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Old 29th May 2016, 10:41 am   #20
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Default Re: Sony SL-F30 not unloading

Another thing worth mentioning concerning Sanyo and Sony later models.
Sanyo eliminated totally the use of solenoids with their first lightweight VTC 5000.The loading ring carried out all these functions as it whirled into position. This also must've lowered the cost to produce substanciously. (They did this at just the right time too as the VTC 5000 was the best selling Beta and vcr in 1982/3 gaining them a 15% total vcr market share. A real shame then around 1984 Beta's share was dwindling really badly around 7.4 %).
Sony didn't and kept one for use with the loading and lacing mechanism.(a bit of a backward step there).

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