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If you want an SD Card for your camera - these are the ones I use and recommend. 

I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.


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CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)


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The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for's some.


VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

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Sound Burger & the clones

A video about the Audio Technica Sound Burger (AKA Mister Disc) - a portable battery-powered record player from 1983 that looks like a cheap child's toy, but looks can be deceiving. 
In the video I replace the belts, as well as take a look at a Crosley clone of the Soundburger, The Revolution - or it's more than likely that it's really a clone of a Crosley clone of the Soundburger.


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Reader Comments (2)

I think I've watched all your videos and sorry if this question has been already answered but ...Have you ever used your hi fi stereo VCR / VHS tape recorder as JUST a 2 track stereo music recorder? It was a trick we used to do 25++ years ago in the age of home music recording and needing a tape machine other than a cassette to master your final mix to...we used stereo VHS machines as like a reel to reel master tape recorder. I dug my Sony out and busted open a new tape and recorded some stuff and it's by far the best if not right next to reel to reel tape recording. Of course on the fastest speed! Have you ever wanted to do a segment on this underground and never really proven unofficial tape cassette recording system VHS AUDIO?

March 21, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJoey Anderson

Have you seen this ?

Might be a bit novelty but seems to be in the vein of other odd formats you have covered- may be a little difficult getting the player and record though...

March 25, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSteve
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