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Acronym:Video Helical Scan

Touted by a consortium of consumer electronics (CE) firms that included several major Japanese camera and video tape recorder manufacturers, VHS became the de facto standard for pre-recorded content delivery for consumers in the 1980s and early 1990s. VHS recorders allowed consumers to record content from television or to rent or purchase premium content and movies for viewing in their homes. VHS came in several broadcast flavors, including PAL, NTSC, and SECAM, and rudimentary content protection was deployed to hinder consumers from copying rented movies on dual-VHS deck devices.