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VHS vs. Beta: Why the better product lost

Do you remember the video tape wars of the ’80s? The Sony Betamax came out first and it had better picture quality. So why did it eventually fade into obscurity while VHS tapes dominated for two decades? There’s more to the story. Listen to this engineer explain why VHS won, and the one behind-the-scenes nail in the Betamax coffin.

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