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Old Electronics

Postby Daniel » Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:42 am

Here's one that I've got, an old top loading vcr. It sort of still works. I have another top loader that does still work, but this one looks more interesting.
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Re: Old Electronics

Postby greg » Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:42 pm

Wow, a top-loading VCR! I still have my VCR I bought in '96. It seems you can't even buy a VCR anymore unless it's one of those VCR/DVD combos. I like old technology. I listen to my MD player far more often than my MP3 player. I used to use Zip Disks up until a couple years ago when I had my USB Zip Drive fail on me. I still have yet to buy an HD TV even. I will eventually though.
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Re: Old Electronics

Postby _D_ » Mon Dec 10, 2012 6:26 am

I still have my RCA VBT200 that I bought in 1980. I haven't turned it on in years though. It was the first deck I owned. Many friends also kept their old Betamaxes from c.1976. I also have my first DVD recorder the Panasonic E80H which is much prized by collectors. Cost me $1200 when it came out. That unit is still in good shape. I have several other decks but I've shelved all but the Pioneer 640 and 650 units I picked up over the past several months. Within a short time, I hope to join the ranks of High Definition cappers and will shelve the Pioneers except for old VHS and Beta tapes.

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Re: Old Electronics

Postby kndy » Wed May 22, 2013 5:42 pm

I found the documents for our family's stereo receiver and equalizer that we grew up with in the '70s...lol...

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Re: Old Electronics

Postby _D_ » Thu May 23, 2013 7:24 am

Betamaxes:

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Grant's Tape Recorder I used to record audio of moon landing in 1969!

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Replaced mostly with this one I picked for $10 at an estate sale:

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But if I need to do audio I have a Sony portable that can handle full size reels and a friend recently picked up an excellent condition Pioneer 4 track from a neighbour. His old band's music is in that format. He is also an expert in "tape baking" so if you ever run into flaking audio (and possibly video) tapes and need to try to transfer them, let me know...

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Re: Old Electronics

Postby greg » Sun May 26, 2013 8:48 pm

Are there any MiniDisc aficionados here? I still listen to my MDs. I had a car MD player in my old '95 Ford Thunderbird before I moved to Japan. My current car only plays CDs, and lacks any headphone jack input for any MD or MP3 players. But, I still listen to my MD Walkman when I ride the train to work. I have two MD/CD stereos at home, too. I love how I can copy a CD and edit them whenever I feel like. They are perfect for making compilations. MP3 players are terrible for that, unless you can somehow make a playlist, but that can be annoying.
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Re: Old Electronics

Postby Animusubi » Thu May 30, 2013 2:47 pm

Hmm, maybe it doesn't fit here, but do you guys have any suggestions for a VHS to DVD player/recorder? I'd like to be able to make disc copies of my VHS tapes, so maybe someone knows a good reliable brand? Also something that might double as a player, since I don't actually have a VCR anymore.
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Re: Old Electronics

Postby _D_ » Thu May 30, 2013 4:18 pm

Not much choice left in the US market but these are popular:

http://www.walmart.com/search/search-ng ... nstraint=0

User group if you have questions is here:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/940657/magnav ... -3576-3575

All standard def recorders here:

http://www.avsforum.com/f/106/dvd-recor ... andard-def

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Re: Old Electronics

Postby jdoll » Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:25 pm

cool stuff guys! Hope to return with vhs betamax and laser disc machines of my own soon!

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Re: Old Electronics

Postby Drew_Sutton » Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:20 pm

I recently had the opportunity to get a commercial betamax deck - a friend of mine's company had one they were trying to get rid of (which, I don't really know why a web advertising company has one but whatever). I didn't have room for it but another mutual friend of ours stepped up and is taking it, so I guess it's time to start that 'anime on beta' collection!
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