Yes, there are a hardcore of Betamax
users who must still be recording The Bill and Dynasty off UK TV Gold (or whatever it's called these days) in a Canute-type effort to stop progress.
We, too, had a Betamax
video recorder, and I remember it getting harder and harder to rent videos from the shop as VHS took over.
"It is only with the aid of the Betamax
or some other [VCR], that it is possible today for home television viewers to infringe copyright by recording off-the-air.
to Blockbuster is beautifully conceived and written.
In 1984, the Supreme Court ruled that using Sony Corp.'s Betamax
videotape to record TV shows did not constitute copyright infringement, saying that "even the unauthorized home time-shifting of respondents' programs is legitimate fair use."
So, to cheer ourselves up in a suitably non-PC, guilty pleasure sort of a way we decided to dig out some dusty old Betamax
cassette recordings (kids, ask mum and dad) of the Northern Irish joker in full flight on ITV's long-running mother-in-law gag-fest The Comedians.
It was the most utterly comprehensive destruction of a Derby field in my lifetime, and I've still got the heavilyused video tape of his performance to prove it - if only I could find a replacement betamax
video player at the next Antiques Roadshow!
I bought Now That's What I Call Music 4 in December 1984 (thanks, Google!), mainly because my brother and cousins had between them got the first three collections in the series, while I had unwisely invested in Raiders of the Pop Charts, very much the Betamax
to the Now series' VHS in terms of 1980s hits packages.
"Selecting the correct technology represents a significant risk because nobody wants to invest in the Betamax
of the desktop virtualisation world."
General dispensing and contact lens CET points will be provided by Andy Hepworth (pictured)--'Modern Day Varifocals: Betamax
to HD Vision' and Jonathon Bench--'Striking the right balance of material properties' respectively!
introduced the Betamax
system, an innovation that allowed the taping of TV shows and the production of home videos.
Swapping a young, progressive up and coming manager like Roberto Di Matteo for Hodgson is like trading a Blu-ray player for a Betamax