Sony Betamax Model SL-5400


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Vintage Sony Betamax VTR Model SL-5400


Sony Betamax SL-5400 Information



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.