Clock and timer controls
The V-5250 was the first Betamax model produced by Toshiba and was a clone of Sony's SL-8000 model.
It was one of the so called 'piano key' early models. It was a very advanced VCR in its day.
The model shown here is the Australian version having a VHF TV output module fitted for Ch1 with Ch0 being another module option.
NEC also produced a clone called the PVC-2300.
At the rear of the machine it has video inputs and outputs via BNC connectors and audio in/out via RCA connectors. It also has a mains voltage selector.
The V-5250 was a very basic VCR. It had no cue/review controls but did have pause, albeit with muted video. It did have a mechanical tape counter as well as a one event timer.
Looking back now it appears to be a massive, heavy old fashioned machine and is really only of interest to collectors.
Our thanks go to Noel Higgins for supplying the information on this model.