What Does VCR and VHS Stand For?

VCR and VHS work together. However, there’s a difference between them.

VCR stands for Video Cassette Recorder and VHS stands for Video Home System.

VCR is a machine (video player) and VHS is a video tape.

Video can be recorded into a VHS tape via a video camera or from television. There are also pre-recorded movies available in VHS.

To playback a VHS tape, you would need a VHS player, A video player can only playback video from a VHS tape.

A VCR can do that, too and also record video into a blank VHS tape from a television set or from another video player playing a VHS tape.

So, a VCR is a video player- recorder and VHS is a tape.