[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: American quality standards.

Erik Slagter erik
Thu Mar 16 14:14:17 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-15 at 13:21 -0800, Corey Hickey wrote:
> I guess I was alive during the latter part of the VHS-Betamax war, but I
> wasn't aware of any alternative at the time. Most of our electronics
> were pretty old. My dad had to frequently clean the tape handling
> mechanisms of our VHS player to keep it working. The player didn't work
> when it was too cold, either, so on some evenings my dad would put it in
> the oven for a while, and then we would run it propped up next to the
> wood stove.

I used to have a V2000 recorder (one of the very first generation!)
which gave a better picture (especially when winding) than a current VHS
recorder... I don't know for betamax.
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