meters in that vtc-hf335 in a funny place by putting them on the flipper door!

_@_v - wonder how many of those got sent back for servicing


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 30th July 5:58 pm U.K. Time

*sniff sniff* ~ _@_v - hmmm! something smells sluggy about this one....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3038380861

_@_v - for a "Great movie editor, ProÕs only please. Great for use in companys and other hi tech/low tech solutions Sony beta Hifi Sl HF900 Great for Professional movie creators only, or if u want to get started!!! VHS BETA PLAYER great for professionals for wider view on Tape.",

_@_v - supposedly an sl-hf 900 but even with the murky photography you can see it's some sort of umatic deck.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3038380409

_@_v - uses the same piccy for a "Simple as it gets, a Av Compu LinkSvhs Hi-Fi Quick Program Button 150 Has audio dubbing Insert headings VHS BETA PLAYER great for professionals for wider view on Tape."


Name: Olive Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 30th July 6:14 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - grrrrrrrr!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2943392632

"Sony Betamax Video Camera 1985, Full Color, ~8x11"

All the research showed that Sony's Betamax is better than VHS, Sony is a respectable company, and they spent a boatload of money advertising. So what happened? Betamax has to go down as one of the biggest flops in product introduction history, right up there with New Coke. "

_@_v - grrrrrrrrr!


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 30th July 7:22 pm U.K. Time

[~~~] v_@__ -"It's like this" (That's a snail professor at the whiteboard...)

Betamax was intorduced first, a descendant of the U-matic line Sony had liscensed to JVC, NEC, Panasonic, Wollensak, Telemation, and maybe some others... They demoed it to JVC, among others, but wouldn't it figgure that JVC was working on their own home system, since U-matic didn't really light that market on fire. Instead of signing Betamax, they stole info from the demo to make VHS, which as we all know was inferior. JVC then liscenced VHS to any company they could, because it was enginered so any tom, dick, or harry could build it (AGC on the output, not the input, hence not B&W support and macrovision works), etc. RCA was paid to advertise it to no end, thus helping to kill Beta, and RCA's own superior Selectavision system. Also, there was more content on VHS in lots of cases, so that chose a lot of people to go for the inferior system.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 31st July 4:30 am U.K. Time

[~~~~] oo_@_<-professor snailie with his spex and trusty pointer

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 31st July 4:32 am U.K. Time

_@_oo/[~~~~]<-professor snailie with his spex and trusty pointer (try that again)

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 31st July 5:29 am U.K. Time

I had that same problem... doesn' like the " " character... (That was pointless, it won't print it...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 31st July 6:27 am U.K. Time

Dammit! there ought to be a law against websites that try to mess with your preferences. Some website's pop-up ad froze my computer and destroyed my internet preferences files which means I have to go through my browsers and stuff.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Thursday 31st July 6:51 am U.K. Time

I know the feeling. I've never had IE's preferences muddled (Another point for Microsoft, believe it or not) but some sites play some pretty lame tricks. While IE has some powerful commands, the thing I hate is that if an instance spawns another instance of an advert that gets corrupted, doing a break code (CTRL-ALT-DEL.... there's a break key left over from terminal days... why the finger=bender???) and killing the instance of the locked advert will also murder the instance that spawned it....

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 31st July 7:36 am U.K. Time

_@_v - erf! bug must be catching! mine's zapped too! i hafta redo all my file helpers in microsquash explorer that got reset to crappy defaults.

Name: James
Email:
jpvp1@hotmail.com
Thursday 31st July 9:31 am U.K. Time

Just like to let people know that i am offer transfers from most video formats such as UMATIC, J format reel to reel and including Beta. I do this as a hobby so do not look to profit from the work, only cover costs of the equipment and repairs etc

I am located in australia so can only deal with PAL format material

I offer the cheapest rates around, I will beat any written quote!

Feel free to contact me for any questions jpvp1@hotmail.com


Name: Casimir Alonso Taulé
Email:
casimir_alonso_taule@hotmail.com
Thursday 31st July 10:31 pm U.K. Time

I have the same oppinion regarding Sony's advertising policy cause I've put my hands on a 1984 Sony brochure (I'll tyr to upload it in PDF -but it's in Spanish-) It's really amazing. Some terms like "the best television in the world" or "the best video in the world" can only be sad by those times, because Sony now is a mark like all the other ones, no difference can be found between a Sony Mini-DV camera and another JVC camera of the same format. Specs and prices are simmilar and Sony can't say by now they offer "the best [...] in the world"

Regards,

Casimir


Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@spamx.warmpost.com
Friday 1st August 8:43 am U.K. Time

Dear Casimir,

I'm afraid I'd have to disagree with you regarding the above post. Two years ago, I bought a JVC MiniDV camcorder. It had terrible low-lux performance, and had no freeze-frame or slow motion. It only turned on properly 50% of the time, so I returned it and bought a Sony Digital8 instead, with all the JVC's missing features and more! It is still running well. (Of course, that's a D8 and not MiniDV...but it shows reliability.)

Regards, Jesse England


Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@spamx.warmpost.com
Friday 1st August 8:44 am U.K. Time

P.S.- My friend's new JVC MiniDV can't hold a candle to the D8's performance.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 1st August 9:07 am U.K. Time

_@_v -eeee! found a sleechy old general electric vhs vcr 'released in the wild' tonite! this one still worked even though it has the rubber idler tire. uses a wired remote and has a plug for a camera pause or a remote pause switch. of the vhs machines, g.e. amd panasonic are the ones i even bother to like.

_@_v - i also saw an empty d.v.d. player box next to it (the brand was called 'classic' - as if) so it's a pretty good guess as to why it was kicked to the curb.


Name: Casimir Alonso Taulé
Email:
casimir_alonso_taule@hotmail.com
Friday 1st August 4:15 pm U.K. Time

In my oppinion D8 is a better system, technicaly, than Mini-DV. And we must have in mind that D8 comes from a large 14-year evolution. M-DV comes from nothing.

Regards,

Casimir.


Name: alan
Email:
urban_paranoia1@btopenworld.com
Friday 1st August 5:53 pm U.K. Time

Hiya!

Anyone got a circuit diagram (pref. online) or even pinout for a Sony HVF-200P Viewfinder?

Cheers!

Alan


Name: alan
Email:
urban_paranoia1@btopenworld.com
Friday 1st August 5:54 pm U.K. Time

Sorry! That should be: Sony HVF-2000P!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobby@spamjunkmailnotresspassfirewalled.com
Friday 1st August 6:38 pm U.K. Time

I was looking for manuals....... but got nothing but shed...

http://www.user-service-manuals.com/sony-service-manuals.htm


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 1st August 6:45 pm U.K. Time

e3E! well, we had a sony Digi8amie and now we have a sony miniDVamie, and I think that both suck in terms of being cameras. Low light performance is terrible, in either digicam or camera mode. As recording decks they are outstanding.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 1st August 6:46 pm U.K. Time

and I will never, ever buy a JVC product except for tape.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 1st August 7:23 pm U.K. Time

I don't buy new JVC if I can help it. I'll buy used because it's actually good equipment... or was, most new stuff from any brand is crud. I don't buy JVC tape because it's stupid that they put "The Inventors of VHS" on it... I don't think Chevrolet markets cars as "Creators of the Citation" (Car, not the plane), nor does ford tout themselves as "Inventors of the Pinto"! Because GM is smart and ford, well at least they have some sense.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 1st August 8:53 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! if you wait long enough stuff comes back in style!

http://money.cnn.com/2003/07/30/news/companies/toy_story/atari_game.jpg

_@_v - the, jakks jacific company is making video games go retro. It released the atari10-in-1 tv games, a plug and play 8-bit gaming system with 10 classic atari videogames with a replica of the original atari 2600 joystick.

_@_v - additionally, jakks in october will release a limited edition of namco tv games, a unit that lets users play classic arcade games, including pac-man, rally-x and galaxian.

"we saw a groundswell for nostalgic toys and we acted on it. but we're seeing particularly strong demand for classic video games, " said genna goldberg, spokeswoman for jakks pacific. Ê

_@_v - betcha can't wait for the 'new' betamax vcrs to ride the 80s nostolgia bandwagon...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 1st August 10:52 pm U.K. Time

:( ..... That won't happen, everyone is satisfied with their horrible JVC globcams and their Tivos.... They won't want to buy Betas. I really, truly, cannot understand why people just accept the garbage they pass off as video equipment today!!! It's unfathomable to me why someone would put up with crappy picture or sound; I'd think they'd at least purchase the best they could afford (which is probably one reason everything sucks, LOL!).

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 2nd August 12:11 am U.K. Time

It slays me how we now accept the crappiest images and tinniest sound in the latest TV news coverage thanks to those cheesy 'videophones' CNN dishes out to it's reporters inleu of a Betacam and satellite transciever.

Now your TV news can have the mosaic tile look of a game of Minesweeper...


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 2nd August 1:03 am U.K. Time

Yeah... I agree. I find the level of garbage the average consumer puts up with to be offensive... Camcorder LCD screens are a pet peeve of mine, as are handhelf camcorders so the "Casual" videographer can make "easy" videos... If you're not serious enough to pack around a real camcorder on your shoulder, or a camera and VTR combo, then odds are the world doesn't want to see what you produce. Sorry. The video made by a handheld camera held 2' in front of you using the screen will induce motion sickness, so if the horrible subject matter doesn't make you vomit, the videography sure will!

Gimme a good old Betamovie any day... or better still a full-funtion portable deck that does it all... just a shame they never developed a SuperBeta HiFi portable deck! Closest thing was the ED-Cam... but that's a wild dream for most of us, sadly.


Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@massive.com
Saturday 2nd August 6:56 pm U.K. Time

Tell ya what...I'd just plug Euro connector from HF950 to KX21 with Superimpose On. I see glimps of colors........ ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ To Francess......Have a nice weekend........ Olive......dont forget to remember........

Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@massive.com
Saturday 2nd August 9:02 pm U.K. Time

Sean.......I forgot that there's a cheap worldwide cargo,but since you dont interested any longer. We can call of our deal.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 2nd August 9:11 pm U.K. Time

I'd still be interrested in the SL-HF-1000D if that's still up for grabs, but I've got another portable TV set.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Saturday 2nd August 9:20 pm U.K. Time

yeeeeeeeeee! I agree totally with Sean! That's exactly how I feel! ! I ! even have trouble (I is italicised) holding our DCR-TRV25 miniDVamie still. And that's with "steady"shot ON! I like the way Betamie moves with me, because it's on my shoulder, and not my hand. What's sad are the text-based superimposers that most 8amies, and even some VHS-Cs have. LOL!!!! Someone in our class made a video with a VHS-C and it had a lot of really bad insert and assemble edits. Of course, we didn't see the camera master, we saw a 3rd gen tape (most likely made an assembly off of the camera master, then dubbed that tape) on a projector, so you can guess how bad it really was. At the end it had 5-second "credits" made with that superimposer. I was like "Awww!" I feel all high n' mighty cuz I've got Adobe Premiere and my DVamie to make flawless edits and cool transitions, but at the same time I feel stupid because I have extremely basic knowledge with Premiere.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 2nd August 10:35 pm U.K. Time

I've played around with Premier, it was discussed in a class I took last semsester. My final project was a brief educational video, so I did mine on Home Video and told people how to make steady shots by not using the damn screan and keeping the camera close! Well among other things. The Betamovies are a real nice balance, IMHO, insce they are light and don't break your shoulder or forearm, but they are still stable and move with you. I've always used shoulder-type cams and I frequently have people tell me how nice my stuff is when it's made with, say, my GCS-1.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 2nd August 10:51 pm U.K. Time

I agree with Sean on the well-balancedness of the Betamie. Putting the battery in the handle was the bast place for it. Having the battery on the back makes a camera 'tail-heavy'. Also, Betamie's reflex finder is also great for being able to actually find something in a zoom.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Saturday 2nd August 11:03 pm U.K. Time

Yeah, the reflex finders are nice, but my GCS-1 has a CRT finder, but a sharp one, so it's no real problem. It had to, I think, to have macro mode. No auto-focus, however.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 3rd August 3:42 am U.K. Time

Wouldn't the NeeP-11 been too short to be on the back of Betamie anyway?

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 3rd August 4:07 am U.K. Time

_@_v - perhaps, but if sony had decided to make the betamie a 12 volt camera they could've slapped a beefy-weefy NeeP-1 2000-amie battery on the back...

erf!-_@_v[|[oo]={


Name: wayne wendelsdorf
Email:
wcw401@earthlink.net
Sunday 3rd August 4:53 pm U.K. Time

HE IS BACK!!!!

http://www.betainfoguide.com/indexnew.html


Name: Herbert
Email:
redcontainer@yahoo.com
Sunday 3rd August 7:49 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

i have a HF950 and since some days the following problem. It won´t record any audio. Neither Normal nor Hifi. In Playback mode everything working fine. Have someone idea what the problem is? I have a Servicemanual for it.

thank you,

Herbert


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 3rd August 10:31 pm U.K. Time

How are you feeding it audio? Do the level meters move with the incoming audio? The only thing I can think of is a tuner discrepancy with the country/area you're in now or the broadcast you're trying to recieve, and whatever it's designed for. Or perhaps a tuner failure. Will it work with line level audio?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 3rd August 11:50 pm U.K. Time

___@_v either way it would make a nice addition to the Wards Home :) eee hee, lol!! feh, if I'm not using Betamie what is the best thing to do with the NeeP-11? Drain it and recharge at least once a month?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 4th August 1:37 am U.K. Time

Yeah, a good drain/charge cycle is important... more so for the NP-1 cells that are gell cells, but the NiCd NP-11 cells for the BMC cameras are very robust and only need an occasional cycle. Store them all full, and occasionally check them to keep them useful.

Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@massive.com
Monday 4th August 4:01 am U.K. Time

Herbert

I got the same problem but mine is better though the sound not so loud, that's the common 'disease' in HF 950 (my friend has the same like yours).

I'd peek at the TA 370 onboard and it works better but I dont think that's the main problem.

Maybe we can work it out if you could give me the board circuit diagram by e-mail.

bobymc@hotmail.com


Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@massive.com
Monday 4th August 4:13 am U.K. Time

Sean

I still insist that ya just sent the bux, cos I dont seek the Truntable anymore. I'll check the local Air-Ground Cargo and Insurance if ya agree with the price.

Possibly I'll Ebay both (SL-HF95D) soon enough.

( I didn't meant to release 'em but what a heck)


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 4th August 4:38 am U.K. Time

Yeah, I'd be interrested in either machine. I can't make that much use of a PAL machine since only the computer can take & give PAL, but the 1000D interests me.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 4th August 4:47 am U.K. Time

I made a mistake! Whoops! I thought you meant an HF-950, not a 95D... subtle mistake! Yeah, I'd want either one and I can trade or pay or whatever... I've got some interesting stuff to trade if you want it... Sony Mavicam in box (not new but in box anyway) with a disc reader and supply of discs, among other stuff...

Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@massive.com
Monday 4th August 6:30 am U.K. Time

I also got the greatest Stuff ever........ A Brand new Switcher 6 channel Video IO one SCART (Factory smells) I'm gonna Ebay too ,for 2 grand incl Shipping. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ the other deck ((SL-HF95 D looks like HF860//I'd sent the pic last time)).

Name: Herbert
Email:
redcontainer@yahoo.com
Monday 4th August 9:27 am U.K. Time

Sean, Bobby, All

The 950 is connected via Line In for all (video and audio). It worked here several month without any problems. After some testing i found that in normal Beta Mode he record audio, but with dropouts (same in Hifi and Linear) when playback. In SuperBeta he record no audio at all (no linear, no hifi). You have either nothing when tape was empty or when it was used tape you can get the old normal audio when switching to it.

Ahhh... tested also the tuner first time i have the machine. same problems as described.

....herbert


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 4th August 2:48 pm U.K. Time

Hmmm... had an SL-2700 with a similar problem... check for cold solders on the rear jacks... jiggle them around, leave it running for a long while, etc...

Name: Paul
Email:
p_r_mac@vianet.ca
Monday 4th August 6:25 pm U.K. Time

I have a Sony Super Beta hi-fi model SL-HF900.I had the head replaced recently by a Sony warrenty service center. Lately I was playing tapes that did not track correctly. I fast forwarded and rewound the taped a few times and this made the tracking better but not perfect. Since then the problem progressed to the tape playing a few seconds then stopping. Again I rewound taped and tried tapes that played well recently but the problem continued. Yesterday the machine began not accepting taped properly and when I dug them out the tape was pulled out of the folding cover and were crinkled. The machine does not accept tapes at all now. Are there any suggestions out there? Also, I am in Northern Ontario, Canada between Sudbury and Sault Ste. Marie. Does anyone know of any repair people near by? I have been having problems with Sony Canada fixing my VHS recorder so would rather use a private engineer who has knowledge in Beta machines.

Name: Michael
Email:
my-prose@email.com
Monday 4th August 7:04 pm U.K. Time

I have a Sony SLC9UB that fails to operate! Can anyone help please?

Symptoms: Display lights up, Standby button operates relay and green LED above standby button illuminates but no functions operate. i.e. tape does not wrap, no ther buttons operate. Pressing the standby button a second time does not switch the machine off. Any ideas anyone, please?

Thanks

Michael>>>


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Monday 4th August 8:09 pm U.K. Time

e_3~E! LOL, The 300 will never have a problem with cold solder joints as its PS and the surround processor underneath it always keep it nice n toasty! :P hehehe

Name: Tony Manwaring
Email:
anthony.m@btinternet.com
Monday 4th August 8:25 pm U.K. Time

Sony C6UB recently recovered from the loft. Was working but now only the Clock & Channel LED's are functioning. I have checked F001/2 fuses and R665 fusible resistor on the DT-01 board ok. How can I check the STK5314 power regulator and is it still possible to get a replacement if this was found to be faulty? Also is it possible that any of the power board capacitors have 'dried' out from lack of use? Any help would much appreciated.

Name: kevin
Email:
kev40reynolds@aol.com
Monday 4th August 8:58 pm U.K. Time

Please help somebody!!! Has anybody apart from me come across the capstan wobble that Sony C5 s and C7 s have started to suffer with (it s a fast-ish wobble and is very consistant). I have given up on several of these machines due to this fault, and have been chasing it on my current machines for about six months now but without success. I know the motors are good, I have replaced the electrolytics, and the driver IC. Does anybody have any clues, as this seems to be a common fault on every C5 and C7 that I lay eyes on. There must be a component somewhere that is causing this. Any ideas welcome. Thankyou all

Name: kevin
Email:
kev40reynolds@aol.com
Monday 4th August 9:55 pm U.K. Time

To Tony with the c6. Firstly, don t panic Mr Manwaring!! (Sorry!!) Anyway, back to the c6. Is there a tape inside the machine? If not then you could have a problem with the front loading mechanism. The voltage regulator seems to me to be working because you have the channel lights. I would check that the motor or the carraige hasn t seized. One thing I have noticed with the c6 is that if you have a good power supply and you switch on from standby, the head drum will twitch, and do about half a turn (it has on every machine I have ever worked on).

Let me know

Regards.....Kevin


Name: Michael
Email:
my-prose@email.com
Monday 4th August 10:52 pm U.K. Time

I have a Sony SLC9UB that fails to operate! Can anyone help please?

Symptoms: Display lights up, Standby button operates relay and green LED above standby button illuminates but no functions operate. i.e. tape does not wrap, no ther buttons operate. Pressing the standby button a second time does not switch the machine off. Any ideas anyone, please?

Thanks

Michael>>>


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 4th August 11:08 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - to paul with the sl-hf 900. i guess even betas can't get decent healthcare in canada these day..

_@_v - you might want to try this fellow in the states...

Karl Kosower Electronic Services

575 East Line Road

Ballston Spa, NY 12020

518-885-7606


Name: Bobby
Email:
boby@massive.com
Tuesday 5th August 8:03 am U.K. Time

Do they have parts....? heuheuehue


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Tuesday 5th August 6:26 pm U.K. Time

Ups......didn't meant to... Beta parts are very hard to find nowadays......

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Tuesday 5th August 6:32 pm U.K. Time

off the topic:

http://www.marriott.com/message.asp


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Tuesday 5th August 6:43 pm U.K. Time

off the topic: Still fresh in our mind the WTC, the Bali, and now the JW Marriot. Well...who are these scumback anyway. A low life Satan (worse than) or Idiot freakin' Devil? I think those people can't overcome their life so they do such things....... They're out of their mind or don't have one. Gee.........

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 5th August 11:40 pm U.K. Time

No snails on this post.. .

I hope you didn't have friend or relations in that hotel Bobby.

Went to junior and senior high schools with this fellow...

http://www.september11victims.com/september11victims/VictimInfo.asp?ID=660

He was two gades behind me so I never knew him personally but one of my friends did.

He was on one of the floors hit by the first airplane. If he wasn't killed outright he got to watch a preview of what was to come when the South Tower callapse outside his window.

Perhaps Muslims think the Ten Commanandments don't apply to them, especially the one that says "thou shalt not kill"...


Name: Tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Wednesday 6th August 12:01 am U.K. Time

Hey all, some Canadian creep stole info from Ray's superb Beta website.

http://www.joeclark.org/beta/BetterBetaList.html

Damn shame. Our northern neighbors shill and steal. Could be wrong though if Ray gave permission?


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 6th August 2:19 am U.K. Time

Snaling used to steal the info from the infoguide all the time. I don't know who has Ray's permission but if I were you I'd just let him know... It's not a big deal, though, that just goes on and the best you can hope to do is demand they cease and decists and if you're lucky they will.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Wednesday 6th August 3:17 am U.K. Time

maybe they cant afford to stay....so they commit suicide/Kamikaze.((sorry)) http://www.gowestmarriott.com/lasvegas/

http://home.t-online.de/home/340054418855-0001/Betamax/homepage.html

http://www.staddiscombe.freeserve.co.uk/beta.html

Unique Beta

http://www.echigo.ne.jp/~shokaku/AV/visual/BETA.htm


Name: Joe Clark
Email:
joeclark@pas-de-spamjoeclark.org
Wednesday 6th August 3:35 am U.K. Time

Surprisingly enough, I am not a "creep," nor did I "steal" any data on Betamaxen. I undertook a long E-mail exchange with the original author about updating his page for standards compliance (valid HTML and stylesheets) and explained that his site could be an interesting test case of upgrading the coding without changing (that is, improving) the appearance. I put many hours into coding the test page, but have not promoted it online save for a message to the Webdesign-L mailing list. I did this so the original author could *take the code wholesale* and put it up on his site.

The advantages of standards-compliant Web sites are explained in my book _Building Accessible Websites_ http://joeclark.org/book/ and in Jeffrey Zeldman's _Designing with Web Standards_ http://zeldman.com/dwws/ . And see also http://Webstandards.org .

I only linked to the listings on my site because, at the time, if I recall correctly, the original page was down.

I don't promote the page as my own. I don't promote the page. It's just up on my site. And the original site is back in service, last time I looked.

You could have just asked, you know, instead of simply assuming, and calling me a creep.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 6th August 3:59 am U.K. Time

Once again Bobby you've scooped another sleechy Japanese Betasite...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 6th August 4:16 am U.K. Time

Like I said, we don't know who Ray has talked with... better to just quitely drop somebody a line then to go posting about "look! Infothief! Infothief!"

At any rate, This thing showed up on Betamax.to before it died, any clue as to what it is/was/meant to be???

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/beta-x.jpg


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 6th August 4:41 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeeee! a betamax 'beta' model!

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 6th August 4:42 am U.K. Time

_@_v - but.... where are the control buttons?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 6th August 4:47 am U.K. Time

One would assume that they are well-hidden or simply on the remote.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 6th August 5:03 am U.K. Time

_@_v - the closest most of us will get to owning an sl-hf 2100...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3039716326


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 6th August 7:04 am U.K. Time

That buttonless ED Beta looks to be two stacked components. The bottom half is shorter and deeper in the back than the upper half is.

Bobby, have you seen that one on some arcane Jappi betapage?


Name: Diego
Email:
sulacoSONAMP@hotmail.com
Wednesday 6th August 11:19 am U.K. Time

Hi all,

I'm going crazy (even more than usual...<8^)) due to one of my SL-C9 behavior.

Symptoms:

- FF, REW, and PLAY stos after 2'5secs. approx. - Capstan motor runs at 3 to 4 times faster than it's supposed to do (while those 2'5secs.) - When in REC mode it doesn't stop, in fact it keeps running even when paused!

I've swapped the main servo board, control logic board, reel motor, capstan motor and power supply with a working unit (one with worn heads and somewhat sticky loading mechanism I use for rewinding and/or erasing purposes only), but symptoms remain the same.

Needless to say that ANY advice will be greatly appreciated.

Trying to keep Betamax alive, Diego.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 6th August 4:10 pm U.K. Time

e_3E!! yes.... I'm afraid Franny's right about the user manual. Too bad Mazda didn't make the eunie manual nice and pretty with lots of colour pitchers (like the Caddy one); ours is all cheap with little sketches and bad Times New Roman formatting. I wonder if the 2100 manual is like that (colour pictures). :(

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Wednesday 6th August 6:53 pm U.K. Time

ya Francess....what do ya mean "scoop"....?

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Wednesday 6th August 6:56 pm U.K. Time

I have hundreds Betamax pictures.......mmm...Wonder someone will still too???????? I guess guys no need to post gorgeous pic....... What do ya have in mind........?

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Wednesday 6th August 7:02 pm U.K. Time

Francess (( have you seen that one on some arcane Jappi betapage?)) Be more specific, so I can answer.... My friend just come from Berlin so I just confused.

Name: Bobby Klinsman
Email:
bobymc@hotmail.com
Wednesday 6th August 7:05 pm U.K. Time

I got lots Japanese Beta link just drop an address so you get what you dream.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Wednesday 6th August 7:21 pm U.K. Time

Sie lieben sich.

http://www.azcentral.com/style/articles/0711profile.html

Sorry I post too much


Name: Gordon John Lee
Email:
gleeairman@compuserve.com
Wednesday 6th August 8:29 pm U.K. Time

Anyone out there interested either in buying my hardly-used Sony Betamax C9 Recorder or the 20 (only) tapes I recorded on it several years ago? The only fault on the C9 seems to be a need to adjust the playback tracking ..... otherwise it's as brilliant as ever and the remote control still works fine. My alternative would be to keep it and get it repaired (ie: adjusted) ...... presumably via this chat page? What a pity it's come to this ..... the Betamax tapes I have (mainly of terrestial BBC/ITV broadcasts) are so good that even a modern VHS would have trouble competing! I'm in the UK. Looking forward to any replies.

Name: Tom
Email:
watchdog985@cs.com
Wednesday 6th August 8:52 pm U.K. Time

Hello JOE CLARK Possible creep,

You did a nice Canadian Fred Astaire, but as anyone who read your convoluted answer realizes, you did not say whether permission was granted. You either have something to hide or you think we are all idiots or you are a fool. I will make this VERY SIMPLE.. Did Ray Glasser give you the OK to copy a portion of his website .. YES or NO? If he gave you his blessing to copy and post it on your site it --Then all is OK --YES OR NO?

Anyone wanna bet he does another tap dance....WAH WAH Ray's site was down anyway WAH WAH It's up now WAH WAH So what? WAH WAH

YES or NO?????


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Wednesday 6th August 9:29 pm U.K. Time

C'mon off it tom, it's one thing to point out shill bidders and cheats and scam artists, but this kind of info-thievery is small time. Like I said before, just drop ray or whoever's info it is a line, and leave it at that. Then Ray could take whatever action he needs to.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 6th August 9:38 pm U.K. Time

I think that last 'Tom' post was from our resident troll, come out from under his bridge to make trouble again...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 6th August 9:48 pm U.K. Time

To Bobby. To 'scoop' something is an old newspaper term meaning to get to something first or to be the only one to get it...

So keep those arcane Japanese Beta pages coming.

_____________ _@_¼¼ - snailie likes them!


Name: greg k
Email:
gk202@aol.com
Wednesday 6th August 10:23 pm U.K. Time

i am looking for a sticker that says "betamax." does anyone know where i can look? thanks

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 6th August 11:41 pm U.K. Time

To Greg K....

You can do one of two things.

You can look on eBay for a Betamovie that still has the sticker set Sony provided, or look for some of the promotional stickers Sony gave out at the time.

Or you can buy some sticker paper and print your own Betamax stickers with whatever graphics programme you might have.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Thursday 7th August 3:51 am U.K. Time

And here's your gold medal Timmy...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 7th August 3:30 pm U.K. Time

Or, you can ask me to create a high quality Photoshop PSD that looks exactly like the original, and have me send it to you so you can print it out with your own printer. Just tell me which Betamie sticker you want.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 7th August 11:10 pm U.K. Time

Insurance meanies! Looks like I won't be able to drive the eunie (for a while anyway) because the lowest 6-month premium I've been able to find is like $2.500! $300 a month, ugh! Even if I'm on my parents' plan it's an arm and a leg. Hey Sean, or other US posters, how much do you pay for auto insurance? I heard somewhere that TX has them the highest in the nation or something..... And to top it all off I think my NeeP-11 is GE-ing out. It only holds about 15 minutes worth of charge after 4-5 charge cycles. Probably needs more to bring it back up to strength.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 8th August 12:28 am U.K. Time

Jeez Jesse... that's what you get for being a teenager.. (@)@)

Back when I was your age (late Cretaceus, I think it was) I paid $600 for six months, $1200 a year (for liability only).. and thought it was insanely high back then...

Now I pay somewhere around $300 a year for basic coverage (liability)


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 8th August 12:57 am U.K. Time

Mine is about half what you're talking about, Jesse, but I think just the three or so years I have on you makes quite the difference. At any rate, Brenda, did you get an email from me recently with a file???

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 8th August 3:02 am U.K. Time

Sean,

Don't find or recall such an e-mail. Maybe it got lost in transit?


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 8th August 3:23 am U.K. Time

1st attempt bounced, second time nothing happened, no reply, so let's try again!!!

Name: Roger Goldbeck
Email:
rajahwon@hotmail.com
Friday 8th August 6:45 am U.K. Time

I am looking for parts in a SLHF750,want to buy old unit that still lights up but to expensive for you to repair, great lakes area USA

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Friday 8th August 3:51 pm U.K. Time

http://homepage1.nifty.com/maasan/beta_macs/tsunagari_room.html

Another 2100 Jap's / Repair tips

http://kousoku-web.hp.infoseek.co.jp/sl2100.html

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Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Friday 8th August 4:01 pm U.K. Time

http://www.waseda.jp/itc/services/av/16G403av.jpg

That's the oldest version of HF95D


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Friday 8th August 4:47 pm U.K. Time

Brenda, I was trying to send you this file:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/bugsbeta.jpg

and find out if you still wanted to buy my SLO-1400 and RM-E100V.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Friday 8th August 5:57 pm U.K. Time

Help needed on SONY KX21HG1 9-pin RGB pin-outs spec/diagram

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 8th August 10:53 pm U.K. Time

The last Betamax from that place with the SL-HF95D...

http://www.waseda.jp/itc/services/av/SL-200D.jpg


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 8th August 11:26 pm U.K. Time

http://www.waseda.jp/itc/services/av/index.html

snail with angelwings -> ~@~v - eeee! AV geek heaven...


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 9th August 2:38 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - check out the rooms in Building 16. Nummy ED-Betas in half the rooms!

http://www.waseda.jp/itc/services/av/F16G.html


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 9th August 2:39 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - oops! that URL should read...

http://www.waseda.jp/itc/services/av/16G.html


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 9th August 6:20 am U.K. Time

(in christopher walken voice)

_@_v - wow! wowie wowie wow!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3040149056

_@_v - wega-badged sl-c7 with matching tape changer!


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Saturday 9th August 8:42 pm U.K. Time

ee? and maybe a eunie in half the parquing spaces, too! :) at that jappy place... nummy wummy!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Saturday 9th August 8:47 pm U.K. Time

http://www.waseda.jp/itc/services/av/SL-200D-s.jpg E! And look what you can borrow! It's for loan! yeeeee!

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 9th August 8:49 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - maybe you can sweet-talk your parents into letting you attend Waseda University.

http://www.waseda.jp/

boolah-boolah! rah-rah! wa-se-da! - _¿_oo|> <- minimeep with Waseda U pennant


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 10th August 2:04 am U.K. Time

unless Francess would like to contribute a large tax-free educational grant to the Wards Home... :( Unfortunately, the ones I'd have to sweet talk would either be smoky guy __@_**-~ or the guys at the banque. We just don't have the $$ for that kinda educational experience, LOL!

Name: Bob Kesser
Email:
gerbobk@execpc.com
Sunday 10th August 5:08 pm U.K. Time

For Sale: NEC 734A with remote needs TLC. Make Offer. 200 beta tapes including 40 commercially made movies...make offer. Need help with 2 SONY SL-HF 300 in sick bay.

Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Sunday 10th August 5:23 pm U.K. Time

The F1 has a problem :( the video section appears to work fine.. but there is no display on the tuner section and the RF channels are not working.. (odd) could it be a fuse..? The remote works fine and it plays back fine.. Paul :)

Name: Kevin Werick
Email:
kevin.werick@bcbsks.com
Sunday 10th August 8:56 pm U.K. Time

Among the audio and video equipment I inheirited from my father is a Betamax SL-5000, S/N 810285. It looks okay but I can't guarantee how well it works. I have no use for it but I hate to trash it if somebody wants it, even if just for parts. I'll send it to anyone who's willing to pay the freight.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Sunday 10th August 9:27 pm U.K. Time

I don't know who it was we have here who had the Mercury Capri but I did just see one on the road today. Also a Merkur Scorpio...

At any rate the old GCS-1 got some good use in over the weekend... brilliant machine, really...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 10th August 11:37 pm U.K. Time

eeeee! What was that page with the Chrysler New Yorker half-limo? I saw one today! LOL!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@attbi.comebackformore
Monday 11th August 3:11 am U.K. Time

I don't think that was a New Yorker, I think it was a Chrysler LeBaron... differing quite a bit from the Imperial LeBarons that were boats of the first magnitude. At Umass Lowell we've got a few exotics, actually, at least two Merkurs, a Lotus, and some others... And 53,000 "CJ" Jeeps. I've taken to calling them the "Ubiquidous U-mass Lowell Jeepsters".

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 11th August 5:44 am U.K. Time

~~~~~(__@_v[oo]={__)~~~~~~

_@_v - eee! took my betamie out onto the lake. got nice shot of the bow of my canoe before a passing rainstorm forced me back to the shore.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Monday 11th August 2:56 pm U.K. Time

well, hmmmm. Another eunie tidbit is that only 33% of the people who buy them actually get the real 800 (S) with the MCE. Plus my NeeP-11 got really hot and started smelling funny when I charGEd it yesterday. Geh... Still worked tho but only for about 40 minutes. Guess a few more cycles are in order.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Monday 11th August 7:13 pm U.K. Time

awww! U-matic University, I misread Sean's post and saw it that way, lol. Betamax Eunie-versity, lol!

Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Monday 11th August 8:02 pm U.K. Time

hello please? :)

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 11th August 10:26 pm U.K. Time

_@_v -screenshot taken by betamie while on the lake...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/betamieonlake.jpg


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 11th August 10:31 pm U.K. Time

Screenshot taken after canoe tips over...

http://home.nycap.rr.com/frannylandde/frannypix/11241254.jpg


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Monday 11th August 11:41 pm U.K. Time

Well folks, this is it.. for certain this time. I've been told either get rid of all my excess stuff, or I will go. So....

All my ßeta stuff is up for sale. I have the following. Prices listed are suggested. I will consider reasonable offers.

SL-HF900 works good, slightly rough looking, no remote. $300 SLO-323 works great, a few scratches. $35 SLO-325 works great, a few scratches. $50 Sanyo VCR-7300 looks and works nice. Awaiting an HVC-2400 camera I bought for it. Will include this in the sale price. Will also include two partially good NP-1 type batteries, between the two I'm sure there is one completely good one. $175 Roughly 100 NIB blank L-750's, all top brands, no junk. $3.00 each or $250 for the lot. Pre recorded ßeta movies/videos $4.00 each. List can be seen at http://fullspectrumradio.jadephoenix.org/forsale.htm Used ßeta tapes, many one-pass. Selling these as blanks, but have television shows or movies recorded on them. $1 each. ßeta clamshell tape cases. $1 each or 25 for $20

Shipping of course is extra. Shipping will be via USPS Priority (fairly fast) or Parcel Post (slow).


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Tuesday 12th August 3:17 am U.K. Time

Well to add to all the "For sale" stuff here I may as well kick in the stuff I've got... I was previsouly going to sell some of it to Brenda, but it looks like that is no good... Brenda, if you still want it, let me know ASAP.

Here goes: RM-E100V in good working order, a little wear from use and perhaps needs the buttons cleaned, but it works with no issues. Offers over $25 +S&H

to email me take "Spamslammer" and one "dot" (.) out of the given email. SLO-1400 in good working order, I believe the "Pause" key needs repair but the actual video mechanism and transport are in exceptional shape considering it was a duplicator, which accounts for the physical roughness of the unit. $70 +S&H

MVC-2000 Mavicam in good working order. This is an IN BOX demo unit with the manual (Photocopy). It is a little worn from handling as it was a demo unit but it works just fine and comes with a bunch of disks and the cleaning disc and shoulder strap. Included also is the MVP-2500 still video player that lets you play the little discs it records. The whole setup, $200 +S&H.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Tuesday 12th August 3:22 am U.K. Time

How quick... I may have a buyer lined up for the RM-E100V already! C'mon people, these are nice deals!

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@howtomail.com
Tuesday 12th August 5:32 pm U.K. Time

Add to last post :

I guess it's no differ than Color Graphics Adapter.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@howtomail.com
Tuesday 12th August 5:37 pm U.K. Time

Does nayhow know Access Bus on NEC multisync XP17 spec. I used the monnie to watch BETA, with VGA to RGB connectivity.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 13th August 2:41 am U.K. Time

_@_v - lummy nummy beta for the u.k. crew....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2945645667

_@_v - sl-f1ub and camera for a fiver start bid


Name: chief
Email:
67606003@gmx.de
Wednesday 13th August 11:55 am U.K. Time

There´s an original servicekit SL-0017 on Ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3040830538


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s.n_e_t
Wednesday 13th August 12:29 pm U.K. Time

Jesse, that Chrysler K-car Executive Limo website is AWOL. I just took mine on a trip thru Canada's desert (with a broken air conditioner). http://www.desert.org/

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Wednesday 13th August 3:03 pm U.K. Time

Hey Jesse! Here's a battery to replace that portable smoke generator/heater you're using...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2945534183&category=15072


Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Wednesday 13th August 3:08 pm U.K. Time

My battery on the BMC-100p has completely gone :( I needed to operate the Betamovie.. so my father created a new external battery (8 AA NiMH batteries) and connected it to the DC power socket of the Betamovie (with the correct polarity) It works well and poss runs for more than an hour... BUT I'm not sure it powerful enough to run it properly... the edit cut is wonky and the Caution lights up when powered.. (only for a second) Am I doing anything wrong..?

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Wednesday 13th August 6:14 pm U.K. Time

Guess nayhow knows Acces Bus....

_____________________________________ Looking for parts...... http://www.pacparts.com/


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Wednesday 13th August 6:29 pm U.K. Time

Jappy Camie fansite

http://www8.ocn.ne.jp/~bcc100/frm/fr02.html


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Wednesday 13th August 6:35 pm U.K. Time

http://www.usedvideogear.com/categories/vtr.htm

Fur Francess

http://www.h4.dion.ne.jp/~general/14beta-1.htm

http://www.betamax.net/gallery/title/title_top.htm


Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Thursday 14th August 4:18 am U.K. Time

Anybody got a spare $900+ lying around?... http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3039675359&category=39830

Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Thursday 14th August 4:21 am U.K. Time

Yawn. $900 for a machine that sure will need lots of service by now. Great buy. Leonard.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Thursday 14th August 5:23 am U.K. Time

leonard, you almost have a point, especially since that has a reserve... I think a new EDV-900 cost around $1000 when you could get them...

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 14th August 7:38 am U.K. Time

_@_v - i'd be curious as to the backstory on this item...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3041107994

_@_v - sl-2000 with the zenith tuner and remote...


Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Thursday 14th August 4:09 pm U.K. Time

Stange... the Tuner timer unit has a built in power socket.....

Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Thursday 14th August 7:38 pm U.K. Time

What's with the Japanese text on some of the connections on the EDV-9500?

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 14th August 9:06 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - that's not so strange. many vcrs of the day put in an a.c. socket in case there weren't enough plugs in the room this was installed. the tt-2000 has one.

_@_v - a special message to the nigerian scammers that troll this site looking for e-mail addresses. don't waste your time! you're not fooling anyone in this group! we know that it's a scam!


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 14th August 10:00 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - any other betafans in the eastern u.s. still have power. niagara mohawk got a severe dip but managed to recover in about 5 - 10 minutes to a usable level...

_@_v - anyone recall the'65 or '77 power blackouts?

_@_v - i'm gonna go sleech down to the pool....


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Thursday 14th August 10:59 pm U.K. Time

Hi olive! We've got electricity in the Boston area. So Dollars to Donuts Madness has still got power (I just noticed he hasn't posted in a while... wonder why...). Anyway There is another Sony setup with the wrong tuner, it's an SL-2000, PCM-F1, AC-220, AC-700, and TT-2001, the tuner for my SL-2001. But the whole setup is a lot of money. But it would be nice to have both of the portables and a PCM-F1. The AC socket is on the Sony version of that tuner as well, and the switched AC socket on decks that had it was nice for people who didn't have remote cotrol TV sets and could then use the VCR's tuner to tune, if it had a full tuner.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Friday 15th August 1:32 am U.K. Time

Re: Sony Portable with Zenith Tuner. Vendor says "the only testing I've done is watched two old movies we had here on Beta & they played fine." That's no proof that the Zenith TT works when connected to the Sony. I bought an identical looking Zenith Tuner Timer without the matching video recorder unit (which was VHS!!!) and it was a whole day's work to get it to do anything. Unless certain lines were tricked into sensing +5v from the recorder connector, it could not even wake up. Impossible to solve without schematic diagrams. If this Sony is wired differently from a Zenith recorder they will not work together. Caveat Emptor.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Friday 15th August 2:12 am U.K. Time

hard to say but it looks like the output of the thing comes from the tuner (I know it has direct RF but that's it). It's possible there are compatibility issues but the tuner and recorder both power up. Caveat Emptor is general good sense on Ebay, though.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 15th August 2:47 am U.K. Time

_@_v - well we still had power but the internet comapny lost theirs so i was offline for a while anyway. was taping a lot of the news till they went under.

_@_v - looks like n.y.c is still down....


Name: dietrisy
Email:
loaf@yahoo.com
Friday 15th August 4:11 am U.K. Time

Snaling needs to die. That is all I have to say for today. Scums

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 15th August 4:26 am U.K. Time

What did our snail do this time???

Name: The Snail
Email:
snaling@gastro.pod
Friday 15th August 5:00 am U.K. Time

___@_** me? I didnt do nuthin!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 15th August 5:03 am U.K. Time

liar! Anyway, it's very nice if you talk about it..... Lets all the feelings out :)

Name: dietrisy
Email:
loaf@yahoo.com
Friday 15th August 5:10 am U.K. Time

It is quite simple, I like to try to find a broken Beta VCR to repair and play with. This guy has outbid me numerous times, and for what I don't know. Maybe he shoves them up his ass for pleasure? I don't know. Its frustrating, these rare machines getting plucked up by speculators like this. That is what upsetted me and upsets me. For that, snaling should die. Thanks for hearing my rant, I did not mean to encumber you all with it.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Friday 15th August 5:14 am U.K. Time

Clearly you haven't read this page much :) none of us like snaling. He buys up machines and has used the parts to turn out some of the oddest crud we've seen, VCRs put together with the wrong faceplate, etc, and he dresses them up real nice so that they LOOK new but if you track his buys (He uses the ID someko to sell) and sales, you can find out what POS was sold and what was parted out... Also, if some troll doesn't find that reasonable complaint worthy, he's engaged in shill bidding, which not only goes agains Ebay policy, is generally condemned by everybody!

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 15th August 5:26 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - funny but The Snail hasn't used his Snaling ID for a while. Mostly uses his Someko ID...

Name: dietrisy
Email:
loaf@yahoo.com
Friday 15th August 5:29 am U.K. Time

Glad to hear someone was smart enough to realize that, petty trips rule!!!

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Friday 15th August 8:02 am U.K. Time

One I forgot to add to the batch of ßeta stuff I have to sell, I still have an SL-HF450 in need of some repairs and somewhere around here is an 800ME that seems OK, except that it needs a new loading mechanism. Make an offer on either of these, and I'll ship them out Parcel Post to save you shipping costs. Remember, I'm open to reasonable offers vs. the basic prices I listed for the other stuff. Oh, also still have two nice ßetamies, an NEC and a Sony BMC-110, each has one good NP-11, and one that needs cells replaced. $30 each on those. Also, I've purchased a brand new, warranteed NP-1 clone for the Sanyo VCR-7300, and I'll ship that with it for an extra $20 above the asking price on that.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Friday 15th August 8:25 am U.K. Time

My 1989 Zenith tuner/timer had an RF out and line outs on back but any RF was via the interface cable from a module inside the (missing) portable recorder, so even after hacking to make the tuner wake up, only the line outs were functional. That interface pinout needs to be identical or forget it. In other words if that Zenith is a re-branded Sony it will work. Mine was all-Zenith inside, although the recorder transport must have been made by JVC (the inventors of Very Happy Shareholders). In the end it turned out to be a decent tuner but I was lucky to have sold it for half of what I paid.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Friday 15th August 8:34 am U.K. Time

When I was in Grade 12 electronics we got to tour the largest Niagara generating station. Somebody got in trouble for taking us inside a turbine housing which was down for maintenance - something about there being only one closed gate between us and a 280-foot (80 m) high column of water. Also toured a nuclear power plant. Both seemed to be full of GE equipment...

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 15th August 10:41 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! ifthat T-800-amie it has the same flipper door/and loader as the T-50-amie you sold me i have a spare loader mechy you could use.

_@_v - i would like to slap my 'pod on that 450-amie to fix an SL-HFT7-amie that's missing it's tape drive mechy.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 15th August 1:57 pm U.K. Time

of COURSE petty trips RULE!!!!!!!!!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 15th August 2:02 pm U.K. Time

efil to sgniht doog gnirb ew GE! LOL. Read it backwards. Well, brownouts and sags are all too common around here so I prolly wouldn't have noticed the lights were out except for the beep of the UPSes protecting my computers. Too bad I haven't been able to scrape up enough snaildough (darned college!) to buy more UPS batties.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Friday 15th August 3:28 pm U.K. Time

I try to modify the display of Z80 Instrumentation Board, getting those low freq RGB wasnt easy.Learning from that I got the Idea of connecting Euro connectors of my Beta to a RGB base Interconnect. Luckyly I get the pic. ____________________________________________________________________________________________ URL of these days

http://www1.tcnet.ne.jp/tatsuoda/3rd/oda_3rd1.htm


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Friday 15th August 6:22 pm U.K. Time

BTW off the pic

What's happened in Michigan&NY....would that be possible in such a great State....


Name: hossein
Email:
rod113t@yahoo.com
Friday 15th August 8:17 pm U.K. Time

hi i can hacker yahoo to lest ok

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Friday 15th August 10:37 pm U.K. Time

Why is it that I can understand all the people on this page who are foreigners (to me, at least, obviously I'm as much a foriegner to some of you as you to me), but it seems that the above post, by an American, (Guessing by the yahoo.com Email), is by and large unintelligable?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 16th August 12:39 am U.K. Time

_@_¥¥-~ - To the trolls... despite the anonymity the internet affords you, you are STILL A HUMAN BEING and you are STILL DEALING WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS. Try treating others as you expect to be treated because somebody somewhere knows exactly who you are and where you live.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 16th August 3:10 am U.K. Time

To Bobby; The electrical system of the US and Canada is laid out so that power plants feed into a giant grid instead of one city or area. Ideally this means a surge in usage in one area can be spread out over a larger pool of energy sources. The problem is is that a failure somewhere within the grid can cascade throughout the whole system if the failsafes don't work properly. Which in this case they didn't.

The last big blackout in 1965 was traced to a single overloaded relay switch (which was not rated for the power is was managing) just outside of the Niagara Falls area in Canada. This switch (I think serving the Adam Beck Power plant) failed causing a chain reaction down the line of power plants. The power plants on the American side of the Niagara Falls were suddenly hit with Canada's electrical load and to protect themselves pulled themselves offline. City after city down the line blacked out as their power plants did likewise till the last power plant in NYC was put in the position of trying to feed the entire northest. It's operators foolishly tried to stay online and suffered damage as a result.

An episode of Quantum Leap had the big blackout being caused by some members of a Mafia crew plugging in a hairdryer into a Buffalo NY fraternity house which was lit up for a toga party with a cut to exasperated power plant operators...

"There goes Rochester... there goes Syracuse... there goes Schenectady..."


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 16th August 3:28 am U.K. Time

Gee Franny and I always heard it was a squirrel going out in a blaze of glory across two high tension lines. (Just kidding).

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Saturday 16th August 4:07 am U.K. Time

There're 1000 Tornadoes in one year at US ,pray they dont blow the Plant......

http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/MainTenance/SL2100/SL2100_003.html

DONT TRY THIS AT HOME


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 16th August 4:19 am U.K. Time

I would doubt the squirrel theory at least in regards to the very high voltage trasmission lines as they spaced are too far apart for some despondent squirrel to bridge them in a bid to end it all and join up with the Great Squirrel in the Sky.

There is a case of a hapless fellow urinating off a bridge onto high tension wires running below and meeting his maker when the current traveled 'upstream'...

A good argument for looking before you leak...


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Saturday 16th August 4:46 am U.K. Time

Aaaahhhh.. whole new meaning to the term "leakage current"...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 16th August 5:20 am U.K. Time

It seems, Franny, that we both take eachother too seriously. :) At any rate, That remings me of an old joke about making leek soup. Well anyway, I got some very nice brochures for HiFi Betamaxes today and I'll make some scans and put 'em up on the Betamax Videographer for anyone to have a look.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 16th August 5:23 am U.K. Time

How re-volting Brenda...

I'm shocked... just shocked...

Must take some time to meditate.

Ohmmmmmmmm...... Ohmmmmm........


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 16th August 5:31 am U.K. Time

_@_v - watt? watt?

_@_v - sounds like that guy experienced shock and owww!


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 16th August 5:53 am U.K. Time

It's not such a big deal, Franny, don't get all amped up.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 16th August 5:57 am U.K. Time

OK everybody, Check out The Betamax Videographer, in the photos section you will find a directory: "Brochures", in which I have the specs of several VCRs and the accessories page form a very nice brochure. If you look at the largest pictures, you can read all the text easily. The brochure also had in it some general Beta HiFi data and such, as well as smaller blurbs on the Betamovies, some cameras, and so on, but the salesman doodled on it and wrote out prices, so I took the choice data. If anyone has any brochures or such, why not put them in that directory? I have another brochure but it's not a scanable size, it folds out like a road map...

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Saturday 16th August 7:13 am U.K. Time

Sean, perhaps these guys have a new firewire large format scanner in your price range.

http://www.scantastik.com/hardware/contex/large-format-scanner-index.htm


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 16th August 7:47 am U.K. Time

RRRRRRrrrrrrriiiiigghhtt. If I had between USD 6,300 and 21,000 I'd be up to my eyeballs in ED-Beta, SL-HF-1000s and so on... not a scanner so I can scan one brochure... that I don't even know where it is now... and I don't feel like looking... so there.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Saturday 16th August 7:51 am U.K. Time

Hey, I not only remember the Nov 09 1965 blackout, I was in Niagara Falls Canada when it happened. We heard on the 6:00 news that large portions of New York and Ontario were down. Most Buffalo & Toronto tv stations were already dead or on emerGEncy power. Yet it was another hour before we went dark. We never believed the official reports blaming "the failure of an Ontario Hydro control breaker about the size of a breadbox at Niagara Falls" (Sir Adam Beck GEnerating Station #2 was the one we toured too thoroughly during grade 12).

In about 1978 I met a retired employee of Consolidated Edison who claimed to have worked with the guy in Connecticut who yanked their thermal generators offline just in time ("Hey Homer - how come all these dials are heading into the red?"). Apparently they were able to supply the juice necessary to restart Con Ed (strictly speaking all those generators are alternators and cannot produce a thing unless their field coils are already powered.)


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 16th August 8:08 am U.K. Time

Hmmm.. never thought of that but it makes sense, alternators are more efficeint than generators (hence why we use them in cars even though cars use DC, it's better to make AC and make it into DC than it is to make DC). Kinda reminds me of jet engines that need a kick start of some kind (my dad is ex-Air Force; he talk of old fighters that started using blank shotgun shells to get the engine going).

Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Saturday 16th August 8:18 pm U.K. Time

Ok well I looked for the fuse T315mA and replaced it 3 times.. and for 3 times it keeps blowing.. I wonder what is causing the overload? Any ideas will be gratefully recieved

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Saturday 16th August 8:50 pm U.K. Time

Mad Beta Fuseblower: Verify that the new fuses were actually T-rated (time delay vs. fast blow). 315mA is a common value for fuses, although I have no idea why they picked that odd number. If T315 blows repeatedly there is a major short and re-blowing will take down other related parts.

There was a major Aussie electronics supplier who advertised pre-blown light bulbs and fuses as "energy savers"... their catalog had a gag item on almost every page. Can't remember their name. By now they prolly have a great website.


Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Sunday 17th August 3:39 am U.K. Time

hmm they are T rated.. well they have been in a shed for 2 years.. perhaps that might have damaged their performance.. (the fuses not the F1-ub) I cannot understand how there can be a short.. they were just sitting on the shelf happily counting the clock.. I just noticed one day that the display wasn't showing.. but the machine works.. even the remote (but the channels don't seem to work.. even though the channel no. is not displayed) Should i go to maplins and get a new fuse.. or strip it apart look for anything that might short it?

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Sunday 17th August 2:06 pm U.K. Time

After four fuses you might want to look for another problem.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 17th August 2:22 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - optimistic seller of the week...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3041665226

_@_v - wants $300 start bid for a toshiba v-5535 portable that has an 'estimated' value of $1300 bux...

_@_v - and to top that off the thing needs a new clutch/brake assembly


Name: hossein
Email:
rod113t@yahoo.com
Sunday 17th August 2:36 pm U.K. Time

i can yahoo very fast hack

Name: hossein
Email:
rod113t@yahoo.com
Sunday 17th August 2:38 pm U.K. Time

i can yahoo very fast hack

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 17th August 2:40 pm U.K. Time

_@_v -and i can tie my own shoelaces...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Monday 18th August 4:36 am U.K. Time

And I can win Ebay auctions. This was just too funny, IMHO, to pass up at the price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3621997231&category=37838&rd=1


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 18th August 4:42 am U.K. Time

I hate when that happens....

heh heh heh heh! - @¾C--O-O--


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 18th August 5:37 am U.K. Time

_@_v - clowns to the left of me... jokers to the right....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3041769238

_@_v - here i am... stuck in the middle with you...


Name: Phil
Email:
H2oskinophilspam@trytosendspamto THISaddress.com
Monday 18th August 7:30 am U.K. Time

Brenda-

Didn't you have a remote for an SL-HF1000 at one time? I don't need (notice I said NEED, not WANT) any additional machines, but I do need a remote for my 1000...


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Monday 18th August 7:39 am U.K. Time

Oddly enough I can answer that... I know she had one because I sold it to her. Odds are, however, that she sold it with the 1000. However, she did I think have a second dud remote that was only partially functional. So it would pay to ask her, which you already have, so this post is pointless. But I will say that Franny's and Olive's above posts are very funny.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Monday 18th August 3:23 pm U.K. Time

GE we bring Windows to living... Can all of you guys check your fonts and tell me if you have "Zurich ExBT" or "Denmark" installed? I really need these fonts...

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Monday 18th August 4:28 pm U.K. Time

http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/MainTenance/SLF11/SLF11_006.html

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Monday 18th August 4:36 pm U.K. Time

Someone might find his remote here.... http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/Wireless_Editor/WirelessEditorMain.html

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Monday 18th August 4:54 pm U.K. Time

http://uk.geocities.com/dasimperator/My_Betamax_Page.html

I just find that link from Japanese Beta page

-------------------------------------------------------- I found some Remote compatible with other machine/deck e.g SL-HF1000D can be controlled by HF95D remote(RMT159).RMT231or230=HF77K/HF77ES.Also I got additional Function from RM-952 to be used on my KX21HG1 wich the original remote dont. As I said long time ago HandHeld organiser(Palm based/MS pockect PC/etc) can be programmed to achieve IR signals from Remotes.Ya might collect several types of IR patch 'N saves as files for future reference.So be Happy.....


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 18th August 7:33 pm U.K. Time

You gotta love the site counter imbedded in the display of an SL-2000...

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Monday 18th August 8:32 pm U.K. Time

What site? Here's some Japs site

http://www.sony.net/Fun/SH/1-15/h3.html

http://img117.ac.yahoo.co.jp/users/6/1/1/7/ryaku2000-img600x450-1060950587sl200d_0803_c.jpg

The SL-F5

http://img109.ac.yahoo.co.jp/users/7/1/3/4/miki0507-img584x230-1059573441beta.gif

The digitAll

http://img123.ac.yahoo.co.jp/users/6/9/5/6/sing_song0813-img600x450-1057739065sl-hf501d.1.jpg

Well

http://img43.ac.yahoo.co.jp/users/9/2/4/1/haracre-img600x511-1058532164dsc071800003.jpg

http://img49.ac.yahoo.co.jp/users/6/9/5/6/sing_song0813-img600x450-1059214789sl-hf66.1.jpg

http://img109.ac.yahoo.co.jp/users/6/9/5/6/sing_song0813-img600x450-1051184866sl-hf66.2.jpg

Wards must be happy to collect 'em.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 18th August 10:05 pm U.K. Time

The 'My Betamax' site you found in the port before mine...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 18th August 10:06 pm U.K. Time

post

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Monday 18th August 10:45 pm U.K. Time

any port in a storm...

Name: oldtimer
Email:
LWorthjr@cs.com
Tuesday 19th August 4:48 am U.K. Time

i have some good old beta tapes. do they make a vhs tape that can hold a beta tape and play on a vhs recorder? thanks oldtimer

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Tuesday 19th August 5:05 am U.K. Time

Sorry, but there is no such thing. It's a physical impossibililty on all sorts of levels. Your only option is to use a real beta recorder. But if you can get a good one, why copy? just use them like that. Beta tapes are better than VHS, unless you have S-VHS, and even then if you copy you'll lose a generation.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Tuesday 19th August 5:09 am U.K. Time

Sorry, oldtimer. The Beta-to-VHS adapter is a myth. We need a webpage that shows why.

Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Tuesday 19th August 7:22 am U.K. Time

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3041829373&category=39830

Well, well, well. Here we go again. Doing a little eBay a'flipping and a'gouging is bad behavior for others, but not for the self-appointed nazis of the hobby, is it?

$240?

Oh, that's right; "they don't have to pay it if they don't like the price," a protestation deemed herein to be irrelevant in the defense of anyone else, is self-conferred specially upon you alone for use by yourselves, the self-chosen ones.

What you down to here now, 4 active participants?


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 19th August 8:33 am U.K. Time

I guess you didn't notice little things like that being a Buy it Now price, and that a new $50 battery is included in the deal, along with the AC adaptor (which nobody EVER seems to have), and the free shipping (which is about another $40).. but none of that seemed to catch your eye, did it? The base price is only $100.. and any working ßeta HiFi unit (let alone a portable) is worth that much. Aside from THAT, wise-ass.. I paid more than that base price for the machine in NON-working condition and NO battery PLUS shipping. Now go wank off like a good heathen..

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 19th August 9:52 am U.K. Time

_@_v - i do believe some snailslick licking is in order, buttnuzzler....

http://www.zingtang.demon.co.uk/snails/Sky.jpg


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Tuesday 19th August 5:56 pm U.K. Time

I'd just test Half past Dead into HF95D resulting pure picture in BI, clear pixelate in BII, and the same to VHS quality in BIII.Recorded and played on other machine may slightly differ also unknown to rookie. Certain low end Digital Beta produced shifting motion pic.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Wednesday 20th August 4:28 am U.K. Time

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2945959474&category=43438

for SL-200X family. uses 2 NP1s to give more power...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 20th August 1:49 pm U.K. Time

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 20th August 4:22 pm U.K. Time

oh, to be able to get ahold of the ABBA master tapes and a mixing board......... I love all the layering of harmonies!! When a group GE's out like they did who gets to keep the tapes and stuff like that? I also wonder if any of their videos are on Beta.. Prolly most on u-mie, right?

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Wednesday 20th August 5:05 pm U.K. Time

how about this one, Jesse...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3342748418&category=41600


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@howtomail.com
Wednesday 20th August 5:28 pm U.K. Time

I might be interested in ABBA records.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 20th August 10:02 pm U.K. Time

e.... I meant like the master videos of their concerts and stuff, lol......

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 21st August 12:22 am U.K. Time

I'll bet you do..... Come and try mine on for size. Anyhoo, I'm going to be salted on this auction because some other slug is trying to get it away from me http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=45103&item=3342595187 .. It's a nice poster, too.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 21st August 12:23 am U.K. Time

lol... I wonder if they'll can me for making a remark in response to our resident troll.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Thursday 21st August 1:52 am U.K. Time

http://www.geocities.com/drhek2001/dxgreat1.jpg

Name: BrendaAnnD
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Thursday 21st August 5:17 am U.K. Time

Anyone else having problems with ebay??? I just lost all connection to it.. can't get into anything at all. :(

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Thursday 21st August 5:47 am U.K. Time

Yes, it seems all useful pages are more or less, well, useless...

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Thursday 21st August 8:59 am U.K. Time

Low hours GCS-50 going soon. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3041156728

Name: nick catania
Email:
betacatania3@yahoo.com
Thursday 21st August 1:03 pm U.K. Time

Hey Jesse, the ABBA master video tapes are probably on 1 or 2 inch tape. The dubmaster or promos may be in 3/4".

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Thursday 21st August 9:43 pm U.K. Time

What would be really cool would be to find material actually released to the consumer on 3/4" tape. That system was marketed to the consumer, if you recall. Would be neat to find such items, but I think they were rare.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Friday 22nd August 1:14 am U.K. Time

_@_v - betamax post-mortem from 1988...

http://www.betainfoguide.com/RiseandFall.htm

_@_v - sony pretty much kept shooting themselves in the foot in regards to beta. like refusing to offer a remote pause even though r.c.a. had them on their vhs machines because "consumers would just wear out the videoheads".

_@_v - i personally love how sony clamped onto the notion of only 14 lousy stinkin' presets on their tuners (like on my 1988 sl-hf 360) well into the1990's (with the sls-600) even though they had a working 125 channel tuner years earlier (like the sl-2710). It really would've killed them to put a decent all-electronic tuner in all their v.c.r.s.

_@_v - it's like they failed to learn the lesson of communism and tried to manipulate sales through "managed" shortages and feature leave-offs. well it looks like the consumers went and left in droves...


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Friday 22nd August 1:32 am U.K. Time

Sony is FAMOUS for feature leave-offs. my VO-2600 Umatic has the contacts for a skew pot but no actual pot is in place! That was on the higher level machines...

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Friday 22nd August 1:54 am U.K. Time

A consistant operations layout would've been nice as well. The SL-F1 and SL-C9 are pretty much the same VCR but the swing-search feature works diametically opposite of each other. In the F-1 you have to go into pause to frame or motion search and in the C-9 you have to hit a different button. And a BACK button in the timer comes in handy for if you goof and need to go back.

And Sony execs still wonder why nobody cares one way or another about Sony Products...


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Friday 22nd August 3:24 am U.K. Time

cuz they're expen$ive......

Name: Narendra
Email:
sebastianusnarendra@hotmail.com
Friday 22nd August 4:35 pm U.K. Time

An used Sony Betamovie camera, BMC-500p for sale, camcorder bodies only, without batteries or charger. Contact me at email adress :sebastianusnarendra@hotmail.com . Thanks

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Saturday 23rd August 2:26 am U.K. Time

:( Saw a poor old Zenith SL-2001 or whatver model it was. It's the 2000amie under a zenith brand. I didn't buy it because of the posts I rememberd earlier this month about the pinouts on the Multi Bus being different than those on the real 2000amie. Poor abandoned thing... It was all beat up.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 23rd August 3:35 am U.K. Time

Ack! go back and get it! We determined that the Zenith models that are OEM'd by sony are compatible but not the other ones!!!

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Saturday 23rd August 4:17 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! sleech that 2001-amie and use the cover parts of your dead 2000-amie!

_@_v - and the optimistic beta seller of the week award goes to this guy...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3042557155

_@_v - "betamax vcr. picture jumps a little... $300 bux"

_@_v - ah but what magical model will you get for your $300 samoleans? well i asked and it's a measly sl-5000.

_@_v - even lled133@aol.com has better bargains than that...


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 23rd August 4:34 am U.K. Time

I think "The Cleavers" were selling a GCS-50 with an opening bid equivilent to VCRGary's Buy It Now price... rather silly considering that while The Cleavers' unit was checked out by some random tech they hired, VCRGary checked it out himself, and could render some aid if you needed it. (as he did with me on stuff I've purchased from him, and also stuff I haven't!)

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Saturday 23rd August 4:57 am U.K. Time

You gotta love the paucity of item description in that auction. Bet he figures that people will just bid on it thinking it must be a really GOOD Beta.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Saturday 23rd August 5:05 am U.K. Time

yes, truly. I can't understand it, but it seems that people lose their ability to use any form of decent english when they sell anything on the internet. I am amused by car ads where the seller claims the car "needs restored". The "Works good" is another one that shows up... honestly.

Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@hot_mail_dot_com.com
Saturday 23rd August 9:12 am U.K. Time

On old Beta machines (or any electronic device) decorated with a wood-like laminate, there is always a prominent label alerting the user that the wood grain is simulated. Was it illegal to pass off wood-grain stickers as real wood?

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 24th August 2:04 am U.K. Time

GEe... Well, I didn't really pay attention to the model number of the zenith-amie, (didn't see any markings) I just clamped onto it because it looked like a 2000amie right before some other slug snapped at it. That same slug probably sleeched off with it when I put it back and I'll more than likely see it for $250 at one of the flea markets because it's a "verrie verrie gut betamacks vee see are, seeee senorrr es bueno, es un ZENITH! ZENITH es un gooood brand... pero we dont have los caaaables..." LOL! Maybe if it had been a porta-U I woulda bought it, and if it didn't work sell it on ebay "as is due to age." lol!!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 24th August 2:08 am U.K. Time

And I'm not sure about the woodgrain thing.... Maybe they anticipated someone suing them because they didn't say it WASN'T real wood. Oh well. I'd do the same thing to my product just to keep some slug from suing me for misrepresentation or something.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 24th August 2:20 am U.K. Time

degga! Sorry so many posts but dont you just hate it when like at a flea market or something you think someone's price is too high and you tell them; and then they ask "whats it worth to you then" or "what you willing to pay"? I'm almost afraid to tell the people what I'd really pay for their stuff, lol, because frankly they always want 5 or 6 times what I'd be willing to pay.

Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Sunday 24th August 4:34 am U.K. Time

That's Ok. You and only like 2 or 3 more people post on this board anymore these days. I miss the old days of the chat page, before George Bush killed the economy. People would chat and post about things, and sell things worth the damn and not gripe about prices that these rare items deserve. I do agree, a flea market is just a junk sale and should be priced accordingly.. but oh well. I give up. Digital is here , and we might as well face it. Digital compression is awesome. Nothing beats pixelation. Great stuff. Leonard.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 24th August 5:52 am U.K. Time

The Dot.com meltdown that put the economy on the skids was already underway well before George W. had even taken the oath of office. In addition to having to deal with 9/11, there was also a major meltdown of the Asian economy that was beginning to take it's effects in the US.


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 24th August 5:57 am U.K. Time

Besides that, the president of the US doesn't 'control' the economy. The Federal Reserve does by raising or lowering interest rates.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Sunday 24th August 6:01 am U.K. Time

Oddly enough, whoever posted under my ID above, used techniques that bypass the little controls that filter out "objectionable" words, when, as far as I know, this board doesn't filter them out.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Sunday 24th August 6:19 am U.K. Time

I love how Spam mail does that...

with subject tags like "get V*I*A*G*A*R*A to g*r*o*w" or whatever. Or they slap a bunch of random letters at the end of the tag which totally ruins whatever element of deception they were trying to pull...

"remember me from that wild chat last nite ;) ........Xkjdgfbdaiojoifbhjk"

Oh yeah I'm gonna fall for that...


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Sunday 24th August 6:34 am U.K. Time

yeah, those will fool... oh... nobody! My favorites are the ones that ask for verification of informatino they never had anyway... sorta like the airlines asking for your liscence plate number to confirm your flight or something...

Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Sunday 24th August 6:47 am U.K. Time

Yes, Brenda, I have read your insults and protestations. Again, all things you and your fellow travelers here never bother to consider when blasting away at the morality other sellers, but which you freely use to support your own complete detachment with reality.

How's the old 7300 auction going, anyway? Maybe you can post the link again so we can all share in your marketing acumen.


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Sunday 24th August 1:33 pm U.K. Time

Brenda's start bid of $100 US is not too far out of line considering what this current VCR-7300 is going for...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3042231685

Currently at $85 US. And this guy is hawking it as a 'Pro' unit with a supposed original price of over $81000 US.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Sunday 24th August 1:54 pm U.K. Time

Boy is he ever out of line... I think some Quad machines cost less than that.

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Sunday 24th August 3:11 pm U.K. Time

Hey McFly !!! Don't you think the guy actually meant $811.00 ???

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 24th August 9:19 pm U.K. Time

$811,00. If it says $81.000 then he meant $81.000 ;)

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hothemail.com
Monday 25th August 3:47 am U.K. Time

DYa know VIDEO 8 canbe used to store/backup Data.....

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 25th August 3:49 am U.K. Time

So can a Betamax VCR. There's one of those PC cards that can output digidata to a video in out port.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 25th August 3:50 am U.K. Time

Now you can relive the ancient days of loading BASIC computer programs with an audio tape recorder...

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Monday 25th August 3:57 am U.K. Time

Ya know what? I decided to hell with it, and pulled that unit from auction. I may even bid on the other one up for auction. The 900 went for $202.. wheeee.. pretty sure I paid more than that for it. Oh well, life is like that sometimes.

And Fiorello.. there's a hella difference between buying something for $175 and trying to sell it for $250 and buying it for $50 and trying to sell it for $600.. I don't have a gripe at all about someone trying to make a profit from what they buy and spend their time repairing and cleaning up.. but I have yet to make any profit on anything I have ever sold on ebay, and generally lose money. IIRC, my 1000 sold for $550. I paid over $1700 for it new, and had $450 worth of repairs done on it recently. Again, life is like that sometimes. When you sell (or buy) something on ebay, it's a gamble, pure and simple.

Ta.


Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Monday 25th August 4:41 am U.K. Time

You clowns are into dealing with this stuff. Check out two eBay traders: betavcrguy and vintage-motorbikes.

Let's see what kind of detectives you are. Start here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3042664957


Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Monday 25th August 12:21 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, ebay.com: Zenith VHS adaptor for Beta? Keyword search 3043145008 (ebay.com)

It's liar! Or cable from copy, but photo isn't nobody.

Bye


Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Monday 25th August 12:26 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

I'm interested schematic and service manuals for videorecorders. http://casandro.dyndns.org/service_manuals/

But site page is cancelled: This site has been closed down in protest against software patents. If those laws will pass I can no longer maintain my pages because they might violate patents.

You can get more information at http://swpat.ffii.org

Why????????

Bye


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 25th August 3:32 pm U.K. Time

I hereby declare a patent on the idea of using the diaphramic method of inhaling atmospheric gasses into a closed biological system to obtain oxygen.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043145008 that Beta adapter thingie...

Which is also my idea so no stealing it...


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 25th August 3:58 pm U.K. Time

Well LaGuardia, it looks like you found another axis of weasels on eBay. Willijames, Vintage Moterbikes AND the so-called BetaVCRGuy seem to bid fairly close to each other.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 25th August 4:00 pm U.K. Time

For the record this is the sorta thing we're against. BetaVCRGuy is not 'one of us' in spirit at least.

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 25th August 4:11 pm U.K. Time

By the way that 'Pro' VCR 7300 is up to $112.50 but there seem to be an awful lot of 0 feedback bidders attached to it. A good sign of possible shilling going on. More weaselly stuff we don't like and hope you choke on for having seen us post about it LaGuardia...

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Monday 25th August 4:13 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - almost forgot...

_@_v~ - spblblblblblblt!


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Monday 25th August 4:15 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - I thought your posts were missing something...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Monday 25th August 8:58 pm U.K. Time

well the beta adaptor thingy was taken off... and not a moment too soon because i was going to blast away at him with all the reasons why there never could have been a beta to vhs adaptor, huehehehehee

Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Tuesday 26th August 12:59 am U.K. Time

Yep. Blast away. Never want to blow a chance to both make an ass of both the hobby and yourself at the same time. It'd be like an unfired shot. Why educate when you can insult and alienate?

You know, it's not too late to go back and browbeat him anyway. C'mon. Do it for us.


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 26th August 2:23 am U.K. Time

Someone needed to POLITELY let the guy know of his error. Someone apparently let him know, hopefully it was politely. The adaptor was of course for VHS-C tapes, and not ßeta..

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 26th August 5:19 am U.K. Time

_@_v - funny no matter how low that troll tries to sink in trying to pretend he's one of us post, it only make him look more and more like the jerk he is.

_@_v - you're not fooling anybody! in fact it would only lets us insult other people easier. cuz if we really went and ripped on each other they'd only think it was a troll post.

_@_v - i bet it's laguardia posting the troll stuff anyway..


Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Tuesday 26th August 6:05 am U.K. Time

"Choke on it," is such a pleasant sentiment there, Oyl.

By the way, by your logic re (0) fb bidders, your pal Andy Sanchez must be a crook too.

http://cgi6.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBids&item=3043038193

Actually, he is anyway. Anyone with any real knowledge about beta knows that this unit, as good as it is, is almost worthless without the original remote. That little surprise awaits the new owner, who already is going to pay too much for this unit.


Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Tuesday 26th August 6:11 am U.K. Time

No, Oyl, it's not me. I have never addressed you specifically before your delightful "choke on it" sentiment earlier today, and that post is just above this one, under the name I always use here.

But I understand how you would like to think that it's just one wicked bad person taking shots at you. Fact is that you piss off a lot of people; that's why you spend so much time in this otherwise nonconfrontational setting - you rarely have to account for your behavior. I suspect that my calling you to task has inspired someone else here to sabotage your moniker to vent some feelings they don't want to vent under the name they regularly use. Hell - I could be one of them myself.

You never know...


Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Tuesday 26th August 6:28 am U.K. Time

$102 isn't all that bad for a Toshiba HiFi and since any Toshiba VCR remote will work (they didn't change their code from switching to VHS) I don't see that not having the reomte is gonna be any sort of problem.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Tuesday 26th August 6:45 am U.K. Time

I think I'll file a patent with the EEC on the idea of troll posting.(see Sergio's posts above) I'd be a millionaress just from this site alone.

Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Tuesday 26th August 8:31 am U.K. Time

That's just it - other Toshiba remotes don't work with this unit - even Toshiba Beta remotes. Nor do universals have a code for it. Further, even if either of those could work, they likely wouldn't be able to control the 2 times play speed, slow tracking, vari-speed cue/review and slo-motion, features accessible *only* from the remote, nor audio dub. An owner of this one without a remote is screwed, far worse than with a remoteless digital Sony deck, where you could at least access the digital features on the unit itself, and use other remotes for many of the other functions. The owner's first clue, if he doesn't see it in the auction photo, is the 2x play indicator light on the panel, which without the remote he will find he cannot invoke.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 26th August 9:10 am U.K. Time

Whole big load of Selectavision discs that someone has.... all starting at $1.99..

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&userid=fabswoman&sort=3&page=1&rows=50&since=-1&showpics=1&stab=0


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hothemail.com
Tuesday 26th August 6:59 pm U.K. Time

To :Francess

What I meant is that I got a Tape Drive wich incidentally accept my Video 8 tape/casette. Though the manufacturer dont recomend using it as the Media ,after several Tweak the BACKup process runs smoothly.That was different from using Beta tape as the Streaming Tape.//cc


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hothemail.com
Tuesday 26th August 7:08 pm U.K. Time

I did use Tape recorder as my Z80 single board Nemonic data (assembly languange file) years ago, but I got no chance of trying it with Beta.

http://www1.tcnet.ne.jp/tatsuoda/3rd/oda_3rd1.htm

be Betaluv.......


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 27th August 1:30 am U.K. Time

Go back under your runway LaGuardia. Trolls only make themselves look bad.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespam.co.uk
Wednesday 27th August 1:58 am U.K. Time

Still not fooling anyone. And you've been reported to the site owners.

Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Wednesday 27th August 3:50 am U.K. Time

Yes, of course, Franny. Everyone is stupid, and you are smart. Saw that little "oyl" and it was, "Eureka - a clue!"

Sheer genius. You are so sharp. So smart that even with your insufferable adolescent demeanor, there could only be one person here who thinks you are an insufferable twerp.

Face it - even by lurking here as you do and limiting your social circle to two or three people, you still aren't popular.

And I wouldn't use your name to present the gas from my ass, much less the words from my pen.


Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Wednesday 27th August 4:06 am U.K. Time

What are you trying to prove "Fiorello" , or whatever the hell you call yourself. Get the hell out of here damnit.

Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Wednesday 27th August 5:01 am U.K. Time

Prove? Heh. You oughta read the history. I realize that the hypocrisy of this board regarding selling ethics is nearly a given so I break no new ground when exposing it, and the issue has been exhausted anyway so I won't revisit it, but I believe it was others who jumped in with the invective and insults directed toward me. I was merely reacting to that with an eye on maybe holding up a mirror to you and your ilk - that absurd culture of entitlement to act like a bunch of cliquish children. This is not your board, and no one is getting the hell out of anywhere. And if you read what I wrote carefully, you will have learned about an eBay scammer none of the rest of you picked up on, and gotten a 101 course on one of the best if little known beta units you can own. But you don't want to pay any attention to that. You just want to cry and whine because I make you squirm in your chair. And that's just too goddamned bad.

Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Wednesday 27th August 7:00 am U.K. Time

Leonard, you need to adjust your tracking control, or set your autotracking to "on." The picture is obviously not very clear to you.

Beyond that, I wouldn't know where to begin to respond to your rejoinder, which amounts to a verbal equivalent of someone tumbling down a flight of stairs.


Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Wednesday 27th August 7:12 am U.K. Time

Hi,

Here: http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/Data/Parts_Making.html

All models vcrs Betamax (from 1975 to now) can to repair each type of gears and mechanical (PAL and NTSC)!

You can to read this site version language english!

Bye


Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@hot_mail_dot_com.com
Wednesday 27th August 10:04 am U.K. Time

Sergio,

Thanks for the informative and interesting link. It's what this chatpage is about.


Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Wednesday 27th August 12:28 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

After one year, announced Sony, two models Betamax will soon cease.

One minute of the silence.

Here, this site version language english: http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/urltrurl?lp=ja_en&url=http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/BetaKnowHow/FinalBeta.html

Also one vcr rare and prototype ED-Beta EDV-10000!

Yesterday, today and tomorrow, Beta is deathless forever. I already found silicon rubber and craft resin for project and to repair.

Bye


Name: Sergio
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Wednesday 27th August 1:27 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

I find one nice picture vcr Marantz Beta USA VR-200!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043235039&category=39830

Bye


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespamorlosertrolls.co.uk
Wednesday 27th August 1:37 pm U.K. Time

Sergio...

It seems the coding of this page is such that those last two links get broken in half so that you can only get the Japanese version and not the translation.


Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Wednesday 27th August 5:23 pm U.K. Time

Ok, Fiorello Marshmello. You win. You are the most intelligent person on the earth. You obviously know something that the rest of us does not. Now, let me finish my lobotomy and then I'll throw some more Betamax VCR's into the firepit I got going in the backyard here behind my trailer. Gonna be a great day today. Leonard.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hothemail.com
Wednesday 27th August 5:25 pm U.K. Time

Betamax for only 15 Euro

http://www.marktplaats.nl/foto.php3?g=video&u=betamaxrecorders&ID=760&ret=%2Fmarkt%2Fvideo%2Fbetamaxrecorders.htm

uheuehueheueh


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hothemail.com
Wednesday 27th August 5:32 pm U.K. Time

http://www.age.ne.jp/x/tknr/beta.html

I regret not to learn Japanese Lang........heuheuheue.


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@hothemail.com
Wednesday 27th August 6:23 pm U.K. Time

Francess ,I got cute pic N' Betamax inside it....

http://www1.tcnet.ne.jp/tatsuoda/3rd/oda_3rd.htm


Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Wednesday 27th August 7:24 pm U.K. Time

Re: Sony feature leave-offs. They are still doing it today. My CCD-TRV87 Hi8 camcorder comes with a remote control that can operate one forward slow motion mode. They neglect to mention in the manual that the camcorder is capable of variable-speed slow motion playback in forward and reverse if you have a remote that has the buttons for them-say the one that comes with the DCR-TRV230 Digital 8 camera, or the SLV-R5UC's jog/shuttle remote.

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespamorlosertrolls.co.uk
Wednesday 27th August 7:53 pm U.K. Time

http://www.age.ne.jp/x/tknr/beta.html

If you 'walk' the images...

http://www.age.ne.jp/x/tknr/image4.gif

http://www.age.ne.jp/x/tknr/image8.gif

http://www.age.ne.jp/x/tknr/image10.gif

http://www.age.ne.jp/x/tknr/image15.gif

to images 16 17 18 19 then to images 23 24 26 30 31 & 32 all .GIFs

You get some bunnies with your betas o@_V <-bunnysnail


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Wednesday 27th August 9:42 pm U.K. Time

oops! I didn't mean to say that.... and what's so bad about a clique? I think it's quite fun! LOL.... I really wish I could fix my 2000amie's bad batty terminal and cammy fuse so I can take it on the road... :(

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespamorlosertrolls.co.uk
Wednesday 27th August 9:47 pm U.K. Time

Anyone see those pix of Mars at it's closest approach to Earth taken by the Hubble Telescope?

http://hubblesite.org/db/2003/22/images/a/formats/full_jpg.jpg

Pretty awesome. This one's even better...

http://www.dragg.net/users/pennywitt/marvin/marsprobe.jpg


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespamorlosertrolls.co.uk
Wednesday 27th August 9:57 pm U.K. Time

Another piccy...

http://home.nycap.rr.com/frannylandde/kunstwerken/2003-22-a-full-mars.jpg


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster-that-hates-trolls@wards.com
Wednesday 27th August 10:29 pm U.K. Time

GEe..... I thought the hubble was busted

Name: Olive E Thomas
Email:
olive_e_thomas@yah¿¿.n¿spam.c¿m
Wednesday 27th August 10:51 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - NASA did a couple of service calls in the mid 90s and fixed it so that it was even better than originally designed...

Name: She-Snailie _@_v
Email:
She-Snailie@almostonline.con
Thursday 28th August 2:35 am U.K. Time

_@_v - somebody visited ray glasser's site before posting his auction...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043686292

"In perfect mint condition, this originally sold for $850, two years ago. This quality Beta unit has an image which is vast superior to the VHS units. Original box with everything in it. The last American Betamax model made. Stripped-down version of the SL-HF2100, with none of the frills; 2 heads, a standard remote control, no B-Is record, normal buttons, etc. JAPANESE EQUIVALENT: SL-HF200D. "

_@_v - all things considered, i wonder if the 'beta is better' than vhs' thing is overplayed - something that the know-nothings parrot when they have a beta to unload and they can't think of anything else to say...

_@_v - naahhhhhh!


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Thursday 28th August 2:43 am U.K. Time

_@_v - i'll be damned! the snail himself selling a superbetahifi for under $200...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043614278

_@_v - oh well it's 'only' an sl-hf 350. wonder what's wrong with it....


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idontlikespamorlosertrolls.co.uk
Thursday 28th August 4:49 am U.K. Time

Exactly what I'm talking about. God forbid anyone should post on a chat page in peacef before you come trolling around bullying people like the †ntermenschen you are. I hope Echelon finds you soon enough and sends you on a nice trip to Guantanimo Bay with the rest of your Taliban brethren.

Perhaps the page owner would be nice enough to let a few of us Beta fans monitor this site to keep scum like you off. And don't go whining about 'free speech' because punks like you are infringing on our rights.


Name: Fiorello
Email:
tellus@suly.com
Thursday 28th August 7:05 am U.K. Time

This board probably should be monitored more closely, Franny, but you clearly aren't the one to do it. You don't seem to be very popular, and you couldn't handle the role responsibly anyway. It would be the fox guarding the henhouse. I think that a regular mod would keep things on-topic, so the childish snail crap of you and others here would be deleted at the outset. Now, because for you and Olive (and a coupla others), your obsessive, lingering "snail" culture is the bulk of your material, you consequently wouldn't have much to "contribute" anymore. And ironically, that would ultimately result in the elimination of any need to monitor the board at all. In any event, you might want to be careful what you wish for.

You all never seemed to grasp that it was that little schoolyard "snail" frenzy that drew in the initial wave of "trolls" that got this board shut down a year or so back, chased away a lot of longtime, quality contributors, and still draws the "trolls" to this day. If you behaved like adults and communicated like adults, it seems to me that the problem of the crude posts under your spoofed name would become irrelevant if they didn't disappear altogether.

For anyone who is interested, here is a link to a Japanese website regarding an enterprising hobbyist who casts his own parts, gears and stuff.

http://homepage1.nifty.com/Sony/Data/Parts_Making.html


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Thursday 28th August 10:05 am U.K. Time

Re: behaviour modification. Why is it necessary to get so delaminated about the rantings of others (as long as they aren't ranting under another person's username)? I do not demand total agreement with my God-given insights. Please don't resort to sledgehammer posting when I disagree with yours. Just let it go.

For the record I dislike Beta-snails because after the same heavy VCR ends up getting dragged back and forth across a continent a few times, it has to sell for an obscene price just to cover the westbound UPS guy and the eastbound Fed-Ex team, then airmail and customs duties to get it to Toronto (hey didn't that $275 SL-HFR30 start out in Montreal for $50??) Final score: 3 couriers split $150, and 2 snails think they can retire on their share of the $75 "profit". The math works a lot better when you snail a rare 50 gram comic book instead.

Now don't post any disagreements or I'll have to turn into a sociopath.


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Thursday 28th August 1:32 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Videoplayer SuperBeta is very nice photos with angle photo. SL-P44R http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043728871&category=39830 Error photo or text between Beta and VHS? Ignored? Toshiba (photo VHS ultra-slim white) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043657759&category=39830

Magnasonic (clone from Sanyo Betacord, but VHS isn't) http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043642552&category=39830

Bye


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 28th August 1:47 pm U.K. Time

GEe.... Franny's funny... I don't see why you trolls don't like her! I'd rather have her than you meanies...

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Thursday 28th August 2:19 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - i wonder what the electrical tape is covering up on the cabinet of that slp-44r?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Thursday 28th August 4:32 pm U.K. Time

Hmmm....

http://thesurrealist.co.uk/monster.cgi?att=Betamax&def=VHS&a=S

Mmm Hmmm.. http://thesurrealist.co.uk/monster.cgi?att=Fiorello+the+Troll&def=Franny+Wentzel&a=S

http://thesurrealist.co.uk/monster.cgi?att=Fiorello+the+Troll&def=Olive+E+Thomas&a=S


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Thursday 28th August 4:38 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - yeee!

http://thesurrealist.co.uk/monster.cgi?att=Fiorello+the+Troll&def=She-snailie&a=S


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Thursday 28th August 4:42 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - the only battles with variables that let sony win over matsushita i could come up with...

http://thesurrealist.co.uk/monster.cgi?att=Sony+Betacam&def=Matsushita+M-II&a=S


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Thursday 28th August 4:43 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - spoke too soon...

http://thesurrealist.co.uk/monster.cgi?att=Sony+Betamovie&def=Panasonic+Palmcorder&a=I


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Thursday 28th August 5:56 pm U.K. Time

_@_v -by the way sergio, 'magnasonic' was one of sanyo's trade names for it's betacord v.c.r.s it sold in canada. sanyo also sold betas under the fisher name in the european market. sanyo also oem'd betas for sears roebuck, marantz (for one beta), palladium, 'rent-a-beta' and radio shack.

_@_v - there were several limited run subbrands of beta oem's including bush, general, lloyds, navco (makers of a beta-format time-lapse security video vcr recorder), universum (they oem'd from sanyo sony & toshiba!) and wega (who even had a tape changer in their accessories options!).


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Friday 29th August 12:10 am U.K. Time

_@_v - in bona-fide beta news my second sl-2000-amie outfit finally arrived. It's scruffier than the one i have but it's more or less mechanically sound so i'm making it my main unit.

_@_v - hadda resolder a few joints in the multi-connector port which had cracked with age and i hadda re-align one of the little pop-up tape guide posts which wasn't seating right but it seems to be running and it's tracking better than my old 2000-amie...

but now i have twins! ...and twins are always cute! - _@_v [==|::::][==|::::]


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster-that-hates-trolls@wards.com
Friday 29th August 3:18 am U.K. Time

accourse twins are cute.... if they look like PY that is ;) lol. Well, I'm angry right now because I forGEot to reconnect the video IN to my 300, and I MISSED AMC TODAY! I'm soo angry!! I'm always making mistakes like that!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster-that-hates-trolls@wards.com
Friday 29th August 3:19 am U.K. Time

P.S. You guys had better behave!!! You trolls PLEASE stop that nonsense! I don't want this page shut down again because of you meanies! :(

Name: Leonard
Email:
russ@virtualhosts.net
Friday 29th August 4:29 am U.K. Time

I encourage the removal of this "chat" page.

Name: ed hajarian
Email:
truefauxtrue@yahoo.com
Friday 29th August 6:29 am U.K. Time

i came across a mint condition SONY Super Beta HiFi VCR.... model # SL - HF 870 D

everything works great.

How can I find out how much this is worth? Can anyone help? Thanks!

truefauxtrue@yahoo.com

ed


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hothemail.com
Friday 29th August 7:50 am U.K. Time

It worht 800-1000 U$

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Friday 29th August 8:04 am U.K. Time

SL-HF870D worth $800+ only if in top shape (low hours, heads tested, recently cleaned by Sony trained tech, remote & manual, etc). If in "good working condition" but unknown history take off 30-50% depending upon scratches or missing items. Go lower if obvious heavy use or white lines in picture, etc. That model is considered a premium model because it was the top digital effects North American Beta.

Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 29th August 8:05 am U.K. Time

Hi,

I read this Snailie's chat, 'magnasonic' was one of sanyo's trade names for it's betacord v.c.r.s it sold in canada. sanyo also sold betas under the fisher name in the european market. sanyo also oem'd betas for sears roebuck, marantz (for one beta), palladium, 'rent-a-beta' and radio shack.

There were several limited run subbrands of beta oem's including bush, general, lloyds, navco (makers of a beta-format time-lapse security video vcr recorder), universum (they oem'd from sanyo sony & toshiba!) and wega (who even had a tape changer in their accessories options!).

I already knew:

Sony Betamax (trade names Japan, USA and Europe) - Zenith USA (Beta VCR) - Wega Europe (Beta System) - Aiwa Japan, USA and Europe - Pioneer USA and Japan (Hi-Vista)

Sanyo Betacord (trade names USA and Europe) Sanyo Miconic (trade name Japan) - Sears USA (Betavision) - Magnasonic Canada (Betacord) - Fisher Europe (Betacord) - Tensai Europe (Betacord) - Marantz USA (one model VR-200 with Dolby NR) - Radio Shack USA - Europhon (UK & Italy) and Brionvega Italy, but rare.

Toshiba BetaVideo and Betacord (trade names USA and Europe) Toshiba ViewStar (Japan) - General USA and Canada - Bush UK - Lloyds USA

NEC Betavision (USA and Europe) NEC Vistack (Japan) - perhars 'Renta-Beta' (portable player) similar OEM'd from Sanyo

Universum and Palladium are market Europe only (diffuse UK, France, Deutschland and Benelux instead of Italy and Spain less) also Video 2000 system that they OEM'd from Grundig and Philips!

Thank you for vcr time-lapse NAVCO, now I'm seeking pictures NAVCO.

Bye


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Friday 29th August 11:36 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! you hardly ever see n.e.c beta vcrs go on offer and you almost never see pal format ones....

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043898935

_@_v - p.v.c. 740e toploader, at 16£ GBP ($25 USD). only 8 channel presets which i imagine in great britain in the early 80s was still overkill. for over-air stations it probably still is...


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 29th August 1:51 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Ooops

Also Realistic is clone from Sanyo OEM.

Bye


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 29th August 2:05 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

I'm seeking pictures vcr time-lapse NAVCO from internet, but I'm not find photos nothing.

Bye


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Friday 29th August 2:10 pm U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - you seek and you shall find...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/Navco-2500.zip


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 29th August 2:35 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Thank you for Franny.

This vcr time-lapse Navco model 2500 black is similar Sanyo and NEC (OEM), but it's different nice display LCD (light green!) and button.

The vcr Beta time-lapse modern seem videoplayer DVD! My trial of the vcr Beta NAVCO model 2500 is very excellent!

I find the site official NAVCO: vcr S-VHS time lapse and digital Hard Disk are worse quality/function than Beta time-lapse!

Bye


Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Friday 29th August 4:17 pm U.K. Time

Re: SL-HF870d pricing. Sorry, I posted before the dentist's drugs wore off. Forgot the currency conversion. $800 Canadian if minty clean, tested, still in the box, and buyers are standing in line with cut-rate Canadian cash. Take off 30% just for being an American (that is being from a country that still has a currency with decent buying power). Drop price from there if less than showroom perfect. The (lack of) market will decide.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hothemail.com
Friday 29th August 6:12 pm U.K. Time

I was Offering SL HF 1000 D for only 1000 bux ,if ya got 800$ for HF 860 D is quite reasonable.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hothemail.com
Friday 29th August 6:16 pm U.K. Time

EDV 7500 with woodsides almost 2000 bux, I will swallow if ya sell 860D for 800 bux.

here's for comparison

http://www.eis.net/lib/start.cgi/absolute/pricing.html


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobbymc@hothemail.com
Friday 29th August 6:28 pm U.K. Time

If I'm not mistaken Hf 870D is somewhat similar to his Japanese version SL HF 95D, with ‚S‚WC‚T‚O‚Oya can get SL HF 3000 (410.8 US$)but ya must go to Japan. Well prices may vary to specific condito.

Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Saturday 30th August 2:22 am U.K. Time

At Canada Airport one of my aunties has knocked the camera case off the trolley (BMC-100p) and dropped 1/2 a metre : I check the lens it seems fine.. not had a chance to power it up (bit afraid if it is broken) There isn't any rattling.. so how would I know if it behaving ok without playing it back? or do I just try and touch wood it is ok until I get home? Just wondering what normally happens if the tube get cracked..? Cheers

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Saturday 30th August 2:28 am U.K. Time

You'd likely hear shards of glass rattling around if the tube had broken.

Name: Mad Beta Collector
Email:
Prshuttleworth@hotmail.com
Saturday 30th August 4:26 am U.K. Time

Cheers.. then I hope it has a minor problem if there is something damaged by the fall (fingers crossed there isn't) :)

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Saturday 30th August 4:27 pm U.K. Time

poor baby Betamie! Well yer lucky yers was in its case. Mine fell and its viewstalk fell off. :(

Name: Beta the great
Email:
marchaise@vampixvids.freeserve.co.uk
Sunday 31st August 12:02 am U.K. Time

Im a mad beta collector too, I've some real rare stuff on beta to trade if anyones interested in trading approx 6'000 original tapes no dupes mainly horror adult etc etc some rare VCX adult stuff from the seventies and also some super rare horror stuff if you've any stuff to swap let me know, if youre selling let me know. I buy sell trade anything beta,Vhs,Ntsc,V2000,CED any format secam too. ALL OF EM!

Name: Beta the great!
Email:
marchaise@vampixvids.freeserve.co.uk
Sunday 31st August 12:04 am U.K. Time

COLLECTOR WITH 6'000 ISH TAPES ALL ORIGINALS TO CHOOSE FROM WANTS TO TRADE WITH OTHERS OUT THERE ALL FORMATS WANTED, BETA , VHS, V2000 THE LOT NTSC ALSO AFTER A BETA NTSC MACHINE IF ANYONES FLOGGING ONE

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Sunday 31st August 4:24 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! had to do some surgery on my new 2000-amie to fix a loose loading ring guide pin that wasn't seating properly. surgery successfull thanx to strategic use of a dab of clear nail polish.

_@_v - those teeny li'l screws that mount those spring up pins are murder as well as this stupid little plate sony had the infinite wisdom to stick under them. that's where the dab of nail polish came in. used it to attach the plate to the bottom of that assembly.

_@_v - took the old guide pin assembly and used another dab of polish to fix the guide pin in place and put it in the parts beta I took the new assembly from so that it can still function - as a playback VCR at least. did the same trick with the polish to put that tiny plate thingie it had as well...


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Sunday 31st August 1:27 pm U.K. Time

Hre's a very rare item...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044167709

Rent-a-Beta Model RB-100. Apparently a Toshiba clone.

As Debbie Harry would say, "You look good in blue..."


Name: Alex H
Email:
alexh@alexh.screaming.net
Sunday 31st August 4:13 pm U.K. Time

Does anyone know the difference between SL-C9E and SL-C9ES. I have found the latter for sale with an audio proc amp, and am wondering whether the ES model is capable only of recording digital audio; as oppose to use as a video recorder?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Monday 1st September 5:58 am U.K. Time

I think it was mentioned here that the suffixes on PAL Betas were region codes for their intended destination due to minor variances within the various country's broadcast standards. IIRC ES stood for Europe Scandanavia.

Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Monday 1st September 8:16 am U.K. Time

Hi,

I see nice photos Rent-A-Beta (Toshiba clone). I'm very satisfied and I like that Rent-A-Beta because two speed recording, microphone, RCA A/V connector and very strong water-proof (no under water, danger!) He can to use processor Toshiba PCM optional!

I have about 3000 videocassettes for collection: Beta, VHS (S-VHS, VHS-C and S-VHS-C), Video 2000, 8mm (Hi-8 and Digital8) and Betacam (normal Oxide and SP).

Among little, I shall purchase new 2 camcorders PAL digital: Canon MiniDV MV-X2i and Sony MicroMV DCR-IP220. Also among 2 or 3 year vcr 2 professional used (second-hand): Betacam SP UVW-1400 or Betacam SX DNW-A75P (with analog video player) and Panasonic/JVC MII (difficult to find) in shop centre professional audio/video Sesto S. G. (Milan-Italy).

Bye


Name: JSP
Email:
administrator@jsparkin.com
Monday 1st September 12:11 pm U.K. Time

in regards to the C9 labeling standards, the C9E is a standard European, the C9ES is standard european with stereo tuner.

mated with an appropriate digital PCM encoder, any of the C9's can record digital audio at the expense of the video channel.

I have seen C9E/ES/AS/UB/CH/CK/ME and I am sure there is more variants.

The Australian model came with a stereo tuner standard, how ever the European model had a choice. Its interesting to note how ever, more European models seem to have found there way into Australia than Australian designated units.

Great units, but the DCDC's and load gears are to be checked out. But they can be rebilt with the right gear and we have done dozens of DCDC's, replacing every part including non available transformers.


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Monday 1st September 2:28 pm U.K. Time

Hi JSP,

Vcr Sony Betamax model SL-C9ME is multi-standard (?): PAL, SECAM and NTSC with two or three speed recording (BI plakback only) BII and BIII? Yes or no?

Perhaps, model SL-C9PS with SECAM OST, different timer programming/number channel (tuner) from SL-C9E?

Bye


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Tuesday 2nd September 1:33 am U.K. Time

Hey everybody, I'm back from a vacation to upstate New York (Lake George, I'm sure you're curious, Olive). It was enjoyable to say the least, but the only thing close to being on-topic was a marvelous "flea market" store that had large electronic and computer lots, but the current roundup was mostly old computer gear I didn't care to plow through, and lots of training aids from electronics schools. It did seem to be the kind of place that would have Beta VCRs regularly, so, Olive, if you ever go to the Lake Geore area, the place was called "Silverwears".

Name: Christian König
Email:
nordkorea@yahoo.de
Tuesday 2nd September 3:07 am U.K. Time

Hello,

I am looking for US Betamax Fans that are interested in exchanging japanese Movies. (every genre, excluding music videos) I am living in Germany, but have a multinorm Betamax and can record in NTSC too. Maybe you are interested in some rare PAL Betamovies.


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Tuesday 2nd September 4:05 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eee! all the summer we'd get off the northway at the lake george exit to get to lake luzerne! also went a couple times to the great escape...

_@_v - lake luzerne was gorgeous this sunday. spent the day floating on the lake, staring at the cloads while the little jellyfish pulsed up from the depths...

~~~~~~oo-@-~~~~~~~ ~~~cÛ~CÛ~~cÛ~CÛ~~~


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Tuesday 2nd September 6:26 am U.K. Time

I drove by the Great Escape several times... stayed at the Fort William Henry. Very nice place. I guess you'll have no trouble finding the place I'm talking about then... had a ball making up funny names for the rollercoasters and big spinning whateveritis... The whirly-puke... the spin-n-puke... the whirl-n-hurl... you get the picture. Endless variation.

Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Tuesday 2nd September 7:51 am U.K. Time

Speaking of Great Escape(s).. I imagine you have all heard by now that Charles Bronson is no more.. It's like of late my entire childhood is dying, almost everyone I enjoyed and/or looked up to.. really gets to make one feel old.. :|

Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Tuesday 2nd September 8:27 am U.K. Time

Hi,

Here from http://www.ebay.com: Sanyo Betamovie http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2948208257&category=15075 NEC Betamovie http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2947888314&category=4691 Sony ED-Beta Home EDV-9500 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3042187016&category=39830 Sony ED-Beta Professional EDW-30F http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043952255&category=39830 Toshiba Beta HI-Fi V-S44 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044640915&category=39830 Error isn't Sony 7200, but Sanyo Beta Hi-Fi VCR-7200! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043744339&category=39830 Realistic model 22 SuperBeta Hi-Fi http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044712609&category=39830 Sony Betamax SL-5800 vintage http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044613942&category=39830 Strange and mistery? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044418136&category=21168 Rare Realistic rewinder combi Beta and VHS compatible? Ignored between Beta and VHS in the rewinder? True or false? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044365569&category=39830

But is where JSP? Why don't answer me for SL-C9ME?

Bye


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Tuesday 2nd September 2:25 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eee! i also have a multi-system sl-t50me but the only japanese movie i have right now is godzilla - king of monsters.

_@_v - as for great escape rides there's of course the vomit comet or what's known as a general electric scenic railroad...

_@_v - or "enron 401k - the ride"


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Tuesday 2nd September 9:05 pm U.K. Time

but then wouldn't it just be the Columbia?

Name: Homer
Email:
doh@hotmail.com
Tuesday 2nd September 9:45 pm U.K. Time

That "strange and mysterious" ebay link about a cassette reference plate has a Sony part number starting by J, so therefore it is some kind of jig. For me it looks like a deluxe dummy cassette which could be used to work on reel tables.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Tuesday 2nd September 11:09 pm U.K. Time

Well anyway, Just let it be known, that I was talking to "Replacementremotes.com" on the 'phone (For the remote to the LD player you sold me, Brenda), and they said that they'll have a whole new web site up by the end of the month. Lots of stock is in and they have stuff that's not listed, so if anyone wants some of the nicer remotes like the RMT-143 and so on they should check the site next month... those things usually go for LOTS of money on Ebay...

Name: Madness
Email:
betabeau@whereeveryouare.com
Wednesday 3rd September 1:00 am U.K. Time

Hey guys, tis me. Been away for the summer, but came in possesion of a mint T-50ME just recently. Over the past months, I've seen a lot of horror/cult films on PAL beta (from UK) on eBay that I've never seen anywhere in the States. So, needed something to play these on. Although, I'd love to acquire a hifi PAL deck (HF99? HF100?) of some type since my TV will accept the signal directly.

Name: Andy W.
Email:
vespanidus@aol.com
Wednesday 3rd September 1:45 am U.K. Time

Hey Sergio-I've also got picture of the Navco 2500 on my computer, from the time I saw one up for auction on Ebay. If you want I'll email the files to you.

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Wednesday 3rd September 2:01 am U.K. Time

_@_v - yeee! sl-t50-amies rule!

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Wednesday 3rd September 2:13 am U.K. Time

Truly... Brenda has some Multisystem deck to sell me, but I don't remember quite what it is.... But my computer can use any kind of video standard so it could be of much use...

Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@hot_mail_dot_com.com
Wednesday 3rd September 11:57 am U.K. Time

Is there a large database somewhere for guide-pin diagrams? I found an old Quasar titler recently, and it won't work without external power. It does has video in/outs, though. Thanks.

Name: the doc
Email:
colinjudd@iprimus.com.au
Wednesday 3rd September 1:04 pm U.K. Time

Hi,Beta people,just watched a classic movie on my Sony sl-hf 100e The Bridge at Remagen"starring George Segal,Robert Vaughn,Ben Gazzara and half the US ARMY,GREAT MOVIE,GREAT bETA SET,

Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Wednesday 3rd September 3:38 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, I find various site ebay (USA) and Auction Yahoo (Japan) for all model Beta and one U-matic.

Videocassette Beta Willas USA L-500 http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044461406&category=39830

Rare videocassette Sony LS-750? Isn't L-750 and EL-750! Is which Beta format system (Super, Hi-Band or ED)? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044334259&indexURL=4&photoDisplayType=2#ebayphotohosting

Sears Betavision 4 head http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044881847&category=39830

JVC DAT portable XD-P1 is dimension similar camcorder digital JVC MiniDV GR-DV1! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3043856464&indexURL=1&photoDisplayType=2#ebayphotohosting

Toshiba Betacord V-5800 http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d37626528

Sony Betamax SL-8500 http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f5968951

Sony Betamax SL-J2 http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f5680601

Sony remote control RMT-423 http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f6176191

Sony Betamax portable SL-B5 http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f6431966 http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f6283397

Toshiba ViewStar V-S1 nice colour red! http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b41709454

Toshiba ViewStar V-A9 silver http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/59211861

Sony EDCAM EDC-50 nice photos! http://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/59797159 http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f6105165

Sony videocassette Beta Dynamicron SP-20N http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f6192430

Sony best 2 videorecorder SL-HF900MkII and SL-HF705! http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e30818644

Sony demo video japanese Digital Sound for processor PCM obligatory http://page5.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/e30801651

Sony videocassette U-matic BRS before of Betamax http://page4.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/d38203789

Sony rewinder Beta BE-V50 nice large photo! http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b42243084

Strange differents measure for L-XXX! http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f6332371

Bye


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.Munchen
Wednesday 3rd September 5:59 pm U.K. Time

I happens to bargain an Hardware Programable AV receiver with preAmp in local markets, cost bout 15 Grand (Bare system). Any guys knows cheaper models?

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Wednesday 3rd September 7:41 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eee! sergio... this link http://page6.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/f6176191 didn't work - just kept sending me to the login page.

_@_v - ls-xxx tapes are likely just a minor formula grade - or a grade put out for movie duplicators. checked my tape collection and i can't find any so far...

_@_v - ed tapes would've been marked as such and were mostly black colored anyway


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Wednesday 3rd September 7:54 pm U.K. Time

ED tapes are marked EL-XXX, not L-XXX, and I believe they only came in 500 and 750 foot lengths.

Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Thursday 4th September 2:46 am U.K. Time

erh There's parallel port at the rear Panel 'N lots of RCA connector

Name: Madness
Email:
betabeau@whereeveryouare.com
Thursday 4th September 3:17 am U.K. Time

Hey, here's a nice superbeta multi-four-head SL-800ME deck w/ remote & four-language manual: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3044668334&category=39830

Name: Madness
Email:
betabeau@whereeveryouare.com
Thursday 4th September 3:35 am U.K. Time

The ED's come in EL-250 also. I got two each of all three lengths w/ that EDV-9000 last year. Been using BC-SP's since then. Let's see, did LOTR2 from the DVD, most recently, and can hardly tell the difference in quality between the ED dupe and the original.

Name: Joe Clark
Email:
joeclark@pas-de-spamjoeclark.org
Thursday 4th September 4:30 am U.K. Time

Ontario repair depots: Who aside from this one outfit I talked to on the phone can repair a Beta? (Two, actually?) Toronto, preferably.

Name: nnils
Email:
SL-HFT7@t_e_l_u_s_.net
Thursday 4th September 7:53 am U.K. Time

Re: Betamax repairs in Toronto -- Only Canadian listing on the parent site to this chat-page is in another time zone. http://www.palsite.info/directory.html#canada Near the bottom of the page is one in NY and one in Mich. (Still a long drive, especially if you didn't phone first).

Better idea, scan ebay.ca for a week or two. You often see a Betamax in Toronto area claiming to have been recently serviced. Contact that vendor and find out where it was serviced (and their opinion of the tech).

No matter where you end up, look for Sony Betamax factory service training certificates on the wall.


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 4th September 3:35 pm U.K. Time

so the ED-amies will work with Beta SP tape? Why is that?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Thursday 4th September 6:33 pm U.K. Time

Betacam SP tapes use the same or a similar Metal tape formula as ED-Metal tapes.

In other news, the record companies are finally starting to buckle onder the pressure of MP3 downloaders...

Universal Music Slashes CD Prices

LOS ANGELES (Sept.4) - Universal Music Group, whose roster of artists includes 50 Cent, U2, Elton John and Diana Krall, will cut the price of its wholesale CDs and push for a $12.98 retail cap on its discs in an attempt to woo music fans back into record stores.

The world's largest recording company hopes retailers, who have suffered as industrywide music sales dropped 31 percent the last three years, will follow its lead and pass on the savings to consumers.

Universal hopes the actual retail price of most of its CD will end up about $10 or less, comparable to the $9.99 retail price that music fans enjoyed in the early 1990s, at the height of a price war between the recording companies.

''Our new pricing model will enable U.S. retailers to offer music at a much more appealing price point in comparison to other entertainment products,'' said Jim Urie, president of Universal Music & Video Distribution. ''We are confident this pricing approach will drive music fans back into retail stores.''

If retailers also drop their prices, Universal's move would make CDs more competitive with online services, including Apple Computer Inc.'s popular iTunes Music Store and Buy.com's BuyMusic.com.

It was not immediately clear how retailers would respond to the move. Company officials said they had not discussed the pricing strategy with retailers, who would be notified formally on Thursday.

Kevin Milligan, vice president of merchandising at Torrance, Calif.-based record retailer Wherehouse Entertainment Inc., said he had not received notice from Universal, but that in general, the move is good news for consumers.

''Whether it will ultimately be good news for retail? I think it's still up in the air,'' he said.

Officials at the National Association of Recording Merchandisers did not return calls Wednesday. Officials at EMI, BMG and Warner Music Group declined to comment; Sony Music Group officials could not be reached.

Universal's current wholesale price for a CD album is $12.02, with a manufacturer suggested retail price of $18.98. Under the new pricing structure, the wholesale price would be $9.09.

The wholesale price for CDs by a handful of performers, including Eminem and Shania Twain, would be about a dollar more, said Jim Urie, president of Universal Music & Video Distribution.

The company also said it would cut wholesale prices on cassettes and change the suggested retail price to $8.98. Latin recordings and multiple disk packages or CD box sets would not be included in the pricing change.

The price changes would go into effect by Oct. 1.

The decision to cut prices underscores how badly the industry has been hurting, said Josh Bernoff, an analyst with Forrester Research, Inc. ''That's basically saying 'we give up','' Bernoff said.

Revenue from album sales has declined from $14.6 billion in 1999 to $12.6 billion in 2002, according to the Recording Industry Association of America, a trade group that represents the largest recording companies.

The recording industry blames its sales slump largely on illegal music swapping over peer-to-peer networks and is expected to take legal action against hundreds of suspected file-swappers this month.

But industry critics say the record companies have, for more than a decade, ignored the effects of soaring CD prices on sales. They also contend the artistic quality of music has deteriorated.

''This is something that the industry has failed to address ... You could make downloading music go away tomorrow and the industry would still face challenges,'' said Sean Baenen, managing director of Odyssey, a consumer marketing research firm in San Francisco.

''All the data suggests that quality and price are major factors to the equation.''

AP-NY-09-04-03 0453EDT

Copyright 2003 The Associated Press.


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Thursday 4th September 8:12 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - wanna have fun with some organization that's planning to hold demonstrations at the upcoming republican national convention in n.y. city next year?

_@_v - add your own protest group to the list of attendees...

http://www.counterconvention.org/list.html

_@_v - don't have a protest group? make one up!


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 5th September 7:06 am U.K. Time

Hi,

I think so that: Videocassette Betacam Oxide can to work in vcrs Beta and SuperBeta (also Betacord and others). Videocassette Betacam SP Metal can to work in vcr ED-Beta only.

Betacam (SP) -> (ED-)Beta 5 minutes -> (E)L-125 10 minutes -> (E)L-250 20 minutes -> (E)L-500 30 minutes -> (E)L-750

Videocassette Betacam SP format large cannot to use whatever vcrs Beta format. Videocassette Betacam (SP) format small already recorded (from vcrs Beta domestic) cannot to use whatever vcrs Betacam professional. Videocassette Betacam (SP) are used (second-hand market and format small only) can to ri-record from TV, camcorder, vcr, stereo Hi-Fi and others.

Bye


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Friday 5th September 7:34 am U.K. Time

I think Sergi more or less pegged it on the ED tapes/Betacam SP tapes conversion. It would be cool to modify a Betacam VCR that takes the large shells to actually be a Betamax VCR, so you could record for 4.5 hours at BI... would take extensive parts swapping (probabbly just subsitute a whole chassis, it's only the basket ass'y you want so it will load the tapes... The closes thing I can think of is the SLO-1800 that looks like a Umatic. Would be neat but very difficult.

Name: Sergio (betamaxDATminidisc)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 5th September 3:53 pm U.K. Time

Hi Sean,

You are genius! He how to know it? Can he to modifiy chassis of the Betacam (SP) mechanical for large cassette in the vcr (blank) prototype with Betamax's or ED-Beta's circuit electric and display, but without chassis of the Betamax for small cassette. He can to recorder for one cassette format large 4.5 hours at BI or better BIs. I must to study and to test table features between Betamax and Betacam for speed recording/measure of tape (I do to draw vcr prototype only).

Bye


Name: David Hughes
Email:
DavidH@cdsdupe.com
Friday 5th September 5:20 pm U.K. Time

Wanted to buy - PAL Betamax Hi-Fi VCR in good working condition. Please send offers via e-mail to davidH@cdsdupe.com. Shipping will be to the USA. Thanks.

David Hughes


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Friday 5th September 10:56 pm U.K. Time

There's an SL-HF 100 just listed on e-Bay - from out of Germany

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3045186901

If you miss that one, here's an SL-F1 portable (non-hifi) a also from out of Germany

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3045264924

Happy hunting!


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Saturday 6th September 12:36 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! the 'organisation' i posted at that hippy protest page yesterday got noticed by the wall street journal!

http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=110003966

"Yesterday we noted that a group styling itself the Counterconvention is planning a freak show to coincide with next year's Republican National Convention. A look at the "directory of groups" affiliated with the effort yields much hilarity. They include the Gastropod Liberation Organization ("dedicated to the liberation of snails slugs and other mollusks from people's dinner plates")... ...and others that are unprintable here."


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Saturday 6th September 4:23 am U.K. Time

_@_¼¼ - enjoy the 15 minutes while they last...

_@_¼¼ - tape them with a Betamovie


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Saturday 6th September 6:59 am U.K. Time

_@_v - let betamax save your marraige! gary smalley presonal relationships improvement tapes

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3045567621

_@_v - because i'm good enough, smart enough and doggonit people like me...


Name: Bobby
Email:
bobymc@freenet.de.com
Saturday 6th September 5:25 pm U.K. Time

David Hughes......I got plenty of PAL Beta for sale..........in perfect condito....drop a respon...i'll get in touch soon........

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Saturday 6th September 10:55 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - i d e virtual design museum - the sony room. sl-f1 bmc-200 sl-c5es 'profeel' and sl-c7 systems exhibited.

http://www.io.tudelft.nl/public/vdm/fca/sony/index.htm


Name: Jesse England
Email:
newspaperman5000@hot_mail_dot_com.com
Sunday 7th September 10:20 am U.K. Time

Did anyone else watch "Cowboy Bebop" last Wednesday night on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim? It's a Sci-Fi Japan-originated animated program, based in 2071. The episode is centered around a Betamax tape. The protagonists receive a Beta tape in the mail, and track down a videophile who can play it for them. Upon seeing the cassette, he immediately gushes all the benefits of Beta over VHS! It was so exciting! Anyhow, the videophile's beta machine is broken, so they must track down a working machine, with many adventures (and lessons) along the way. I won't reveal the whole episode.

The program is from 1998, so Beta was still being sold in Japan. It was episode #18- "Speak like a child." If anyone wants it, I could burn the episode onto a CD-R in AVI format, then mail it. I would only want postage in return. Email me for more information.


Name: Michael Ghia
Email:
michael_ghia@hotmail.com
Sunday 7th September 4:02 pm U.K. Time

Does anyone know of where to get the main chip for a Sony TT F1 UB tuner unit? Everything else on my system works (or worked) perfectly before this. Thanks michael_ghia@hotmail.com

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Sunday 7th September 9:29 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - i would wonder if there would be ANY surviving videotapes vhs or beta that far off into the future - videotape is only rated to be good for maybe 15-20 years at best. or if anyone in that time would even care about the difference between vhs or beta.

_@_v - it's only been 35/40 years and it's virtually impossible to find a working dictabelt machine (that recorded dictation-grade audio onto a red plastic belt in sort of the same way as' ye olde' wax cylinders) anywhere. when the national archives wanted to listen to some dictabelt recordings made by lady bird johnson in the white house they had to go to england to find one.


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Sunday 7th September 9:34 pm U.K. Time

That's odd... Vidipax can handle all those things, Dictabelt and dictaband (both made by "Big Blue" (IBM)). And those things turn up on Ebay all the time. I've always wanted to screw around with one but I've got too much sh*t as it is and they're very bulky, so given that I like to USE my vintage tech, I'd be much better served by, say, a minifon tape recorder.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 7th September 9:36 pm U.K. Time

eeeee... how much you wanna bet that the "II" is the "II" in "BII/BIII," lol!!

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 7th September 9:37 pm U.K. Time

oops, on this auction http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3045196913&category=15053

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Monday 8th September 4:56 am U.K. Time

_@_v - it's supposedly a 'hifi' beta tape rewinder...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3045925751


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Monday 8th September 5:15 am U.K. Time

Reminds me of an old Sparky Shultz cartoon (Peanuts) where Lucy showed up with a jump-roap she touted as "Hi-Fi". Charlie brown contemplated this for a minute before exclaiming: "How can a jump-roap be Hi-Fi????"

Name: Another collector!!
Email:
kev40reynolds@aol.com
Monday 8th September 9:10 pm U.K. Time

Hi all

Just managed to get hold of a NEC PVC 740e. Does anybody have any information on this machine (I believe that the PVC 700 is almost identical), or know of any popular faults/remedies?

Would be great if anybody could help.

Thankyou muchly!!


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Tuesday 9th September 12:23 am U.K. Time

_@_v - this is the best i can find offa palsite

http://www.palsite.info/pvc764ovi.html

_@_v - pvc764

http://www.palsite.info/pvc700ovi.html

_@_v - pvc700


Name: azizza
Email:
dizja@aol.com
Tuesday 9th September 12:28 am U.K. Time

hi every one this is dizja

Name: Bill Stronach
Email:
caol@btinternet.com
Tuesday 9th September 4:45 am U.K. Time

Please don't ignore or underestimate the capabilities of Beta Hi-Fi as an audio recording medium.

In the mid-80s I had a problem in that my Akai R-R deck had gone with my ex-wife, and my Bang and Olufsen deck had conclusively died. I thought I was left with no recording device other than a compact cassette deck, which of course couldn't be taken seriously. I think I only bought the thing because it looked pretty on top of my matching Marantz amp. My SLHF100 came to the rescue. I used it extensively to record jazz from radio and - somewhat guiltily- from vinyl albums as well. I mainly used BASF chrome tape.

I've now started to transfer these recordings to CD-R, mainly for use in the car, playing them on my SLHF950. Despite their being anything up to 18 years old, the quality is excellent, and there's no audible trace of the print-through one would expect from R-R recordings stored for so long.

For any necessary cleaning-up, mainly inter-track noise, I'm using a very good freeware package called "Audacity", which I can recommend unreservedly. They are dedicated to the freeware principle and are well worth supporting.

Viva Beta Hi-Fi!


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Tuesday 9th September 9:53 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - take off... to the great white north! take off... it's a beauty way to go...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2950663991

_@_v - 2 copies of a 'video vacation' to canada by kodak.

_@_v - good day, eh?


Name: Brenda Ann
Email:
brendad@shinbiro.com
Wednesday 10th September 12:40 am U.K. Time

Olive...

Please e-mail me your shipping addy ASAP. I have stuff ready to go out to you, and it needs to go today, or I won't be able to ship till we return.


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Wednesday 10th September 6:00 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! my apple scanner came in today so i scanned a buncha my old beta adverts and piccys...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/Betamax-Adverts/


Name: Sergio (betamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Wednesday 10th September 8:34 am U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, I find hard difficult from search of the motor (www.virgilio.it):

SL-2000 e PCM-F1 http://www.audioscope.net/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=30&products_id=351&language=en

ED-Beta, ED-CAM (!) and SuperBeta Hi-Fi http://www.tennismenace.com/indexsonybeta.shtml

All formats video (reel and cassette) in language francais: http://milestone.picsound.be/index.html

Bye


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Wednesday 10th September 3:52 pm U.K. Time

Hi

It's very important with nice photos! But the document is version Germany. http://www.klug-happel.de/media/Magnetband.pdf

Bye


Name: MAX
Email:
kristiah@childrensaidsociety.org
Wednesday 10th September 4:13 pm U.K. Time

I have some old beta max tapes from the 80s (Sony Video Cassette L-500)that my dad wants me to convert to VHS. I am having trouble finding a way to switch it over without costing a fortune. I am in the NYC area, please let me know of other options. Thank you!

Name: Bill Stronach
Email:
caol@btinternet.com
Thursday 11th September 1:11 am U.K. Time

Sergio - thanks for the interesting French site, even if I don't entirely go along with some of their versions of format history. Unfortunately, the page setting out their tariffs and what they do returns a "URL not found" message. I'm in the market for French-language material, especially from FR2 and the French version of ARTE, provided of course that the price is right. The complication is that while my TV is multistandard, I don't have a SECAM L VCR, so I can only use PAL and NTSC in VHS, and only PAL in Beta. Is there anything out there?

Name: Patrick Harkin
Email:
p.harkin3@ntlworld.com
Thursday 11th September 12:45 pm U.K. Time

I have a Toshiba SD-120E and I need a hack code for it. If anyone can help it would be appricated.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 11th September 1:41 pm U.K. Time

degga! http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3046365535&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:US:1 too bad I have that penisonique adaptor and it's the one that fits the VHS cameras, not the K-connector. Wonder how theyyyyy got it to work, lol {(unless the other adapter included works with it?)?

Name: ami
Email:
aivars.migla@lattelekom.lv
Thursday 11th September 2:46 pm U.K. Time

Today I purchased 2 films on Beta tape at flea market: 'The Pilot' (1979) and 'The Internecine Project' (1974). Each of them is 2 pcs so I have bought 4 cassettes. As these tapes had been distributed by Dutch company Filmpack I am afraid that they may be in Dutch language. I'll see it this evening. Does anyone had had an experience with this Filmpack?

Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Thursday 11th September 3:59 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

General Media Info table video format http://xhelmboyx.tripod.com/formats/media-info.txt

New page Betamax, but it's under construction! http://members.tripod.com/~mv_haus/betamax

This document is PC also war format Beta vs VHS http://dantanner.tripod.com/inrange.pdf

Othes page of the Betamax http://members.tripod.com/~testube/newvideo.html

Connectors for cameras and change-cassettes http://heist-online.tripod.com/Unterhaltungselektronik/unterhaltungselektronik.html#K14

Beta arab! http://www.qmconf.com/Docs/ghane-basiri98.pdf http://www.imi-ir.org/tadbir/tadbir-110/article-110/8.asp

This page original: (020821) Home Theater Magazine http://www.hometheatermag.com/

PRIMEDIA Inc. New York, New York, USA

It's a revolution that hasn't gone completely ignored by consumers here in the USA. High Definition Television, or HDTV tops the list of new products and technologies that will soon be in homes across the country and around the world. Only trouble is, a new technology can take years to become a standard. Learning about such things can be a daunting task — most of the information available is manufacturer or industry organization propaganda and rounding up the best advice is often difficult chore. There are sites that offer practical comparisons and some that speak to the propeller head in all of us. Finding the right balance between technological wonder and sound shopping is tough. Take Betamax (http://www.urbanlegends.com/products/beta_vs_vhs.html) for example, still a much better product in many cases but long dead on the home electronics front. Competing standards and formats often confuse the issue, as was the case with Sony's Betamax. Do you remember the Laser Disc format or the analog Video Disk format? How about the excitement of looking at a show on a color television for the first time or when a television remote control made a lot of noise when you told him or her to change the channel and move the antennae until the picture was right?

For those who have some catching up to do, or already know a bit about the new technologies which have been combined into something known as Home Theater, this site will be an informative visit. Home Theater now includes amazing quality and performance in the areas of picture and sound. Units that will play a number of formats, pull digital television signals off of a cable or out of thin air, even receive television and radio programming from satellites. Even in the car!

The site for Home Theater Magazine has something for every level of interest and expertise, tutorials and the glossary make it worth a visit. Content looks at all sorts of things including DVD players, HDTV Tuners, Receivers, Power Amplifiers, and Loudspeakers. Adding pointers to related Do It Yourself sites is a nice touch.

Bye


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Thursday 11th September 4:05 pm U.K. Time

Hi Bill Stronach,

Perhaps, vcr Betamax with PAL and SECAM OST (or different from SECAM L): SL-HF100EC (and SL-HF100PS?) SL-C9CH and SL-C7CH SL-C9CK (and SL-C7CK?) SL-C9PS SL-C24PS SL-HF950PS (SuperBeta Hi-Fi)

Bye


Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 11th September 4:11 pm U.K. Time

FEH!!! How many times did it take you guys to pass yer driving test? :( I just got back from taking mine and I failed it. :(

Name: rob coble
Email:
Rcoble21@hotmail.com
Thursday 11th September 6:44 pm U.K. Time

I love to chat with other people

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Thursday 11th September 8:23 pm U.K. Time

I passed the driving test on the first go. Wel anyway that camera you mentioned has and adapter shown that works with the power supply, it will work with all the beta stuff and other stuff too thanks to that adapter. It's the box in the background. It should work with everything you have.

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Thursday 11th September 10:01 pm U.K. Time

I'm not buying it, I just wanted to make it known that that adapter wouldn't work with teh cam. Didn't pay attention to the other stuf...

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Thursday 11th September 11:40 pm U.K. Time

Nope the adapter will work with the cam because of the little adapter in the back... notice there is a box hanging off the K-connector, with the Silver plug on the end, to go to a K plug.

Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Thursday 11th September 11:41 pm U.K. Time

woops... I meant to say "To go to a 10-pin plug"

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Friday 12th September 2:00 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eeee! another 'navco' time-lapse beta v.c.r.!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3046627885

_@_v - looks to be a different model from the one that went on offer a few months ago...


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Friday 12th September 8:54 am U.K. Time

_@_v - our nominee for the most shameless exploitation of betamax...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3046770433

_@_v - mono 'betamax' a/v dubbing cables by recoton. nothing more than ordinary a/v dubbing cables you can get at any drugstore for less when you consider that you're gonna hafta pay for shipping on this even if you win at the minimum bid...

_@_v - puh-leeese!


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 12th September 12:30 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

I saw site cable betamax from ebay and last messagge of Snailie:

"YOU ARE BIDDING ON A 6FT. MONO VIDEO AND AUDIO DUBBING CABLE. MADE BY LEVITON. FEATURES GOLD RCA CONNECTORS. ONE SHEILDED AUDIO AND ONE EXTRA SHEILDED VIDEO CABLE."

The cable is used for videorecorder BetaVideo Toshiba and General beacuse colour's connection RCA (red and yellow) is identical of the colour's cable. However it's useless, this cable Leviton is suitable for all videorecoder Beta, VHS, 8mm and Video 2000 (NTSC and PAL). Isn't be of use for ebay Beta!

Four year before, I had build various cables RCA gold with wire blue, SCART male/female (PAL only) for decoder and mini-jack for adaptor portable-audio and special cable for computer MSX2 (also MSX1), ZX Spectrum (PAL, but Timex version NTSC and VIC=20/C=64) to TV video PAL. Next day, I have to do new cable Y/C (S-Video, two female), Component (conversion RGB and computer-vintage) and optical digital (MiniDisc, DAT and DCC from Pioneer combo LD/DVD DVL-919E with processor Behringer Ultramatch SRC2496).

Processor Behringer Ultramatch is very good and low price (249.99USDollar, 196GBP, 505.9AUSDollar or 300Euro for Germany). You are see site Behringer: http://www.behringer.com/02_products/prodindex.cfm?id=SRC2496&lang=eng

Bye


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 12th September 12:31 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Sony Trinicon HVC-3000P http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3045508922&category=27734

Sony SL-C9ES black PAL nice large photos with angle photo. http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3046483077&category=27734

Sony SL-5800 NTSC in Germany! http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3046156888&category=27734

Bye


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Friday 12th September 3:13 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Others of the Realistic rewinder, here:

LPL rewinder Beta japanese http://page2.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/b42535380

I seem one the videowalkman Beta!

Bye


Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Friday 12th September 6:57 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eee! john ritter and johnny cash died within a day of each other...

_@_v -do you suppose if the great snail in the sky is working thro the 'johns' in his rolidex, john stamos and johnny carson might be next? maybe johnny rotten and jill st-john?


Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Friday 12th September 10:34 pm U.K. Time

I guess God forgot to wind John Ritter's heart that night...

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Saturday 13th September 8:37 am U.K. Time

_@_v - eee! large sized version of that bugs bunny advert for sony superbeta...

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheBetamaxVideographer/files/Betamax-Adverts/bugs_for_superbeta.jpg

_@_v - a note to people who click on that link and get asked to join "the betamax videographer - we've had to adjust the club's membership settings to prevent auto-spammers from joining up to post spam so there'll be a short delay till one of the moderators approve memberships.

_@_v - sorry about that but spammers have been abusing our system a lot lately.


Name: Ada
Email:
jonada@frontiernet.net
Saturday 13th September 3:58 pm U.K. Time

I was told my Sony Video Cassette Recorder - Model SL-810D - was a valued item. And here I thought I had a white elephant. Is someone pulling my leg?

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Saturday 13th September 9:18 pm U.K. Time

Well it is a reasonably valued item amongst Beta fans in that it is one of the 3 or 4 'digital effects' class of Betas that Sony produced just before it started putting out VHS machines. Probably worth double a brand new VCR goes for today at the minimum...

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 14th September 2:08 am U.K. Time

anyone try calling the 1-800-BETAMAX # on that ad? I'm gonna go do it right now. eee heee

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 14th September 2:12 am U.K. Time

gleh it just keeps ringing and ringing......

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Sunday 14th September 5:06 am U.K. Time

_@_v - got a spare g-note floating around?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3047052634

_@_v - 'turnkey' beta studio. you hafta look carefully but yes, there is a betamax in and amongs all that equipment!


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Sunday 14th September 5:17 am U.K. Time

I see it, Olive... oddly enough it's an old consumer model, and a crappy one at that. I thik a GCS-50 or SLO-1800 would fit in much better... The whole thing is still drool-worthy, however, and I suppose if I had that much money to burn I'd go for an SLO-1800 while I was at it....

Name: Jesse Alonzo
Email:
webmaster@wards.com
Sunday 14th September 6:39 pm U.K. Time

EEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! That looks exactly like the old 9000 suite at WOAI! ME WANTS! Lol!!

Name: Bill Stronach
Email:
caol@btinternet.com
Monday 15th September 3:17 am U.K. Time

Hi, Sergio, thanks for coming back to me. The trouble is, SECAM L isn't compatible with SECAM EAST (the former Soviet bloc standard) or with Middle East SECAM. It uses negative modulation and a different sound subcarrier frequency. I've played SECAM L on my PAL VHS decks, but you only get black and white, in my experience with poor video quality. I have an SLFH100, but it is a UK only model, strictly PAL and UHF. My SLHF950E (an import from Germany) is pan-European in that it can be switched to use VHF and the slightly different mainland UHF frequencies, but again it's strictly PAL.

I'm not familiar with the other machines you mention, and I'd be grateful for any more information on any of them.


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Monday 15th September 3:22 pm U.K. Time

Hi,

Here, I find hard the site japanese Museum Electronic form (www.google.com): Sony Beta 1975 http://stsdb.kahaku.go.jp/detail_2000.asp?key=900190011088&Apage=9 TDK Beta 1977 http://stsdb.kahaku.go.jp/detail_2000.asp?key=900190011136&Apage=14 Maxell Beta 1978 http://stsdb.kahaku.go.jp/detail_2000.asp?key=900190011146&Apage=15 FujiFilm Beta 1978 http://stsdb.kahaku.go.jp/detail_2000.asp?key=900190011120&Apage=12

Bye


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Monday 15th September 10:44 pm U.K. Time

Video gear at computer recycling at last! Frida brough an SEG and a sony audio tape cassette deck, and today brought a U-matic Edit Suite! It works! I can't believe it! Maybe some beta in the future, I hope..

Name: She Snailie _@_v
Email:
shesnailie@almostonline.con
Monday 15th September 11:43 pm U.K. Time

_@_v - eee! PALsite ought to start listing some of the WEGA line betas at some time...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3047181285

_@_v - saw this WEGA video 35 sl-c6/sl-5000 clone on the block. that makes at least three WEGA betas i've seen so far....


Name: Sean Meskill
Email:
smeskill@comcast.SPAMSLAMMER.net
Tuesday 16th September 3:00 am U.K. Time

Anyone ever wonder how Sony markets their televisions called "FD Trinitron WEGA" (pronounced in the German fashion, actually) in countries where Wega made electronics...

Name: THE UNTOUCHABLE
Email:
ZAFAR_THEBEST@HOTMAIL.COM
Tuesday 16th September 7:11 am U.K. Time

HELLO

Name: Franny Wentzel
Email:
franny_wentzel@yahoo.idon'tlikespamortrolls.uk.co
Tuesday 16th September 7:50 am U.K. Time

Interesting HVM-100CE Sony video camera being offered with this SL-F1

http://ebay2.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_10b5c54d2af9ea13e95eae3f7dbc36cc/i-1.JPG

The camera alone...

http://ebay2.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_10b5c54d2af9ea13e95eae3f7dbc36cc/i-4.JPG


Name: Sergio (BetamaxDATminidiscMSX)
Email:
minidisc.info@starmedia.com
Tuesday 16th September 3:40 pm U.K. Time

Hi

Here, the site of the videorecorder Sony Betamax SL-8000 PAL, but language germany.

http://www.joeres.de/museum.htm http://www.joeres.de/musbeta1.htm

Bye


Name: greame
Email:
section38@talk21.com.com
Tuesday 16th September 5:59 pm U.K. Time

Hi check out the great new chat room #anorak on pie.sortmirc.net

Info here http://www.the-oasis.tk/

Or start your own techy chatroom on the server its dead easy :)


Name: susan
Email:
susanjanesaunders@hotmail.com
Tuesday 16th September 9:27 pm U.K. Time

does anyone know where I can get my old home movies on sony betamax tapes converted to a more modern system, either VHS or C.D.? My sony betamax has sadly died. Manythanks