1977 JVC HiFi Products

1977 JVC HiFi products commercial.

JVC was founded in 1927 as “The Victor Talking Machine Company of Japan, Limited” as a subsidiary of the United States’ leading phonograph and record company, the Victor Talking Machine Company. In 1929 majority ownership was transferred to RCA-Victor. In the 1930s JVC produced phonographs and records, but in 1932 JVC started producing radios, and in 1939 they introduced Japan’s first TV. JVC severed relations with its foreign partners during World War II, and was majority owned by Matsushita (Panasonic Corp.) from 1953 to Aug 2007.

1988 SANYO

A commercial from 1988 for SANYO

Sanyo Electric Co is a major Japanese electronics company and memberof the Fortune 500 whose headquarters is located in Moriguchi, Osaka prefecture, Japan. Sanyo targets the middle of the marketand has over 324 offices and plants worldwide[citation needed], together employing more than 11,000 employees.

On November 2, 2008, Sanyo and Panasonic announced that they have agreed on the main points of a proposed buyout that would make Sanyo a subsidiary of Panasonic.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

Sanyo VTC5000 Betacord 1982

Sanyo VTC5000 Betacord advert from 1982

 History:
Technologically Sanyo has had good ties with Sony, supporting the Betamax video format from invention until the mid 1980s (the best selling video recorder in the UK in 1983 was the Sanyo VTC5000), and later being an early adopter of the highly successful Video8 camcorder format. More recently, though, Sanyo decided against supporting Sony’s format, the Blu-ray Disc, and instead gave its backing to Toshiba’s HD DVD. This was ultimately unsuccessful, however, as Sony’s Blu-ray triumphed.

History taken from Wikipedia.