Sony came out with the first VCR for home use in 1975. It was called the Betamax. A year later, JVC introduced its VHS videocassette recorder. After a several-year battle, the VHS became the VCR standard. Sony began producing VHS recorders in 1988 and produced its last Betamax in 2002.
The true first VCR was invented in 1956 and was the size of a piano.
The VCR was invented in 1971 along with the dot-matrix, food processor and the liquid-crystal display
The VCR that we see these days was invented in 1970.