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Offline JasonA1

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1986 ep: September 12, 1986
« on: July 25, 2006, 02:23:06 PM »
Next up is an episode taped in June of 1986.

VTR 6/86

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Re: 1986 ep.
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2006, 02:37:52 PM »
Ah. 3 Strikes last, and Poker Game 2nd.  :-)

Offline Alfonzo

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Re: 1986 ep.
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2006, 03:48:07 PM »
Believe it or not, brand new videotapes that ranged from $80 to $100 were quite common in the 1980s.
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Re: 1986 ep.
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006, 05:41:18 PM »
Why were tapes so expensive back then?

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Re: 1986 ep.
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2006, 02:48:49 PM »
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Why were tapes so expensive back then?
I remember the first VHS cassettes costing about $20 each. That's significant money by early 1980s standards, but not $80 or $100.

I'll add that the early VHS tapes were made to higher standards than those that were mass manufactured in later years. The cassette shells were very solid and the magnetic tape was of a higher caliber. Of course, once prices for VHS tapes dropped to a couple bucks per unit, what quality could we expect to get?