Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sony Betamax Commercial

Here from 1979 is a TV commercial that was probably recorded on a Sony Betamax, one of the first affordable home VTR (Video Tape Recorder) systems. Mine cost $999.99 a year later. The ad in the paper siad, "Prices will NEVER be lower." When it broke a couple years later, however, I replaced it with a smaller, better model for about $300.00. I...uhh...did eventually get the Sony fixed though and I DO still have it today! (For those of you who've visited the library before, this doesn't really surprise you, does it?)

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