Sony launched their Betamax video recorders 40 years ago back in 1975, the company stopped selling their recorders back in 2002, although you can still buy the cassettes in Japan.
Now Sony has announced that it will finally be killing off Betamax, the company will stop selling the cassettes from next year, it will also kill off its Micro MV cassettes.
Sony will terminate the beta video cassette and micro MV cassettes shipped * with the 3/2016.
Beta video cassette, recording media for magnetic tape recording system for home video recording applications, developed Betamax format, has been engaged in production in 1975. The format for video tape recorder equipment production was completed in 2002.
Micro MV cassettes, micro MV format camcorder recording format recording tape media in the format for video production is completed in 2005.
So there we have it, if you are still using a Betamax recorder, you had better stop up on some cassettes before Sony kills it off next year.