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Old February 16th, 2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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I know this has been posted elsewhere however, although its off topic, I'm sure it will be of interest to a lot of you with new cameras!

Anybody know whether this is just for you lucky USA guys or do your poor relations over here in the UK qualify as well?
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Old February 16th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #2
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Make sure ALL of the paperwork is perfect otherwise it will be rejected like mine was. I hand wrote the serial #. REJECTED by SONY!!!!
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Old February 17th, 2007, 11:16 AM   #3
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I never got my tapes either and how should it be done so Sony won't reject it?
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Old February 17th, 2007, 11:22 AM   #4
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I never ordered mine. Those Sony tapes are about double the price of Panasonic's AMQ (Advanced Master Quality), which lots of people are using with great success. I didn't want to get myself committed to using Sony and then switching.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 12:00 PM   #5
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My application went through fine. read the fine print when applying. some things aren't too clear. I got my tapes about 2 weeks after I applied. great service.
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Old February 18th, 2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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That's good to hear. My problem started when SONY lost my paperwork.
I highly suggest faxing over the information instead of mail.

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My application went through fine. read the fine print when applying. some things aren't too clear. I got my tapes about 2 weeks after I applied. great service.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 02:26 AM   #7
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I wouldn't waste your time. Large numbers of properly complied with requests for the tape have been rejected or "lost" by Sony. Do not waste your time and end up getting frustrated with Sony's problems with fulfilling the tape requests.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 08:39 AM   #8
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They also lost my videographer friend's paperwork. He resides in Florida.

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I wouldn't waste your time. Large numbers of properly complied with requests for the tape have been rejected or "lost" by Sony. Do not waste your time and end up getting frustrated with Sony's problems with fulfilling the tape requests.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 03:17 PM   #9
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Yep mine was rejected to. don't remember what they said was wrong. Something with the S# I think. I sent everything they asked for so who knows what the problem was.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 03:20 PM   #10
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Maybe the purchasers of Sony HDV cameras get better treatment?
You'd think they wouldn't be so pickey, because it's to their benefit to get people hooked on Sony tape. Lots of people would use the 5 tapes and then probably not want to switch brands.
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Old February 19th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #11
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Acording to a full page advertisment in DV magazine, the 5 tape offer now applies to the purchase of the HVR-M15 and HVR-M25 decks. I just purchased a M15....so we will see. Not a great start though, the link they provide does not seem to mention the offer.
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Old February 20th, 2007, 01:04 PM   #12
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I originally sent the form and my invoice in, and the submission was rejected. Reason: my invoice did not show the serial number of the camera. I then contacted my seller to supply me with another invoice, which should show the serial number on the invoice. I then re-submitted the claim, and received the 5 tapes shortly after by FedEx. Make sure your camera's serial number appears printed on your invoice.
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Old February 21st, 2007, 01:16 AM   #13
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I originally sent the form and my invoice in, and the submission was rejected. Reason: my invoice did not show the serial number of the camera. I then contacted my seller to supply me with another invoice, which should show the serial number on the invoice. I then re-submitted the claim, and received the 5 tapes shortly after by FedEx. Make sure your camera's serial number appears printed on your invoice.

Good advice. If you do not have machine inscribed serial number you have zero probability of getting these tapes. I called on my request (3rd time) yesterday. I go the line. "Sorry, our computers are down, we cannot talk, we will call you back." I have yet to hear from them!
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 07:36 AM   #14
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Terms and Conditions state - USA and Alaska excluding Hawai and teriitories.

What about us poor old Brits?
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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #15
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Received my tapes!

Submitted my request online (Correctly) and then followed up by faxing the form generated by the web site AND my original B&H receipt to the fax number provided.

Timeline is as follows:

Claim Submitted online 2.19.2007
Web site generated claim form faxed 2.21.2007
Tapes received via FedEx 3.14.2007

Just make sure to put in the whole 28 digit serial number and you should be fine.
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