Originally Posted by electrictroy
There are two surprises here:
- You rate Betamax higher than VHS. Why? Every spec I've read shows they have the same resolution (250 lines luma/40 lines chroma). There shouldn't be any difference in quality.
- You rate SVHS higher than Hi8 which surprises me because most people say Hi8 has better picture quality. (I've not reviewed the specs; so I have no opinion here.)
So how come the difference?
There are technical specifications that support what I see with my eyes, both of those comparisons are close but none of the 4 formats are good enough to use today. I stand by my ratings, you can research the technical reasons and come to an objective conclusion I am correct easily enough.