I've decided to sell my Datavideo TBC-1000 - a device that I boughtb a few years ago on a quiet afternoon on eBay
, and which has been redundancy in my LordSmurf-sourced workflow ever since. Please read carefully to make sure you know precisely what's for sale here. Given the telephone-number prices that sometimes accompany these items, I want to be transparent about the listing so there are no nasty surprises for anyone.
A recent-pre-sale inspection of the TBC-1000 revealed some epoxy and suspected capacitor failure on the output board. I have had the board professionally cleaned and the capactors (the larger ones, which seemed to have gone) professionally replaced using brand new Panasonic caps.
The unit powers on fine, and works fine - however, only the C/D S-VHS output sockets work fully (and they *do* work fully); the other pair (A/B, on their own 'stack') output in black and white only. This will not affect the unit's performance if all you're using it for is TBC activity in a single-capture workflow. It *will* affect the unit's performance if you want to use it for multiple outputs off a single input (I've never wanted to do this, so it's never been an issue for me).
I've described the unit as 'cosmetically challenged' in the subject line of this listing and there's no denying it: it looks like it has been in a train wreck. The top of the case is badly pitted. I've also attached images of the inside of the case so you can see the (noticeably better) condition there. But please do not consider buying if you're after a AAA-condition, picture-perfect TBC-1000 that you can show off as your pride and joy in your collection; this isn't it.
What it *is* is a working-condition Datavideo TBC-1000 that should work nicely for someone going through a video capture workflow. And that's why I'm advertising it here, at what I consider a sensible percentage of market value, instead of trotting it around on eBay
Will come with a brand new 12V/2A power supply.
Price is £1300, including insured postage in the UK (further afield would require discussion on courier/postage costs - as a rough guide, it looks like a premium of around £50 over UK rates). DigitalFAQ has been invaluable as I've worked my way through hundreds of VHS tapes over the past three or four years; as a result, I intend to make donation from the proceeds of a successful sale, to help with the rebuild of the website.
Thanks for looking. Any questions, please DM me or comment here.