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The quest for home video

Introductory overview [in preparation]
Video chronology
Video classification schemes

Discs

Muybridge Zo÷praxography (1893)
Anthony Spiral (1898)
Urban Spirograph (1907-1915)
Video disc survey, 1970s, part 1
Video disc survey, 1970s, part 2
TeD video disc. Page 1: Early development. 1970 June 24.
TeD video disc. Page 2: Moving to the market. 1970 June 24.
Philips VLP/MCA Discovision. 1974 September 23.

Open reel tape

Loewe Optacord 500. 1961.
Telcan home video recorder. 1963 June 24.
Loewe Optacord 600. 1965.
Vidicord teleplayer. 1969 October 27.

Cassettes and cartridges

go to page EVR. Page 1: The system. 1969 July 21.
go to page EVR. Page 2: Manufacturing. 1969 July 21.
go to page RCA HoloTape. 1969 September 30.
go to page Philips VCR. 1970 June.
go to page Cartrivision. 1972.
go to page Betamax. 1975 April 16.
go to page VHS. 1976 September 9.
go to page JVC launches VHS in the UK. 1978 spring.
Video and TV prices in the UK. JVC's spring 1978 price list.

Film-based

Kodak VP-1. 1973 August

 

Much more to come!