Vhs Video Tape Duplication

Written by Will Baum
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VHS video tape duplication is something we take for granted now. It wasn't that long ago that video tape didn't exist. If you wanted to see a movie, you went to the theater. If you wanted to see a TV show, you made sure to be in front of the television when it was aired.

VHS video tape duplication services are one piece of an enormous industry. Today, you can expect a reasonably-priced VHS video tape duplication package that will come out looking every bit as good as--if not better than--the tapes on the shelves at your local Blockbuster. A top VHS video tape duplication service can deliver your project shrink-wrapped and retail-ready.

A Brief History of VHS Video Tape Duplication

Video tape has come a long way since the kinescope kits of the early 1950s. In 1958, Ampex demonstrated color video to Nikita Khrushchev and Richard Nixon in Russia, bringing home video tape for amazed American TV audiences. Phillips developed an early version of the VCR in the 1970s. The machine was crude and didn't catch on with consumers.

In the late 1970s, the VCR finally became a mass market hit. Three competing standards went head-to-head: VHS, Betamax, and the V2000 system. Despite the superior quality of the Betamax, VHS won out for a number of reasons: marketing, longer recording times, and the wider availability of movies on VHS. (Some say it was the availability of pornography on VHS that made the difference.) Whatever the cause, VHS was triumphant. VHS video tape duplication services soon emerged to handle the enormous appetite of consumers for VHS material, which shows no signs of abating.


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