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I think CraftersOfLight and Eventvideoguy illustrated the solution we have used, an older cam unit to use as playback. We have 4 matching cams and use #4 (used from Ebay) as the playback deck.
But I think I formed the question wrong – its not a matter of what to do about it, but rather a curiosity over why. Just don’t understand how the tape drive transport mechanisms can be so cheap and plentiful but not found in simple playback decks.