Today I was fortunate to get a Philips 2000, what a beast, bought from the original owner with 24 tapes packed with period programmes and adverts. It also came with the instructional tape and the manuals.
I'd not come across the 2000 format * before only VHS and Betamax so it was a revelation to see the tapes and that they are two sided. I also got a box of 40 VHS tapes from the owner, again with all sorts of recordings.
It works, well vision does giving a very good picture on my rack monitor but main fault, no sound just a pop,pop,pop,pop, pop to be heard. VCR's are not my forte so was wondering if anyone out there has some ideas to help. I'm chuffed to bits it almost working, it would be so nice to have the sound back and a working VCR to complement the old CTV collection.
A schematic would be useful but I have no doubt it would be mind blowing.
At the time of its launch Video 2000 offered several innovative features unmatched by the competing formats VHS and Betamax:
- Only half of the magnetic tape is scanned by a helical scanner during each side pass. The cassette can then be flipped over to use the other half of the tape, thus doubling playing time.
- The tape is totally enclosed when not in use. Unlike competing formats that have spaces in the cassette for the tape loading mechanism to be inserted, thus exposing the delicate magnetic tape surface, VCCs had a retractable sheath that covers such space. The sheath is retracted as a tape is inserted into the machine and only then can the tape cover be raised to fully expose the tape.
- Because of its Dynamic Track Following (DTF) technology (involving an advanced, movable video head tip), by design V2000 does not require a video tracking control (however, Grundig's model 1600 lacked DTF).
- All V2000 VCRs sport an auto-rewind function (later matched by VHS and Betamax)
- Dynamic Noise Suppression to reduce tape hiss on the audio track.
- Provision of a data track alongside the video track
- channel selection and timer programming are undertaken by a 0-9 numeric keypad