Not a big deal, but I'm pretty sure the name of the gentleman at Pro 
Digital is Paul Plotnick.  I've never used him myself, but as you say, he 
comes highly recommended by the DAT taping/hobbyist community.

You could also try the Oade (pronounced Oh'-dee) brothers in Thomasville, 
GA -  I'm not sure if they're doing much with DAT 
repair these days, but I had them do several mods on portable DAT machines 
over the years.

Also, FWIW, I have had the best luck with the Tascam DA-20 MKII when I get 
a tape that won't play/track properly in other machines.  

Oddly, the more expensive Tascam machines (DA-30, DA-40) have been very 
sensitive and temperamental, but the DA-20 has performed very well on tapes 
that are beginning to deteriorate.

dave nolan
92nd St. Y

On Mon, 6 Feb 2006 21:58:49 -0500, Matt Sohn <[log in to unmask]> 

>I have been very happy with the services of Paul Plotkin at Pro Digital in
>Broomall, Pa.
>He is the repairman of choice for the DAT taping community.
>-Matt Sohn