Betamax or VCR? Which one did your family have growing up?

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  1. Bornstarch Holy Paladin

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    We had a BetaMax in the early 80s, then moved to VCR in the late 80s to early 2000s. Crazy how long VHS lasted.

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  3. Rocco Siffredi Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    betamax is a VCR bro?
     
  4. IndyCovaHart Steel Belt

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    wtf does this picture have to do
     
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    What you meant TS was betamax vs VHS @Bornstarch
     
  6. Grave Saver ******WTF Belt****** Platinum Member

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  7. Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    We got a VCR in 1985 (When I was 5 years old), but in 1990 I bought a Betamax form my older sisters rummage sale when she was moving out of town with her soon to be husband. They had a slew of tapes with it and I could actually unscramble the pay channels with the tuner it had built into it. I would record Real Sex on HBO and Red shoe diaries on Showtime:D I ran the Beta in my bedroom until I got a TV/VCR combo television for Christmas a few years later
     
  8. Hand Made White Belt

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    We just watched dad punch mom for fucking up the mac and cheese. Would have preferred vhs even with the low resolution and shit.
     
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  9. Social Distance Warrior Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    We had both.

    I had empire strikes back on Betapace.
     
  10. dije1 Purple Belt

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    VCR
     
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  11. Social Distance Warrior Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    However the best porn in the neighborhood was always on Betamax
     
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    Anyway, in answer to the TS’ question we had a VHS vcr. I only remember meeting like one or two people who ever even had a Betamax. The only thing I can compare to that was in about 2007 or 2008 a friend of my brother had an HD-DVD player, the failed competitor to blu Ray. Poor bastard.
     
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  13. oddjob Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    betamax was a flop, even though it was supposedly better.
     
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  14. Lubaolong A natural consequence of gamma radiation

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    Never had Betamax, but I remember the first time I saw LaserDisc. I was blown away.
     
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    My best friend when I was a kid (6-16 yrs old), his step dad owned a slew of different businesses. One of which just happened to be a Video rental store. When it became clear that VHS was going to win that war, he started getting rid of all the Betamax shit. Let's just say, my buddy and I watched a lot of 80s porn on Betamax...............
     
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    vhs I actually never saw a betamax IRL.
     
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    my cousin had akira on laserdisc we had to flip the disc over in the middle of the film.
     
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  19. Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    One of my buddies parents had a CED player (Capacitance Electronic Disc) This was about the most obscure player I saw growing up.

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    Monica please.

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