Trust VCRs built by Hitachi

This commercial from Canada is pretty typical of tech related advertising from the mid-eighties. My favorite part of though and I think the one worth rewatching is the shot of the VCR head. You get this sparkling piece of tech, beautifully filmed and then they add a nice bit of animation to illustrate how it works. It is just wonderful.


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One thought on “Trust VCRs built by Hitachi

  1. Max Power says:

    The first time I disassembled a VCR, I thought that slanted head was broken. It wasn’t until much later that I found out that was how it was able to record video without the tape running through in a few seconds.

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