WHAT WAS HOME THEATER LIKE BEFORE STREAMING?

WHAT WAS HOME THEATER LIKE BEFORE STREAMING?

 

It was between the ’70s and `80s that those devices emerged that we now perceive as old; television with its very few channels used to have large numbers of viewers, it was then that the film industry felt threatened by the success of television decides (taking as a pioneer to sony) launch a whole revolution of home entertainment, using the first home video player. In 1975, the Betamax”, which would then inherit characteristics of products already marketed and sold: Video recorder and U-Matic characteristics (professional format), used tapes to reproduce video formats, had a fairly good quality, and a high price.

Sony was not the prom king for a long time, a year later JVC launches its alternative video format called VHS (Video Home System) this format had an advantage, it was simple and economical; it worked with…tapes People could record TV shows and play them over and over again.

Later on, another competitor joined the contest, “Video 2000” “VCC” or “V2000” produced by Philips & Grunding, who in 1979 claimed to be on par with “Betamax” and “VHS”; it was marketed only in Europe, Brazil, and Argentina, represented competition for these two large ones as it offered recording on both sides of the tape, supported self-rewind function (which Betamax and VHS subsequently incorporated) but failed outright a few years later.

WHAT WAS HOME THEATER LIKE BEFORE STREAMING?
                                VHS

It was VHS crowned then as the king of the market, overturning its competitors, being years later the only standard video format, until it broke in a new competitor created by a union of 10 companies, created in 1995, and you must know DVD(Digital Versatile Disc); the old system was then squandered by the new, slowly and progressively, instead of tapes, comes innovation with the CD-ROM (created by Philips & Sony in 1982, but only for audio formats); the technology continued to advance, and the Blu-ray came with it in 2003, was created by Sony, Philips and Pioneer, offering better resolution in and more data storage.

We can also talk about the on-demand videos, which were popularized in 1998 by Kingston Communications in England, already in 2006, these services were deployed everywhere.

Now we will enter into known territory, streaming: this fantastic way of observing the programming of our interest started on a small scale in 1993, when the company “Real Networks” broadcast a baseball game in the playoffs, and after this event, as many took place; but it was very expensive to have access to this, as it required a good computer for this, of approximately $4000 (a fortune).

WHAT WAS HOME THEATER LIKE BEFORE STREAMING?
                           Streaming

It was in 2005 thanks to the advance of technology and the Internet, thanks to the launch of youtube, that streaming became more popular, until today, where we did not conceive our life without it.

The way we consume content changed from Betamax to today, which was unthinkable a few years ago; the truth is that streaming will not go anywhere, but will continue to improve and grow; in fact, it is known that a new codec called h.265 or HEVC (High-Efficiency Video Coding) is being developed with which the same video quality can be transmitted with 50% less bandwidth.

After having transported you to the past, it is time to go back and continue to see and take advantage of all the content we enjoy.