Re: VHS

Subject: Re: VHS
From: Christopher Carmichael <chrisc -at- SYNERGYMICRO -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 09:22:34 -0800

>I know that S-VHS and VHS are the predominant consumer video tape formats
>these days, but does anybody know what the V, H, and S stand for?

Video Home System.

The system -- which had lines-of-resolution below beta -- was choosen as
the home standard because of longer playing/recording time.

Beta is still being used in a majority of television studios. The tapes
are the same, but the play time is only 20 to 30 minutes for the L-500.

I'm probably one of the last home consumer users of the beta format -- as
my ED-BETA [extended defination] has a superior picture over S-VHS.
However, the marketplace decided otherwise!

Chris




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