Does Hi8 degrade? Problem with CVD-1000 decks and L1

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    • #38889

      Hi all–

      I’ve had 2 CVD-1000 decks and a Canon L1 that have been in boxes and unused for almost 3 years. I recently set them all up and while everything mechanically seems to work, i can’t get any decent video to playback on any of them.

      All my old Hi8 tapes play audio just fine and their video has major lines through it, like channels you hadn’t subscribed to back in the old days of cable.

      Is this the heads? I tried the Video head cleaner several times on each to no avail (of course the head cleaner is probably pretty old too)

      any advice?

    • #168899

      Ah… oh well. now I know. THANKS!

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