V-Cord II

AKA
(None?)
Era
1976–1977
Format
analog
Format2
Tape
Developed by
Sanyo
Market
Consumer
(Max) Capacity
2 hours
Size
11 × 15.7 × 2.5 cm
Color
Color
Encoding
Component (Color Under)
Tape type
Oxide
Tape width
1/2"
Bandwidth
Low Band
Fun facts
Although the V-Cord II was based on V-Cord, which debuted in 1974, this sequel was too late to market in competition with Betamax and VHS; V-Cord manufacturers Sanyo and Toshiba later switched to producing Betamax
The original V-Cord cassette could record up to 60 minutes of black-and- white video and the V-Cord II could record up to 120 minutes in color
V-Cord II machines were the first consumer playback devices to offer two recording speeds: standard mode (STD), and a long-play mode (LP)