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Old June 5th, 2004, 06:51 PM   #1
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Any problems using Sony tapes with the GL2?

Are there any specific problems with using the Sony Premium tapes in the blue packaging with the GL2? I have read some things around here indicating that they might cause a problem.

The reason I ask is because I have about 15 brand new Sony Premium tapes here and was prepared to use them with my new GL2. Should I be concerned about these tapes?

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Old June 5th, 2004, 07:04 PM   #2
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It depends on what you've been using before. You shouldn't mix brands. Stick with whatever brand you've been using.
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Old June 6th, 2004, 05:38 AM   #3
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I have had no problems with the ones I've used. I was using red Sony Premiums (I'm in NZ) but now order my tapes from overseas as they are about half price and have run about 7-8 Blue ones through my XM2 and all's fine. Not had one problem, but then again that's not a huge sample.

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I have only used Sony Premium tapes with my XM2.
One tape had problems with lots of glitches, but all the other tapes have been without any problems.
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