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Rare Bird
13-02-2012, 20:28
Does anyone know a good source for blank Betamax video tapes as i want to get a machine back in use.

Gazjam
20-02-2012, 10:30
This guy might know how to get some? :)

http://img824.imageshack.us/img824/2854/deloreanback2futuredrbr.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/deloreanback2futuredrbr.jpg/)

Gazjam
20-02-2012, 12:18
Try here

http://snakemasterproductions.com/blank_betas.html
http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=betamax+blank+tapes
http://www.freewebs.com/betatapes/

If its to watch old beta recordings, how about getting them transferred on to DVD?

http://www.video99.co.uk/

Hope this helps.

Rare Bird
20-02-2012, 12:27
Thanks Gary.. Beta to DVD transfer! :lol: it's the reverse i want :D

Gazjam
20-02-2012, 13:11
your nuts! ;)

Rare Bird
20-02-2012, 13:44
I know :trust:

:rfl:

goraman
21-02-2012, 05:19
Does anyone know a good source for blank Betamax video tapes as i want to get a machine back in use.

I think the Sony Museum in Tokyo still has some,or where they looking for some?
I would start by digging up time capsules buried on or before 1980.
:mental:

I ACTUALLY FOUND SOME ! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-Betamax-L-750-Brand-New-10-Tapes-/190643709622?pt=VCRs&hash=item2c634026b6#ht_500wt_1361 http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-10-Kodak-L-750-Blank-Betamax-Video-Cassette-Tapes-Excellent-Cond-w-Labels-/270914935810?pt=VCRs&hash=item3f13c9dc02#ht_1262wt_1344
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lot-10-BASF-L-750-Blank-Betamax-Video-Cassette-Tapes-Excellent-Cond-w-Labels-/270914704346?pt=VCRs&hash=item3f13c653da#ht_500wt_1361


Need the T.V. to go with your retro recorder?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorola-RCA-Victor-14-26-MV-Tube-Television-/360434560377?pt=Televisions&hash=item53eb92ed79#ht_2084wt_1110

Rare Bird
21-02-2012, 10:17
:rolleyes:

Macca
21-02-2012, 13:16
INeed the T.V. to go with your retro recorder?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Victorola-RCA-Victor-14-26-MV-Tube-Television-/360434560377?pt=Televisions&hash=item53eb92ed79#ht_2084wt_1110

Ah, the old 'Radiation King' - Andre, you need to mount your plasma/LCD in one of these old style cases, would look the biz mate :eyebrows:

Wilbur
21-02-2012, 17:50
Watch em and wipe em!
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10-Sony-Betamax-Video-Tapes-IMMACULATE-Condition-Retro-Vintage-TV-1980s-/250999940399?pt=UK_Consumer_VintageAudio_RL&hash=item3a70c3252f
:)

dave2010
23-02-2012, 21:44
And some here ... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SONY-MASTER-HG-L-500-BETAMAX-VIDEOTAPES-USED-ONCE-/290670560456?pt=UK_Consumer_VintageAudio_RL&hash=item43ad50c4c8#ht_515wt_922

nat8808
03-03-2013, 01:59
An old thread I realise...

Aren't Betacam tapes, the industry standard, the same physical tapes as Betamax? Surely there must be loads around. only the encoding method and tape speed different?

A 30 min Betacam tape should be the equivalent of about a 4hr Betamax tape (due to the higher speed of Betacam) and can be had for €1 on german ebay:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/281037305013 . Perhaps look instead for Sony BCT-10 tapes.

nat8808
03-03-2013, 02:09
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sony-BCT-10G-Betacam-Tapes-Brand-New-Box-of-10-Tapes-/200900150252

New box of 10 SONY BCT-10G tapes for 5 with more available.. That's about 75 min Betamax equivalent.

Assure yourself that Betacam and Betamax tapes are indeed the exact same thing physically beforehand. A bit of searching around has assured me that they are the very same tapes up to a certain duration.