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December 15, 2009

Eight Track VS. Cassette

Filed under: Audio and Video — Laura Moncur @ 10:00 am

Seeing this advertisement from Hitachi makes my head spin.

Hitachi 8 Track VS Cassette

It reads:

8-track or cassette… let Hitachi end the argument.

She wants 8-track stereo… He wants cassette stereo. That doesn’t mean they have to argue.

They both can have their own way with Hitachi.

When I was a kid, 8-track tapes were the newest technology. They were supposed to replace vinyl and be the new wave of portable music. Then came cassettes. Then came CDs. Now, we have MP3s.

The way we consume music has changed FIVE times in my lifetime. FIVE TIMES!

The music industry expected me to pay for the album, the 8-track, the cassette, and the CD, and then they complained when people downloaded MP3s of the same music they already owned.

They’ve done the same thing with movies: Beta, VHS, DVD and now Blu-Ray. I still haven’t bought a Blu-Ray player. If you replaced DVD and Blu-Ray on this old advertisement, that is the argument that’s raging in our house right now.

I’m beginning to think that they are doing this on purpose.

Ad via: vintage_ads: Hitachi Eight Track VS. Cassette


  1. LOL 8Track, 45s, 33s, 78s, cassette, CDs, Sony minidisks…

    and don’t forget laser discs

    I aint buying this Blu-ray crap either. If Iam OK watching and Netflix streaming… why would I need Blu-ray?

    Comment by RecycledBottle — December 17, 2009 @ 3:55 pm

  2. 78, LP, EP, 45, Reel to Reel, 8-track, cassette, CD, Minidisc, iPod, iPhone…

    Betamax, VHS, LaserDisc, DVD, HD-DVD, Blu-Ray…

    You are hearing the march of the human ingenuity constantly innovating Entertainment Industry.

    Comment by AudioDruid — May 13, 2010 @ 3:29 pm

  3. Wow…

    That doesn’t sound like propaganda at all…


    Comment by Laura Moncur — May 20, 2010 @ 12:18 pm

  4. Good call 🙂 I think I was in a “hopeful and happy” mood when i wrote that


    Comment by audiodruid 88 — June 8, 2010 @ 6:05 pm

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