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This gallery contains VHS VCRS from the 1970s and 1980s. In 1976 the next year after Sony invented Betamax, JVC invented VHS. Sony Betamax lost the VHS verses Betamax war of 1980s to JVC's VHS in 1986. Here you will see the first VHS recorders and the classic designs in the 1980s. VHS has officially become obsolete as of 2007 to the newer DVD, Blue ray, and HD formats. All movie companies stopped the production of new releases on VHS in 2007. Any collectors of vintage VHS recorders are welcomed to send me pictures and information of their collection. Want your VHS Recorder added to the galleries? Please contact me by sending a E-mail.

 

 

Over time VCRS begin to fail and the number one cause is due to dried and worn out belts, tires and idlers. When these parts start to fail, you will notice your VCR either still working right, but fails from time to time in allot of cases, or you will notice a weak rewind and/or fast forward, or a weak/non working fast forward and/or rewind while in play mode (Usually called scan search). Also you may notice a non working rewind and/or fast forward and a play mode that starts then shuts down, or play mode that only works, when your belts/tires/idlers are in rough shape to this point most likely when you eject a tape, you will see your VCR will most likely eat the tape, this is due to the rubber belts/tires/idlers failing to rewind tape into cartridge upon eject, or failing to rewind tape into cartridge after being in play mode. Sometimes cleaning your belts with rubbing alcohol. Doing this in most cases is only a temporary fix, which last from minutes to hours. If you are able to clean old belts than you probably know how to replace them. You can find kits online at a few different sites. Some are listed in the links section of this website. VCR'S from the 70's up to the late 1980's, early 1990's are repairable. Most VCR'S from the mid 1990's up to today, which today VCR'S are DVD-VHS combos, and when these fail, which will probably be in a short time, the trash can is the best place for these. To Identify a old VCR to a current VCR, This page is coming soon.

 

Vintage VHS VCRS

 

 

JVC

Sanyo

Panasonic

Hitachi

Sony

Sharp

Mitsubishi

Goldstar

Akai

Toshiba

 

NEC