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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2012, 10:41:38 am »
anybody know what that horrible rubber stuff is
here another example of outdated pda
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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #26 on: June 07, 2012, 01:39:07 pm »
PDAs are still around today - they just made them bigger and called them tablets.
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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #27 on: June 07, 2012, 01:44:46 pm »
 

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2012, 08:57:38 pm »
anybody know what that horrible rubber stuff is

Rubberized polypropylene or some other plastic.
 

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2012, 09:48:11 pm »
PDAs are still around today - they just made them bigger and called them tablets.

Some special models fitted with barcode scanners, better case and some other stuff are still used for logistics, in supermarkets, large shops etc.
 

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2012, 02:51:58 am »
Slightly more recent, but the Nokia 9000i Communicator was a superb piece of work. The direct forerunner of today's smartphones. It even had it's own fax line built in and transmitted / received faxes "properly". It also had a separate data number, with apps like Telnet that enabled you connect directly to things like router config pages. Sadly, the battery only lasted 20 hours or so on a full charge, even when new.


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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2012, 06:22:02 pm »
Sadly, the battery only lasted 20 hours or so on a full charge, even when new.
I guess nothing changed with today's smartphones, isn't it?
 

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2012, 06:27:22 pm »
I think Dave needs to see the one thing i have in my office...... A Sony Umatic recorder. The original video recorder, 40 kg of steel and rubber. Scary thing is I can still get spares for it, at a ruinous price admittedly, but they are still around. Most of the tapes for it though have been scrapped though, might still be one or two that I missed in throwing them out.

Much better video and audio quality than any consumer recorder, I used these to make dubbing master tapes onto SVHS tapes for duplication. Still got the nice Panasonic recorder, SVHS, stereo, handles all VHS standards including digital audio ( needs an external big digital box to do so that I do not have, but it handles the rest) and assorted tape types and recording speeds. As a duplicator it handled Macrovision with no problems, perfect copy every time, complete with the Macrovision copy protection copied faithfully onto the blank tape. Still have the computer I used to replace the very poor original duplication controller. When you have a computer attached there are many things that software can do easily that are hard to do with a system consisting of cascaded 555 timers ( with time intervals in minutes as well, so you know how repeatable it was not) that would not work well on humid days, and which often would break down.
 

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2012, 01:16:27 pm »
I think Dave needs to see the one thing i have in my office...... A Sony Umatic recorder. The original video recorder, 40 kg of steel and rubber. Scary thing is I can still get spares for it, at a ruinous price admittedly, but they are still around. Most of the tapes for it though have been scrapped though, might still be one or two that I missed in throwing them out.

Much better video and audio quality than any consumer recorder, I used these to make dubbing master tapes onto SVHS tapes for duplication. Still got the nice Panasonic recorder, SVHS, stereo, handles all VHS standards including digital audio ( needs an external big digital box to do so that I do not have, but it handles the rest) and assorted tape types and recording speeds. As a duplicator it handled Macrovision with no problems, perfect copy every time, complete with the Macrovision copy protection copied faithfully onto the blank tape. Still have the computer I used to replace the very poor original duplication controller. When you have a computer attached there are many things that software can do easily that are hard to do with a system consisting of cascaded 555 timers ( with time intervals in minutes as well, so you know how repeatable it was not) that would not work well on humid days, and which often would break down.

Some time ago when this forum was getting off the ground, someone here was posting videos of a (dutch?) guy servicing those giant video recorders that were in use in the 70's/80's. Too many adjustments.

Please post pics of your machine.



 

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2012, 01:48:32 pm »
Ok, when I get the time and haul it down off the top shelf.


 

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #35 on: July 25, 2012, 10:32:03 am »
I have only just watched this video for the first time - how did I miss such a classic teardown when it first came out ( and I DO subscribe! )

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2012, 11:08:03 am »
I think Dave needs to see the one thing i have in my office...... A Sony Umatic recorder. The original video recorder, 40 kg of steel and rubber. Scary thing is I can still get spares for it, at a ruinous price admittedly, but they are still around. Most of the tapes for it though have been scrapped though, might still be one or two that I missed in throwing them out.

I've been trying to score an old school VHS or beta video camera on ebay to teardown. Missed a big professional betamax rack recorder that would have been nice to teardown.

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Re: EEVblog #287 - Handifax 1000 Teardown
« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2012, 02:37:35 pm »
I would post it to you, but the thing is over 40kg of steel.......................

As it is I am sending a parcel to AUS on Monday, debating sea or air. Will see at customs just how much the difference is.
 


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