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Making a Mini VCR

Hello, I have been experimenting with cassette tape recorders for a while now, and I have been thinking of ways to use them in creative and productive ways. I have theorized that since tape recorders are capable of recording a low power fluctuating signal, (audio), why couldn't they record analog TV signals also?

Old post, but still worth answering. This is done back in the late 80s, by Fisher Price. They made the PXL-2000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PXL-2000), which is a camera which records (very) low quality B&W video and mono audio to the stereo tracks of a regular tapes. 1 track for video, 1 track for mono (1 channel) sound. The video quality is very low, and the camera is mostly called "Pixel Vision" because of the letters PXL in its name.
movieman974 years ago
In theory, they can record TV signals. But in order for that to work you would need to be able to record the much higher frequency range. You need at least 200 ips to record video. You should look into the BBC's VERA .