How S-VHS Worked
When recording off TV, consumers might have noticed that the formats chroma signal was different that what they saw on live TV. But despite the higher lines of resolution, the color just wasn't quite the same when playing back a recording.
S-VHS camcorders were introduced not long after S-VHS video cassettes and at the time provided the closest anyone could get to a home movie recording quality slightly mimicking what standard-definition DVD would later provide at 480 lines of resolution. Despite this, and the fact that manufacturers were expecting a new sales war with the also new Extended Definition Betamax, sales were mild.
The Expected War with ED Betamax
Converting S-VHS Videos to DVD
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