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Philips N1500


Make:

Philips.

Model:

N1500.

Description:

First model in the VCR range of videos.

Year:

1972.

Original cost:

-

Features:

Basic record and playback, 1 event 1 day timer with mechanical clock, manual or automatic audio record level with level meter.

Format:

VCR (Video Cassette Recording).

Tape Width:

0.5 inch.

Tape Speed:

14.29 cm / sec.

Record / Playback method:

Helical scan with guard bands.

Video Track Width:

130μM (Plus 57μM guard-bands between tracks).

Theoretical Resolution:

3MHz < 12dB

Audio record format:

2 linear channels on VCR standard, only one channel used on this model.

Max Record / Playback Time:

1 hour with VC60 cassette or 1 hour and 10 minutes with LVC150 cassette.

Misc:

AC Mains present all over the place inside: mains motors, mains clock etc.
Early N1500s had problem with mains getting onto the timer adjustment spindle due to faulty clock motor and had to be recalled.
Early N1500s had tape transport legends (Start, Fast Forward etc.) as symbols rather than text.


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