Question: What killed Betamax?

VHS killed the Betamax A year after the release of Betamax, the rival Japanese tech manufacturer JVC released its own VCR format called Video Home System, better known as VHS. Sony argued that JVCs VHS incorporated the Betamax format. In its first year of sales, VHS took 40 per cent of Sonys business. A year after the release of Betamax, the rival Japanese tech manufacturer JVC released its own VCR format called Video Home System

How much did a VHS cost in 1980?

When the mid-80s rolled around and the VHS player had been around for ten years, that hefty price tag started to see significant reductions. That nearly $1,500 top retail price had fallen to an average of $200 – $400, a fraction of the college tuition it once costed families.

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