Sony 1979
Betamax SL-8080

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The SL-8080 was an improved version of the SL-8000. At first glance the two look identical. The difference is that the 8080 has cue and review functions (with video muted). It was the first domestic VCR to incorporate such features and put Betamax ahead of the rival format.

Looking back now it appears to be a massive, heavy old fashioned machine and is really only of interest to collectors.