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VHS

video home system: a video cassette recording system using ½ʺ magnetic tape

VHS

(1)
Very High Speed.

VHS

(2)
storage Video Home System.

JVC's video cassette format.

VHS

(3)
Virtual Host Storage.

VHS

(Video Home System) The most popular consumer videocassete recorder (VCR). Using half-inch analog tape cartridges, JVC launched the VHS format in 1976 to compete with Sony's Betamax, introduced a year earlier. The cartridge's two-hour capacity held an entire movie and helped VHS supersede Betamax as the video rental market took off. By 1980, VHS had 70% of the video recording market and became the standard for consumer entertainment as well as for industry training and product promotions.

S-VHS (Super VHS) was a subsequent format that increased resolution from 240 to 400 lines, but was not widely used by consumers. In 2002, DVD player sales surpassed VHS, and prerecorded VHS content began its decline into oblivion. However, VHS recorders were made until 2016, when Japan-based Funai Electric, the last manufacturer, finally ceased production. See Betamax, Cartrivision, helical scan, D-VHS, VCR and VTR.


Billions of VHS Tapes
The VHS videocassette was the most widely used tape cassette with billions used worldwide. After the turn of the century, VHS eventually gave up the ghost in favor of the DVD.







VHS Hi-Fi
To compete with Sony's Beta Hi-Fi in the mid-1980s, JVC embedded high-fidelity audio channels into the VHS signal. One of the first VHS Hi-Fi units, this JVC model weighed 20 pounds and cost nearly a thousand dollars.







Gathering Dust
Many VHS collections just sit on shelves because cable and streaming movies are so easy to watch and have such superior visual quality.
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Piles of these VHS tapes are stacked up on shelves, in closets, and in storage cabinets on campuses around the world.
This hybrid technology is designed to lure consumers who are wary of buying a technology that might be obsolete, such as the Betamax became after losing a format war with VHS.
JVC developed the VHS video standard through a demanding quest to meet the future needs of home VTR applications.
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An evaluation of The Virtual High School, published in November 2000, showed that VHS students spent less time on common assignments and projects than face-to-face students, and there was less student-to-student interaction and group work in VHS.
In fiscal 2010, VHS reported total operating revenues of $128.
Warner Home Video's Steve Nickerson remarked, during a separate panel session, that much has changed since the VHS-Betamax war, which pitted two incompatible videotape formats against each other with VHS prevailing.
However, the impact of DVD on VHS is not so pretty.
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Recommended CPE credit (based on a 50-min hour): Text, 10; DVD and VHS, 12
Last week, VHS developer JVC unveiled two new copy-protection standards for a digital VHS (D-VHS) format, and says it plans to start shipping the all-digital VCRs by the end of the year.