Daily Giz Wiz 30: Sony Betamax

Episode 30 of the podcast

Subject: Review of Sony Betamax
Released:Friday 31 March 2006
Length:about 8 minutes
Download file:DGW-030.mp3 (3.7 MB)
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The Sony Betamax SL-7200.  It could record for an hour, with no timer functions.  All the way from 30 years ago.  Later Sony introduced a 24-hour one-event timer for $45 as an option.  Then it released the X2 which could record for 2 hours.

BetaStack

It was an "auto-changer" for Betamax tapes, from 1981.  It was Sony's answer to VHS's longer recording times.  Don't miss Dick's description of how the BetaStack went about its business.

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