There was something about VHS that was special. When DVD started to take of comedian, Glenn Robbins stated on The Panel that he was going to miss VHS. He was going to miss it because if using a DVD you can starch the disc and ruin it but with VHS you could drop kick it under the sofa, forget about it, find it six months later, pop it into the machine, and it would play from where you left off.
Video Home System (VHS) tapes brought movies home in a way that before it’s introducing in June 1977 hadn’t been done. As the ’80s peaked, almost every home had at least once VCR player and a stack of VHS tapes. The ability to record on VHS also meant that most houses had a pile of tapes, probably without a label, that had sports, films, or special episodes of television recorded on them.