Reply to post: Re: What we need

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Alan J. Wylie

Re: What we need

Interested in your thoughts regarding Betamax v VHS

Video 2000

I contracted for a while at Pye TVT in Cambridge (working on a TV video effects console for the 1986 World Cup). Pye was a subsidiary of Philips, and there was a factory shop. Lots of employees, contractors and their friends and families ended up with Video 2000 recorders. Rumour had it that e.g. Dixons allocated the cassettes equally to all shops, and the manager of the Cambridge branch spent a lot of time on the phone talking to other branches to get their spare stock sent to him.

Getting back on topic, I also worked on the Acorn Archimedes and the Sinclair QL.

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