The line of Sears Beta VCRS are Sanyo made. Sears named
their Beta VCRS Betavision. Sears also had a few Toshiba made Beta VCRS out
as well. Sanyo made 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. Sears disc
continued Beta in 1985.