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The first ever VCR was the size of a piano.

The first ever VCR was the size of a piano.


The first VCR was made in 1956 and was the size of a piano | Vintage tv, The one, One.

Ampex introduced the quadruplex videotape professional broadcast standard format with its Ampex VRX-1000 in 1956. It became the world's first commercially successful videotape recorder using two-inch (5.1 cm) wide tape.

By the 1980s …

 When the mid-80s rolled around and the VHS player had been around for ten years, that hefty price tag started to see significant reductions. That nearly $1,500 top retail price had fallen to an average of $200 – $400, a fraction of the college tuition it once costed families.

1956
Invented in 1956, the technology which produced the video cassette recorder (VCR) is already at the end of its days.

Charles Paulson Ginsburg
Inventor Charles Paulson Ginsburg, otherwise known as the “father of the video cassette recorder,” was born in San Francisco in 1920.

You can still buy a VCR player, just not from your usual electronics store. New VCRs haven't been produced by any manufacturers since 2016, but there are plenty of places to still purchase a new (unopened), used or refurbished VCRs.

the studios would sell the vhs tapes to rental stores for high prices because they knew the rental places would pay for it and regular people wouldn't. then later after a few months they'd put out a regular retail copy which was the same tape but for a lower price for consumers. the quality was the same.

The first VCR, introduced in 1975 by Sony, carried a list price of $1,400. Five years later, according to figures compiled by the Electronic Industries Association, a Washington-based trade group, the average price to dealers was down to $771 a unit. In 1982, it dropped to $640 and then to $528 in 1983.


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