About National VCR Day
It's hard to overstate the impact home video made in the 1980s. Despite the low quality and the hassle, the VCR revolutionized the movie industry.
Did you know?
- There are over 10 billion videotapes in homes around the country that have our recorded moments on them.
- The first VCR was introduced to the public in 1956.
- American homes started using home VCRs in the 1970’s.
- Starting in the 1990’s, the DVD began replacing the VCR as a common way to watch movies in the home.
- In spite of copyright concerns, the Supreme Court ruled in 1984 that the home recording of television programs for later viewing constituted “fair use.”