View Full Version : Will Sony tapes damage DVX100A
06-03-2007, 10:35 AM
Because of the info I have read here, I have only used Pan AY-DVM63MQ tapes in my DVX100A.
My friend sold his Sony PD170 and gave me 20 new unopened Sony DVM60PRL tapes assuming I would be able to use them in my camera.
Please let me know if I can in fact use the Sony tapes without damaging my camera.
06-03-2007, 10:38 AM
Yes, you can use sony tapes. as long as you clean the heads first by a dvtape cleaner before putting them. to take out the residue of the panasonic tapes. ive been using sony tapes for DVX100 for a long time now and its still workin!
06-03-2007, 10:40 AM
im getting the dvx100b, wut tapes shud i use?
06-03-2007, 12:17 PM
I would use whichever ones you can find the easiest
06-03-2007, 12:59 PM
I think Sony and Pana tapes are ok, Just they use different libricant, so like Dayu said run a cleaner before you switch, but whatever you choose try to stick with the same tapes for a while. its when you jump form different tapes that I have run into problems, and mostly stay away form those TDK's and cheap costco tapes. I have had numerous times bad issues with that early on.
06-03-2007, 01:09 PM
Thanks for all the info.
Its good to know I can take advantage of this surprise gift. I thought I was going to have to give them all away.
Supposedly they don't even use different lubricant types anymore according to an article I read. This could be wrong so don't take that to the bank. I never switch brands. Stick with one type or another to play it safe.
Here's what I use now (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?shs=AY-DVM63PQ&ci=0&sb=ps&pn=1&sq=desc&InitialSearch=yes&O=deadEnd1.jsp&A=search&Q=*&bhs=t) that AY-DVM63MQ's are no longer out there.