Home VCR:  1965


I really was unaware that home video outfits debuted as early as 1965.

Of course, there was the stated price range to consider, from $500.00 to $1100.00.



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     Posted By: Paul - Thu Jul 03, 2014
     Category: Technology | 1960s

And the very first home sex videos were "born".
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/03/14 at 07:52 AM
I remember that Bob Crane was an enthusiast of personal video equipment and that was around late-60's to mid-70's.

It was a very expensive hobby.
Posted by KDP on 07/03/14 at 08:36 AM
Fortunately, Grandma stuck with super-8!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/03/14 at 08:52 AM
This is 10 years before Betamax and VHS. Even good quality audio recorders were quite costly.
Posted by BMN on 07/03/14 at 09:23 AM
Reel-to-reel, black and white, very poor resolution...but it must have looked like magic in 1965. It took the cassette to make it viable though.
Posted by TJ on 07/03/14 at 10:09 AM
The little TV (used as a monitor) was fantastic! It was 100x better than any other portable TV on the market.
Posted by Phideaux on 07/03/14 at 10:13 AM
There was considerable conjecture that Bob Crane's videotape predilections may have been involved in his murder. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Crane#Murder_case_reopened

The biopic "Auto Focus" made Crane seem sadly creepy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_Focus
Posted by Frank on 07/03/14 at 10:34 AM
@Expat .. thanks .. now I have to toss out all my old 8mm pron !!
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 07/03/14 at 08:58 PM
"Pron"??? You've got PRON!!! Will you send me some, pleeeeeeeease..... 😛

And I caught that BC! I'm gonna be sharp today!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 07/03/14 at 09:53 PM
I bought one of those at a yard sale in 1972 for 50 bucks! It was loads of fun and the heads and tape path right on top made service easy! That said the tapes were only 20 mins and editing could only be done with scissors and scotch tape! :lol: :coolsmile:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 07/04/14 at 07:35 AM
Electronics Have come so far so fast. When you stop to think about it it's pretty amazing.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/04/14 at 05:06 PM
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