Vcord was Sanyos attempt to go after Beta Max, they sold some units to the medical market. Cartavision was the consumers cartridge based VCR before Beta Max, they were put into big Packard Bell consoles, and Sears consoles. They didn't sell because of problems with the design. We used to buy the chassis and build boxes for them and spend hours to keep them running. My first VCR was a AMPEX 1" tape reel to reel B/W with a single video head helix scan. That was over 30 years ago. The first projector I bought used was a Kloss Novabeam, and it had a convergence ckt problem. Got the service manual fixed it up and with a set of Altec Oak 19 speakers used to show it the some of the kids in the neighborhood. boy would they jump when those Altecs would kick on the Star Wars fights.
Nich, 28 doesn't count as being old. But the 6 or 7 Barcos in your apartment makes you a video geek, so I guess you're allowed to post in the thread.
Just so its partially on topic, I'm 24 (I think) and started in 2002. Gee, like 8 months ago. With a Barco. But I read this forum enough to know what some of these are... I wonder what I'll be remembering when I'm old and still a video geek. 2D Barco projectors vs. 3D holosmell projectors I'm sure.
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