View Full Version : Sony Announces It Will Stop Producing Betamax Tapes in March 2016



kelroy55
11-10-2015, 08:03 AM
The company introduced the Betamax format in 1975, a year before rival Japanese firm JVC debuted the VHS tape. The two formats battled for market dominance. VHS ultimately came out on top and Betamax fell to the wayside.

Sony has not produced a Betamax recorder since 2002.

The company said it is also taking the Micro MV cassette off the market, adding that it has not produced a compatible digital video camera in a decade.

Sony Announces It Will Stop Producing Betamax Tapes in March 2016 - NBC News (http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/gadgets/sony-announces-it-will-stop-producing-betamax-tapes-march-2016-n460541)

pure
11-10-2015, 08:48 AM
I really didn't even think they were still produced.

Also, this reminded me of the time I had ET on Betamax but we only had a VCR, that sucked.

windowphobe
11-10-2015, 06:47 PM
I think I probably have enough blanks to last me a while. (Yes, I have a working Beta machine.)