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Video 2000

Video 2000 (V2000) was a video recording standard developed by Philips and Grundig as a competing format to VHS and Betamax.

The Video 2000 cassette was slightly bigger than a VHS cassette. Special features were the possibility to record/play 4 hours of video on each side of the cassette and a piezoelectric automated system for track following, so that even still pictures were displayed perfectly.

Video 2000's precedessor was the Philips VCR Format introduced in 1972. The first Video 2000 video recorder VR2000 was sold in 1979, the last V2000 products by Philips were produced 1988. [1]

Video 2000 is also the name of an early console for video games (1970s). [1]

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