[mythtv-users] Cheap SCSI scanners - was:The Bigger... Disk contest, Fall 2007 edition

Steve Hodge stevehodge at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 22:52:07 UTC 2007

On 10/23/07, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> wrote:
> I've heard the theory that Beta failed because Sony wouldn't license it
> to the porn industry, so all the porn came out on VHS.  Bingo, VHS got
> the market.

That's the popular story but it's not true - porn was available on Betamax (
e.g. Playboy released their stuff on both formats). Betamax's downfall was
due to a combination of factors including cost and capacity. Betamax tapes
could initially only hold one hour - not enough for a movie. This was
probably the biggest single factor.

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