It was September, 1976.
Gerald Ford was in the White House. Watergate was a recent
memory. TV had monaural sound. Digital
watches and LCD displays hadn't been invented yet. No
personal computers...no Internet...no cell phones. And the home video market
consisted of .....two Sony Betamaxes! Luckily, a gentleman from Tallahassee,
Florida, decided to try to pull together the first owners of the revolutionary
"Betamax," and publish a subscription-only
mimeographed newsletter called THE VIDEOPHILE'S NEWSLETTER...the VERY FIRST
video magazine!!! TVN ran from 1976 to 1981, changing its name
to simply THE VIDEOPHILE in the early 80s. I have reprinted a few pages from
selected issues below for
your enjoyment and education. You will be amused by what you
read, because all these articles, questions/answers, ads, etc., were
from the very DAWN of the home video revolution, which obviously has changed and
evolved drastically since the mid 1970s!!
CLICK ON THE COVER OF THE ISSUE YOU WANT TO SEE, TO GO TO THAT ISSUE.
LIST | ZENITH
LIST | NEC
LIST | TOSHIBA
LIST | SEARS
PHOTO GALLERIES: SONY BETAS THRU THE YEARS | DREAM MACHINES | INDUSTRIALS INTERNATIONAL BETAS | NON-SONY BETAS | BOXES & SHELLS pg I | BOXES & SHELLS pg 2
| THE BIG LIE
TIDBITS | BETATIPS