Sanyo 1978
Betamax VTC-9300

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The VTC-9300 was Sanyo's second Beta VCR in the UK and is one of the so called 'piano key' early models. It was a very advanced VCR in its day.

The VTC-9300 succeeded the VTC-9100 and was roughly equivalent with the Sony SL-8080. Fisher produced a clone of this model called the VBS-7000.

It has a tape counter displayed on the LCD. You are able to switch the display between the clock and the counter by pressing a button. The unit also came with a one button wired remote. This could be used to pause playback and recording. It also had a one event timer. Looking back now it appears to be a massive, heavy old fashioned machine and is really only of interest to collectors.