Sony Betamax
The Retro Site
Login / Register
Welcome! is an online community focused on sharing and reminiscing about pop-culture video, audio, and images that stir our memories of the past - old television, theme songs, commercials, print advertisements, and more. We've got the sights and sounds you remember from the 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond... Come join our friendly community and start sharing your memories! If you are a Baby Boomer or Gen Xer, you will find this to be the site for memories! This site is rated G (maybe PG on some posts) you can always feel comfortable sharing this site to your mother, kids or grandkids!


Sony Betamax


Thanks! Share it with your friends!


You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry, only registred users can create playlists.

Added by in 1970s


Sony Betamax was a consumer-based video recording device introduced in 1975. The rival VHS was introduced in 1977 by RCA. To compete with the two-hour format of VHS Sony introduced a two-hour format and RCA countered with two, four and six-hour record speeds. By 1980, VHS had controlled about 60% of the US market. In 1988 Sony conceded in defeat when the started manufacturing VHS recorders (through Hitachi). DVD's eventually replaced both formats.

Post your comment

Sign in or sign up to post comments.


Be the first to comment