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Tapes not in 24p play for 2 seconds than stop, WHY?

I have tapes from an older camera that I am trying to edit on this system. But everytime I try, it plays for 2 seconds than stops. I have to hit play like 30 times to get through one minute of tape. The tapes that I have that are shot in 24p play just fine. What gives?

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  • Anonymous Nov 28, 2007

    I have br-dv3000u just purchased used from the original owner whose reason for selling it was that the vcr rejects tape. I took it to a service center but I was shocked to hear how much the guy charged to fix it. $480!!!!. Now, am going back to yank the vcr from him and try to relax my head for sometime before I start to think of another alternative. Please do you think the repair worths the money. If not, what do you think I can do to eliminate this vcr problem? - Nicholas



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The BR-DV3000 DV deck has LP inhibit function which is set in the operations menu. JVC does not recommend the use of LP mode and therefore locks this mode out by default. You can change this setting to allow operation in LP mode if you like but I don't recommend it. Using LP mode on DV tape causes the error rate to escalate due to the narrower track width produced by the slow moving tape. Good Luck, this is a nice machine! Joe Weibel Custom Electronics (

Posted on Feb 13, 2007

  • Doyle Ware
    Doyle Ware Feb 15, 2014

    I have the same problem, but I can't find a place in the menu to change the LP inhibit setting. How can I change the setting to allow LP playback? Thanks, Doyle



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