When's the release date for svgs and will I have to buy anothe copy or can I get an update of the net?
..... and now that I have come back from the dead, proprietary better watch out!!Originally posted by LanGaidin
I think that the fact that it was proprietary had more to do with the death of Betamax, than marketing did. Sony might be the biggest electronics company, but when you have Philips, Toshiba, etc all against you, you're gonna lose. If Sony would have been willing to license the technology out, I doubt VHS ever would have come into being...
Taken from Betamax Pal Web Site
Other than Sony, a number of other manufactures produced tapes for the betamax format.
Not all of these manufacturers sold their tapes in the high street and were bundled with new
VCRs. Brands such as Polaroid and Maxell were not available in all six tape length opting to
sell only the popular L-500 (2 hour) and L-750 (3 hour) variants.
Betamax tapes were available in the UK in the following brands BASF, Kodak, Maxell,
Memorex, NEC, Polaroid, Sanyo, Scotch, TDK and Toshiba.