When I got these two machines, free of charge, and had notes of "VARIOUS MECHANICAL PROBLEMS," (One that was missing an idler tire and a belt, and Both with tape unthreading problems.) I proudly took them home and wondered what I would get out of them. Prepare to be suprised! The picture was sharper than VHS, and after about 5+ recordings, they still are! I put the idler tire from a parts SONY BETAMAX, and I got the belts from my electronics teacher. The Realistic Model 10 Hi-Fi now had the winding problem perfected, and it plays fine! As for the other, which has a fine play system and new tire, does everything, BUT the motor that winds the take-up reel is weak I could only wind it enough in stop mode that the tape was partly spilled but I can press FFWD and get it into the tape with no damage. All I could do is fix a worn tire, but it is making my two machines a "Double deck," my hifi model 10 VCR has dirty heads after every recording, so when my dad wants to see the wonder of beta when I tape one of his movies, we use the Sanyo with the winding problem, but the tape is usually fine! BETA ISSSS BETTER!!!
Beta will never die!!!! DVD or can I say, Dead Video Disc, when this world finds out that tapes, especially Beta, will last much longer!
Submitted Tue, 23 Mar 1999 17:49:01 GMT. Updated Tue, 18 May 1999 17:38 GMT