|LabGuy's World: 1971 Sony VO-1600U
Umatic Video Cassette Recorder
New Addition! 01.02.07
Here is the deluxe first generation model from Sony! This is the full color, stereo audio, flagship of the line. It has built in TV tuners, sound dub facilities, direct video and RF outputs and a dozen other features! The VO-1600 is far from portable, but it is "luggable". Sony had high hopes of making Umatic the home video format in the early 1970s. But the size and cost(s) associated with the format were outside the scope of the average consumer. Second generation machines no longer offered built in TV receivers. (Correct me if I am wrong on this)
NEEDED: Service manual for this machine.
[CLICK HERE] to read the instruction manual for the VO-1800U. This is essentially the same VCR as the VO-1600, but without the built in TV receiver.
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