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Sony Camcorder tape P590HGD

The camera I owned (Sony CCDTR420) that used these tapes is completely had it and I am trying to locate a Cassette adaptor to play the above tapes on. I have tried Panasonic Cassette adaptors but the SOny tapes dont quite fit.

Do I need a specific Sony adaptor to play these tapes on?

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Re: Sony Camcorder tape P590HGD

YOu may be confusing HI8 with 8mm. One being analog,the other being digital, and a slight difference in form factor

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