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Old September 25th, 2007, 09:22 PM   #1
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Maxell MDV-63

Does anyone have any experience with Maxell's new professional tape (MDV-63)? How would this fare with an HDV Camera (XH-A1). Also if I try this and then switch, what tape brand would be compatible (i.e. wet or dry)? Thanks for your input.

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Old September 27th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #2
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Maxell used to make the very best in audio cassettes but that was a long time ago.
I would stick with the pro Sony or Panny tapes, they are proven performers.
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Old October 23rd, 2007, 07:45 AM   #3
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I have been using Maxell me mini DV tapes for years and have never had a problem. When I switched to HDV I still had a bunch of the Maxells and I just started using them with my Sony V1s and my HC1 still no problem. When I bought two V1s I got coupons for 10 free Sony pro tapes I never cashed them in because I knew I would not continue to use them at the price they sell for. Again I have never had a problem with the Maxell tapes in three Sony HDV cams. The expensive tapes are just not worth the money. I will continue to use the cheap Maxell tapes until Sams quits selling them.
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