Reply to post: Re: IIRC the major problem with Betamax

So. Farewell then Betamax. We always liked you better than VHS anyway

mjflory

Re: IIRC the major problem with Betamax

Here in the States it's widely believed (OK, I can see Wikipedia inserting "by whom?") that the reason Betamax failed was that it couldn't record a full American football game, which rarely finishes in 90 minutes. But those 90 minutes did look better, and I used to use my Betamax for audio recording at CD quality in the days when VHS sound was awful.

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