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Old 21st May 2007, 3:53 pm   #1
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Default Hitachi VT-8000E

I've just acquired this pleasantly old fashioned looking VHS recorder. It's a top loader and looks ideal for 405 line work.

Does anyone know this model? Looks early 1980s to me.

I haven't tried it yet and I'm not sure if I'll hang on to it or pass it on.

There's a very small image here:
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Old 21st May 2007, 4:04 pm   #2
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Default Re: Hitachi VT-8000E

It is about then, and superb as all the Early 80s machines were. The head is probably OK and the only thing that really went on these is the Reel Idler, sometimes known as the Intermediate Idler. This just clips in place.

TIP : Try removing and reversing the rubber on the idler. Not that I told you of course....

You should get the parts from Grandata (No connection, etc) and yes it will do 405 Line Video.


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Old 23rd May 2007, 7:12 pm   #3
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Default Re: Hitachi VT-8000E

I've got a mint one of these somewhere if ever you need one for parts, Jeffrey.

The only likely trouble spot is the STK series regulator, which is no longer available and prone to failure. Might be worth replacing its heatsink compound to prolong its life?

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