23 Remaining niche in recording edit Although consumers have passed over videocassettes for home video playback in favor of DVDs since the early 2000s, VCRs still retained a significant share in home video recording during that decade.
The first machines required an external timer, and could only record one hour, or two hours at lower quality (LP).
The system was abandoned thirteen months later after poor sales.
Early models of consumer video tape recorders (.
Its cartridges, resembling larger versions of the later VHS cassettes, used 3/4-inch (1.9 cm) tape and had a maximum playing time of 60 minutes, later extended to 80 minutes.
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Contents, history edit, top-loading cassette mechanisms (such as the one on this VHS model) were common on early domestic VCRs.