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  • 01-24-2011 2:38 PM

    • deaddruid
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    Avant VTR compatability

    Following the demise of my Avant curved VCR from the usual tube failure, I've purchased an Avant RF VCR to replace it. Whilst the RF has a good picture and works well with a DVD1, the Video Tape Recorder (VTR) chews tapes.

    Can I simply transplant the good VTR from my curved Avant into the RF version?

    I suspect that I may need to move some EPROMs between the VTRs in order to provide the RF with the firmware it expects to see, but are there any other gotchas?

    Mark

  • 01-24-2011 4:58 PM In reply to

    • Craig
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    Re: Avant VTR compatability

    Mark, I think you will find they swap stright over. It basically a modified VX7000 in there. So it just takes a Datalink signal via the scart lead. Exactly like a stand alone VX7000 (or other B&O VTR).

     

     

     

     

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  • 01-24-2011 5:53 PM In reply to

    • deaddruid
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    Re: Avant VTR compatability

    That's excellent news; thank you, Craig. Even less work than I expected!

    Mark

  • 01-25-2011 5:55 AM In reply to

    • kai
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    Re: Avant VTR compatability

    Are you sure about that? The curved screen avant was based on the v6000, the flat screen avant was based on the v8000, if it's chewing tapes it more than likely it's the pinch roller, if you know anyone locally they should be able to repair that, and you will be up and running again :)
  • 01-25-2011 1:39 PM In reply to

    • deaddruid
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    Re: Avant VTR compatability

    OK, tax forms now done... time to whip the back off.

    Mark

  • 01-25-2011 6:52 PM In reply to

    • Stonk
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    Re: Avant VTR compatability

    Yes, compare the two - I'm sure they'll be the same. If it blows up blame Craig as he suggested it. If it's all good be confident that I know what I'm talking about Laughing

                                                                                                  

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  • 02-02-2011 4:08 AM In reply to

    • deaddruid
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    Re: Avant VTR compatability

    I opened up the VCR, cleaned the muck out,... and it magically started working again. Fixed by a vacuum cleaner! I think I'll clean off the grease which is visible and replace it with fresh grease, before puting the box back into the TV.

    Any idea how I can tell whether it's a 6000 or an 8000?

    Mark

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