DVD forerunner

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Possible Answers: VCR, LASERDISC, VCRTAPE, LASERDISK.

Last seen on: –Newsday.com Crossword – Jun 5 2020
LA Times Crossword 5 Aug 2018, Sunday
The Washington Post Crossword – Aug 5 2018

Random information on the term “VCR”:

V-Cord is an analog recording videocassette format developed and released by Sanyo. V-Cord (later referred to as V-Cord I) was released in 1974, and could record 60 minutes on a cassette. V-Cord II, released in 1976, could record 120 minutes on a V-Cord II cassette.

The V-Cord II machines were the first consumer VCRs to offer two recording speeds.

The original V-Cord cassette had a large hub and was wound with standard-thickness magnetic tape; V-Cord II used a small hub wound with thin tape, the same thickness later used for VHS-120 and Beta L-750. The cassettes were rectangular; unlike subsequent formats VHS and Betamax, which loaded with the tape facing front on the long side of the cassette, the V-Cord cartridge was loaded sideways with the narrow side serving as the “front” and the tape coming out the “side”.

The tape was held in place in the machine by a notch halfway down the right side of the tape, similar to what holds an 8-track tape into its player.

The earliest machines recorded only in black and white and had no rewind mechanism, like the Cartrivision format of a few years earlier; an external rewinder was used after recording or playing a tape. External rewinders were later used with the VHS and Beta formats, although the machines could rewind tapes; external rewinders were considerably faster than the rewind function.

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