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UncleWill



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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 4:08 pm    Post subject: Betamax? Reply with quote


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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeremy (AnalogRocks) talks about it from time to time and even still has some Beta gear he uses.

I sold a couple of sweet professional S-VHS decks before I moved. They were HEAVY. Wish I still had them, but couldn't justify moving them.

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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We had one too, but it got thrown out unbeknownst to me. Twas a Sony S-VHS.

Been using a Sony SLHF-600 over here and loving it. Great for recording MadMen episodes! Sounds is great, picture is very decent - even in BIII mode compared to VHS EP.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have 20-30 tapes that I made in the very early 80s, and have one Beta machine here that works. Not installed in the HT though.
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PostLink    Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, which projector did you use to watch them with? Any pics of the old setup?
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AnalogRocks
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PostLink    Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ecrabb wrote:
Jeremy (AnalogRocks) talks about it from time to time and even still has some Beta gear he uses.

I sold a couple of sweet professional S-VHS decks before I moved. They were HEAVY. Wish I still had them, but couldn't justify moving them.

SC


I have 4 Beta decks, SONY SLHF 400, 600 and 750 and a Sanyo

The 750 is my favorite. Haven't fired it up in a while though.

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PostLink    Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What settings did you normally record things with? (speed, sound, etc.)
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AnalogRocks
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PostLink    Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 12:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UncleWill wrote:
What settings did you normally record things with? (speed, sound, etc.)


Buffy The Vampire slayer, BII MTS stereo HiFi

Movies, BI HiFi

Music, BII or BIII depending on the length.

A friend of a fiend of mine use to lay down Digital Audio onto Beta. He used a A/D converter he grabbed at the pawn shop. Sounded good. I never got that far down the Beta-hole. Then I got into reel to reel.
Speaking of, a friend of mine had a black and white reel to reel Beta, alas it's gone now. Sad

Also have an ED-BETA cam. That had a great picture. Too much signal for my video capture VooDoo 3500 VIVO card at the time.

My GeForce Ti4600 Golden Sample VIVO card captured it fine though. Lot's of detail!

Ahh the good old days.

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PostLink    Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A buddy in TO had that same digital A/D converter. Was $2K CDN for it back in 1982 or so.

I still have buckets of tapes I recorded on VHS Hifi. All still work, I played one the other day with Barb.
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PostLink    Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curt Palme wrote:
A buddy in TO had that same digital A/D converter. Was $2K CDN for it back in 1982 or so.

I still have buckets of tapes I recorded on VHS Hifi. All still work, I played one the other day with Barb.


Wow I didn't know it was that old. He paid $125 or $225 I believe. I know they were laying down band tracks with it at one point.

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