1983 in home video

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1983 was a time when home video players were becoming affordable for use in homes having dropped by half in a few years to around US$500.[1] Pre-recorded tapes remained expensive creating the video rental industry with rentals sometimes including the player.[2]

It was also a time known as the "format wars" with two major standards Sony's Betamax and JVC's VHS competing for dominance. Consumer camcorders were also gaining popularity with prices dropping below $1000.[3]

Industry milestones[edit]

February[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

  • 4 May - RCA introduces the J-Line for CED players.[6]

October[edit]

Date unknown[edit]

  • CBS/Fox Video launched Key Video and Playhouse Video in this year.

Movie releases[edit]

The following movies were released on video in 1983:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roehl, Richard; Varian, Hal R. (1996 (Revised 2000)). "Circulating Libraries and Video Rental Stores". berkeley.edu. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Roehl, Richard; Varian, Hal R. (1996 (Revised 2000)). "Circulating Libraries and Video Rental Stores". berkeley.edu. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  3. ^ "1980's Appliances including prices". People's History. Retrieved 29 July 2014. 
  4. ^ Horisont 1983, Bertmarks förlag, page 42 - Första domen mot videovåld
  5. ^ History of Media Technology (accessed 8 April 2011)
  6. ^ History of Media Technology (accessed 8 April 2011)
  7. ^ History of Media Technology (accessed 8 April 2011)
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