Apeco was famous for their photocopiers. Near the end of their commercial
life, Apeco attempted to branch into other areas. This machine is an example
of this. The Apeco Teletape Video Tape Recorder is actually a rebadged
Shibaden SV-700. The following descripition is of the Shiba' 700, but applies
completely to this machine.
is the most common of all the Shibaden machines. All of the VTR's in this
series were interchange compatible. The SV-700(U) is a two head helical
full field black and white system with mono sound. The (U) suffix,
in the model number indicates this a U.S. (EIA / NTSC system) machine.
The European (CCIR / PAL system) models had the (E) suffix.
this gem up with the matching monitor. I overhauled the mechanism and it
pulls tape like a champ! The monitor has a broken vertical hold control
which I have not repaired and tested yet.
There are three complete SV-700U's in my collection and now a fourth one
disguised as the Apeco Teletape. Allinfo for the Shiba 700s applies to
the Apeco machine.
fellows, in the Boston area, have been checking out this machine to possibly
use it to dub some old tapes that they have. Well, the prognosis is in.
This poor machine is going blind in one eye. That is to say, it has a weak
video head that may go out at any time. Now that I have a service manual,
looking at the head replacement procedure, even if I had the parts, I would
not undertake the task. Too complicated on this old dog ~ in fact virtually
impossible without a factory fresh reference tape.
050313 Read the operator's manuals for these cool items: [SV-700U]
Video Recorder and the [TU-19UL]
Television Receiver / Monitor.