Home Camera Repair How to Playback Hi8 Tapes

How to Playback Hi8 Tapes


Sony introduced the Hi8 tape format to the world in the late 1980s. This was Sony’s answer to the Super Video Home System format that was beginning to gain popularity. Consumers loved Hi8 because of its small size and portability. Hi8 tapes gained a further lease on life when Sony introduced the Digital8 format, which can read Hi8 tapes as well. You can playback your Hi8 tapes for watching on TV, as long as you have a Hi8 camcorder to use as your play deck.

Things You’ll Need : Hi8 camcorder, RCA cables, TV with RCA inputs


  • Set the Hi8 camera up next to your TV, VCR or media center. Plug the camera into an AC socket.