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said by Kearnstd:I doubt that was all.
Betamax really lost because it was too expansive, the cost to license Beta tech was far higher than what JVC charged to license VHS.
Betamax was actually superior to VHS. Unfortunately, the MPAA didn't see it this way. Betamax had several advantages and a few disadvantages:
1. Better picture quality
2. Digital Audio Capabilities
3. NO Macrovision
Shorter recording time (5hr L830 vs 6hr T120)
A little more expensive
The reason the MPAA forced the Betamax format to die is because of #3. Sony wouldn't implement an Anti-Copy technique to Betamax. That pissed the MPAA off and they shifted to VHS, which had Macrovision and made it cheaper to kill off Beta.
The same is happening with VHS and DVD now. Has anyone seen a NEW VHS movie in 5-6 years? Ever notice how much a DVD player goes for now?
EDIT: Did anyone notice that standalone DVD recorders are getting harder and harder to find?
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