Monday, August 10, 2015

Before VHS And Betamax, There Was Cartrivision

Introduced in 1972, Cartrivision was well ahead of its time, and it was also a catastrophic failure. Although it was the first format to offer feature film rental and allowed consumers to record home movies, the first TV equipped with Cartrivision sold for what would be over $7,000 in today's dollars. Many of the rental tapes also disintegrated due to improper storage. Rest in peace, you pioneer.

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