YouTube Adds “Tape Mode” To Select Videos In Celebration Of Video Casette Recorder’s 57th Birthday

There isn't much to miss about old-school VHS tapes. They are fuzzy, show static, have bad audio, and are generally difficult to navigate around — remember having to hold down the button on the

Record sales, down. Game sales, down. Video sales, down. VHS sales… up?

I assumed that VHS tapes had gone the route of Polaroid film and were continuing to be phased out of existence. I must have been too hasty, because according to the Entertainment Retailer’s Asso

JVC announces Blu-ray/DVD/VHS recorder with 250GB HDD

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/SR-HV250_1-620x198.png" /> Here's a new device that can help those who still sit on precious VHS cassettes that never made it onto discs

VHS lives: JVC announces VHS/DVD/Blu-ray recorder for Japan

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/victor_VHS-620x296.png" /> It seems VHS will never die, and this is generally welcome, as a lot of good movies aren't still available on

Christmas Memories: our first VCR

<img title="VCR" src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/vcr-01.jpg" alt="VCR" /> I have vague recollections of watching Pinwheel on <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QUBE">QUBE<

Victor makes last VHS player

And now, the end is near; And so I face the final rewind. My friend, I’ll say it clear, I’ll state my case, so please do be kind. I’ve lived a life that’s full. I’ve play

Sharp didn't forget VHS, now marries it with Blu-ray

In Japan, Sharp today announced [JP] the release of the Aquos BD-HDV22, a combination of a Blu-ray and a VHS recorder. Yes, VHS. The device goes on sale November 25 and will cost $1,500 (at this point

Panasonic launching four new Blu-ray recorders, including VHS-to-Blu-ray model

Blu-ray set-top recorders, and DVD recorders for that matter, have never really caught on in the States. Most users here seem satisfied with hard-drive based recorders and don’t want to deal wi

New 3 in 1 HD recorder from Victor-JVC

Yesterday Victor-JVC unveiled a new recorder [JP] in Japan, which is capable of simultaneously recording two programs on either VHS, DVD or HDD. The DR-HX500 comes with the following features: –

Sony VHS-To-DVD Converter: For Those Who Still Use Candles As Their Primary Light Source

VHS has been dead for, what, 10, nine years now? Whatever it is, I bet you still have a few VHS home movies here and there. If they’re not destroyed by now, you should consider transferring them

Sharp AQUOS 3-in-1 Goes Old School

Sharp’s latest edition to the AQUOS line of products brings back some old school that might not have a place in the home anymore, but some people still live in the past. The DC-ACV52 is a 3-in-1 med

The Futurist: How The PS3 Could Sink Blu-ray, And Blu-ray Could Sink the PS3

If Sony is to be believed, the verdict is already in: HD-DVD is a non-starter, and their cross-Japanese Toshibian rivals are toast. They may very well be right: Blu-ray is certainly outperforming HD-D

VHS Is Dead At 30

Variety.com has a killer write-up on the death of VHS. For those of you that have never looked it up, VHS stands for Vertical Helical Scan and was developed by JVC of Japan. The 30-year-old format bea