Sony Betamax VCR model SL-5400. Introduced in 1979
with a price tag of $1,250. Introduced BetaScan search mode, 3X
fast play; BIII record/play speed; Express Tuning (14 electronic
pre-sets), audio dubbing, remote control with scan and pause,
multi-programming (3-day, 1-event), freeze frame. Played back all
3 speeds. B-I playback switch was on the rear of the machine.
Renamed record and playback speeds Beta II (or BII) instead of
X-2. First unit to use the new Greek Betamax logo.