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Old 9th Oct 2019, 10:32 am   #21
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Default Re: BBC website obsolete technology that's not.

This is a technical forum. Discussions about cheques and other paper-based payment methods are off topic (although they are mentioned in the BBC article).

Please stick to the other four things in the article, which are relevant here.

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Old 9th Oct 2019, 11:02 am   #22
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I note that there's a link at the bottom to other articles about obsolete technology.

Bizarrely, the dates given for VHS video's existence are "1983 - 2016". Surely someone at the BBC was born when the home video boom of the very early 1980s happened and can remember that VHS was very well established indeed by '83.

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Old 9th Oct 2019, 1:53 pm   #23
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I have the Hitachi VHS recorder which I inherited from my late father still on standby though I seldom use it, as the clock shows the time. The last year the clock could be set to is 2016.
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 2:24 pm   #24
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According to Wikipedia, VHS was developed in the early 1970s, released in Japan 09-09-1976 and USA 23-08-1977. No mention of UK.

It would appear from the same article that manufacturing did end in 2016 - so Mike's VCR clock was spookily prescient in its date limit!
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Old 9th Oct 2019, 7:25 pm   #25
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For the UK, mention is made of ither January 1977 or 1978 (that paragraph is written very badly).
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I recently started using cassettes again to play in the car. Though, like many people, I have a library of music in my phone, it's impossible to use it while driving. I can safely grab a cassette, unbox it and operate the player without taking my eyes and mind off the road, simply because it's such a tactile, physical operation, which no touch screen will ever match!

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I thought the criticism of cassette performnce showed a degree of ignorance: "press play, and away you go. Just don't expect great sound quality". I'd expect a prerecorded cassette on a decent car player to sound pretty hi-fi and with lower background noise than a typical FM stereo broadcast received in the car.

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For the UK, mention is made of ither January 1977 or 1978
This would make sense, I have a 3V22 badged as a Baird, the Radio Rentals sticker inside the machine is dated summer of 1978.

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For the UK, mention is made of ither January 1977 or 1978
This would make sense, I have a 3V22 badged as a Baird, the Radio Rentals sticker inside the machine is dated summer of 1978.

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I think the Baird model number would be 8922? which was a 1978 machine for sure
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