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Old January 17th, 2004, 12:28 PM   #1
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Have used vx2000- which tape to use with it?


I just acquired a used vx2000 with very little use on it- it's about 2.5 years old with about 20-30 hours on it.

4 tapes total were used with it- two panasonics DVM60 ME linear plus and two sonys Premium DVM60 ME.

I've recorded with it and everything looks fine, and so my question is--

Does it matter at this point, considering the dual brand usage, if I switch to Fujis? or should I stick with sony? I've read the FAQs, but didn't really see an answer to my particular situation.

I purchased some Fuji DVM60 MEs from Best Buy. If these tapes won't cut it, I'll purchase some Panasonic MQs, but I would like some feedback if it matters what tape I go to now since this vx2000 has seen two different brands in its lifetime.

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Old January 17th, 2004, 02:22 PM   #2
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If you desire to make a switch to another brand of tape go for it AFTER you use a head cleaning tape PER INSTRUCTIONS to clean the heads. Make sure that you follow the directions that are included in the package of the cleaner tape as some people feel that the longer the tape runs the better it works or they should rewind the tape. WRONG!!!!!!!

Run the tape for the amount of time prescribed by the maker and NO MORE.

I'm emphasizing this only because a friend of mine didn't listen and not only ran the tape WAY too long but actually rewound it and then wondered why the heads on his camera were damaged.

Read the directions, follow them, switch tapes andyou're good to go.

Enjoy your new camera,
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