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I definitely wasn't trying to be a smart ass. I was just assuring you that I'd take it off your hands, for your cost, if it didn't work out. For me it's a bargain, because I know I can make it work for no more than a couple hundred bucks; and I can always use another recorder.
Despite what's been reported around here, the demo is nearly identical to the consumer machines. There are some insignificant diffences in the firmwire, stuff no one would never notice. The demo lacks an "Automatic Head Cleaner" but most experts don't think they work anyway. The heads are designed for extended playback life, and they do record; but not as strongly. If you intend to use a second recorder for making dubs, then use the demo as the playback machine and use the consumer for recording. If you want your demo to record equally to the consumer then you will need to replace the upper cylinder. There is post here about how to do that.
Analog -- Always out of adjustment.
Digital -- Always one more bug.