What does VHS stand for?

What does VHS stand for?
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Tyson vs. Holyfield. Celtics vs. Lakers. VHS vs. Betamax. These are the iconic rivalries of a generation.

By the time I was really paying attention, the format wars had already been settled, and home entertainment was revolutionized forever when you could watch or record whatever you damn well pleased, all thanks to some magnetic tape placed inside a cassette. And to be clear, VHS crushed Betamax and it wasn't close.

We all remember the glory days of the VHS tape, a run of dominance that may never see the light of day again. But did you ever stop to ask what it actually stands for?

Let's take the bold step of finding out, together.

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