Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Short for video cassette recorder, the VCR was first released by Philips in 1970. It is a recording and playback device used with TVs in the United States. It allows someone to play a VHS tape or record a TV show to a VHS (Video Home System) tape. Today, although VCRs are still around, most consumers have replaced their VCR with DVD (digital versatile disc) and DVR (digital video recorder) players. The picture below is an example of a Panasonic VCR.

Panasonic VCR player


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Computer acronyms, Hardware terms, VHS