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  • escorteclipse1990
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    Originally posted by darren View Post
    i never remember a wooden sided vcr.

    must have been mid eighties by the time we got our first one.

    wow 99p on ebay its gone down in price.
    it prob cost your parents a few hundred at the time.
    ill have to try and look that make up.
    The JVC HR-3300 had the wooden sides, and few other VCR'S had the wooden sides too in the 70's.

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  • Avahi1057
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    Originally posted by darren View Post
    love this with all the different coloured and different shaped buttons.
    For double retro value you can actually see the machine in the background of this clip from the tv show "No. 73"



    It also made an appearance in 'Lethal Weapon'. I'm not obsessed with VCR's, it's just that this particular model stands out a mile away.

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  • darren
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    love this with all the different coloured and different shaped buttons. QUOTE=Jonny Baxter;180861]Hi there Avahi1057,
    From your good description could it have been this ?

    The JVC HR-D120 Click image for larger version

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  • Avahi1057
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    Wow! That's it. Thanks very much.

    It's a special item in my mind now not only because it had a pretty cool unique look, but also because it was the first machine we ever really watched videos on. So it was like the entry point to a whole new world!!

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  • Jonny Baxter
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    Hi there Avahi1057,
    From your good description could it have been this ?

    The JVC HR-D120 Click image for larger version

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ID:	260409
    (picture purloined from elsewhere on the internet!)

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  • Avahi1057
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    I'm trying to find a particular model of video machine that we used to have in the house.

    Description : It was definitely a JVC. Silver colour. We had it from 1984 onwards. I can't remember if it was a toploader or frontloader, but I tend to think it was front.

    The thing that was unusial about it was the buttons. They were big an colourful and different shapes. ie the 'stop' button was a square, the 'record' button was a circle and the 'play' button a triangle etc.

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  • philipdalton
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    I've just worked out the modern equivalent of $695 in 1965 to be 7,257.99, and that was the price of the Sony CV-2000 video recorder. Lotta money!!

    "Dad, can I have one of these?"

    "No son, money doesn't grow on trees".
    Last edited by philipdalton; 13-06-2013, 23:15.

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  • ayrshireman
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    Originally posted by philipdalton View Post
    The Sony CV-2000 was the first, or one of the first, VCR's to be put on the market, costing $695 in 1965. Does anyone know how much that would be the equivalent of today? Incidentally, probably no-one on here knows this, but the first home computer cost $10,000 in 1969 and apparently no-one ever bought it.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeywe...tchen_Computer

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  • Jonny Baxter
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    Just a quick one before my lunch break ends

    I remember going round to one of my friends to watch a video on this huge machine that whirred away, that was about 1983 I think.
    Much later I bought a Granada VHS machine, can't remember the model but it was mono, the stereo one was too expensive for me. But that machine lasted up until about five years ago, so got my money's worth out of it.
    Just goes to show how little I knew about videos back then, I used to think it could only take Granada tapes so kept on going back to the shop for more. it was only after the fifth or sixth visit that they told me I could use any brand of tape.. Oh dear.

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  • darren
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    i never remember a wooden sided vcr.

    must have been mid eighties by the time we got our first one.

    wow 99p on ebay its gone down in price.
    it prob cost your parents a few hundred at the time.
    ill have to try and look that make up.

    Originally posted by escorteclipse1990 View Post
    I have the first VHS recorder the JVC HR-3300 with the wooden sides.

    I remember our first VCR which my parents got in 1981. It was a JVC HR-7200EK. I remember it cost alot of money at the time. I found the same model on ebay for 99p.

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  • philipdalton
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    The Sony CV-2000 was the first, or one of the first, VCR's to be put on the market, costing $695 in 1965. Does anyone know how much that would be the equivalent of today? Incidentally, probably no-one on here knows this, but the first home computer cost $10,000 in 1969 and apparently no-one ever bought it.

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  • escorteclipse1990
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    I have the first VHS recorder the JVC HR-3300 with the wooden sides.

    I remember our first VCR which my parents got in 1981. It was a JVC HR-7200EK. I remember it cost alot of money at the time. I found the same model on ebay for 99p.

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  • catflap
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    Originally posted by philipdalton View Post
    I must get on-topic again here before it's too late. The first VCR I ever bought was a VHS in 1988/89 and cost 300, which was more money back then than what it is today. Does anyone on here know exactly how much?
    663.00 if this site is right:

    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/b...nged-1900.html

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  • philipdalton
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    I must get on-topic again here before it's too late. The first VCR I ever bought was a VHS in 1988/89 and cost 300, which was more money back then than what it is today. Does anyone on here know exactly how much?

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  • Fatboy
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    Originally posted by philipdalton View Post
    I must apologize for going off-topic here, but what about computers? They have many times as much memory now as what they did in the 90's but in most cases are much cheaper. This is especially true in the case of laptops, as they weren't being mass-produced at that time. I'm sure I remember seeing one advertised in a magazine once for six grand.
    Very true. I can remember paying 300+ for a Star XB24-200 dot matrix printer in 1991-1992, and also paying around 600-700 for a GVP 105 MB hard drive in the early 1990's too.

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