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1 minute ago, MongoBoy said:

Yes, there was.  But most was on VHS.  And I couldn't afford both a VHS player and Betamax at the same time, so I had to go from memory.

"My wife and I were we going to have sex last nite.  But we were too tired to think of anyone else."  Rodney Dangerfield

I had Betamax and at least where I was living it was plentiful in both format.

I thought betamax was the better machine, but lost out to VHS because of the longer tapes on VHS. Sony made money either way, as they had the patents for both. :)

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4 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

I had Betamax and at least where I was living it was plentiful in both format.

I thought betamax was the better machine, but lost out to VHS because of the longer tapes on VHS. Sony made money either way, as they had the patents for both. :)

They made sure they didn't lose round 2 when it came to the HD DVD players.

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3 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

They made sure they didn't lose round 2 when it came to the HD DVD players.

They sure didnt. Im on my 2nd Sony DVD machine, worn out the first one, these days, it doesnt get much use.

They make a pretty good flat screen too.

 

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1 hour ago, MongoBoy said:

Yes, there was.  But most was on VHS.  And I couldn't afford both a VHS player and Betamax at the same time, so I had to go from memory.

"My wife and I were we going to have sex last nite.  But we were too tired to think of anyone else."  Rodney Dangerfield

Not to get too far off subject, but Sony's Betamax failed because they would not license anyone else to produce the player or tapes while JVC did allow for other companies to acquire a license to produce VHS. This flooded the market, which drove down the price. When you could get a VHS for $100 and a Betamax may cost 3x t0 4x that, that hurt sales even with the slightly better quality.

Also, the lower cost of producing VHS tapes did allow for the porn industry to pick it as the preferred method which was basically the death nail to Betamax.

 

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36 minutes ago, Tony-OH said:

Not to get too far off subject, but Sony's Betamax failed because they would not license anyone else to produce the player or tapes while JVC did allow for other companies to acquire a license to produce VHS. This flooded the market, which drove down the price. When you could get a VHS for $100 and a Betamax may cost 3x t0 4x that, that hurt sales even with the slightly better quality.

Also, the lower cost of producing VHS tapes did allow for the porn industry to pick it as the preferred method which was basically the death nail to Betamax.

 

I really wish we had sports to talk about, in order to stay on subject. 🍻

At this point, we dont even know when ST will start back up. (IF)

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2 minutes ago, Redskins Rick said:

I really wish we had sports to talk about, in order to stay on subject. 🍻

At this point, we dont even know when ST will start back up. (IF)

Oh yea, we totally stay on topic when games are being played.  😉

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1 hour ago, Can_of_corn said:

They made sure they didn't lose round 2 when it came to the HD DVD players.

I bought, and still have, 2 of them.  I also have about 30 hd-dvd movies cause they came with the players.

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1 hour ago, Tony-OH said:

Not to get too far off subject, but Sony's Betamax failed because they would not license anyone else to produce the player or tapes while JVC did allow for other companies to acquire a license to produce VHS. This flooded the market, which drove down the price. When you could get a VHS for $100 and a Betamax may cost 3x t0 4x that, that hurt sales even with the slightly better quality.

Also, the lower cost of producing VHS tapes did allow for the porn industry to pick it as the preferred method which was basically the death nail to Betamax.

 

You are 100% correct. Betamax had superior picture quality, but Sony turned it into a niche product because they wouldn't license the technology.

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2 hours ago, Redskins Rick said:

I really wish we had sports to talk about, in order to stay on subject. 🍻

At this point, we dont even know when ST will start back up. (IF)

There's a lot of reports coming out each day to discuss. Today, for instance, it was reported that Taiwan is preparing to have live attendance at games (250 fans per game). Taiwan has been ahead of everyone, so I'm sure MLB and other leagues will be looking at the success of their actions as a blueprint for what could be possible here.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/05/taiwans-cpbl-preparing-for-live-attendance.html

Also, Scott Boras began advocating for a return of players to training camps as soon as possible. It sounds crazy at first, but makes some sense - starting now would allow teams to have players and staff return in staggered stages, instead of just having everyone come back at once.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2020/05/boras-calls-for-resumption-of-spring-training.html

There was also a rumor today that Opening Day would start on July 1 - but quickly confirmed to be false. While I doubt there is an official plan from MLB at this point, all of the reports recently have pointed to that timeframe as the leading consideration. 

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