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[ARSCLIST] Technics SV-100
Anyone remember Technic's brief-lived "Digital Audio Cassette" machine, the one that used VHS tapes?
Am I correct in assuming this was a standard EIAJ 14-bit digital recorder, so tapes made with one
will play back OK through my Sony 501?
Alternately, does anyone have a parts-donor Technics machine hanging around they'd let me get
between it and a dumpster? The potential client has a non-working Technics deck and a stack of VHS
tapes. From their description, it seems like the door mechanism is what's broken, not any of the
audio circuitry or even the VHS tape-playing mechanism.
But, if my Sony rig will play these back OK, then I'll just transfer the tapes. By the way, these
once-pricey Sony digital-to-VCR interfaces can be had dirt-cheap today and they have plenty of uses.
I use mine all the time to time-shift FM radio (set the tuner and leave it on, set the Sony box
levels and leave it on, set the VCR input to line, program VCR timer to record radio program, listen
back on my own timetable).
-- Tom Fine