1999 33¢ VCRs
1970s Celebrate the Century Series
Issue Date: November 18, 1999
City: New York, New York
Printed By: Ashton-Potter
Printing Method: Offset Press
Perforations: 11.5 X 11.5
The eighth sheet of fifteen stamps in the Celebrate the Century Series features subjects from the years 1970-1979.
The videocassette recorder revolutionized the way Americans watched television. A VCR could be programmed to record a show on a videocassette to be watched at a later time. The first model was sold by Philips in 1970 and it could record one hour of programming. In 1977, RCA introduced a model that had a four-hour recording time. In the early 2000s, DVD players replaced VCR’s for playing prerecorded videos and digital video recorders (DVRs) have become the recording device of choice.