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Sony to Stop Betamax Tape Production in 2016

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Technology' started by fox_198, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. fox_198

    fox_198 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds weird, right? I'm pretty sure nobody thought Betamax tapes were still being made, especially because of A) losing the format war to VHS and B) the rise of discs and digital. It's kind of ironic since VHS has been out of production for much longer despite being the "winner" of the format war. Who the heck besides professionals has been buying Betamax for the last two and a half decades? Well, the video tape is officially dead as of next March.

    http://www.theguardian.com/technolo...ad-long-live-vhs-sony-end-prodution?CMP=fb_gu
     
  2. lazyboy97o

    lazyboy97o Well-Known Member

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    You answered your own question, professionals are who kept production going.
     
  3. Dead2009

    Dead2009 Well-Known Member

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    "Betamax may be dead, but VHS tapes are still in production. So long live the video cassette tape, the video CD, the DVD and the Blu-ray."

    Hardly anything uses the VHS anymore so 0 clue as to why THOSE are still being made.
     
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  4. fox_198

    fox_198 Well-Known Member Original Poster

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    A lot of professionals used Beta because it was the best option back in the day, and I suppose they've been holding out on switching for all these years.
     

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