Oldest home recorded VHS in your collection?

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Oldest home recorded VHS in your collection?

I also collect home recorded (taped) VHS tapes, besides the commercial releases.

The oldest tape I got from an Ebay lot had a boxing match from 1979 on it, I could tell it was original and not a years later replay by the commercials.

In the wild, I once found a Denver Broncos game from 1981 with commercials for the princely sum of .25.

What have you guys found?

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I would believe it's either the Welcome to Pooh Corner tape or the mid 80s (I think it was) the ABC Sunday Night Movie airing of The Ten Commandments I found at a Goodwill outlet store in 2009.

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The oldest home recorded VHS I own is a 1982 tape of a few TV shows that my uncle recorded for me before I bought my own VCR. The commercials are the best part of these old tapes like the 1982 NY Yankees promo commercial on that tape. Another tape in my collection has a 1985 Ed Koch for Mayor commercial on it.

My home recorded VHS collection (pdf) - - https://files.acrobat.com/a/preview/9c27aa24-b33d-442f-8c8f-8bf48f2176d5

 

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Man that is an amazing documentary list dfc!  You sure don't find too many PBS recordings, especially as old as the early 80s.

Recently found a complete recorded airing of "All About Eve" from WOR-TV from April 4, 1984 and another tape that had a bit of an airing of West Side Story taped off of WOR-TV from 1983, unfortunately most of it was taped over with a rental copy of The Crying Game.

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chandler0201: I have three working VCRs, 2 are hooked up to HDTVs, one is in storage. My Goldstar EC980CM VCR is the last one I purchased back in 2005 for $50 at KMart. It is connected via the video inputs to a 19" Insignia HDTV. The small 19" screen hides the imperfections of VHS and tapes look suprisigly sharp on it, even tapes recorded at the 6-hr speed.  My VHS tapes are shelved in my basement. I occasionally watch one of the many documentaries I taped and as I said the commercials are the best part. (I should have bought a few more of those Goldstar VCRs).