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SONY VO-9800P U-Matis SP compatibility

Hello, I would know If this model can read every U-Matic tape (standard,low band , high band) or only SP tape. Thanks

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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 )

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Yes, The VO-9800 will play and record both low and high band tapes. There is a pin swich in the transport that falls into a hole in the SP tapes to tell the machine what mode to use.


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