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Old 09-02-2022, 12:14   #31
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Re: Why are there still SD Channels and HD Channels?

Some SD channels are as bad a VHS quality, and these are programmes that came long after VHS.

I guess they must-use some compression and that removes the quality.

It is like looking through a net curtain, flick to had channel, and you can almost see the "cut" on the actors face looks like a plaster.
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I think VHS quality is goregous,especially on a CRT.....
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Re: Why are there still SD Channels and HD Channels?

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I think VHS quality is goregous,especially on a CRT.....
Not as good as betamax...
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Re: Why are there still SD Channels and HD Channels?

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Not as good as betamax...
Not much in it for consumer versions
- https://youtu.be/_oJs8-I9WtA
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Re: Why are there still SD Channels and HD Channels?

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I think VHS quality is goregous,especially on a CRT.....
I prefer hieroglyphics on clay myself, for the OG graphics…
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Re: Why are there still SD Channels and HD Channels?

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Not much in it for consumer versions
- https://youtu.be/_oJs8-I9WtA
To be fair those comparisons are for NTSC which never approached the quality of PAL. Hmmm! these comparisons of out of date technologies could become the new trend.

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Not as good as betamax...
Was told that v2000 was the best ,never seen one though
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Re: Why are there still SD Channels and HD Channels?

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Was told that v2000 was the best ,never seen one though
Debatable. The main players were continually developing new and improved features, playing leapfrog with the v2000. Many of the proposed v2000 features never made it to production models. Double sided video tapes were quirky and the machines were relatively expensive. Its main problem though, as you have suggested, was that most people had never seen one.
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Re: Why are there still SD Channels and HD Channels?

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Was told that v2000 was the best ,never seen one though
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Debatable. The main players were continually developing new and improved features, playing leapfrog with the v2000. Many of the proposed v2000 features never made it to production models. Double sided video tapes were quirky and the machines were relatively expensive. Its main problem though, as you have suggested, was that most people had never seen one.
Techmoan has a video on that

https://youtu.be/SeSz6MoX00Q
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Re: Why are there still SD Channels and HD Channels?

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Debatable. The main players were continually developing new and improved features, playing leapfrog with the v2000. Many of the proposed v2000 features never made it to production models. Double sided video tapes were quirky and the machines were relatively expensive. Its main problem though, as you have suggested, was that most people had never seen one.
I used one in the mid 80's for a while. The tapes produced were subjectively superior to later VHS tapes I could compare them with, of course that may have been down partly to the quality of the tapes and the input source, I can't really remember. I do know they were complicated to use, especially without an instruction manual.
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Techmoan has a video on that

https://youtu.be/SeSz6MoX00Q
Did they use VHS or Betamax for that video?
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