Definitions for videocassette recorder
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Category: Radio and Television
Ref: See VCR.
Origin of videocassette recorder:
videocassette recorder, VCR(noun)
a magnetic tape recorder for recording (and playing back) TV programs
A device that can record broadcast television programmes, or the images from a video camera for subsequent playback through a television set
The videocassette recorder is an electro-mechanical device that records analog audio and analog video from broadcast television on a removable, magnetic tape videocassette, so that the images and sound can be played back at a more convenient time. This use of a VCR is commonly referred to as television program Timeshifting. Most domestic VCRs are equipped with a television broadcast receiver for TV reception, and a programmable clock for unattended recording of a certain television channel at a particular time. These features began as simple mechanical counter-based single event timers, but were later replaced by multiple event digital clock timers that afforded greater flexibility to the user. In later models the multiple timer events could be programmed through a menu interface that was displayed on the playback TV screen. This allowed multiple programs to be recorded easily, and this particular feature of the video recorder quickly became a major selling point and benefit to people working unsociable hours who usually missed many television broadcasts. With the VCR being a main way to watch movies the remote control improved the VCR. The craze of the VCR became bigger because now one had more of a control of what they wanted to watch. One could create personal libraries on what to watch.
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