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  Videocassette recorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The videocassette recorder (or VCR, more commonly known in the British Isles as the video recorder), is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable videotape cassette containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later.
Many VCRs have their own tuner (for direct TV reception) and a programmable timer (for unattended recording of a certain channel at a particular time).
DVD Video Recorders and Digital video recorders such as TiVo have recently begun to drop in price in developed countries, which some consider to be the writing on the wall for VCRs in those markets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Video_cassette_recorder   (2092 words)

  
 Videotape - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In virtually all cases, a helical scan video head rotates against the moving tape to record the data in two dimensions, because video signals have a very high bandwidth, and static heads would require extremely high tape speeds.
Video tape is used in both video tape recorders (VTRs or, more common, video cassette recorders (VCRs)) and video cameras.
The first domestic videocassette recorders were launched in the early 1970s, but it was not until the Japanese systems, Sony's Beta (1975) and JVC's VHS, were launched, that videotape moved into the mass market, resulting in what came to be known as the "format wars".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Video_tape   (1001 words)

  
 Recording/playback apparatus for digital video cassette recorder - Patent 5897219
A recording and playback apparatus for a digital video cassette recorder is provided with a data conversion unit for recording a compressed video signal in a more compressed format on a digital recording medium and a data inverse recording unit for playing out the recorded video signal.
For the playback of the compressed video data recorded on the magnetic tape T in the above manner, the compressed video data is detected from the magnetic tape T by the playback head HD2 and then applied to the playback amplifier 5, which amplifies the detected video data by the predetermined level.
Upon inputting the compressed video data, the data conversion unit 21 decodes the inputted compressed video data and recodes the entire picture region of the decoded video data in the intraframe manner to compress it.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5897219.html   (2500 words)

  
 Video cassette recorder - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
As more VHS recorders came into use, and more VHS films became available, network effects eventually Betamax was squeezed out of the consumer market; though a related system called Betacam still remains in use for high quality professional recording equipment.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the video cassette recorder was recently shoved aside in terms of movie playback by DVD.
For recording, both Tivo (and similar Personal Video Recorder) and DVD recorders are becoming popular, although neither has yet to supplant the VCR.
www.infosearchpoint.com /display/VCR   (637 words)

  
 Video cassette recorder capable of automatically setting a television receiver - Patent 5550644
Accordingly, in order to watch the recorded program played back from the VCR, the TV receiver must be turned on and an appopriate output terminal, through which the reproduced signal is sent to the TV receiver, must be selected, from either the A/V or the RF signal output terminal of the VCR.
If the VCR is not in the playback mode, the microprocessor 25 reads the power-off key codes from the memory 30 and transmits the same to the TV receiver via the IR signal transmitter 15 in order to turn off the TV receiver.
If the VCR is not in the playback mode, the procedure goes back to step S2; and if the VCR is in the playback mode, the microprocessor 25 reads the power-on key code from the memory 30 in step S3.
www.freepatentsonline.com /5550644.html   (1819 words)

  
 The Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)
These pulses are generated in the video recorder by a separate head which are recorded on a separate narrow track at the side of the video tape.
In case of a mono video recorder, the audio signal which corresponds with the image is transferred to a separate, fixed audio head.
This is possible as the video recorder has a built-in oscillator (or small sender), that generates a carrier frequency similar to the frequency of the channel reserved for VCR.
repairfaq.cis.upenn.edu /sam/icets/vcr.htm   (6463 words)

  
 Video Cassette Recorder (CM-1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It houses four Hi-8 mm format video cassette recorders that are utilized to record the analog video signals generated during the execution of the CM-1 experiment.
Each recorder is about 16 X 16 X 16 cm and utilizes a cassette that is slightly larger than an audio cassette tape.
During nominal operations, analog video data will be routed from the EP cameras to the VIP then to the VCRP, before being sent back to the VIP for viewing or to the DPP for digitizing.
exploration.grc.nasa.gov /CM1/VCRP.HTM   (192 words)

  
 Engology, Engineer Paulson Ginsburg, Inventor of the Video Cassette Recorder (VCR), Professional Engineering, Chartered ...
Inventor Charles Paulson Ginsburg, otherwise known as the "father of the video cassette recorder," was born in San Francisco in 1920.
With that, today's multimillion dollar video business was born.
The first video cassette recorder, or what is popularly known as the VCR, was sold by Sony in 1971.
www.engology.com /eng5ginsburg.htm   (435 words)

  
 biology - Video cassette recorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The video cassette recorder (or VCR, less popularly video tape recorder) is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable cassettes containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later.
In the early 1970s the Dutch electronics company Philips developed a VCR system that used square cassettes with a recording time of one hour (the Video Compact Cassette system).
Macrovision is a system that reduces the quality of recordings made from commercial video tapes, DVDs and pay-per-view broadcasts by adding random peaks of luminance to the video signal during vertical sync.
www.biologydaily.com /biology/VCR   (1123 words)

  
 Tom O'Regan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Thus video can be a force for greater international commercial control over information and cultural dissemination leading to an unprecedented integration of markets; and simultaneously a force for political and national loss of control over information and cultural dissemination leading to the partial disintegration of existing markets and their reconstruction.
Video has eaten into the place that national cinemas have been able to achieve in their own markets, because the cost of making a film available on video entails only limited returns in the local market.
In developed commercial markets, video points to major readjustments in the overall configuration of release patterns, as additional channels provided by video and other new TV technologies are added to the basic cinema and then broadcast TV windows that developed in the 1950s.
wwwmcc.murdoch.edu.au /ReadingRoom/4.2/oregan.html   (9312 words)

  
 Video cassette recorder : Videotape   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Before the advent of the VCR proper, portable video recorders using half-inch wide tape on 7 inch reels were marketed by Sony.
Betamax was generally reckoned to make and play slightly better quality recordings, but VHS rapidly overtook it in sales.
Macrovision caused the functionality of the video cassette recorder to be greatly reduced by adding fading to the picture, preventing the copy of DVDs.
www.explainthis.info /vi/videotape.html   (710 words)

  
 Video Cassette Recorder
VCR -- Tuesday, 9 October 2001, at 5:58 p.m.
VCR -- Wednesday, 10 October 2001, at 12:54 a.m.
VCR -- Tuesday, 9 October 2001, at 11:58 p.m.
www.rxlist.com /rxboard/zoloft.pl?noframes;read=2179   (155 words)

  
 Videocassette recorder - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Philips Video 2000: No prize for third place
Fixer Corp. VCR Self-Repair Instruction Website for about 60 models
This page was last modified 08:08, 18 December 2005.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Video_cassette_recorder   (2092 words)

  
 Cassette Digital Recorder Video   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A digital video cassette recorder capable of preventing a picture from being distorted during a search, and a method for processing a picture
Digital video cassette recorder for preventing picture distortion during search and method for processing picture...
Video surveillance + alarm VCR Digital video cassette recorder...
www.digitalvideosavvy.info /dv/cassette-digital-recorder-video.html   (253 words)

  
 Re: Video Cassette Recorder
Mel, I am indeed a video cassette recorder, with one special feature.
Every time you post a message on this board, you are videotaped through the use of new, sophisticated computer technology.
I have a video collection of all the imposters who've posted on this board.
www.rxlist.com /rxboard/zoloft.pl?noframes;read=2183   (337 words)

  
 Video Cassette Recorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A high tech video combination, the 4-head system along with direct drive cylinder and capstan motors and precise digital servo control provides excellent special effects reproduction (e.g.
The cable-ready tuner is capable of receiving up to 181 channels including UHF, VHF, and 113 cable channels without the expense and inconvenience of a cable company converter.
A full one-year, 8 event calendar programmer permits pre-programming this VCR for unattended recording of up to 8 separate programs over a full 365-day period.
www.teradon.com /T3000Description.asp   (149 words)

  
 HSR-200 Video cassette recorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The HSR-180/HSR-200 and HSR-180S/HSR-200S video cassette recorders from JC Labs are designed to record high frame rate video signals in an office or laboratory environment.
High speed recording is monochrome, and the monaural audio track is available for event tones or time code.
During high speed record, the HSR-180 is sped up 3 times (3 1/3 times on the HSR-200) while the special high frequency signal system drives the record heads.
www.jclabs.com /hsr-200.html   (385 words)

  
 Gene Eddy with VBT-200 RCA SelectaVision Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)
Gene Eddy with VBT-200 RCA SelectaVision Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)
The SelectaVision video cassette recorder had an optional retail price of $1,000 at the time of introduction and included the RV001 remote on a 20-foot cord providing the Pause function.
Blank RCA video cassettes came in two lengths in 1977.
www.cedmagic.com /history/vbt200-kiosk.html   (153 words)

  
 Video Cassette Recorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The fully featured TLC2100 is a versatile time-lapse video recorder.
It is capable of viewing individual fields one at a time, both forward and reverse.
Because of its compatibility with most VHS tape recordings, the TLC2100 is a logical choice for growing CCTV installations that include several types of VHS recorded formats.
www.brownsecurity.com /vcr.asp   (52 words)

  
 RCA VR-691-HF Video Cassette Recorder 160-0692 Remote Control
RCA VR-691-HF Video Cassette Recorder (160-0692) Remote Control Faxback Doc.
Note the difference between the TV and VCR on-screen displays to see which one the remote is operating.
If you have another brand of cable box or digital satellite receiver with its own remote, you may be able to use the VCR's remote to operate it.
support.radioshack.com /support_video/doc61/61859.htm   (1176 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Toshiba V711UK Video Cassette Recorder: Electronics & Photo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It makes it easy to record TV programmes, using short numerical codes (plus codes) shown in TV listings pages to tell the video recorder when to start and stop recording.
The Eco Mode turns off the clock display when video recorder is on standby, and there is NTSC playback.
It has the added feature of Video Plus+ This is good as you just have to type in a number and you can programme programs instantly.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005JHEB   (872 words)

  
 VBT200 - The First RCA SelectaVision VHS Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)
1977: The First VHS VCR is Introduced in the U.S. The VBT200, the first retail SelectaVision product, was the first VHS Video Cassette Recorder marketed in the United States.
RCA announced the VBT200 VCR on August 23, 1977, and from that date until it went on sale in October, the company had a road show demonstrating VHS to the technology press and RCA dealers.
Sauter produced from his jacket pocket a SelectaVision videotape cassette, slightly smaller in size than a paperback book, and gave it to Brokaw, who handed it to Willig.
www.cedmagic.com /history/vbt200.html   (412 words)

  
 Howstuffworks "How VCRs Work"
There is the rise of cable television and cable channels like HBO and CNN competing with the three big networks in the 1970s.
The VCR marks one of the most important events in the history of TV because, for the first time, it gave people control of what they could watch on their TV sets.
Prior to the VCR, there was no such thing as a video store, and when you consider that there is now a video store on nearly every street corner in the United States, you can see what a big impact the VCR has had!
www.howstuffworks.com /vcr.htm   (295 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Sony SLV-X9 Video Cassette Recorder: Electronics & Photo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
These advanced control features mean that programming the VCR to record programmes from satellite, cable or terrestrial networks is easy and reliable.
All that is required to programme the VCR is one push of the Smart Dial Timer button and the VCR display shows the selected date, time and channel.
The VCR utilises Sony's Smart Search Plus tape organiser system: an onscreen index lists details such as program, date, beginning and end of the recordings and the remaining blank time on the tape.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005REZP   (651 words)

  
 WM Recorder - Record Streaming Video and Audio
WM Recorder 10.2 is the easiest way to record Windows Media™ streaming Video or Audio content.
Schedule recordings with WM Recorder and RM Recorder with this handy add-on.
Our recording products are not intended for use in circumventing copy protection mechanisms or for making illegal copies of copyrighted content.
WMRecorder.com   (325 words)

  
 sell.com classifieds : Panasonic Pro VHS VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER for sale in Charlotte (2MKCD)
MODEL- AG-1350 VENDOR- PANASONIC PROFEATURES- VHS ProLine VCR (NTSC) VHS Video Cassette Recorder with Super Drive Mechanism with Intro- Jet Scan and 43-second Jet Rewind, One-Touch Recording, Four language OSD (English/Spanish/Portuguese/French), S-VHS Quasi playback, and Large multi-function display.
Includes Recorder, Remote control, AC cord, R6-size batteries, RF coaxial cable, Polyethylene bag.* Super Drive Mechanism - Better-than-Ever Picture Quality The Super Drive Mechanism employs 19-micron heads for razor-sharp image reproduction.
Designated trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.
www.sell.com /2MKCD   (499 words)

  
 220v Video Cassette Recorder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Also plays and records in French Secam but it does not have a French Secam-L tuner
This unit can also be used as a standalone video converter
Diamond heads also increases life of video heads up to 3 times and keeps heads permanently clean and reduces tape wear
www.globaltelcomm.com /store/220vcr.asp   (237 words)

  
 TIME LAPSE VIDEO CASSETTE RECORDER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The TV will continue to operate as normal but now whenever you switch to the designated channel the camera image and sound will be seen and heard.
You can also hook up a VCR to record the images and sound.
Works with any TV, VCR, or home theater unit using video “line” or “aux” inputs, including PIP (picture in picture) systems.
www.info-anyone.com /Surveillance.htm   (956 words)

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