Sanyo 1984
Betamax VTC-M20

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Video recording system
Rotary two-head helical scanning
Video Signal
CCIR standards, PAL colour
Aerial input
75-ohm, asymmetrical aerial socket
Channel coverage
UHF: Western European channels
E21 - E68
Up to 12 programmes can be preset.
RF output signal
UHF channels E30 to E39 (variable)
75 ohms, unbalanced


Horizontal resolution
270 lines
Video S/N
Colour: Better than 40dB
B/W: Better than 42dB
Audio frequency response
50Hz to 10,000Hz
Audio S/N
Better than 40dB

Inputs and outputs

Video input
VIDEO IN: BNC connector
0.5 - 2.0 V (p-p)
75 ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
Video output
VIDEO OUT: BNC connector
1.0 V (p-p)
75Ohms, unbalanced,
sync negative
Audio inputs
AUDIO IN: phono jack
-10 dBs
(0 d Bs = 0.775 V rms)
Audio outputs
AUDIO OUT: phono jack
High impedance output
-5 dBs

Tape transport

Tape speed
18.73 mm/sec.
Maximum recording time
2 hours 10 min. (with L-500 cassette)
3 hours 15 min. (with L-750)
Fast forward/rewind time
Within 6 mins. (with L-750)
Loading time
Within 4 sec.


Crystal lock
Time indication
24-hour cycle
Timer setting Only for recording
8 event / 14 Days, adjustable for any
day or for all 7 days of the week


Power requirements
240v AC, 50 Hz
Approx. 440 x 125 x 340 mm (w/h/d)
including projecting parts and controls
Approx. 8 kg net