|LabGuy's World: Sanyo VTR-2000 EIAJ Video Tape Recorder
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Sanyo VTR-2000 EIAJ Videotape Recorder
This is a very basic EIAJ VTR. Sixty minutes recording time on a 7" diameter reel filled with 2400 feet of 1 mil standard bias half inch videotape. Fully interchange compatible with all VTRs conforming to the EIAJ specification in black and white. This particular machine is in excellent cosmetic condition and, as of yet, untested. The first photo shows what fine condition the cabinet is in after all these years. Second photo shows typical set up with a tape loaded. Third photo is the connector I/O panel and model number plate. Photo #4 shows the interior of the rotary head drum. Note the slip ring assembly that transfers the signals between the moving and stationary parts of this system. The three green objects are pulse coils. The two at the 12 o'clock and 6 o'clock positions produce sync pulses for the camera input jack while the third coil produces the head servo reference pulse. The last photo is the threading diagram located on the inside of the top cover. This threading diagram is typical of virtually all EIAJ standard VTRs. On the back of the VTR, and not shown here, is an RF modulator with a channel 3 or 4 output to allow viewing on an unmodified conventional television receiver. Judging solely by appearance, I would place the vintage of this deck in the mid to late 1970s. In my experience, this is one of the highest quality, in terms of construction and appearance, of any video tape recorder in my collection and of that era.
NOTE: Photos 4 & 5 are actually of the color version of this same deck, [the Sanyo VTR-2000C], which to all external appearances is identical, except for the addition of the color / BW selector switch on the VTR-2000C. This switch is visible in the lower right corner of photo #4.
NEEDED & WANTED: Operators' manual, service manual, sales literature, magazine articles and any other information about this VTR.
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Last updated: December 23, 2007