PALsite
A Potted History
http://www.PALsite.com The home of the PAL video system

April 1997
PALsite first went on line with information about 4 models.
May 1997
Relocated to http://www.PALsite.com
June-July 1997
More model listings added, the technical pages expanded and picture gallery created.
Betamax Web-Ring created with PALsite as a founding member.
August 1997
New Home Page design introduced. PALsite now has information on over 30 different European models.
September 1997
Beta Glossary introduced.
October 1997
The British Amateur Television Club magazine CQ-TV publishes an article about PALsite.
November 1997
PALsite Puzzle Pages go online.
December 1997
Glossary and Puzzle pages backgrounds added.
Format and About PALsite pages uploaded.
More terms added to Glossary page.
January 1998
SLC9 overview updated
Repair guide updated
Betamax features guide added
February 1998
Updated Gallery Pages including tape pages and a thumbnail gallery
Tape page overhall.
A2Z index page added.
Model overviews added for Sony, Sanyo and Toshiba,
March 1998
Updated the puzzle index page.
Connector pages updated.
More video models added.
More pictures added to the tape gallery.
Stunning Betamax parts and spares pictures added.
April 1998
2/4/98 - Betamax Article published in the New York Times featuring PALsite.
"Also Loving And Losing: Betamax Fans"
PALsite is one year old! Happy Birthday.
Toshiba V33 model pages added.
May 1998
Lugosi's VCR site joins the Betamax WebRing
PALsite press-release sent out to comemorate one year at ElektraTec.
Updated SLO-1700 overview and technical pages.
Updated site banners.
New indicators added to the models.
New NEC gallery started.
Video galleries updated with new models.
June 1998
4/6/98 - Entry on PALsite (Elektratec) published in 'Netlife' in the Electronic Telegraph (UK).
"The old ones are the best"
Pre-recored tapes for sale page expanded.
PALsite mailing list created.
Sony Betamax through the ages added.
Entry on PALsite published in the "Television" trade magagzine (UK).
July 1998
Remote control gallery added.
Electronic Telegraph entry added.
More tapes for sale.
August 1998
Beta Lore pages moved to PALsite.
Entry on PALsite published in '.net' magazine's August issue (page 20).
Glossary page split into smaller pages.
Sony SL-T7 model added. Sanyo VTC-M20 pages updated.
Nice pictures gallery updated.
September 1998
Repair Centre added with 24 new pages.
More tape images added.
October 1998
Sanyo VCR100P pages uploaded.
More tapes for sale.
December 1998
This month saw a major change for PALsite which moved to it's own domain and became www.PALsite.com and www.PALsite.org. This site is now hosted on it's own virtual server and we hope to tap in to the advantages of the new server and improve PALsite over the coming months.
A couple of interactive pages created: Tell PALsite why Betamax is better? and Tell PALsite what VHS Stands for?.
Even more tapes for sale.
A new Beta-Lore submission
V2000 PALsite launched. This brand new PALsite is dedicated to the Philips V2000 video format.
January 1999
Another Beta-Lore submission.
... and another.
February 1999
Sanyo VTC-5150pages uploaded. Many thanks to Colin McCormick for providing information and pictures.
SonySL-HF300 page added - Thanks to Marcus Voyles for information and pictures.
Another Beta-Lore article.
March 1999
Comprehensive head parts for all Sony models
A new Beta-Lore article.
More repair centre pages - heads, upper drum, erase head, back tension tape.
Glossary updated with more links and entries.
April 1999
U-matic PALsite is launched and top level pages redesigned.
November 1999
Added a new guide to setting the timer.
August 2000
Site maintenance, update some broken links.
Betacam PALsite. A major new PALsite comes online.
January 2001
New PALsite Search Engine
August 2001
The URLs of the Chat Pages have changed to use www.chat-page.com
August 2015
New Chat Page system introduced under the www.palsite.com domain
May 2016
Palsite.com updated email filtering to prevent spam.

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