The 2100, however, is now my workhorse. I archive all my 8mm video tapes on it, and watch my 300+ (and growing) beta library on it. Yes, I now have several VHS machines and enjoy the 6 hour record time, but when I want the best quality I always use beta!
I recently spent $350 to fix my 900, well worth it. No VCR before or since, with the exception of the 1000, has had a jog-shuttle dial/tuner/timer combination that has been easier to use. Today's on-screen timer settings are cumbersome and confusing in comparison. And forget VCR+.
I have tapes recorded in 1978 that still play perfectly...I wonder if the VHS tapes I'm making today will last that long.
Long live Beta!
Submitted Wed Sep 11 20:26:25 1996