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Re: Non Technical Quotes

December 18th, 2017, 1:34 pm

The main determining factor between Betamax and VHS was the cost of the recorders and recording time. Betamax is, in theory, a superior recording format over VHS due to resolution (250 lines vs. 240 lines), slightly superior sound, and a more stable image; Betamax recorders were also of higher quality construction. But these differences were negligible to consumers, and thus did not justify either the extra cost of a Betamax VCR (which was often significantly more expensive than a VHS equivalent) or Betamax's shorter recording time.
 
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Re: Non Technical Quotes

December 18th, 2017, 2:10 pm

...and maybe a little that Philips didn't want to distribute porn on Betamax, but the dirty VHS *did*?
 
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December 18th, 2017, 2:19 pm

More likely, they waited until the product was 140% complete while the competitors shipped theirs when it was 80% complete. 
 
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Re: Non Technical Quotes

December 18th, 2017, 3:01 pm

outrun wrote:
...and maybe a little that Philips didn't want to distribute porn on Betamax, but the dirty VHS *did*?

Philips?
Video 2000
Video 2000 (also known as V2000, with the tape standard Video Compact Cassette, or VCC) is a consumer videocassette system and analogue recording standard developed by Philips and Grundig to compete with JVC's VHS and Sony's Betamax video technologies. Designed for the PAL colour television standard (some models additionally handled SECAM), distribution of Video 2000 products began in 1979 exclusively in Europe, South Africa and Argentina and ended in 1988.
 
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Re: Non Technical Quotes

December 18th, 2017, 3:04 pm

ppauper wrote:
outrun wrote:
...and maybe a little that Philips didn't want to distribute porn on Betamax, but the dirty VHS *did*?

Philips?
Video 2000
Video 2000 (also known as V2000, with the tape standard Video Compact Cassette, or VCC) is a consumer videocassette system and analogue recording standard developed by Philips and Grundig to compete with JVC's VHS and Sony's Betamax video technologies. Designed for the PAL colour television standard (some models additionally handled SECAM), distribution of Video 2000 products began in 1979 exclusively in Europe, South Africa and Argentina and ended in 1988.


Right, very good! I thought Betamax was Philips, ..but it's Sony!
 
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December 18th, 2017, 3:20 pm

Philips invented CDs and the Philishave.
 
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December 18th, 2017, 3:29 pm

 voted the best invention ever by the ISSSA  (Irish Smooth Sheep Shaving Association)
 
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Re: Non Technical Quotes

January 14th, 2018, 5:51 pm

"hi ha he, I think I solve it"   :D  
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