Up to 60 minutes of imagery
Between 1972 and the mid-1980s, thousands of VCRs found their way into everyone’s living room. There, they were generally used to record television programmes. Unfortunately, recording a complete soccer game was not possible, because a VCR’s maximum record time was 60 minutes.
VCR-cassettes versus recorders
Be careful not to confuse VCR-cassettes with VCR-devices (Video Cassette Recorder). The latter plays elongated VHS-cassettes.
Did you know …
… that the Philips N1500 VCR-recorder was the first system with a timer? Even if you were not at home, you could still record television programmes.