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Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-22-2015, 11:28 AM
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Posted By vhsdigital34
Thanks again sanlyn, I guess it was just that a...

Thanks again sanlyn, I guess it was just that a list of the better camcorders wasn't compiled. Sounds like the DCR-TRV520 is the best Digital8 camcorder/player out there. Guess I lucked out that my...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-21-2015, 06:27 PM
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Posted By vhsdigital34
This is what doctor sony said about which...

This is what doctor sony said about which video8/hi8/digital8 sony player is the best:

DCR-TRV520 is the pinnacle of Digital 8 tech and it's downhill from that model (top of the line series was...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-18-2015, 06:05 PM
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Posted By vhsdigital34
Thank you very much Sanlyn!! I was under the...

Thank you very much Sanlyn!!

I was under the impression all of the Sony Hi/Video8 camcorders have the same internal mechanism to play tapes. If there are differences in playback, do we know which...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-18-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 265
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Posted By vhsdigital34
Unfortunately the image distortion on the scene...

Unfortunately the image distortion on the scene change is still happening as per below's new capture with the refurbished DCR-TRV520. Doctor Sony is saying the image distortion on the scene change...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-14-2015, 02:45 PM
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Posted By vhsdigital34
It looks like Doctor Sony seems to know what he's...

It looks like Doctor Sony seems to know what he's doing. He received it last Friday, I received it today (less than a week turnaround time). This is the response I got back:

"Drum stator (sensor...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-09-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
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Posted By vhsdigital34
I am not a business.. Home videos..

I am not a business.. Home videos..
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-06-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,231
Posted By vhsdigital34
The guy from Spec bros said the white dust could...

The guy from Spec bros said the white dust could be one of the three so I'm not sure which it is (nor am I sure whether we can distinguish without instruments). The full story to this is that I...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-05-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,231
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thanks guys. Just got off th phone with spec...

Thanks guys. Just got off th phone with spec bros. Very polite and very informative. This is extremely expensive stuff. White dust could be one of three things: white decay residue, fungus,...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 05-04-2015, 06:13 PM
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Posted By vhsdigital34
Where to send VHS tapes with mold?

Does anyone know where to go/send tapes that have mold? I've found one with a lot of white "dust" on it. Can it be cleaned at home?

Also, is there a place to send damaged tapes to repair?
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-27-2015, 11:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,650
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thank you moxicat, I'll be giving doctor sony a...

Thank you moxicat, I'll be giving doctor sony a shot. Thanks again!!
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-27-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,650
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thanks again moxiecat. I would've gone with JOT...

Thanks again moxiecat. I would've gone with JOT but the $60 non-refundable is very steep (plus PA is closer than TX for me). I'd go with JOT only if they do a better job than DoctorSony. Do you...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-27-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,650
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thank you Moxicat, I've contacted JOT's in...

Thank you Moxicat,

I've contacted JOT's in the meantime and it looks like they're charging $60 to evaluate and the $60 will go towards the parts and labor costs if they can fix it. I've asked and...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-23-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Update: Starlit TV doesn't repair camcorders...

Update: Starlit TV doesn't repair camcorders anymore
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-22-2015, 10:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 9,650
Posted By vhsdigital34
Hi Moxiecat, I know this is old but I've...

Hi Moxiecat,

I know this is old but I've just come across this and noticed there wasn't a final comment on how it concluded. What was your experience like with doctorsony? I'm in need of someone...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-22-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Anybody familiar with MYK Camcorder repair in Des...

Anybody familiar with MYK Camcorder repair in Des Plaines, IL?
http://www.myksvc.com/camerarepair/
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-21-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thank you very much lordsmurf, will avoid them...

Thank you very much lordsmurf, will avoid them like the plague.

I've come across this in my hunt. Does anybody here have any experience dealing with "doctor sony"? Would love to believe this is...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-21-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Photo Tech Repair was going to have it sent to...

Photo Tech Repair was going to have it sent to Pro Tech Camcorder Repairs in Chicago. Does anyone have experience with them as well?
http://www.protechcam.com/index.html
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-21-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thank you sanlyn! Hi Lordsmurf, what was...

Thank you sanlyn!

Hi Lordsmurf, what was your issue with Mac Camera as it seems they are my only hope unless any of the below I've found from yelp (not very reliable source, I know) in NYC are...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-20-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Just called TGrant Photo. They said they only...

Just called TGrant Photo. They said they only handle the VCR decks since camcorders have more delicate parts (I was under the impression AG-1980 was more delicate?). Bummer...

Hi Lordsmurf, what...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-19-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thank you Sanlyn. I was asking about the...

Thank you Sanlyn. I was asking about the sharpness slider as I came across lordsmurf's comment below recently and thought it was a known thing the AG-1980 naturally over sharpened a bit. Sounds like...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-19-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Also, for the AG-1980, where should the sharpness...

Also, for the AG-1980, where should the sharpness slider be? Just read somewhere on the forum the middle is actually a bit sharpened than normal. Is there an approximate sharpness level (1/4 less...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-18-2015, 06:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Ah. Mac caps is only for capacitors and I don't...

Ah. Mac caps is only for capacitors and I don't know how to take the board out. So I guess shipping my AG-1980 to TGrant Photo would be best? If I do that, does that make the repaired AG-1980 better...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-17-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Hi Sanlyn, just got my supplies and I cleaned out...

Hi Sanlyn, just got my supplies and I cleaned out my equipment as per your instructions. The CCD-TRV65 didn't have any dust but some parts of the DCR-TRV520 was filthy. The cleaning didn't correct...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-14-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thanks sanlyn!! Unfortunately I've turned the...

Thanks sanlyn!! Unfortunately I've turned the drum clockwise when I was fiddling with it and trying to see how the paper cleaning would work (obviously without it spinning it doesn't do much). It...
Forum: Project Planning, Workflows 04-13-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 24,935
Posted By vhsdigital34
Thank you sanlyn. Not sure why but when I did a...

Thank you sanlyn. Not sure why but when I did a search on Amazon for "video head cleaning fluid" it didn't pop up (felt like an idiot after seeing your link..). I'll purchase the two items you've...
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