15 Apr '13, 4pm

Enable Tape Mode: Watch YouTube Become a Really Bad VCR Player

Enable Tape Mode: Watch YouTube Become a Really Bad VCR Player

Ever been watching a HD YouTube video and wondered what it would look like in crappy VHS quality? Me neither. But someone at YouTube did, and now we have a new YouTube Easter egg. Enable tape mode has been added to honor the birthday of the first VCR. As YouTube explains on their Google+ page : Not too long ago, the video tape was the media of choice for living rooms around the world. In celebration of the 57th birthday of the first commercial video cassette recorder, check out a fun VHS mode for the YouTube player to relive the magic feel of vintage video tapes. On select videos, you'll find a VHS button in the bottom right of the player--just click to turn back the clock and enjoy the static and fuzzy motion of the VHS era. The first VCR was introduced in 1956 – the Ampex VRX-1000 – but at a cost $50,000, only large TV stations could afford it. Mainstream adoption began ...

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