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 or record a TV show to a VHS tape. Today, although VCRs are still around most consumers have replaced their VCR with DVD and DVR players. In the picture below is an example of a Panasonic VCR.

Panasonic VCR player


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Computer acronyms, Hardware terms, VHS