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Old 07-14-2008, 06:38 PM
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MITSUBISHI HS-U70 S-VHS VCR

(4/03/2008) hi, all! i thought i would share pics of my mint condition HS-U70 complete with all accessories and original box! now, for the fun part. i recently aquired this example from one lindy senters, ("MUSICTEACHERFL96" on ebay) anyway, she posted it on the bay, i ran across it and freaked! it was a perfect example. not only that, but she claimed not only that it had been in it's box with a defective drive belt most of it's life (which was true) but also she took it in to a service center and they released it with a "CLEAN BILL OF HEALTH". so, as she wanted a $400 BIN and i couldint afford that at the moment, i waited on it. the auction ended, with no takers, and i contacted her directly asking if she could hold onto it for a month while i scrape together the funds. she agrees, i buy it, i get it, well packed. all seems well, until i find that the S-VHS mode dosint work, it has a bad idler (no REW) and suddenly it doesint even want to play ANYTHING. i open the bottom panel to see that the hell's up, and -get this- the drive flywheels are connected via TWO RUBBER BANDS!! no wonder there wasint any drive torque!! anyway, i start a PAYPAL dispute with her, and eventually she agrees to pay for the service after it's done and i produce the final bill. so, i do just that- (continued)
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:39 PM
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-just that, and she never gets back to me! anyway, obiously i am going to have to eat the service bill of $110.95, which brings the grand total to $535.95, but, que,sera,sera. at least i got a magnificent specimen out of the whole affair.:music: !!!!!!IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!!! all HS-U70 owners should see the info regarding this model's S-VHS fault towards the bottom of this page. !!!!!!IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!!!!
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:40 PM
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http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...HI/HS-U701.jpg

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http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...I/HS-U7020.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...HS-U7021-1.jpg

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http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...SHI/HS-U70.jpg
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Old 07-14-2008, 06:46 PM
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this VCR is the very first high end model i had ever seen. back in 2004, we were members of umatiilla electric co-op. they had an annual member meeting with amusements, stage shows and an excellent BBQ meal. they also had indoor amusements and hot dogs&soda for the kids while we adults attend the yucky BBQ and meeting. anyway, 2004 was the last year we attended before losing our manufactured home and our membership, and that year, they had in the kids area a mobile cart with a mess of A/V gear consisting of a late model SONY VCR, a SONY playstation 2(that the kids were playing Dance Dance Revolution on) a late '80s MITSUBISHI 27" monitor(very nice!) and an HS-U70. i double-taked when i saw it. i had never before seen such a beautiful VCR. i asked the supervisor if i could get a few shots with my camera, and she got the kid off of the playstation long enough for me to do so. in the three years since, i have repeatedly called up the woman in charge at the co-op to go about purchasing it from them. she always refused. then, in mid '07, we finally join the rest of the world and get DSL internet. by january of 2008, i find my -U70 and am finally at rest. anyway, below are some of those shots i got at that co-op meeting.(eventually, i intend on finding another U70 with that dark bronze front panel and swapping it out with mine as i have since decoded that it actually looks a whole lot better than the dark gunmetal of mine)(PS: that bronze is not nearly as bright as that damn camera flash makes it out to be, it looks quite magnificent in real life)



http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...I/HS-U70-1.jpg

http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l.../HS-U70259.jpg

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Old 07-14-2008, 06:48 PM
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*****IMPORTANT NOTICE, VALUABLE INFORMATION!*****


the faulty S-VHS playback problem is in fact common to all HS-U70s. it is a result of a faulty cap on the tiny, JVC S-VHS hybrid IC board vertically mounted on the S-VHS PCB. just swap that cap out with a 4.7uf 50v and S-VHS will be restored.

-FAULTY ORIGINAL CAP-


http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...I/HV-S54_5.jpg

-REPLACEMENT CAP-


http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/l...I/HV-S54_6.jpg
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:02 PM
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Wow, that's a sweet vcr!
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Old 07-13-2013, 08:44 PM
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Old 07-13-2013, 09:35 PM
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You think that guy took enough pictures of that unit?

Yeah, I worked on a zillion of these when I was a warranty station for Mit. That bad cap is the very same part that's bad in zillions of other pieces of gear from that era, from camcorders to TVs to, well, just about anything that used an SMD cap. It suffers from the same chemical error that all the other capacitors of that era suffer from. I remember that one Sony camcorder model had something like 135+ of those to change out, not to mention all the board damage that had to be repaired. Fun stuff.

Nice machine, though my favorites were the models that came after this series, they really were the pinnacle of VHS and S-VHS quality from Mitsubishi.
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:40 AM
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I have that very model running in the video tower, although I've never tries the SVHS...

It has OTHER quirks vut it was 15 dollars...

Hey, pppooooi...I actually had receivers modified for AM stereo!

The best conversion by far was a Sansui 5050.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:16 AM
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tell my abaut am stereo modificatyon
this modell no have am st.output chinch connector for cqam mpx decoder
thx

on topic

a reqest to Warped Bezel, owner of these beauty
please to record vid.clip with reception on cable stereo tv channel and bilingual analog tv cable station;also searching of tv statins-show with working vfd vcr display

also testing dew funktion-a red square indycator icon

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Old 07-14-2013, 06:22 AM
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It's a very nice looking deck and definitely will pass into an audio tower/rack if used exclusively for music.
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:28 AM
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We don't have and we never had STEREO AM broadcast here. I think it was only available in america, so there is no reason for you to modify a radio for AM STEREO reception.

Do you need photos of the display when those icons that you circled light up?
There are very few, if any cable tv programs that are bilingual here. Maybe some children channel but I'm not sure.
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Why people insist on using the flash during the day will probably remain as secret as the Romanov's last heir or in other words if they use audio gear the same way as they use the photo ones ... no wonder that HiFi reached its today's place
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Old 07-14-2013, 06:48 AM
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Why people insist on using the flash during the day will probably remain as secret as the Romanov's last heir or in other words if they use audio gear the same way as they use the photo ones ... no wonder that HiFi reached its today's place
HiFi ? Today ?
Don't you know ? All you ever need is an ALL IN ONE HOME THEATER SYSTEM that will play ALL the formats that you own (and the formats that you will never own.)
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PP: That user is no longer with us, and if you look, you'll see that this thread is quite old so I wouldn't be holding my breath for a reply. ;)
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:22 AM
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We don't have and we never had STEREO AM broadcast here. I think it was only available in america, so there is no reason for you to modify a radio for AM STEREO reception.

Do you need photos of the display when those icons that you circled light up?
There are very few, if any cable tv programs that are bilingual here. Maybe some children channel but I'm not sure.
hmm-just look Europe
864 - AM STEREO - Paris, France (France Bleue)
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864kHz France Bleu 107.1 Villebon-sur-Yvette, Broadcasting with 300,000 watts non-directional,
"France Bleue" on 864 kHz in Paris is the world's most powerful AM Stereo
radio station. At night its signal can be heard throughout Europe, and
even during the day listeners in southern England and Ireland can receive
the signal clearly. "France Bleu" is broadcast on numerous AM stations
in France, but 864 kHz in Paris is the only station that broadcasts it in
AM Stereo.
1485 - AM STEREO - Rome, Italy (Broadcast Italia)
1584 - AM STEREO - Italy (Radio Studio X)
1593 - AM STEREO - Italy (MiniRadio)

AM STEREO - CQUAM
1098 KHz
Athens - GREECE

i need vid.clip testing dew sensor on vfd icon/or code dysplai

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OK, I "received" that.
Since Pacific Stereo told you "That user is no longer with us" and I don't have any old VCR with DEW sensor, here is in compensation the display from my AKAI AT-S7. (by the way that MITSUBISHI was also available as AKAI)

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Thanks nemo
this is my favorite akai tuner

but my dream is VS-516 GREAT display..

AKAI VS-S99EOG
and eu version

and canadian brand
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tell my abaut am stereo modificatyon
this modell no have am st.output chinch connector for cqam mpx decoder
thx

on topic

a reqest to Warped Bezel, owner of these beauty
please to record vid.clip with reception on cable stereo tv channel and bilingual analog tv cable station;also searching of tv statins-show with working vfd vcr display

also testing dew funktion-a red square indycator icon

thanks
RE: AM stereo on the 5050...the beauty of that model was the fact that you could custom tune it to broaden the AM audio and increase the bandwidth to 1720 to cover the expanded AM band in the US (not sure you use these extra channels). The only problem I know of is that I had a specially designed surface mount converter board created by a Chris Cuff (long since out of production)...no external stuff was required,

If I can round up the info (and the sites are actually still there, I think Kevin Tekel owned the site the last time I checked) I will PM all the pertinent links I can to you, although it was over ten years ago when the first hybrid digital AM stereo "Ibiquity" trials were conducted over Clear Channel stations on both US coasts that pretty much doomed the whole thing (except for Kahn ISB which is a whole different ballgame).

We return you to your reguarly scheduled VCR thread.


PS I don't own the 5050 anymore nor do I have either of the late 80s Sonys that were converted.
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:25 AM
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Akai AA-R32 am stereo modyfication veeryy cool..
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