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Old 26th Oct 2017, 3:49 pm   #21
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Default Re: Sanyo VTC 9455 Betamax - No colour

So, I left the VCR turned on for an hour and tuned to a channel and I finally managed to get colour out of this thing but only from the tuner! I can select between PAL and SECAM and the LEDs light up but it's still black and white when playing tapes. To me, this definitely seems like a capacitor(s) issue. What do you think?
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Old 27th Oct 2017, 7:55 pm   #22
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Default Re: Sanyo VTC 9455 Betamax - No colour

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My VTC 9350 says "IC electronics" on the logo
Hi.

I am just trying to envisage what the size of the VCR would be if it were to proclaim "Discrete Electronics", probably something like the size of a gas cooker!

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Symon.

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Old 27th Oct 2017, 8:46 pm   #23
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Default Re: Sanyo VTC 9455 Betamax - No colour

Well, here it is. It's just a 9300 for the Middle Eastern market.

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Old 30th Oct 2017, 11:17 pm   #24
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Default Re: Sanyo VTC 9455 Betamax - No colour

Good news. I changed a couple of caps (4.7uF and 10uF) on the chroma board and after a little adjustment of the pot, I got colour working fine on PAL (1st attachment) and SECAM (2nd attachment). But when playing an NTSC tape (3rd attachment), I get that weird rainbow effect on the picture. The tape that I played is a pre-recorded movie on Beta hi-fi. I read somewhere that Sony reduced the chroma bandwitdth in order for the hi-fi audio tracks to fit on the tape, and that causes incompatibility when playing Beta hi-fi tapes on regular Beta machines. Can you confirm that?

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Old 29th Nov 2017, 7:01 pm   #25
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I would assume ( a dangerous thing ! ) that there might be different crystals for the different Tv standards. these frequencies should be able to be found out, and then there could be some crystals ( small metal cases ) with the frequency on them.
It might be worth noting the part numbers on the ic's and see if doing a search on them gives any info on their function.
Hi. I took a look on the ICs and with a help from a Sanyo manual, I found what the ICs do. The manual doesn't mention the 9455 but its Sony ICs are common with many more models. Can you tell me what a sync separator does and why does the 9455 have two of them? Sorry for being a newbie.

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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 11:39 am   #26
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Default Re: Sanyo VTC 9455 Betamax - No colour

I have a VTC 5000 that was showing black and white only, it also had an extremely jumpy picture. For less than a split second I maybe got 1 colour frame. I was told the video heads had practically had it and on examination the head was extremely warn out with loads of white spots on it. The audio was good though that was about it, but thats a separate head so makes sense.
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Old 2nd Dec 2017, 3:10 pm   #27
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I have a working VTC 5000 but it just needs a clock/timer PCB because mine is cracked. Since the 5000 is PAL-only, I guess it's not that hard to solve colour problems. The 9455 however is multi system which makes it harder to solve those issues. It's playing in colour now, but it records in B/W. I think I have to pop the power supply open and look for some bad caps, as it uses a switching PSU like the Sony SL-C7.
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