Poll: 58% Of Americans Still Have A VCR

A new Gallup poll is making me very jealous, because I still have VHS tapes lying around that I can’t watch because my roommate made me throw out my old TV/VCR combo. Anyway! It turns out that 58% of Americans still have a VCR, which yes, is down from the 88% in 2005, but is still remarkable in this age of HD and digital whatnots. Anyone want to watch old taped episodes of My So-Called Life? I’ve got the VHS, if you’ve got the VCR. [Gallup]

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  1. theoriginalcatastrophegirl says:

    if that isn’t just sarcasm and you really are looking for a VCR, i see them in thrift stores all the time.
    i have actually picked up a couple because at the usual $5-10 they go for, they make excellent rf modulators for my older video game consoles going to older tvs.
    so i actually have three, in different rooms, to hook up my playstation, ps2 and sega genesis.
    i don’t play tapes on them

    • SuperSpeedBump says:

      I have one… I’m always digitizing tapes for various people. I run about 200 tapes through and the VHS player dies, usually a few weeks after the 90 day warranty runs out. They sure don’t make ‘em like they used to!

  2. APK1080 says:

    “still have” does not equal “still uses”. I “still have” a vcr that hasn’t been plugged in for probably 4 years now.