Date: Wed, 2 Nov 1994 10:31:06 -0500

From: Steve Harris etnibsd!vsh[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UUNET.UU.NET

Subject: Re: Relics

Donald M. Lance writes:

.... One model was labeled "hi-fi"

and I wondered what that meant in this (commercial) context. In this

type of audio machinery the term refers to "surround sound" that feeds

4 speakers if you have them.

My understanding of "hi-fi vhs" means the audio portion is stored

_with_ the video data, in the higher bandwidth diagonal "stripes" along

the tape.

Normal vhs stores the audio linearly along the edge of the tape.

Hi-fi also stores the audio linearly so the tape can be played on

a non-hi-fi vcr.

I suppose four tracks of audio data could be stored; my "hi-fi" vcr

only does stereo.

///////// - video signal data

---------- - audio signal data


Steve Harris - Eaton Corp. - Beverly, MA - vsh%etnibsd[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]