Betamax: C\’est finis!

Sony announced yesterday that forty years after it was first released, Betamax is finally going to be discontinued. Obviously you can be forgiven for believing Betamax died before the turn of the century, since even VHS hasn’t been used much 1 for over a decade.

Sony says it will cease production of the tape March 2016. SO if you have one of their players 2, stock up now.

Betamax: C'est finis!

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  1. Outside the Charles manse, that is: when SRO faded away they had a tape sale and we went and cherry-picked the lot.
  2. Which were last manufactured in 2002.

One thought on “Betamax: C\’est finis!”

  1. I still have a player – Betamax was far superior to VHS in every way. Though I’m not so retro as to not switch to Blue-Ray, I’ve been doing it slowly. And I will stock up on the tapes. AN online movie or even Cinemeax caught of Beta, even HD, is just as crisp. Definitely the end of an era.

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