Summary of choice of tapes

From: Usha Malik (
Date: Fri Nov 04 1994 - 06:10:44 CST

Thanx a lot for the responses to my query on the choice of tapes.

All suggested that use of video tape is a bad deal.
Most of the people who wrote to me said they used and
preferred Sony tapes. Some people had problems with TDK,Maxell and
3COM. One recommended Exabyte tapes. 3M tapes were not favoured .
Michael Harrington also sent me some info on 'HI8 8mm video tapes
usage for EXB-8200 and EXB-8500 tape units' and 'What Type of Media
should I use' and 'Cleaning 8mm Helical Scan Subsystems'.
Some used 3COM and preferred it.

+ points of Sony.
 It is cheaper than when the Exabyte brand
name is on the tape.
 Errors are less.

- points
software compression was flaky.

Thanx to all of you who replied...

Rocky Gould
David Di Gioia
Michael Harrington!mgh
Syed Zaeem Hosain!szh
Srinivasa Yalavarthy!srini
Randy Styka!randy
Ron Spiller!spillar
Steve Elliott!se
Scott Miller

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