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Old 11-13-2017, 07:32 PM
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Still haven't figured out what the exact model of Electrohome we had, but it might be the HVR36, or possibly the 35. The Mitsubishi variant (Electrohome was a Mitsubishi vcr) model was the HS-3161UR model from 1985. Here is a pic of the Mits version. My model and the Mits is a second generation model, as the original was the 316 which looked very similar in 1984.

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Old 11-14-2017, 06:10 AM
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So far nobody mentioned VCR of my youth. Uncle brought us very cheap Japan Shintom VCR 550 from Germany. I loved it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 02:39 PM
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This was my first machine - weighed a ton and eventually broke the coffee table it was sitting on !
Old 11-14-2017, 02:40 PM
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this is what it looks like !
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Old 11-15-2017, 09:21 PM
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More than likely dating myself because back in my childhood mom and dad did not have a VCR. But, my kids will remember the first VCR we owned. It was a Mitsubishi HS-U51 and I bought it along with a Mitsubishi 27" monitor. The VCR was expensive - over $1000 and the monitor was a great deal at $625. That VCR lasted another generation as I gave it to our son when he moved out of the house after getting his own place. As a family we didn't do a lot of travelling on vacation, but we did enjoy watching many movies together. So, that Mitsubishi system got many hours of use.

I have a couple of other VCRs, and a Beta deck. Here is one of them:

Old 11-24-2017, 05:57 PM
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That Sony was one of my favorite VHS decks. Rock solid.
Only the blue loading gear seems to break now and again. A great mechanism.

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