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Re: Incorrect Headline
If you insist upon using the VHS vs Betamax analogy, you need to understand that Sony still made a CRAPLOAD of money off the Beta format in a commercial capacity. And probably made more money off industrial strength VTRs and cameras than they would have trying to sell $2 videocassettes and players to consumers.
Sure, they lost on the consumer front. And laughed all the way to the bank.
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I'm not saying they didn't... in fact their Beta to VHS converters were patented pretty heavily and for the longest time, you couldn't even buy one that wasn't Sony.
What they didn't make in licensing the format, they made by being the sole monopoly of the tools to do the conversion
(BTW, I was one of those in the 'BetaMax is better' boat