[mythtv-users] Cheap SCSI scanners - was:The Bigger... Disk contest, Fall 2007 edition

Jay R. Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Sun Oct 21 00:22:40 UTC 2007

On Sat, Oct 20, 2007 at 04:41:23PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> > Beta is only-just-barely still in brodcast use; anything top-30 markets
> > is into at least DigiBeta, which shares nothing but the cartride.
> Well the "small shell" beta, in all of its incarnations, certainly had a
> great run. From camcorders (dockable and otherwise), BetaCart machines,
> the Sony LMS machines...

I used to *run* a Betacart at Home Shopping...

> > DVCPro is actually still in quite a bit of use in, again, markets 31
> > and down; I don't think it ever cracked the top 30.  Though it's
> > counterpart, DVCam, did, so maybe...
> DVC Pro was actually used in NYC, by Fox News Channel, if you consider
> that the NYC ADI :-) We used Beta when I was with CNN in NYC.

Sure.  :-)

> >> (BTW - I just bought a pair of Seagate 73GB 10K RPM Ultra-3 SCSI drives
> >> for $42 each)
> > 
> > Yeah; that stuff is *much* cheaper on the secondary market; especially
> > the 80-pin drives.  If it werent for the cost of *housings*, that's
> > where I'd take my sister's machine.
> Well I got similar deals on the rest of the hardware, you just have to
> hunt around. I just couldn't resist a machine with absolutely no IDE in
> it at all - even the CD-ROM drive is SCSI, as is the DLT tape drive.
> I can't recall ever hearing of an IDE DLT drive :-)

No, but my boss just came across a SCSI-50 DVD-R...

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