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Re: remember when???? (Old equipment question)
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- Subject: Re: remember when???? (Old equipment question)
- From: dlt at earthlink.net (David L. Tosh)
- Date: Thu, 1 May 1997 13:01:51 -0800
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>... RCA TH200A one inch machine. No manuals, just vtr.
>He asked me if I knew what the pinout of the 10 pin (yex, 10 pin!)
>remote connector on the back of it. Serial/Parallel remote???
The TH200A was the RCA name for the Sony BVH-1100A. Other than the badge
and color of the skins exactly the same as the Sony.
For what it's worth, the TH100 == BVH1000, TH200 == BVH1100 and TH50 == BVH500.
The 10 pin remote is the serial control used in all the BVH1000 series
VTRs. It was unique at the time and is not adaptable to today's 9 pin
serial communications without using a purpose-built control interface.
There was a kit from RCA that added simple parallel contact closure
transport control but I don't think they were common.
I think that the BVH1000A made the best 1" Type C recordings. But then
again my company is prepared to sell 8 or 10 Ampex VPR-3s (with Zeus) just
to make room.
--- David Tosh dlt at earthlink.net
--- Video Engineer, Complete Post, Hollywood
thanks to Rob Randall, Stan Dickinson, Michel Suissa, and Jeff
Heusser for support of the TIG in 1997
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