Video tape cleaners

Gail Fedak 898-2740 (GFEDAK@a1.mtsu.edu)
Thu, 09 Apr 1998 09:45:49 -0500 (CDT)

We purchased one of the RTI Tape Chek (U-Matic) cleaners/evaluators about 15
years ago and have been very pleased with it. About 8 or 9 years ago we
purchased the same equipment for our VHS tapes and have been equally pleased
with it. Not only do these machines clean tapes, they can check for defects in
the tape (wrinkles and "dropout") and pinpont the problems at specific locations
on the tape. We purchased ours with internal printers so we can locate trouble
spots - the display records only the total number of defects. We also use it to
rewind tapes that have been dropped before we play them. I know the price
sounds (is) high, but we feel we have gotten our money's worth out of them. And
like the famous bunny, they "keep on ticking".

Hope this helps.

Gail B. Fedak
Coordinator, Instructional Media Resources
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
615 - 898-2740
gfedak@a1.mtsu.edu