Oldest home recorded tapes you found or recorded yourself?

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Oldest home recorded tapes you found or recorded yourself?

My dad first got a VCR in 1985 to tape the North & South miniseries on ABC, so those are the earliest home recorded tapes I have that we made.

I've won a few Ebay auctions over the past year of RCA VK 250s (first American released blank VHS tapes) and they had content going all the way back to the dawn of the VHS format in America---1977!

What are the oldest home recorded tapes you've made, or have found?

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The oldest home recorded tape I have, to be honest, features a tour of my dad's old office on Montrose, followed by a baby shower, and then it's my birth and first day home, and the tape concludes with my baptism.
 
The tape is from 1989, by the way. That was the year I was born.

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HBO airing of Poltergeist from '83

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I found a recorded tape of The Breakfast Club/Revenge of the Nerds/Porky's II from Showtime in the late 1980s...

 

 

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Also I have some recorded VHS and Betamax tapes prior to 1989 just as well. I found the Betamax tapes via Freecycle.

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That is pretty cool, JSpartan1989!

Our oldest home videos go back to 1987, when we took a family trip to DisneyWorld, I still need to find the tapes to post to Youtube.  My dad bought one of those massive RCA Video Cameras that took full sized VHS tapes just for the occasion.

Lately I've found a few recordings from 1979-1983, any interesting commercials I put up on my Youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/user/chandler0201/videos?sort=p&shelf_id=12&view=0

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I have many recordable tapes

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I have an HBO recording of the 1988 movie "Big".

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So, the Forest Gump archive tape cover. has.. is a box of chocolates....on it... Anybody know anything about Shazaam? Is there a Mandela thread here?