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Mini Dv Tapes

Discussion in 'Camcorders, Action Cams & Video Making Forum' started by asimmd, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. asimmd

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    Hi All
    Been looking to buy some Mini DV tapes, but prices range from £1:70 up to £7:50 and more,and that's each?
    What benefit's if any in using the expensive ones?
    Which ones do the majority use,and why?
    Thank You ; Merry Xmas
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    I use Sony DV Premium tapes. I use these because I got a pack of 5 of them when I bought the camcorder and it is highly recommended that you only use the same make & type of DV tape. Mixing tapes can cause the heads to get clogged by different tape coatings and result in an expensive repair.

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    And I use Panasonic because that was what was originally supplied with my camera - they gave good results and I have just stayed with them - with all makes you can usually find a deal somewhere on the internet.
     
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    Thanks Guys,
    I'll stick with JVC then,now to find a supplier.
    Cheers
    Alan
     
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    I use Sony's. Pack of 3 from Amazon for £9.99.
     
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    Just seen Sony Premium DV tapes in Dixons (yeh I know but was bored during lunch hour) £20 for 5, but reduced in sale to £15. thats a great £3 per tape!

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