Date: Wed, 2 Nov 1994 10:31:06 -0500 From: Steve Harris 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]