For those with long enough memories, back in the seventies there came the era of the videotape player, which featured a long tooth and nail battle between the VHS and Beta formats. A war which now seems rather quaint , considering the VCR for the most part gathers dust under your television set, a curious post modern museum piece that rarely, if ever, gets used anymore.
But in its day the battle for supremacy was pitched, Sony banked heavily on the Beta format, Panasonic, JVC and a host of others went with VHS and as history would show, it was a serious setback for Sony when the Beta format was finally rendered to historyâ€™s remainder bins. A business plan that no doubt provided for many rolling heads at the Sony World headquarters in Japan.
Fast-forward a few decades and here we are again, a new gizmo with an old debate and again soon, a new casualty.
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