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The risks of not digitising those home videos now

The clock is ticking for those old videotaped recordings. Soon you may never be able to view their precious contents. Many UK households have a horde of old video cassettes. Some of them are full of off-air TV recordings of … Continue reading

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Betamax to DVD transfers

SimplyDV is pleased to tell you that we’re now able to offer transfers from Betamax video-cassettes once again. Price £15.00 per tape! We’re pleased to announce that following the complete refurbishment of the first of our ageing Sanyo VTC-5000 Betamax … Continue reading

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Back on track with Betamax transfers

What goes around comes around – our latest acquisition is another Sanyo Betamax VCR Remember the battle that took place between the two big rival home video formats in the early 80s? Matsushita’s VHS (Panasonic and JVC) took on Sony’s … Continue reading

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Flashback to 1974 – early VCRs

Luxury items: Early Sony Betamax and JVC VHS VCRs In the mid 1970s, the new consumer video cassette recorders (VCRs) were just being introduced and the ownership of such a device in the home was seen as a real status … Continue reading

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