The world's first fully transistorized video tape recorder for home use.
At a time when video for broadcast use cost 20 million yen and professional video cost 2.5 million yen, this revolutionary product was designed to be affordable and small enough to be used at home. It had a tape width of 1/2 inch, capable of more than one hour of continuous recording and playback.
Based on the technology developed for the professional VTR PV-100, which was completed in 1963, Sony developed a VTR of a size and price that could be used at home, and in 1965, aCV-2000 for home use that was less than 200,000 yen was out on the market. The technical key to achieving this cost reduction in a short period of time was the use of the rotating head system. By using only one servo and motor, the price was reduced by simplifying the machine. This dedication to consumer products would lead to the Betamax VTR.