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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:03 AM   #1
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And to think that we're worried about the future availability of DV tape!

Sony has just pulled the plug on the Video8 format (the predecessor to the Hi-8 format) and Sony will cease production of 8mm digital VCR recorders in September. Video8 tape will still be available to consumers, though.

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Old July 23rd, 2011, 04:46 AM   #2
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Hi Andrew, do you know if the GV-D200 is still available anywhere ? I have a huge number of Hi8 tapes i need to archive.
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Old July 23rd, 2011, 05:11 AM   #3
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Per the linked article, they cease production of that model in September ... so you're in with a chance.

Perhaps a DVinfo approved purveyor of video gear might be able to order some in?

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Old July 25th, 2011, 05:53 AM   #4
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Yeah, thanks Andrew. If they are still in production, then I wonder where they are all going? No one seems to have any in stock, especially the PAL version.

Oh well, guess I'll have to resurrect my old EVO-9850.
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