What year was the first VCR made?

What year was the first VCR made?
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It's difficult to impart upon the youth of today how revolutionary it was when you could watch and record movies, TV shows, whatever, AT HOME. Hell, I didn't even fully grasp it. I really only ever knew a world where I could even set the VCR to record at a pre-planned date and time. Incredible.

The videocassette recorder was once the most dominant form of home entertainment, and enjoyed a shocking amount of longevity, with the final models produced as late as 2016.

Whether you had top-loading, needed a standalone rewinder, or had one of those TV/VCR combos, the VCR was inescapable for a generation. But when did the very first one get made?

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