Though it took a long, winding road to mass market success, the videocassette recorder, or VCR, got its start in 1972 with Philips’ release of the N1500. Predating the BetaMax versus VHS format war, the N1500 recorded television onto square cassettes, unlike the VCRs that would achieve mass market success in the 1980s. But featuring a tuner and timer, Philips device was the first to let television junkies record and save their favorite programs for later. But that kind of convenience didn’t come cheap. Originally selling in the . for around £440, it would cost more than $6,500 today. That’s the equivalent of 185 Google Chromecasts.
CHI SIAMO/REDAZIONE - NORME EDITORIALI/PROPOSTA DI NUOVI ARTICOLI
PERIODICO MENSILE DI INFORMAZIONE MEDICO SCIENTIFICA - REGISTRAZIONE TRIBUNALE DI GENOVA N° 18/99 DEL 7 GIUGNO 1999 - ISSN 1591-0598
EDITOR IN CHIEF: FRANCESCO BOLLORINO - COEDITORS: FABIO CANEGALLI e MARIO GALZIGNA