I just acquired two "new" (mfg 2/99 but unused or little-used)
HD1000's, and would be interested to know what peculiarities other
owners have noticed about them. Here's what I've noticed:
Provided I keep them cool, not stacking anything with them that
gets them warm, they seem to work OK. I also don't use the first
minute or so of the 300 Panasonic tape as it seems to be dropout-
More troublesome is the fact that, with both of them, if I insert
a tape that is not at one end, I sometimes (maybe 1 out of 3 times)hear a squeaking noise as the VCR attempts to go into play, then it stops. Believing the tape was being stretched, I played back that part of the tape and found a minor dropout. So I now rewind the tape to one end or the other in another machine before inserting. Anyone else find this?
The DST50 audio does not play reliably into my Denon 4800, so upon
advice here, I got a Technics AC-500 and all is well.
What other problems should i watch out for?