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Bravo to The Chas

By jardinier ·
Dear Charlie. Whilst you hide behind relative anonymity in your Peer Listing, I would just like to say that your swift, pertinent and sensible postings on many new discussions are of great value to the disussion forums.

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by TheChas In reply to Bravo to The Chas

I appreciate the complement.

I am simply trying to repay those who have helped me over the years by assisting others.

To be honest, I am a bit surprised, and a little embarrassed by the attention that I get on the Tech Republic site.

When Ilook at postings from Maxwell Edison, Soulrider, DKlippert, Joseph Morre, and ASyscokid (to name a few) I realize that I still have an awful lot to learn.


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by GuruOfDos In reply to Bravo to The Chas

Yep! The Chas is a 'good egg', isn't he?!!!

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Re Beta and VHS.

by jardinier In reply to Bravo to The Chas

Hi Charlie. Would you believe that just two days after you posted the analogy between Mac/Windows and Beta/VHS, I purchased at a garage sale a top end Sony BetaMax player, with something like 100 Beta video cassettes, for $AU 20 all up. It is the first time I have ever viewed a BetaMax tape and the superior quality is quite obvious.
Actually I know of a number of quite pragmatic reasons why MS-DOS and Windows leapt ahead of Mac, but as no-one seems interested in pursuing the discussion I will let it die a quiet death.
Julian Hancock.

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by GuruOfDos In reply to Re Beta and VHS.

But to **** even Betamax out of the water, check out the Grundig/Philips V2000 format!!!

4 hours recording on each side of a double sided cassette, at a quality slightly better than Betamax. The only video system prior to S-VHS to separate the chroma information and the luma information onto separate linear tracks.

I still have a V2000 deck, and a Sony SL-C5UB Betamax machine in the workshop!

The reason VHS took off and wiped the market, was purely because JVC flooded the market with subsidised equipment and did some very underhand deals with media distribution companies and with equipment rental companies. In the first 5 years of domestic VCR's, over 60% of machines were rented rather than purchased outright, so JVC supplied the hardware to the rental companies (with some 'badge engineering' in some countries - Fergusson/Thorn in the UK for example) to ensure their format won out!!

Like OS systems....just cos more peeps use MS doesn't make it superior!!!

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