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Old July 15th, 2003, 02:41 PM   #31
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Update

He emailed me these numbers:

103 x 10 operation
53 x 10 drum run
31 x 10 tape run
112 x 10 threading
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Old July 15th, 2003, 06:23 PM   #32
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I bought a brand new PD150 last week at a local camera store for $2785. I guess it's a fair deal you're getting there.
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Old July 15th, 2003, 09:51 PM   #33
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Re: Head Hours

<<<-- Originally posted by Garret Ambrosio : eBay has a PD150 for $2700, no original charger/AC Adaptor, Portabrace, Century Optics .65x, head hours are 550 and a FP960, I emailed the seller for more meter reading to get a better concept on how this thing was used. Can you guys tell me if this is a good deal or is this highway robbery...Since I can get a new one with no nours for a little less. Thanks. -->>>

Hi Garret,
For what it's worth, based on my purchase of a used PD150, that price seems rather high. Mine, from eBay with shipping was $2050 and about the same hours. Included was 2x wide angle, original charger/AC adaptor, 960 battery, etc.

If you can get a new one for less, why not go for it?
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Old July 15th, 2003, 10:29 PM   #34
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<<<-- Originally posted by Lucas Hall : I bought a brand new PD150 last week at a local camera store for $2785. I guess it's a fair deal you're getting there.
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Lucas, what a great deal you got! Where exactly did you buy the pd150 from?
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Old July 16th, 2003, 04:05 AM   #35
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head hours on a VX2000?

I know that menu access allows you to see various head hour accumulations with the PD150, but does anybody know if there's a way to access that same info on the VX2000?

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Old July 16th, 2003, 05:03 AM   #36
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I would never buy used so close to new price, remember you can get a 960 battery for about $45 new on eBay and a WA for $200 on B&H. You can get the PD150 here

http://centraldigital.com/cen.cfm?fuseaction=cen.proPage&product_id=965
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Old July 16th, 2003, 06:38 AM   #37
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You need to hook it up with one of those machines, Tanjin? Something like that.
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Old July 16th, 2003, 11:08 AM   #38
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A wired RM-95 which is now, I think I've heard, hard to get and somewhat expensive. Then it gives you the numbers in Hexadecimal.
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Old July 17th, 2003, 07:27 PM   #39
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build your very own widget - get the parts from Maplin

http://lea.hamradio.si/~s51kq/DV-IN.HTM

also you can get the PDAs from Beales site
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Old July 17th, 2003, 09:22 PM   #40
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Interesting, John. Have you used this?
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Old July 18th, 2003, 03:03 PM   #41
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built one myself takes about 20 min to solder and assemble

in the states radio shack will have the components <$10

you need pc/laptop with parallel port of course

dvinlite is the sony rm95 emulator which is what you need for hours usage and tweaking

rm95 is a very handy tool to dump the nvram (a hackers dream) to harddrive or printer
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 12:44 PM   #42
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How can I check hours of usage on my VX2000?

Just want to know how to find out the number of hours used on my used VX2000. thanks.
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Old October 3rd, 2003, 04:13 PM   #43
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You cannot without the special remote controller and the information. Sony is fairly reticent about allowing those out of their control.
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Old May 17th, 2004, 11:54 AM   #44
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how do i found out hours used?

hi, how do i find out how many hours are on a vx1000? ive looked in the manual but cant find anything about it..thanks
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Old May 17th, 2004, 01:32 PM   #45
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If the 1000 keeps track, and I think it does, you would need the RM-95 service tool and the service manual.
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