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Topic # 199182 7-Aug-2016 20:43
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Just wondering if anyone in the Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua, or  Wellington region has a DAT player that we could either borrow, of use to transfer some DAT tapes to another medium.

 

We are an Access Radio station and have some archive material on DAT, but our player has expired, and has now gone to that place where all defunct tech goes to rest.

 

 


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  Reply # 1607013 9-Aug-2016 15:04
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Hahaa, DAT. Haven't used one or seen one at a client for almost 10 years. 

 

I can check with work and see if we have one? We're in Auckland but I could courier it down if we do.

 

I'll take a look tomorrow...




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  Reply # 1609990 11-Aug-2016 10:55
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Thanks very much for looking. Hope you can find one. The boss showed me the number of boxes full of DAT tapes - a big job ahead for someone.


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  Reply # 1610040 11-Aug-2016 11:45
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Your best bet (if all else fails) might be to source one via ebay.com. They werent too common here.

 

There are a few listed. If you went 'portable' then the frieght shouldnt be bad.

 

Obviously you might end up with a 110volt unit if you get one through ebay - I am sure you can source a 230>110 transformer locally though.





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  Reply # 1610063 11-Aug-2016 12:13
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The old man used to have one, I have enquired in his direction... but it was a very long time ago and it may be long gone or no longer working.

 

Edit: no dice, sorry :( Good luck with your hunt.  Maybe you are better trying to fix your player for one last hurrah?


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  Reply # 1610071 11-Aug-2016 12:32
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Hey you could try this crowd: http://www.filmscan.co.nz/audio-services.html

 

 


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