I spied on a UK auction site a Kinyo TV-55 for sale. these rewinders also included a cleaning function and they're spoken of elsewhere as an admittedly less effective but MUCH less expensive way of cleaning tapes prior to capture than, say, any of the Tapechek models. I've included a pic so people can see what I'm on about.
I'm just wondering if anyone here has experience of the TV-55? My model has turned up and seems in fair order; it powers up correctly when I insert a (sacrificial) tape and forwards/rewinds as it should.
The cleaning head appears to be some type of foam bud that can be moved towards the tape by pressing the 'Clean' switch - and it looks clean and also appears, via a socket on the underside of the unit, to be able to be 'rotated' so you can use six different areas of the cleaning 'head'.
Just wondering if anyone here has experience of this type of cleaner and has any tips on how to get the best out of it (and, eventually, how to replace the cleaning head and what to use for that)?
Kind regards to all,