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Old 09-26-07, 09:52 AM
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Questions for a School Project About Pre-DVD Home Video Formats

Hey, I have to do a project with Venn diagrams in my math class, and I need to poll a certain number of people on three yes-no questions on a similar subject. So, I decided to base it around home video formats circa the 1980's, and I figured a message board might be a good place to ask. Here's the questions:

1. Did you (or your parents if born before the date listed) own a VCR before 1987?
2. Did you own a Betamax player?
3. Did you own an optical disc format that was NOT CAV/CLV laserdisc, DVD, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray?

I need as many queries as possible, please. Specification isn't necessarily needed, but thanks a lot.
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1. Did you (or your parents if born before the date listed) own a VCR before 1987?
I bought a gigantic VHS player circa 1983. The "remote control" had a cord

2. Did you own a Betamax player?
No.

3. Did you own an optical disc format that was NOT CAV/CLV laserdisc, DVD, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray?
No.
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1) Yes
2) No
3) No
ditto
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1. Did you (or your parents if born before the date listed) own a VCR before 1987?
Barely- after years of begging, I finally got my parents to buy a VCR in 1985- at least it was one of the first Hi-Fi models that could record TV in stereo. I won a second VCR in 1987, which I still have and still works.

2. Did you own a Betamax player?
Not when they were new, but I got a used one at a flea market in 1994. I use it mostly for playing old TV recordings that other people recorded, and I've got a couple movies on Beta that are hard to find on any format.

3. Did you own an optical disc format that was NOT CAV/CLV laserdisc, DVD, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray?
Don't know of any other optical disc format, unless you count CD-Video (which has 5 minutes of analog video with digital audio, along with a 20-minute audio-only section that can play on any CD player), or MPEG-1 Video CD. I have a CED videodisc player, which uses a stylus. It's the 8-track tape of video formats.
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Originally Posted by Zen Peckinpah
Hey, I have to do a project with Venn diagrams in my math class, and I need to poll a certain number of people on three yes-no questions on a similar subject. So, I decided to base it around home video formats circa the 1980's, and I figured a message board might be a good place to ask. Here's the questions:

1. Did you (or your parents if born before the date listed) own a VCR before 1987?
2. Did you own a Betamax player?
3. Did you own an optical disc format that was NOT CAV/CLV laserdisc, DVD, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray?

I need as many queries as possible, please. Specification isn't necessarily needed, but thanks a lot.
1. Yes. In fact, it is still in use up at my parents lakehouse. Wood grained, top loading, silver huge beast with the corded remote, which really only had two functions via a slide switch, "play and pause".
2. no
2. no
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1. Did you (or your parents if born before the date listed) own a VCR before 1987?
No. Poor people don't deserve fancy things. 91' is when we got the ole' VCR in the home.

2. Did you own a Betamax player?
Yes. Still have it in my basement actually.

3. Did you own an optical disc format that was NOT CAV/CLV laserdisc, DVD, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray?
No.
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yes
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yes (if CED counts as an optical disc)

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1. Did you (or your parents if born before the date listed) own a VCR before 1987?
Yes.

2. Did you own a Betamax player?
Yes (and eventually VHS, dual-format ftw).

3. Did you own an optical disc format that was NOT CAV/CLV laserdisc, DVD, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray?
Yes, if VCD (Video CD) counts.
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1) yes
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Originally Posted by matome
1) Yes
2) No
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Same here
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Yes (VCD)
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Not sure when I got my first VCR, but I wasn't a particularly early adopter, so my best guess is:

No
No
No
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1. Did you (or your parents if born before the date listed) own a VCR before 1987?
no

2. Did you own a Betamax player?
No.

3. Did you own an optical disc format that was NOT CAV/CLV laserdisc, DVD, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray?
No
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Originally Posted by RichC2
1. Did you (or your parents if born before the date listed) own a VCR before 1987?
Yes.

2. Did you own a Betamax player?
Yes (and eventually VHS, dual-format ftw).

3. Did you own an optical disc format that was NOT CAV/CLV laserdisc, DVD, or HD-DVD/Blu-ray?
Yes, if VCD (Video CD) counts.
Ditto.
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Yes to the first question. No to the others.
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