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Re: [ARSCLIST] NTSC betamax players

Good working units regularly go for about $200.00 on eBay.The majority of them seem to be listed under "DVD & Home Theater."There 
are considerably fewer on eBay,UK,and these run about £150.00.A little higher,but it may be cheaper in the long run,considering shipping.One listed on eBay,USA,for $270.00 says it's new in box.


--- On Fri, 10/3/08, Erik Dix <edix@xxxxxx> wrote:
From: Erik Dix <edix@xxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] NTSC betamax players
To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: Friday, October 3, 2008, 6:45 AM

Hi Will!

I got a machine repaired here: http://www.mrbetamax.com/ The guy is very 
and bought one here: http://www.absolutebeta.com/

Not sure if they ship to the UK but I think those two companies are your 
best bet for working ntsc betamax machines.

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Prentice, Will wrote:
> We have around 10,000 PCM F1-encoded betamax tapes at the BL, which
> we've spent the past few years transferring. Finding the equipment,
> spare parts etc to achieve this has been a mammoth task, so imagine our
> relief when we opened pretty much the last box of tapes to find ... some
> NTSC tapes. Being in the UK we recorded all our tapes in PAL format, but
> some of the final batch were recorded in the US. 
> Our PCM units are PAL/NTSC switchable and we can deal with the 44.056kHz
> sampling rate, but we need an NTSC betamax player, preferably capable of
> playing back the Hifi analogue track too. Other than ebay, can anyone
> suggest useful places to start looking? I imagine we'll need to ship
> something from North America.
> Thanks for any suggestions.
> Will
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