Video Cassette Recorder [Betamax]

Maker and role
Toshiba Corporation, Manufacturer
Production date
1982
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Object detail

Accession number
2008.39
Production period
Description
Betamax Video Cassette Player, alternative format to VHS. Made by Toshiba Corporation. TOSHIBA brand Video Cassette Recorder (VCR). Maker's stickers on back "TOSHIBA / VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER / MODEL NO. V-31A / 240V~50Hz / 33W / CERTIFICATEOF SUITABILITY NO.CS2418N / TOSHIBA CORPORATION / MADE IN JAPAN";"70054029". Grey coloured. Numerous buttons and controls on the front of the machine for recording and playback functions. Digital display screen on front of machine. Removable panel on top of machine for manual channel tuning.
Marks
FRONT LOADING SYSTEM Printed
TOSHIBA VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER Printed
FULL LOGIC OPERATION / 7 DAYS ONE PROGRAMME Printed
TOSHIBA / VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER / MODEL NO. V-31A / 240V ~ 50Hz / 33W / CERTIFICATE OF SUITABILITY NO. CS2418N / TOSHIBA CORPORATION / MADE IN JAPAN Printed
CHANNEL SETTING FOR VTR
1 TO SET TV CHANNEL OF VTR, SELECT ANY OF THE 8 / CHANNEL BUTTONS
2 SET THE BAND SWITCH TO VL, VH OR U BY USING / THE ADJUSTING TOOL SUPPLIED WITH VTR. / BAND VL CHANNELS 0-5 / BAND VH CHANNELS 5A-11 / BAND U CHANNELS 28-63
3 ADJUST THUMB WHEEL OF EACH CHANNEL SELECTED / TO OBTAIN CLARITY OF PICTURE AND SOUND
4 AFC SWITCH OPERATES WHEN DOOR IS CLOSED
5 SEE OWNERS MANUAL FOR MORE DETAILS Printed
70054029 Sticker
Media/Materials
Credit Line
Toshiba Corporation. 1982. Video Cassette Recorder [Betamax], 2008.39. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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