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When did VCRs first become popular?

In the late 1960's the first VTRs (as they were called then) hit the market, but they were so high in price ($3200) they had no impact at all. The blanks were $499 each. Then in 1975 came the first VHS VCRs as we know them today. By 1986 the average household owned a VCR.

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Can you help me become a contestant on a game show?

We are not affiliated with any of the the current game shows. We will direct you to a web site or supply you with a phone number if we are aware of such information.

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Where is the best place to find TV shows or movies?

Amazon.com seems to be the most popular place to obtain movies & TV shows on video. For older, out of print stuff, Ebay seems to be a good source. For real rare stuff, private collectors or tape traders may be able to help.

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What is the best DVD Recorder to get?

We have had good luck with the Pioneer model 533H, this model has a built in hard drive. For a basic unit we like the Sony gx-3030.  There are other good models out there so don't go just by our experience.

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Where can I get an episode guide for an old Tv show?

The website www.tv.com  is a good place to start.  Typing in the name of the show you want on a search engine + episode guide may bring you to the site that can help you.

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What is tape trading?

Videotape trading is the practice of trading home recorded video tapes of material with other collectors on a nonprofit basis. Each person will record material the other person requests, and then the tapes are "swapped". Generally tapes with content (non-blanks) are swapped tape-for-tape on an equal time basis. If you're new to tape trading, here are some tape trading tips, as well as some additional frequently asked questions about tape trading.

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Can you still buy high grade Vhs blanks?

As of late 2006 Maxell High grade blanks were still for sale at Costco Warehouse as well as a number of on-line stores.

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How often can I win on a Tvofyourlife.com contest or sweepstakes?

You can win once every 30 days.  To enter one of our contests or sweepstakes click on the "Trivia" button on our Home Page.

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I'm transferring my old Vhs tapes to Dvd, is there a good Vcr available today?

Sony makes a nice Vcr that will playback most old Vhs tapes, model Slv n-750.  Jvc also makes a good Vcr for playback of old tapes, model 3902u  this is a super vhs machine but plays back regular vhs tapes very well.

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