Beta? What’s the problem to have owned a Betamax player? I do have one and, my only regret, is that, after a long service time, where I watched a ton of Betamax tapes and recorded a lot of other ones, it finally bit the dust. So, I cannot watch those old tapes anymore, some of them with classic sport events. :c Funny thing about this player, was that it cost me exactly the amount of money I managed to save during my mandatory military service time.