Realistic Beta VCRS are Sanyo made. Realistic Which is Radio
Shack, only put out a few models. When the tape is loaded, much like VHS, tape did
not thread around the head. During rewind and Fast forward there is no tape
to head contact, which means less head wear during use. Tape threaded once
play or record is pressed, which gives a slight delay in action. Radio Shack
only put out two different models in 1985 and 1986.