How VHS Beat Betamax and Changed Media Forever
By Alvin Ward
Did you have a VHS tape rewinder shaped like a race car? Did Blockbuster Video send threatening letters because you never returned Forrest Gump? If you answered "yes" to either of these questions, then you’re a prime candidate for our latest episode of "Throwback," which digs into the history of the VCR.
Take a look back at the problems with early Betamax tapes, discover why it took E.T. six years to hit home video, and learn how Tom Cruise helped change the format forever.
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