Tape running indicator
The SL-C80 is a fairly good looking front loading unit. It was release in 1984 as a "sports fan" version.
It was also marketed alongside the earlier SL-C9 model.
They sold in the European market, but were also supplied to Australia.
These machines are notable for their dual florescent displays giving both the current time and real time counter, although this is prone to failure.
Another nice feature is the tape running indicator. This shows using an eight segment LED display roughly how much tape is left. When the final ten minutes is reached, the remaining LED starts to flash.
RMT-222 RemoteThe SL-C80AS was notable for its quite unique large remote. They may be the only Beta to allow remote timing recordings to be programmed.
Tuner setupThe tuner setup is manual similar to the SL-C30E model except adjustments of the potentiometers is via side mounted controls which you can adjust with your finger instead of a specialised geared tool.
Rear controls and sockets
Thanks to Noel Higgins for providing the photographs and information on this model