Aiwa did put out a few Beta VCRS during the mid
1980s. There are two known models. Aiwa name there Beta VCRS the Avimax.
Like Sanyo Uses Betacord, and Zenith uses "The Video Director". Also
like the Sanyo Betacord and VHS VCRS the tape loads and doesn't thread
the tape around the heads, though after stopped from play mode the tape
stays around the heads for a quicker start up for play mode again. FF,
Rew and eject the tape unthreads.