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David Tamés December 19th, 2006 12:20 AM

I don't know what the real deal is with this 5 Free Sony Tapes offer, so I deleted the link. I've heard mixed reports about it, so I guess further investigation is due. Sorry for the (potential) spreading of a bad link.

David Tamés December 19th, 2006 12:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven Rupert
Is it safe to use head cleaning tapes on this camera??

Head cleaning tapes should only be used when you encounter problems and then only following the instructions that come with it. Head cleaning tapes are abrasive and misuse can lead to premature head wear. If you need to use them, by all means do, but again, follow the directions that come with the tape.

David Tamés December 19th, 2006 12:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bruce S. Yarock
[...] NEVER using 83 min tapes [...]

In the past six months I've gone through dozens and dozens of HDV and DV tapes, and I had ONE BAD EXPERIENCE with a tape being eaten by a professional Sony deck and guess what? It was an 83 min. tape. I would avoid the longer tapes if at all possible.

Dave Stern December 19th, 2006 03:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Tames
I don't know what the real deal is with this 5 Free Sony Tapes offer, so I deleted the link. I've heard mixed reports about it, so I guess further investigation is due. Sorry for the (potential) spreading of a bad link.

no problem and I didn't mean to over react.. was just looking for anyone who can really identify what is happening with that offer.

Don Palomaki December 19th, 2006 05:26 AM

FWIW, the literature for the Panasonic AQM tape imples is has:

1. significantlyimproved head wear and anti-clogging characteristics compared to their "previous tape" and

2. less drop out thatn ther "previous tape" and "other brand"

While not stated, "othr brand" is likely Sony, but not clear which variation of Sony or theri own "previous tape" Has anyone seen any objective test data published by a third party recently?

Mike Teutsch December 19th, 2006 09:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steven Rupert
Is it safe to use head cleaning tapes on this camera??

Steven,

Please see page 147 of your owners manual!

Brad Tyrrell December 19th, 2006 09:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Teutsch
Steven,

Please see page 147 of your owners manual!

Yeah, - there it talks about wet vs dry "cleaning" tapes. I can't seem to find anything about wet vs dry "lube" other than advice here to not mix them.


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