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Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-14-2022, 04:55 AM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Tester
Alternatively, these...

Alternatively, these (https://aliexpress.com/item/1005003536407543.html) ones (https://aliexpress.com/item/1005001813405998.html) I've purchased myself.
Your cable (9 pin, 1.25mm pitch, type A) is...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 05-13-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 147
Posted By Tester
FWIW, I've successfully replaced quite a few of...

FWIW, I've successfully replaced quite a few of these 'Sumitomo' flat cables, which don't seem to age too well, with more-or-less-generic parts from Aliexpress (no affiliation).

Frequently listed...
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 01-21-2022, 05:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By Tester
That's what I got from the OP too. In the...

That's what I got from the OP too.

In the US there were (are?) also a handful of firewire-enabled ATSC HDTV tuners, like the Samsung SIR-T165 (see https://youtu.be/4LsFxs6FyPo). Maybe the buyer...
Forum: General Discussion 09-03-2021, 06:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By Tester
I'd also go for a few of those short extenders,...

I'd also go for a few of those short extenders, also depending on final price (I'm EU-based).
;-)
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 12-22-2020, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By Tester
There's no "firewire out" on PAL D-VHS decks....

There's no "firewire out" on PAL D-VHS decks. It's disabled by hardware. The DV connector is input only... and PAL-DV only in my units, for that matter.



Double-check your camera(s) settings....
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-21-2020, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tester
I tend to favour the FS200 (I keep one at hand)...

I tend to favour the FS200 (I keep one at hand) over the 1000 (sold it). I find it gives a slightly 'rawer' image (read: a 'less-processed' look). But this is nitpicking, YMMV and you can't go wrong...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 07-21-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,737
Posted By Tester
For VHS playback, the DVH-8090 is lousy, and...

For VHS playback, the DVH-8090 is lousy, and utterly hopeless in SQPB mode. (I currently own two of them.)

BTW, FWIW, that Thomson is far from a straight "JVC rebadge" (that would be the Philips...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 02-13-2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,602
Posted By Tester
If you're talking about a PAL HM-DR10000, there...

If you're talking about a PAL HM-DR10000, there is no digital output from the deck — not "DV-out", nor "MPEG-out". It was disabled at the hardware level, by design. PAL units are "DV-in" only. The...
Forum: General Discussion 09-13-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,638
Posted By Tester
Just reading this too. Sending you my best...

Just reading this too. Sending you my best wishes, LS. As others have said: take time, take care, take it easy. Get well.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 07-10-2019, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,187
Posted By Tester
The "M1" and "M2" ("MONO-1" and "MONO-2")...

The "M1" and "M2" ("MONO-1" and "MONO-2") indicators are (were) active during the reception of bilingual broadcasts/signals (esp. NICAM). The tuner would select "M1" by default. You could then...
Forum: General Discussion 06-06-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By Tester
As pointed out elsewhere...

As pointed out elsewhere (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/home-video/8892-pal-vhs-deck-3.html#post61904), that Thomson model is a POOR choice for VHS/SVHS: mediocre playback quality overall; on top...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 06-04-2019, 03:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,842
Posted By Tester
Anyway, as already...

Anyway, as already (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/video-capture/9485-best-vcr-playing.html#post59682) stated (http://www.digitalfaq.com/forum/home-video/8892-pal-vhs-deck.html#post55484), the...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 04-03-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By Tester
This. Is. So. Great! Please keep us, Pioneer...

This. Is. So. Great!
Please keep us, Pioneer DVRs owners/fans, posted.
(And thanks for all the work.)
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-25-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,743
Posted By Tester
Just stating the obvious, but... WCS, if the...

Just stating the obvious, but... WCS, if the '1st-gen copy' isn't edited in a major way, you can always resort to the two-pass/assemble method:

VIDEO FROM THE MASTER TAPE + Hi-Fi AUDIO FROM...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-25-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,743
Posted By Tester
(I don't think that's the case here, but) it is...

(I don't think that's the case here, but) it is always possible that the Hi-Fi audio on the ‘1st-gen copy’ comes from a separate audio source.
These gigs were often taped simultaneously with a...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-23-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,743
Posted By Tester
These HR-S9600EU units (and other JVC models as...

These HR-S9600EU units (and other JVC models as well) can be picky for Hi-Fi playback, especially for tapes recorded in different (domestic) machines/brands — I've found they tend to fall back to...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-16-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,683
Posted By Tester
May I dare to be a bother and say that I, for...

May I dare to be a bother and say that I, for one, would love to see the Pioneer DVR line supported?
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-16-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,450
Posted By Tester
@D.Page: These JVC/Philips PAL D-VHS decks may be...

@D.Page: These JVC/Philips PAL D-VHS decks may be ‘‘more stable’’ (speedwise?) to cope with the slower LS3 D-VHS mode, but ‘‘more robust’’ (both in the sense of reliability/durability and tape...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 03-15-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,450
Posted By Tester
From personal, first hand, long-term experience...

From personal, first hand, long-term experience with these — if you're not going to do any DVHS transfers, you'll be better off with the HR-S9600EU/EK.
They tend to put out a (slightly, but...
Forum: Capture, Record, Transfer 02-26-2019, 06:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,991
Posted By Tester
There were, historically, a few domestic/prosumer...

There were, historically, a few domestic/prosumer (PAL) VHS decks with RGB-out (e.g. Philips VR-813, Thomson DVH-8090).
But the picture quality wasn't so great. VHS and S-VHS top out at S-Video, so...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 02-19-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 973
Posted By Tester
No, DV output was disabled (at the hardware...

No, DV output was disabled (at the hardware level, apparently) on PAL D-VHS machines.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-04-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,489
Posted By Tester
In that case, from my own experience: +1 to what...

In that case, from my own experience: +1 to what Lordsmuff (and Quasipal, implicitly) said keep hunting.
Forum: Video Hardware Repair 10-03-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,489
Posted By Tester
A word of caution: as has been well documented...

A word of caution: as has been well documented elsewhere (http://www.thevintageknob.org/VIDEO/VR20D/VR20D.html)...


I know this is all so true, being the owner of several of these machines (both...
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-12-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,842
Posted By Tester
JIC: That (crucial) warning doesn't (only) apply...

JIC: That (crucial) warning doesn't (only) apply to shuttle/picture search modes, but also to fast winding and rewinding.
Forum: Videography: Cameras, TVs and Players 08-11-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,842
Posted By Tester
Good choice. That Philips model is in some...

Good choice.
That Philips model is in some ways a (little) bit better than the JVC it clones: you get the always-on-sight frontal display and a (slightly) less crappy mecha.


Just be aware...
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