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Beta VCR's
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felix
2017-03-11 06:07:38 UTC
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Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
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Computer Nerd Kev
2017-03-11 06:24:59 UTC
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Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
Quite a while, I believe you can still buy a VCR new. I've seen Beta
machines listed for a lot less than $500 lately as well.
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F Murtz
2017-03-11 07:25:25 UTC
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Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
Quite a while, I believe you can still buy a VCR new. I've seen Beta
machines listed for a lot less than $500 lately as well.
I have an unopened beta porn tape that my father bought in Canberra for
someone else in the days when that is where you bought them.
felix
2017-03-11 12:14:27 UTC
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Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
Quite a while, I believe you can still buy a VCR new. I've seen Beta
machines listed for a lot less than $500 lately as well.
I have an unopened beta porn tape that my father bought in Canberra
for someone else in the days when that is where you bought them.
you could get some $$$ for that on eBay
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Trevor
2017-03-12 02:27:34 UTC
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I have an unopened beta porn tape that my father bought in Canberra
for someone else in the days when that is where you bought them.
you could get some $$$ for that on eBay
Yeah $3 is probably about right.

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Trevor
2017-03-12 02:25:10 UTC
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Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
Bought a nice Panasonic VHS HiFi machine last year at Vinnies rather
than repair my old one to transfer a few tapes.
Not a bad buy for $10 :-)
Must get around to transferring a couple more tapes though before it's
belts decay as well.

You'd be pretty desperate and stupid to pay $500 for *ANY* VCR though IMO!

Trevor.
felix
2017-03-19 02:10:02 UTC
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Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
Bought a nice Panasonic VHS HiFi machine last year at Vinnies rather
than repair my old one to transfer a few tapes.
Not a bad buy for $10 :-)
Must get around to transferring a couple more tapes though before it's
belts decay as well.
You'd be pretty desperate and stupid to pay $500 for *ANY* VCR though IMO!
Trevor.
the market would probably be just old folk who have lots of tapes and
want to be able to still play them
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Clocky
2017-03-20 04:01:56 UTC
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Post by felix
Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
Bought a nice Panasonic VHS HiFi machine last year at Vinnies rather
than repair my old one to transfer a few tapes.
Not a bad buy for $10 :-)
Must get around to transferring a couple more tapes though before it's
belts decay as well.
You'd be pretty desperate and stupid to pay $500 for *ANY* VCR though IMO!
Trevor.
the market would probably be just old folk who have lots of tapes and
want to be able to still play them
More than likely collectors.
hector
2017-03-27 07:26:18 UTC
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Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
Bought a nice Panasonic VHS HiFi machine last year at Vinnies rather
than repair my old one to transfer a few tapes.
Not a bad buy for $10 :-)
Must get around to transferring a couple more tapes though before it's
belts decay as well.
You'd be pretty desperate and stupid to pay $500 for *ANY* VCR though IMO!
Trevor.
the market would probably be just old folk who have lots of tapes and
want to be able to still play them
How do you transfer VHS to a what you are transferring to?
For some reason I could never do it, the VHS picture is faulty through
the computer.
I suspect Sony VHS players work differently to others, that stabilising
feature that I can't remember what it is.
b***@topmail.co.nz
2017-03-27 08:30:40 UTC
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How do you transfer VHS to a what you are transferring to?
For some reason I could never do it, the VHS picture is faulty through
the computer.
I suspect Sony VHS players work differently to others, that stabilising
feature that I can't remember what it is.
"timebase corrector" is maybe what you mean.
I have a few TV cards, and had a bunch of VCRs (I ditched most of them and
kept 3). I found that some models of VCR didn't work a particular TV card,
but did with another.
hector
2017-03-27 13:19:45 UTC
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How do you transfer VHS to a what you are transferring to?
For some reason I could never do it, the VHS picture is faulty through
the computer.
I suspect Sony VHS players work differently to others, that stabilising
feature that I can't remember what it is.
"timebase corrector" is maybe what you mean.
I have a few TV cards, and had a bunch of VCRs (I ditched most of them and
kept 3). I found that some models of VCR didn't work a particular TV card,
but did with another.
I had a JVC VHS player that seemed more stable, but it was on it's last
legs and tended to chew tapes.
I need to borrow one I think, can't trust my Sony one.
Peter Jason
2017-03-27 21:08:23 UTC
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How do you transfer VHS to a what you are transferring to?
For some reason I could never do it, the VHS picture is faulty through
the computer.
I suspect Sony VHS players work differently to others, that stabilising
feature that I can't remember what it is.
"timebase corrector" is maybe what you mean.
I have a few TV cards, and had a bunch of VCRs (I ditched most of them and
kept 3). I found that some models of VCR didn't work a particular TV card,
but did with another.
I had a JVC VHS player that seemed more stable, but it was on it's last
legs and tended to chew tapes.
I need to borrow one I think, can't trust my Sony one.
Get a pro to transfer the contents to DVD.
hector
2017-03-28 15:00:32 UTC
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How do you transfer VHS to a what you are transferring to?
For some reason I could never do it, the VHS picture is faulty through
the computer.
I suspect Sony VHS players work differently to others, that stabilising
feature that I can't remember what it is.
"timebase corrector" is maybe what you mean.
I have a few TV cards, and had a bunch of VCRs (I ditched most of them and
kept 3). I found that some models of VCR didn't work a particular TV card,
but did with another.
I had a JVC VHS player that seemed more stable, but it was on it's last
legs and tended to chew tapes.
I need to borrow one I think, can't trust my Sony one.
Get a pro to transfer the contents to DVD.
Too much and too many nooks and crannies in the tapes for that.
Maybe my brother's Panasonic will do.
Computer Nerd Kev
2017-03-28 21:41:06 UTC
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How do you transfer VHS to a what you are transferring to?
For some reason I could never do it, the VHS picture is faulty through
the computer.
I suspect Sony VHS players work differently to others, that stabilising
feature that I can't remember what it is.
"timebase corrector" is maybe what you mean.
I have a few TV cards, and had a bunch of VCRs (I ditched most of them and
kept 3). I found that some models of VCR didn't work a particular TV card,
but did with another.
I had a JVC VHS player that seemed more stable, but it was on it's last
legs and tended to chew tapes.
I need to borrow one I think, can't trust my Sony one.
Get a pro to transfer the contents to DVD.
Too much and too many nooks and crannies in the tapes for that.
Maybe my brother's Panasonic will do.
If you're using the composite output, perhaps try the RF output
if you have a suitable capture card. Or vise versa if you're using
the RF output already.

As I (vaguely) remember it, a timebase corrector should help fix
such problems rather than cause them. In any case, borrowing
another machine would be much easier than trying to find an
external timebase corrector to use.
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Peter Jason
2017-03-29 03:13:39 UTC
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How do you transfer VHS to a what you are transferring to?
For some reason I could never do it, the VHS picture is faulty through
the computer.
I suspect Sony VHS players work differently to others, that stabilising
feature that I can't remember what it is.
"timebase corrector" is maybe what you mean.
I have a few TV cards, and had a bunch of VCRs (I ditched most of them and
kept 3). I found that some models of VCR didn't work a particular TV card,
but did with another.
I had a JVC VHS player that seemed more stable, but it was on it's last
legs and tended to chew tapes.
I need to borrow one I think, can't trust my Sony one.
Get a pro to transfer the contents to DVD.
Too much and too many nooks and crannies in the tapes for that.
Maybe my brother's Panasonic will do.
Have you Adobe Premier Pro? Dump all into this and start re
mastering. Very tedious though.
felix
2017-03-31 04:40:28 UTC
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Beta VCR's are selling for up to $500 on ebay. wonder how long before
VHS are worth that?
Bought a nice Panasonic VHS HiFi machine last year at Vinnies rather
than repair my old one to transfer a few tapes.
Not a bad buy for $10 :-)
Must get around to transferring a couple more tapes though before it's
belts decay as well.
You'd be pretty desperate and stupid to pay $500 for *ANY* VCR though IMO!
Trevor.
the market would probably be just old folk who have lots of tapes and
want to be able to still play them
How do you transfer VHS to a what you are transferring to?
For some reason I could never do it, the VHS picture is faulty through
the computer.
I suspect Sony VHS players work differently to others, that
stabilising feature that I can't remember what it is.
I have a VHS/DVD combo machine and so I just play the tape and record to
DVD, then put the DVD into the PC and load into editing software from
that. I also use one of these


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