#1  
12-02-2022, 08:13 AM
Phileholic Phileholic is offline
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 41
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I've been interested in getting V2000 tapes for a while now, and I'm currently looking into getting a VCR. I know one of the latest models was the Philips VR2840 (probably the best of them, but I'm not sure).

Is there a buying guide, or any recommendations, for this format?
Reply With Quote
Someday, 12:01 PM
admin's Avatar
Ads / Sponsors
 
Join Date: ∞
Posts: 42
Thanks: ∞
Thanked 42 Times in 42 Posts
  #2  
12-02-2022, 10:09 AM
latreche34 latreche34 is online now
Free Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 2,543
Thanked 444 Times in 411 Posts
It was a short lived format, Only few models being made, Composite out only, No HiFi Stereo. Unless you know how to fix them they will all need repair despite what the seller advertise it at, Power supply capacitor tends to short out and should be replaced before turning on the machine, If you have a collection of tapes maybe it's worth the adventure. A lot of youtube videos being made just watch and learn, Video99.co.uk made a lot of repair videos about them.

https://www.youtube.com/user/latoak34/videos
Reply With Quote
  #3  
12-04-2022, 07:58 AM
lordsmurf's Avatar
lordsmurf lordsmurf is offline
Site Staff | Video
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 12,309
Thanked 2,271 Times in 1,943 Posts
Given the scant few machines, lack of features, and limited reach of the format (PAL only), no buying guide is needed. You'll essentially buy whatever is available. It's not like VHS VCRs, Hi8 cameras, etc, where you have choices, and features matter.

But also note this:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wikipedia
A key intention of the V2000 format, thanks to DTF, was tape compatibility. A tape from any machine should play perfectly on any other machine. Unfortunately, when the VR2020 reached the shops it was discovered that its audio head was 2.5mm out of position compared to that on Grundig's Video 24. This meant that the sound would be out of sync with the picture when played back on the other type of machine. Both manufacturers' production lines hastily moved the audio head 1.25mm to a common position, but compatibility issues remained for recordings made on the first generation of machines.
https://www.totalrewind.org/v2000/V_2020.htm has more details on this issue.

Essentially, the V2020 decks are not what you want, if you have V2000 recordings. And probably vice versa.

To further what latreche said above:
Quote:
highly prone to problems, and indeed a survey in the 1980's found that V2000 machines were significantly more likely to have needed repairs than Betamax or VHS decks.
And it being now the 2020s, the decks all are guaranteed broken, junk, parts, unless refurb'd by somebody with skills to do it.

- Did my advice help you? Then become a Premium Member and support this site.
- For sale in the marketplace: TBCs, workflows, capture cards, VCRs
Reply With Quote
Reply




Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a Betamax VCR buying guide? DeeSeven Capture, Record, Transfer 20 04-10-2022 03:51 PM
Is the equipment Buying Guide available? prenerts General Discussion 0 10-20-2020 09:04 PM
Wanted: PAL VCR from the buying guide [FOUND] koberulz Marketplace 2 04-26-2016 09:22 PM
MESECAM/SECAM VCR's Buying Guide? tomswift Restore, Filter, Improve Quality 13 09-30-2013 01:27 PM
VCR Buying Guide (S-VHS, D-VHS, Professional) for best video capturing admin Capture, Record, Transfer 0 12-16-2010 03:40 PM

Thread Tools



 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 PM