Originally Posted by HarryT
To be fair, it was really just "bad luck" that VHS won out over Betamax. Beta was arguably a better standard. Sony did absolutely nothing wrong there.
Well, not exactly. VHS was started because Sony would not license their format to other manufacturers. Has VHS got a foothold Sony did license their format but it was too late to swell the tide.
the Betamax format is still the dominant and only format for 3/4" semi-pro equipment and it basically a mod to the original format they obtained from Ampex. What they did in 3/4' they tried to do in 1/2" and it failed. I do agree that the Beta format is a higher quality.