What year were 8 track tapes invented?

Answer Eight-track tapes were developed by Bill Lear between 1963 and 1965. Based on Earl Muntz's four-track tape, Lear officially announced in 1965 that he had developed a new stereo cartridge with essen... Read More »

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What year were cassette tapes invented?

According to the Audio Engineering Society, Philips introduced the cassette tape in 1963, offering licenses around the world. DuPont created the chromium dioxide cassette in 1974 and 3M introduced ... Read More »

What year was the 8 track record player&graphophone invented?

Alexander Graham Bell's Volta Laboratory received a patent for the graphophone, an evolution of the phonograph and a predecessor to the gramophone, in 1886. Emile Berliner produced the first practi... Read More »

I'm thinking about switching from 8-track tapes to cassettes. What are the pros and cons of each?

Stick with 8 tracks; nothing says "KEWL" like an 8 track player in your car!

Who invented VHS tapes?

VHS tapes were originally invented by JVC (Victor Company of Japan, Limited) in 1976. Although videocassettes were available prior to 1976, the invention of the VHS tape led to its mass commerciali... Read More »