Do You Remember Life Before...

...the Video Cassette Recorder
(not to mention TiVo)?
VCR

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Posted by LoyalTubist at 11:13 pm (PDT) on Tue May 16, 2017   
When this advertisement went out the best thing this RCA VCR could do was change channels. Modern VCRs don't have tuners attached to them so they could do something then they can't do now.
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 4:27 pm (PST) on Thu March 2, 2017   
The above pictured VCR was our first one. It was a heavy unit. Now Blu-ray players are light as a feather.
Posted by Bob Matthews at 1:07 pm (PDT) on Fri April 22, 2016   
Finally took a chance and bought a refurbished Sony SuperBeta HiFi Betamax on Ebay and am able to watch my old tapes again! Laughing
Posted by freddo30 at 3:38 pm (PDT) on Wed April 20, 2016   
Our Betamax seemed like a miracle. No commercials, no omissions, remote control (with a long wire) ; long lines at the first video store, pre-recorded tapes @ $75. 
Posted by dtdavis2012 at 5:41 pm (PST) on Sat January 21, 2012   
I remember bare-bones VCR's going for $2200.00 in 1981 Sears catalogs. I bought a Sears Beta machine for $500--just as that format was biting the dust! That machine stayed in the shop more than it stayed hooked up at home.
Posted by Duff at 5:18 pm (PDT) on Sat August 8, 2009   
I think that's the first VCR I owned. Top loading, wired remote, and individual little tuning thumbwheels for each of the channel presets. After tuning, you'd slip a little plastic number in place to label it.

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