video tape recorder

videotape recorder

noun Television.
a device for recording television programs on magnetic tape for delayed transmission or for storage.
Also called VTR.


Origin:
1950–55

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video tape recorder
 
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VTR a tape recorder for vision signals and sometimes accompanying sound, using magnetic tape on open spools: used in television broadcasting

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video tape recorder

electromechanical device that records and reproduces an electronic signal containing audio and video information onto and from magnetic tape. It is commonly used for recording television productions that are intended for rebroadcasting to mass audiences. There are two types of video tape units: the transverse, or quad, and the helical

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