TELEVISION: A Right to Replay?

Life's Little Dilemmas Department:

The hilarious installment of The Odd Couple that you've always wanted to see is being rerun tonight on Channel 11 at precisely the same time that Channel 5 is featuring the latest episode of Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman. And tomorrow night Upstairs, Downstairs is coming over the tube at 9 p.m.—when you will have to be at a dinner downtown. This sort of problem is easily solved by the 50,000 U.S. owners of Tokyo-based Sony Corp.'s Betamax video-tape record-and-playback system (price: $1,300 list, about $1,000 at discount). The Betamax, which can be attached to any TV,...

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