The VCR actually dates to the 1970's, however it wasn't until
around the early 80's that they really began catching on.
Winning the war against Betamax, the VHS VCR became the de facto
standard, still found in may homes to this day. The
example above is of a very early model. Check out
all the stuff below you remember from your childhood.
Scroll down to catch a couple of vintage VCR commercials.