No. Beta HiFi was first, and technically superior to JVC's VHS HiFi. But VHS still won.I thought Sony copied VHS after it became obvious to everyone that Beta was doomed? Like in the late 1990s? I remember Beta well....it was decent at the time.
That would sure make in interesting test. I told myself it could get close to reel-to-reel in my mind, but unfortunately, had no way to prove it. Not even the guys on usenet knew either.
Somewhere out there in somebody's garage is my VHS hifi tape with this on it when I was going through my Cure phase. Would get my bass apartment walls shaking when "prayers for rain" hit. Had to be cool though so I wouldn't get kicked out of the complex.
They did finally decide to do VHS for consumer decks, but they continued to make Beta decks (and many later variants) for broadcast. Still many of those in use today and millions of hours of content still archived on Beta around the world. I work for a company that has a line of products that keep track of what is on what tape to tell the giant tape robot which tape to grab when someone is looking for a particular show, commercial, etc.I thought Sony copied VHS after it became obvious to everyone that Beta was doomed? Like in the late 1990s? I remember Beta well....it was decent at the time.
i did same in 90's recording fm stereo music thou tricky to sort search through some 8hrs hi-fi stereo ? can place sort of chapter edit stops but still takes while .Regarding VHS Hi-Fi, a friend of mine (who happed to be a pretty smart engineer) back in the late 80's decided to put his whole music collection on VHS tapes and was convinced that would be the best way to keep and play music. I never quite saw the value in that as it became clear that CD was the way to go, even if it was duration limited.
I remember that JVC model well. We sold it with NTSC and they sold as fast as we could get them. Customers where paying for them without them even being in stock. At the time selling JVC video machines was a license to print money.rare Vintage JVC HR-D725EK professional consumer with hi-fi stereo and linear stereo with Dolby type-B . i believe same was used for another model .
if hi-fi track is damaged sound switch to mono on most other hi-fi VHS . hi-fi track can't be read by linear stereo only VHS only the linear stereo . i keep the JVC switched to normal linear stereo as often have to get up go to the kitchen to adjust tracking .
i was thinking of modifying the JVC HD-D725EK with some soldering and long wire and variable so i can adjust tracking in the THX cinema room .
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letters "EK" i guess is for european market .I remember that JVC model well. We sold it with NTSC and they sold as fast as we could get them. Customers where paying for them without them even being in stock. At the time selling JVC video machines was a license to print money.