A listing of Betamax contacts, suppliers and repairers.

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Listing key

repairsCan repair Betamax video machines.
partsBetamax parts such as heads, upper drums.
batteriesBetamax camera batteries.
tapesBetamax new or used video cassettes.
sparesSuch as transistors, resistors.
machinesNew or second hand Betamax machines.
moviesPre-recorded Betamax movies.
accessoriesBetamax accessories, e.g. rewinders.
transferBetamax transfer services.


PALsite repair center repairs
Web: http://www.palsite.com/pcat_index.html
Information on how to service your Betamax and diagnose and fix common problems. Comprehensive video head listings also online.
PALsite tapes for sale movies
Web: http://www.palsite.com/4sale.html
PALsite hosts a number of 'for sale' lists containing hundreds of movies. Let us know if you have a list that you would like added.

Australia

Noel Higgins repairs tapes spares machines
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Tel: (613) 97643287.
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.betaheaven.com/
Supply and repair of Beta machines, specialising in Sony but other models supported. Trade-ins considered. Machines guaranteed.

Canada

Trevor Thurlow Productions transfer
261 Metcalfe Street, Pembroke, Ontario K8A 2V8 Canada.
Phone: 613-281-0790
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.trevorthurlowproductions.ca/transfers.php
NTSC Regular/Super Betamax, Betacam SP and U-Matic video transfers in Canada.

Finland, Helsinki

Uljala Elektroniikka
Kalevankatu 42, 00100 Helsinki.
Tel: 09-604184

Germany

Ernst Brinkmann KG tapes
Spitalerstrasse 10, 20095 Hamburg.
Tel.: 040-30-04-0, Fax: 040-33-60-05
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.brinkmann.de/
Deutschlands größtes technisches Kaufhaus. Sony L-750s at 12,95DM and L-500s at 10,95DM.

United Kingdon

Aaron - Battery repair batteries
I can rebuild NP-11 batteries in any quantity with a guarantee of 24 months.
Salford, Manchester, UK
Tel: +44 1617372974
The Audio Centre repairs
45A South End, Croydon, Surrey. CR0 1BF
Tel: 020 8681 1964
They repair Sony Betamax VCRs. Callers are welcome.
AudioviZ repairs tapes
474 Hornsey Rd,London, N19 4EF.
Tel: +44 20 7281 7877 Fax: +44 20 7281 7877
Web: http://www.audioviz.demon.co.uk
E-mail: [email protected]
Open: 11am-5pm Mon,Tue,Wed,Fri 11am-4pm Sat
(closed Thursdays)
Cassette and video repairs, Betamax by arrangement.
They also stock Betamax tapes.
CPC spares accessories
Web: http://www.cpc.co.uk
E-mail: [email protected]
Trade and personal accounts welcome. Good source for video spares and electronic components. They also stock a good range of universal and learning remotes that work with many Betamax models. Take a look at the RC-6.
Telepart & Economic Devices parts spares
32 Temple Street, Wolverhampton, UK, WV2 4AN.
Tel: +44 1902 773122, Fax: +44 1902 29052
E-mail: [email protected]
Web http://www.telepart.co.uk
They sell parts for many manufacturers.
Grandata LTD parts spares
K.P.House, Unit 15, Pop in Commercial Centre,
Southway, Wembly, Middlesex, HA9 0HB.
Tel: +44 20 8900 2329 Fax: +44 20 8903 6126.
E-mail: [email protected]
They sell video heads, belts kits, idlers and semi-conductors.
Hayes Electronics repairs
35 Station Approach, Hayes, Bromley, Kent BR2 7EB.
Tel/Fax: 020 8462 8736
E-mail: [email protected]
KVJ Fairdeal tapes
76 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX.
Tel: +44 20 7247 6029,Fax: +44 20 7247 5099
Web: http://www.kvjfairdeal.com/
They sell all kinds of video and audio tapes including Betamax.
Pricebusters tapes
1 Crystal Way, off Elmgrove Road, Harrow
Tel: +44 20 8424 8219, Fax: +44 20 8863 2443
They sell tapes.
More shops
Planet Television London transfer
South West London
Contact: Pat Kirby
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.planet-television.com
Tel: +44 20 8974 6050
Planet TV is located in SW London and transfer Betamax video-cassettes to DVD, Blu-Ray, MP4 etc, using fully serviced machines.
Roy King transfer
South West London
E-mail: [email protected]
Beta to DVD etc.
Stanley productions tapes
147 Wardour St, London W1V 3TB.
Tel: +44 20 7494 4545.
They stock Betamax video cassettes.
L750s at £ 3.42 and L500HGS at £ 2.68, both +VAT. (as of 9/4/99)
TeleTape tapes
321 Caledonian Road, Islington. London N19 3NR.
Tel: +44 20 7609 2329, Fax: +44 20 7609 2329
E-mail: [email protected]
They are electrical wholesalers and supply betamax tapes
Harrison Electronics spares
Cambridge - Chris Harrison.
Tel: +44 1354 651 416
He has stocks of C5,C6,C7,SLC20,SLC30,SLC40 and SLF1 heads around £18.
Vision Media Services transfer
Tel: 01282 619781
Betamax to VHS and DVD transfers
Wiltsgrove Ltd spares
Birmingham.
Tel: +44 0121 722 2733
Stocks of brand new Betamax heads. Also can import other parts.

Auction houses and classifieds

The following sites are either auction house or classifieds web sites. They do not always contain Betamax merchandise but are well worth looking through for some amazing bargains.

eBay machines
Web: eBay.co.uk
The leading Internet autioneer with more than 1.3 million lots for sale.
QXL machines
Web: http://www.qxl.com/
One of the best aution sites around. Based in Europe. If you are lucky you might find some good Betamax bargains.
eBid machines
Web: http://www.ebid.co.uk/
Another great UK based auction site. Worth checking.
AuctionZone machines
Web: http://www.auctionzone.co.uk/
A buy-and-sell it yourself effort with more than 100 categories. Not much on offer.
Auction Guide machines
Web: http://www.auctionguide.com/
If you've not had any luck elsewhere, try here for lists of more on-line auction sites. Most are based in the US.
Loot machines
Web: http://www.loot.com/
Loot's web site contains all the adverts that have appeared in its various regional editions over the last week. Betamax machines are often present.
www.marktplaats.nl machines spares
Web: www.marktplaats.nl Second hand VCR's for sale, and also tape, sometimes spare parts.
LocalBounty machines
Web: http://www.localbounty.com/
A clever site that collates local adverts from around the country. Worth a try.
Preloved machines
Web: http://www.preloved.com/
A bargain packed site with over 500 categories of merchandise. Includes a good search utility.
Video University Trading Post machines
Web: http://videouniversity.com/wwwboard/general/index.html
A buy/sale bulliten board which often includes things Beta.

United States

Absolute Beta. repairs batteries tapes spares machines movies accessories
P.O. Box 130, Remington, Virginia 22734.
Tel: (540)439-3259, Fax: (540)439-9780.
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.absolutebeta.com/
They specialize in just about everything Beta including service manuals.
Adray Appliance & Photo Center movies
20219 Carlysle, Dearborn, Michigan 48124.
Tel: (313)274-9500, Fax: (313)274-6874
They still have a few selected prerecorded titles for sale. Will also try to special order the SLHF2000 if anyone requests. (Mainly photography though)
AST Global Electronics tapes
24529 Highway 408, Cambridge Springs, PA 16403.
Tel: 1-888-216-7159, 814-398-8080
Sells a large number of new Betamax tapes. Bulk orders welcome.
Audio Video Plus tapes machines movies
1225 Waugh Dr, (Waugh at W Clay), Houston, TX 77019.
or 5909 Richmond, (Richmond at Fountainview), Houston, TX 77057.
Tel: 1(800) 527-3244 or (713)526-9065, Fax: (713)526-0607
Web: http://www.AVPLUS.com/
They specialize in new Beta machines, blank and prerecorded tapes. They also still supply special orders of new releases on Beta. They also have a $3.99 "new" Beta movie list available upon request.
Batteries America batteries
2211-D Parview Road, Middleton, WI 53562.
Tel: 608-831-3443
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.mrnicd-ehyostco.com/
They stock standard sub-C NiCads that can be used to rebuild existing camcorder batteries (e.g. NP-11). Make sure to order solder tab batteries. Recommended part number is N1250SCRST. (Suggested by Don Walterman [email protected]).
Battery Bank batteries
3455 Parkway Center Court. Orlando,Fl.32808.
Tel: (800) 229-9449, Fax: (407) 299-8194
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.batterybank.com/
Stocks batteries for Betamovie camcorders (e.g. BMC-110, BMC-220 and BMC-550).
Berger Bros. Camera & Video Exchange machines
209 Broadway - Route 110, Amityville, NY 11701
Tel: (800) 262-4160 or (516) 264-4160, Fax: (516) 264-1007
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.berger-bros.com/
A camera and video exchange that sometimes stocks Beta machines.
Beta Library tapes spares movies accessories
PO Box 836224, Promenade Station, Richardson, Texas 75083-6224.
Tel: (214) 233-4552, Fax: (214) 233-6329
Mail-order sales only. Free catalog. They specialize in just about everything Beta (prerecorded tapes, rewinders, blanks, etc..).
Broadcast Store machines
1840 Flower Street, Glendale, CA 91201. 500 West 37th Street (2nd floor), New York, NY 10018.
Tel: CA 818-551-5858, Fax: 818-551-0686.
Tel: NY 212-268-8800, Fax: 212-268-1858.
Web: http://www.broadcaststore.com/
Exceptional video and audio equipment values, some Betamax models still available.
Carpel Video accessories
429 East Patrick Street, Frederick, Maryland 21701.
Tel: (East) 800-238-4300, (West) 800-497-7707, Fax: 301-694-9510
Web: http://www.carpelvideo.com/
Deals with tape recycling and stocks Betamax rewinders.
Darrel Campbell machines
Tel: 1(918)835-6715
Sells reconditioned Beta VCR's, with a warranty.
Direct Communications accessories
Tel: 317-539-7000
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.directsurplus.com/
Stocks Betamax accessories including rewinders.
Edgewise Media Services tapes
Tel: 800-959-5156, 714-919-2020. Fax: 714-919-2010.
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.edgewisemedia.com/
Sells certified, used Betacam oxide tapes.
International Video Center transfer
P.O.Box 89821, Sioux Falls, SD 57109, USA.
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.bizstop.com/ivideo/
Convert from/to any media (Betamax, VHS, VHS-C, 8mm). With any color format (Pal, Secam, NTSC).
JR Tapes. movies
8888 Ridge Lane. Orland Hills, IL 60477 USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Thousands of prerecorded tapes for sale.
Mr Betamax machines
Mr Betamax
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.mrbetamax.com/
Extensive selection of refurbished Betamax machines.
SONY parts batteries tapes spares
Sony Electronics Inc. World Repair Parts Center 8281 N.W. 107th Terrace, Kansas City, Missouri 64153
Tel: 1(800)222-7669 or 1(800)488-7669.
You can order parts and accessories direct from them. They normally require a part number, or a good description of the part.
Surplus Traders tapes
P.O. Box 276, Alburg, Vt 05440 USA.
Tel: (01) 514 739-9328, Fax: (01) 514 345-8303.
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.73.com/
Computer & Electronic Surplus. As of 17-Jun-1999, 50,000 brand new TDK betamax video tapes in plastic sleeves. Would like to sell off as one lot at $1.50/tape. $2.90 Ea/200, $2.40 Ea/500, $2.25 Ea/1000. MB430.
Tape World tapes
220 Spring St. Butler, PA 16001
Tel: 1-800-245-6000, Fax: 1-800-322-8273. or 1(800)TAPEWORLD
E-mail: [email protected]
Web http://www.tapeworld.com
Sell the whole range of blank tapes including Beta.
Total Media, Inc. tapes
19 Wysocki Place,Hackensack, NJ 07601. 1-800-848-4118
Tel: 201-489-3237, Fax: 201-489-7322
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.tm-tape.com/
Stocks of new Betamax video cassettes.
Video Liquidators (Mailbox Video) movies
4078 Foxpointe, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48323-2602.
Tel: 1(810)442-9360, Fax: 1(810)683-0304
They specialize in previously viewed prerecorded Beta titles with a $2.99 catalogue and a $6.99 catalogue.
Videovault movies
Tel: 1(800)VAULT66
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.videovault.com/
BETA BLOW-OUT! VIDEO VAULT will soon announce their mind-bending BETA BLOW-OUT SALE! We've got a basement filled with THOUSANDS of bargain-priced, genre-spanning beta videos.
Ziggi's World machines
E-Mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.ziggi.net/
Beta VCR's for sale

Auction houses and classifieds

The following sites are either auction house or classifieds web sites. They do not always contain Betamax merchandise but are well worth looking through for some amazing bargains.

eBay machines
Web: eBay!
The leading Internet autioneer with more than 1.3 million lots for sale. The site often has Betamax machines but check first that the price is not too high.
ThinkBid machines
Web: http://www.thinkbid.com/
A very well designed US auction house site. Lots of categories, worth checking for Betamax machines.
Auction Guide machines
Web: http://www.auctionguide.com/
If you've not had any luck elsewhere, try here for lists of more on-line auction sites. Most are based in the US.
Classifieds 2000 machines
Web: http://www.classifieds2000.com/
Online classifieds service which might have some Betamax bargains.

Betamax Repair

Mr. Pat Smith. repairs
(East coast) Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Tel: +01 937 223-TUBE
E-mail: [email protected]
Don-Lors Electronics repairs
31625 W. Eight Mile, Livonia, MI 48152.
Tel: 248-477-6402, Fax: 248-477-4697.
531 S. Mill, Plymouth, MI 48170.
Tel:734-455-3011, Fax:734-455-3771
Web: http://www.don-lors.com/
Karl Kosower Electronics Services repairs
575 East Line Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.
Tel: 518-885-7606 or toll free number, 888 375 2821
Note: Karl is not currently taking many repairs, check first for service availability.
Carlson Television & Electronic repairs
435 Newronville Avenue, Newtonville Avenue, Newtonville MA 02160.
Tel: 617-332-8484.
Electronic Technician Services repairs
1025 N.Northwest Hwy, Park Ridge, IL 60068.
Tel: 847-692-7018.
High Quality Video Repair repairs
6100 Lincoln Ave, Morton Grove, IL 60063.
Tel: 847-673-8277, 847-966-9772.
Beta Electronics repairs
6608 South Congress, Austin TX 78745.
Tel: 512-416-0606, Fax: 512-416-7047.
All-Brite TV Sales and Service repairs
3105 Fondren Road, Houston TX 77063.
Tel: 713-780-3615.
First Electronics Service repairs
5214 Center Street,Omaha, NE 68106
Tel: (800)798-0012
Mail order service available
Mercury Keller TV repairs
1452 East Livingstone Av Columbus OH 43205
Tel: (614)258-9577

Last updated: 6th January 2017.