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Old October 24th, 2002, 08:37 AM   #1
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Quick question on Panasonic DVM63MQ

I'm in Tokyo where it can be a major trip and language ordeal to find out simple stuff...so can anyone help me out and tell me how many DVM63MQ tapes come in a box? Is it 50?

Here it's hard to even find them. I finally found some at Bic Camera, a huge photo/video retailer, but they only had three on the shelf since they cost about $10 each. Tried to ask my question, but only got these "Why are you speaking English to me?" blank stares.

So, I plan on having a friend from Korea bring over a box on their next trip since they cost less than $5 each there.
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Old October 24th, 2002, 08:57 AM   #2
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Five tapes to a box. How many boxes to a case is another question, but I recall seeing one with ten boxes (50 tapes) and a bigger one with 100 boxes (stacked 4x5x5 boxes for a total of 500 tapes). Hard to recall but definitely five tapes per box.
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Old October 24th, 2002, 09:33 AM   #3
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Chris,

Actually, I forgot that they are grouped in fives in the little white boxes. So, I'm thinking of a carton, I guess. (50 tapes)

That's what I needed to know. Thanks!
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Old October 24th, 2002, 09:50 AM   #4
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I usually order 50 at a time and they come in a Panasonic carton with 10 boxes.
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Old October 24th, 2002, 10:18 AM   #5
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Thanks, Ed. Just out of curiosity...what do they cost over there now?
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Old October 24th, 2002, 10:44 AM   #6
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Hi John,

The last ones I ordered were $6.89/ea (might require minimum order of 5) or $6.75/100 for the DVM63MQ. The DVM63PQ were $4.79/ea or $4.69/100. I'd love to see one of the site sponsors offer Panasonic tapes for these price so I could buy from them, but so far that has not happened and DVI rules do not allow me to list my source.
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Old October 24th, 2002, 12:41 PM   #7
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Ed,

Zotzdigital I beleive is a sponser here and they have the PQ tapes for about $4.75 a piece, I don't know about the MQ series tapes though.
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Old October 24th, 2002, 04:31 PM   #8
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Thanks keithluken, I'll check with them the next time I order. I had used only MQs until my last order and decided to give the PQs a try. I suspect it is just coincidence, and probably due to a dirty tape path, but in over 120 MQ tapes, I never had a tape jam on rewind. After switching to the PQs, and running 10 or so tapes through my XL1S, I had four tapes in a row jam. It's time for an annual cleaning, so hopefully that will fix the problem.
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Old October 24th, 2002, 04:34 PM   #9
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Hmm, I am using PQ with no problmes, ran about 6 of them trhough my GL2 and ZR45. Good luck.
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Thanks for the info, guys. Sounds like the U.S. and Korean prices are pretty similar. Can't imagine why they're double that price in Japan--where they're made!
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Old October 25th, 2002, 11:39 AM   #11
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Ed Frazier:

<< I'd love to see one of the site sponsors offer Panasonic tapes for these price so I could buy from them, but so far that has not happened and DVI rules do not allow me to list my source. >>

Many thanks, good suggestion -- I've sent a query in to our sponsor Pro-Tape to see if they can do something like this. Much respect,
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Chris, your suggestion must have helped. I see that Pro-Tape has lowered their price on the DVM63MQ. Thanks, I'll order my next batch from them.
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I've got a box of 50 on its way from Korea to Tokyo. That ought to last me awhile.

Thanks for the info.
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