|LabGuy's World: 1974 Sony VP-3000
Umatic-S Video Cassette Player
New Addition! 03.08.05
Here is a Video Cassette Player that LabGuy had never heard of before actually getting one. This unit was donated to LabGuy's World by Bruno Merlier in France. Thanks Bruno! It appears to be based upon the mechanism of the VO-3800 and BVU-100 portapacks that follow. This model can only play the smaller "S" cassettes which have a maximum playing time of 30 minutes. Used for sales presentations, even 30 minutes can be too long. It is not battery powered, but needs 117 volts AC 60 Hz, implying that this one is an NTSC unit. So, this unit fills in the "traveling salesman" niche. The machine apparently had a hard shell dust cover at one time. The clips that held it at the front are clearly visible. The main AC plug has been cut off, so I have yet to test it out. Stay tuned!
WANTED: More information about this model. Service manuals, operator's manuals, catalog entries, advertisements, personal anecdotes and or the missing dust cover.
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Last updated: January 09, 2005