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The new Sony Betamax SL-5800 frees you from the restraintsof time, memory and circumstance. And makes you master of them all. Mastering time, memory and circumstance. The Betamax gives you the power to alter the fabric of time itself. You can record one channel while watching another. You can program it to record a vari ety of shows on four different channels, for up to fourteen days in advance. And with our optional BetaStack tape changer you can even record up to twenty solid hours of consecutive pro gramming. If having all this programming in the palm of your hand seems a bit over whelming, we've got some more good news for you. Mastering motion. The Sony Betamax SL-5800 has a remarkable feature called BetaScan that allows you to find any single image from amongst the thousands of images on a tape many hours long. BetaScan lets you go fast forward or reverse without interrupting the image on the screen. A Variable BetaScan feature lets you adjust the speed at which you can view the tape from five times up to twenty times normal speed. A Variable slow motion feature allows you to go from Freeze Frame up to one-third normal speed. And our Freeze Frame is really frozen. It's clear and still and optically true, without noise lines or distortion. Mastering space. This Betamax also has a Time Com mander Remote Control feature that lets you utilize Variable BetaScan, Var iable Slo-motion, Frame-by-Frame Advance and Freeze Framing, without moving from the comfort of your bed or easy chair. Mastering the medium. The elegant, sophisticated technol ogy of the Betamax SL-5800 gives you a new kind of freedom. It lets you record whether you're home or away It gives you access to a vast variety of programming that you can buy or rent. And a Sony Portable Videotape Cam era enables you to actually make your own programs, and play them back instantly The Sony Betamax SL-5800 lets you shape and mold television to conform to your desires, to satisfy your own particular needs and interests. It allows you to make the final decision about what you'll watch and the way you'll watch it. It presents you with an almost infinite possibility of choices. And that's what freedom is all about. SONY THE ONE AND ONLY Models shown: Betamax SL-5800, KV1945R.