Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry
Still got that old Betamax around?
Funny you should say that. We had one of the first Betamax setups they made. The home player weighed about 100 lbs. and was the size of a large microwave oven. We also had the camera. It looked like a mobile camera setup the television networks use, plus you had to carry around a mobile VCR-sized device on a shoulder strap to record into. The batteries looked like motorcycle batteries and lasted about a half hour. Just the camera setup was about 45 lbs. of kit.
I also have a large collection of 8-track tapes, including Deep Purple's "Machine Head." I have SCSI cables up the yingyang for all my SCSI peripherals, and a few Magneto-Optical drives lying around, because we all KNOW those stupid CD-ROMs will never catch on.