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Hi guys. I've just bought a sony sl 6ub mk2 which needs a set of belts and the caps replacing on the servo board. Where can I buy the replacement parts from especially the belts. Many thanks David
Sony VO-7000, this is a 2 Hour U-Matic (normal and extended play/Rec. )
Hello dear U-Matic friends!
My name is Hans Crispin and i live and work in Stockholm Sweden. I am looking to buy a Sony VP 9000 U-Matic or a Sony VP 9600 U-Matic Both in PAL. It must be compatible with both lowband , highband and SP in good working condition. Please give me a call or drop me a E-mail if you have any of the above for sale!
Best regards to you all
Cell +46 70 590 77 88
maybe it's just standard format related. Are you trying to play a NTSC tape on a PAL VCR or viceversa?
Half speed u-matic?
A guy on another forum has me tapes that appear to be recorded at half speed. Does anybody remember such a machine?
I vaguely remember one, but can't find any info.
Dear Christoph G.
as far as I know all BVU models have built-in TBC.
how can I check which Umatic VTR model has a TBC?
Is the BVU 950P the only machine which has a TBC?
Roderick, everything I've read do NOT mention Sony KCS-20 tapes as having sticky shed syndrome problem. Do you know if those tapes can have the problem too ?
How to Bake a Video Tape
Thank you Roderick. So, how do I go about safely baking the KCS tapes ?
Steve, KCS tapes are known for their 'sticky tape syndrome', start baking them probably for a few days as they appear to be really bad.
My Sony U-matic V0 9800 SP is NTSC, sorry, but, still hoping for help.
I have a box of quite a few KCS-20 Umatic S video tapes. I have played a couple of others in my machine a year ago or so, but having troubles with this 'new' bunch. 1st one I tried my machine tried to load, pulled the tape out of the cassette about an inch, or 2.54 cm, then it stops, and after a few seconds the machine goes into Error 20 mode. Then it won't eject the tape. I finally opened the machine, lifted the tape off the pullout spindle, pulled the tape carriage up and got the tape out that way.
So, I put in my testing tape, a 60BRS full size tape, and it loaded, played, and ejected no problems.
I have not tried any of the other KCS-20 tapes yet.
I've been told the KCS-20 tapes have been sitting in their big cardboard box since about 1980. They look ok to me, just looking at them.
Any thoughts ?
Could I try baking the video tapes ?
Hi can someone please tell me if the VO-5630 is hi band or lo band. Thanks in advance
For Sale For Sale For Sale For Sale For Sale.........
Hi I currently have 4 x VO 9800P U-matic machines for sale - brand New and in there original box.
Each machine is still within its original Sony Wrap. We have also just had them fully serviced by a Sony engineer to make sure the greece etc has not dried out as this can happen when stored for a long period of time.
The hours are 0 on the machines so they are literally brand new.
Please let me know if you are interested in these machines - ideal for archive
you can contact me at [email protected] or call 0044 (0)1932 240305.
Hello Dogapult, In USA the system is NTSC and in others countries PAL this page is for PAL but welcome
I have a U-matic Sony VO-2630 (PAL low band) and I want tapes but exist 3 types in small and big:
low band, hi band and SP
Of what type are your tapes?
The vcrs play the more old formats but not the more new and I am not sure if a tape hi band and SP tapes damage the low band vcrs and if the SP tapes damage the hi band vcrs
Do you know or somebody knows?
I apologize, I accidentally put my first post of this on the Betamax chat page.
Hey Everyone. Fancy finding this sort of thing. I recently got ahold of a small pile of U-matic tapes and a player in a warehouse clearance. I'd love to find out what's on the tapes. However, The player I acquired is the BVU-150, and all the tapes are the "large size" format, (such as the 3M UCA-10) that the BVU-150 can't deal with. I haven't tested said device, as I have nothing to test it with, although I do have the carrying bag and strap for it. I will admit, I don't know if the BVU-150 works. But it does open and close. There is no battery in it.
I am in Detroit, USA.
If someone would be interested in perhaps trading that BVU-150 for a player that can handle those tapes (and is of similar performance, preferably) , I'd be interested.
PS: In the same set I ended up with a pile of Betacam SP tapes and bought a UVW-1600 off Ebay to play them, and it worked a treat. Really interesting stuff. I'll probably rip them and put them on Youtube at some point.
Did anyone find a PDF manual for the VP1210 UK?
If so, could you let me know where to obtain it or could you email it to me? Cheers, H
(this is posted on 01 June 2019)
Hello U-Matic Friends,
I have 22 NOS of Sony U-Matic KCA-60's, of which 12 are in an unopened case from Sony (still has staples in it, never been opened) as well as another case with 10 unopened/unused KCA-60's in it. These are the ones which have the colorful case graphic sleeve (red, green, yellow, blue stripes) and black case. Each case has the original contents inside and never been opened.
If you are interested (USA Only) please email me at my address below and i can send you pictures and discuss cost.
Thank you very much,
Wondering if anyone has a Sony Umatic DMR-4000 service manual for sale?
I'm also interested in Umatic 3/4" test/ alignment tape.
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