Connecting a 7-pin to 4-pin Comprehensive s-video cable to the dub connector on the back of a Sony VO 9800 I do not get a chroma signal out to the 4-pin s-video device. I get a great black & white image but no color.
I have had the cable checked and it is wired properly. The problem seems to be in the y/c card of the deck.
The composite out on the deck works as it should.
Any ideas on a solution to get the color signal working?
There is a converter called the YCP-688 that did exactly this-- converted the Y/C 688 signal coming out of the Umatic deck to a Y/C 358 signal that any modern device with a s-video port (VCR, edit deck, capture card) could accept. The company went out of business in 2007 , don't know if they are still for sale-- here's a link to it- http://www.smithav.com/ycplus/docs/688.pdf
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Re: Sony VO 9800 Chroma Output
I believe the dub connector you are speaking of puts out a signal called Y/C 688. This is a different signal format than used by standard S-video, which is also called Y/C 358. The numbers after the Y/C indicate the carrier frequency of the color signal, one is 6.88 Mhz, the other is NTSC standard 3.58 Mhz. I belive that is why you are not seeing the color information.
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Remove the bottom cover and flip the circuit board out of the way. Check to see that the capstan drive belt is not loose or broken. Also, open the top cover and check the drive belt for the cassette transport.
The plugs you speak of are called RCA plugs, (Male side has an outside ring with "slots" around the edge, and a pin in the center. Female side has a short round "riser" with a hole in it). You need just standard Audio/Video hookup cables, available at any electronics store.. Walmart/Target/Kmart has them in the TV section.
They get plugged into the Audio (Red & White) OUT of the VCR, into the Audio IN (Red & White) of the Easy Capture. The Yellow lead is for Video In/Out between the VCR and Easy Capture.
The black is probably the S-Video connector, (round, has very small square hole, surronded by 4, 5, or 7 tiny pin holes) that can be also used to connect video/audio between VCR(if so equipped) and Easy Capture.
Get a set of audio/video dubbing cables (abt $10 usually), connect Red to Red, White to White, Yellow to Yellow. Plug the Easy Capture USB cable into your computer (most likely), start the capture program. Start your vcr, hit Play. You should see your vcr tape playing on the computer screen.
I'm assuming the box you have this connected to is a cable converter box. If this is true, it won't have inputs for video and audio; those RCA jacks are outputs to a TV or other device that can take that kind of input. Connecting your VCR outputs to those jacks does nothing.
The simplest way to connect the VCR to the TV is using the VCR's RF output (channel 4 in your case) from the connector that says "out to TV" or "antenna out". Just remember that outputs connect to inputs. Connect the cable box output (the one marked "out to TV") to the VCR's antenna input. Then connect the VCR's antenna output back to the TV. You will need to pick up another connecting cable with F-connectors if you don't have one. Then you just put the TV on channel 4 to watch tapes. Just leave the VCR turned off for normal TV viewing.
This connection scheme also allows you to record a program from the cable box. The only thing you have to remember is that the VCR must always be set to record on the cable box output channel (channel 4, you've said). The cable box selects a channel from the cable system, but it's always sending channel 4 to the TV. (If you're confused, you're not alone. This is the part most people have trouble getting a handle on.) One thing you can't do is record and watch different channels at one time, though.
If the TV has an AV input available, it will have the three color-coded RCA jacks on the back for the audio and video from the VCR. Connect the VCR to those inputs and switch the set to the AV input to watch tapes. (If the TV isn't a stereo model, it will have only one audio input jack - white - and you'll need to get a Y-adapter at Radio Shack to join the right and left audio into one plug for the TV.) You'll get a better-quality picture and sound connecting the VCR this way.
Nope it's in the user menu and you have to have video going into the deck to read it on the monitor video out put. Head hours are the time the tape actually is in contact with the drum and the most accutate easy indication of drum ware. 3/4 Umatics don't eat heads as a rule. I think I only replaced 1 out of hundred for thousands and thousands decks. Brokers love head or durm hours tipically it's T2 on the menu.
No, this U-Matic VO-9800p ist a PAL Model, it only Records in SP and High Band Mode. If a SP Tape is inserted, it Records SPMode, otherwise High Band. Low Band Mode is only for Playback ! (Low Band Playback is of very poor Quality, do not use this for Digital DVD Captureing )
this sounds like the belts on the take-up pinch wheel if it's streached then it's going to be fast if you can find all belts that take tape to drum and read heads then check each one if streached replace if all fails when replaced belts then it needs repair.
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