I obtained this European version of the Philips VTR from my fellow collector
in France, Bruno Merlier. Thanks Bruno! This 50Hz CCIR VTR records BW video
and audio for a total of 45 minutes on 450 meters of half inch tape. The
spool size is approximately 5".
up reel drive is by way of a clever mechanism. An aluminum disc is attached
to the reel hub and driven from the main motor by magnetic coupling. Also
called an eddy current drive. No rubber wheels or belts to rot out! No
This particular specimen is in operational condition. Since LDL-1002 utilizes
AC synchronous motors and comes from Europe, I am going to have to assemble
a 50 Hz power converter. Bruno provided a French computer back up power
supply for this purpose. That should work nicely. If I ever get a chance
to set it all up, you'll certainly read about it here. As usual, Stay tuned!
manuals and or Operator's manuals for this machine.