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dtv player

Post by ed » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:10 pm

I have a problem with a dtv camera....

the Mem Sahib has an old Canon md120 dtv movie camera which she doesn't use anymore because it has stripes on the screen. I suspect it's a head problem. The trouble is she has 20 or 30 dtv tapes she wants to transfer to HDD. In the past I rigged up a firewire connection and downloaded tapes in real time from the camera....

If it's a head problem with the camera I suspect this method will no longer work.....

so the question...does anybody know if such a thing as a dtv player exists.....

before anybody suggests getting them transferred professionally.....I'm fairly certain it's between £20 and £30 per tape from what she tells me....so that's out!
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Re: dtv player

Post by pre65 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:39 pm

Why not get a head cleaning cassette ?

Or, try this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUp1teer9jI

Seems that model of camera was entry level and image quality was regarded as "poor".
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Re: dtv player

Post by pre65 » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:02 pm

Re cleaning the heads.

On VCR machines and compact cassette players I have used cotton buds with some fluid from a compact cassette head cleaning kit.

So I know it works.
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