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Joined: May 21 2002

Well I don't know how I managed to remember both my login name and password after so long - it says I last visited in 1970!

I've been a bit of Rip Van Winkle... how much could I get a DCR VX2000 for these days?

You may ask why I want one... well, as a student I worked for over a year wiping old ladies bottoms to save up to buy one, took it out to the far east during a compulsory year of study abroad, went silly places with it, and ended up with it being nicked from the security guards office at my university in China in 2002... I was beyond gutted, I don't mind saying I had a little cry - I lost my cheap widelens and well over 600 priceless pics of my adventures in southeast asia and japan on a (then) colossal 128mb memstick I bought in Osaka, plus the lovely black waterproof plastic penguin or panda case (I forget).
I've still got the box and bits of the remaining bits, and it'd be nice to heal the wound by getting a replacement to play with - especially now I'm an electronics student.

I know we're all going HD imminently, but if anyone wants to shake off any old stock, I might be receptive.


Alan Roberts
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Joined: May 3 1999

1970! Congratulations, that was before the PC was invented :)

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Joined: Apr 27 2001

...and digital video!

...and the internet!!

Martin - DVdoctor in moderation. Everyone is entitled to my opinion.

Barry Hunter
Joined: Nov 30 2001

And possible quite a number of forum members!

Barry Hunter

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Joined: Jun 5 1999

"And possible quite a number of forum members!"

But definitely not us, Barry!


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Joined: May 10 2005

Classic Rock music was started around that era!! (shows my age for sure!!)


Chris Lovell
Joined: Nov 29 2000

Not sure about VX2000 but the price of 2nd-hand PD150's continues to fall as people upgrade to the HD equivalents, and there are plenty of them around.

Chris Lovell

Joined: Oct 19 2000

surely the uni's insurance should have paide to replace this?

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