The following is a list of almost all of the PAL TV standard type Betamax video machines. Most of these models were sold in Europe. Click on the model number below for full Specification, Overview, Technical & Accessory information.

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SONY Sony model overview
SL-8000 First Sony model. Piano key
SL-8080 Improved 8000
SL-3000 First portable
SL-C5
SL-T7ME Multi-standard version of SL-C5
SL-C7
SL-C6 First Sony front loader
SL-T6 Can you supply PALsite with details on this model?
SL-T9 Multi-standard version of SL-C7
SL-C9 Top of the range 1982
SLO-420P Industrial version of the SL-C9
SL-F1 Portable
SL-C20
SL-C30 Remote control version of SL-C20
SL-C35 Very similar to the SL-C30
SL-C40 Stereo version of SL-C20
SL-F30
SL-F25 Late UK model
SL-F60
SL-F90
SL-HF100
SL-HF150
SL-HF77 Super Beta version of the SL-HF150.
SL-HF950 Top of the range Super-Beta
SLO-1700 Industrial Duplicator
SL-HF100P Industrial Duplicator version of SL-HF100
SL-T30ME Multi standard
SL-T50ME Multi standard
SL-800ME Multi standard
SL-S2000 Super Beta non hi-fi
SL-200ME Super Beta non hi-fi
BMC-100 Betamovie
BMC-200 Betamovie, improved BMC-100
BMC-500 Betamovie
PCM-F1 PCM unit for the SL-F1

Sony model suffixes
  • AS - Australian
  • E - European
  • EC - Swiss / Austrian
  • ECS - Denmark / Sweden
  • ES - Scandinavian
  • ME - Middle Eastern
  • SA - South Africa
  • UB - United Kingdom

SANYO   Sanyo model overview
VTC-9100 Top loader. Piano key
VTC-9300 Piano key Improved 9100
VTC-5600 Top loader
VBS-7000 *
VBS-9000 *
VPR-5800 Hand held!
VTC-5000 Mass seller. Also the VTC-5000II
VTC-5150 Improved VTC-5000
VTC-5300
VTC-5350
VTC-5400
VTC-5600
VTC-6000 Early Front loading silver coloured model
VTC-6500 Early Front loading model - including advertising flysheets
VTC-NX10 Similar to the VTC-NX100
VTC-NX15 Similar to the VTC-NX100
VTC-NX100
VTC-M10 Similar to the VTC-NX100
VTC-M20
VTC-M30
VTC-M40 Top of the range
VTC-M50 Top of the range
VRC 100P Betamovie
Models marked with a * were marketed under the Fisher brand name

TOSHIBA   Toshiba model overview
V-5250 A clone of the SL-8000
V-5470 *
V-8600
V-8700
V-9600
V-9680 Multi-system - PAL / SECAM / NTSC
V-31 Also known as the General VG-240 / VCR2400
V-33
V-51
V-71

NEC   NEC model overview
PVC700
PVC740 Similar to the PVC700
PVC764
Models marked with a * were marketed under the Bush brand name

General  
VG-200B Similar to the Sony SL-C5
VG-240A Clone of the Toshiba V-31

Titan  
VCR 2000 Clone of the Sanyo VTC-5000II
VCR 2400 Clone of the Toshiba V-31

Universum  
VTR10300 Marketed under the German Quelle brand

Legend
Super Beta
Linear stereo
Beta noise reduction
Hi-Fi Stereo
Automatic picture search
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