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From BetaMax to Blockbuster

video stores and the invention of movies on video

by Joshua M. Greenberg

  • 359 Want to read
  • 36 Currently reading

Published by The MIT Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Videocassette recorders.,
  • Video recordings industry -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementJoshua M. Greenberg.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTK6655.V5 G74 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 214 p. :
    Number of Pages214
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18495651M
    ISBN 109780262072908
    LC Control Number2007018942

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      Betamax was the first successful consumer video format, and at one time it had close to % of the market. All of the video machines in use and all of the pre-recorded movies were Betamax. In Nov , the biggest video rental shops Blockbuster announced its closing of doors. With at least two tv’s in every house, people were no longer choosing books as their main source of entertainment. This was a drastic change in consumer behaviour and besides the video shops, the book shops were going out of business as well.

    Gerben Bakker, "From Betamax to Blockbuster: video stores and the invention of movies on video," Business History, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 53(3), pages.   Josh Greenberg wrote a book about the creation of the home movie industry, From Betamax to Blockbuster, and he highlights how strange that Author: Alexis C. Madrigal.


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The first video cassette recorders were promoted in the s as an extension of broadcast television technology—a time-shifting device, a way to tape TV shows.

Early advertising for Sony's Betamax told potential purchasers “You don't have to miss Kojak because you're watching Columbo.”.

From Betamax to Blockbuster book. Read 7 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Joshua Greenberg explains how the combination of neighbo /5. Video cassette recorders may be a couple of generations behind the times but the history of their adoption turns out to be quite fascinating.

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Betamax (also called Beta, as in its logo) is a consumer-level analog-recording and cassette format of magnetic tape for was developed by Sony and was released in Japan on The first Betamax device introduced in the United States was the LV console, which included a inch (48 cm) color monitor, and appeared in stores in early November Developed by: Sony.

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