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01-11-2013, 03:40 PM
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I purchased a panasonic ag 1980 from ebay and it was delivered earlier this week. I have it connected to an AIW 900 USB stick through s-video. I tried a test capture last night. The color was extremely weak, almost black and white. Is this a known problem with the VCR or tuner card? It was a very short clip that I tried for a test. I first noticed it when I tried an old home recorded tape. But I thought it may be the tape being worn out so I tried a commercial vhs and it did the same thing. Everything was nice and sharp looking, but the color was horrible.
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01-11-2013, 04:40 PM
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ag-1980's are great VCR's - one of the best.
however they are notorious for bad caps and other problems.
almost any used AG-1980 you buy should be checked out and serviced by a pro.
these where not consumer decks - they where sold to schools and videographers and most have been very heavily used.
your problem sound like some bad caps.
send it out to Southern Advantage - they will go right through it for around $125
once it is 100% you will be very happy with it.
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did that include shipping or not? I saw in another thread that you had these same problems. Did they check everything else when you sent it in as well?
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01-11-2013, 05:01 PM
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that doesn't include shipping.
they will completely service the deck
send them an email for more info
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