Is this a good deck? (hours run)

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Kingsly, Nov 15, 2006.

  1. Kingsly macrumors 68040


    I am thinking about buying a used Sony HVR-M10U VTR. This will be my first VTR, and, naturally, I know very little about these things.
    I cant seem to find reviews on this particular deck.
    Also, I have know idea what acceptable hours would be.

    The hours for this particular unit are as follows:

    OPERATION 174 X 10H
    DRUM RUN 19 X 10H
    TAPE RUN 16 X 10H
    THREADING 94 X 10

  2. LethalWolfe macrumors G3


    Jan 11, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Ack. Meant to reply to this last night but forgot. Unless you know who you are buying the deck from I would be very wary to buy a used deck unless it was at a super low price. I'd buy a factory refurb, but I don't know if Sony does that. This probably goes double for the deck in question because it's basically an FX1 with out a lens so it has the less durable transports used in cameras as opposed to the more durable transports used in decks. Camera transports are basically designed to run at "play" speed 99% of time while transports used in decks are designed to for repeated shuttling, fast-forwarding and rewinding.

  3. Kingsly thread starter macrumors 68040


    Eww, I dont want camera transports. thats the whole point to getting a deck...

    I guess I'll just go back to my original choice, the JVC.

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