Socio-Economic Aspects of Videoplayer Systems — A Perspective

Author(s): Wilton R. Holm
Publisher: Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
Publication Date: 1 October 1971
Conference Location: Montreal
Conference Date: 7 October 1971
Page(s): 7 - 15
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-61482-904-1
DOI: 10.5594/M00177



What we are going to discuss here today, has been called a new technology. Basically it involves a video-player, which may also be a video recorder, and which, when connected to the antenna terminals of a television monitor, or receiver, will reproduce, with sound, a prerecorded video program. The TV set is common to all systems which have been proposed. But the video-players of the various prospective systems involve not one, but several technologies. It would seem prudent then, that right at the beginning of our symposium we define "technology" and make some basic observations about technologies in a socio-economic context.