That is how we watched movies in our youth, carrying films home from our local Blockbuster for a night of family fun and entertainment. Together we’d gather around the huge tube TV’s in our living room, not even paying attention to the static lines that occasionally ran across the screen from a movie that had been re-watched too many times. VCR Day comes each year to remind us to take some time to appreciate the tech of the past.
The VCR was actually developed in 1956 but it was not until 1970 that it came available for the home user. Cassette tapes appeared everywhere, and people began collecting all their favorite movies in the latest format.
As the technology improved, hand held recorders became available, and family events would be forever recorded in the VHS format. Even events on TV were being recorded.
Celebrating VCR day by finding your old VHS recorder and a few of your favorite movies. We know you have them stashed away in the attic somewhere to transfer to DVD ‘eventually’. Dust them off, microwave some popcorn and gather together with friends and family to take a stroll down memory lane. Introduce them to your children or grandchildren! By then end of the night you will have experienced a powerful trip of yesteryear, while gaining a strong appreciation for the advancements of technology. A couple of words of caution: no amount of HD TV is going to be able to replace these relics of yesteryear, and they’ll appear just as amazing and grainy as always and you might need an adapter, they didn’t come in HDMI. Happy VCR Day!