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  1. Jeffrey

    Jeffrey Premium Member
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    After 40 years, Sony announced they will discontinue selling Betamax cassettes and supplies.
    Apparently, Sony has been selling these products in Japan for 4 decades. But don't worry you Betamax die hards, you can still buy all the cassettes and cleaning tapes you will ever need until next March.

    Source: Sony
     
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    I'm sure majority of the forum members here don't even know what you are talking about. The VCR is a foreign term now.

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  3. TisMyDroid

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    And Betamax is even more foreign, lol! I can't believe you can still get cassettes for it. I'll have to tell my brother. I bet he still has his.

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    Never personally owned one but this is hilarious. Leave it to Japan to keep Betamax alive.

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    Yup. Can't say I've ever seen one in person. We had VCRs as long as I can remember. I saw an old school laser disc player when I spent the night at a friend's house once. The kind where the disc was the size of a vinyl record.

    I'm honestly not surprised that they're still using these in Japan either. I guess VHS didn't quite win the war as well as we all thought all this time...
     
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    Wow! Can't believe these are still around. Never actually owned a player but i do have a couple of the tapes i bought as Star Trek collectibles. I also have a couple of HD DVDs as well for the same reason and of course VHS tapes too. My wife says I never knew when to throw things away. LOL
     
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    We had a beta. It would eat PB&J sandwiches like a beast.
     
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    Once upon a time I had tons and tons of DVD's and I was proud of my collection. Now they collect dust in favor of just getting the content I want over the Internet (usually by legal means :D).

    Streaming media is the future.
     
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    Wait! You can get content over the internet legally?? Wow! Who knew? LOL
     
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    I have always said the XB1 looks like a betamax.
    Most folks never got my reference...;)
     
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    That was my initial thought. I said I'd never buy that ugly piece of junk. It's the only gaming console I own now lol

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    I owned a betamax very similar to that back in 1984 or 1985 and sold it to a techie friend in the early 90s. Against all odds, he has it still functional in 2015. Nothing wrong with using it - he enjoys tinkering with old equipment.

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