Excerpt: If you need a VCR then be quick as they'll not be around for much longer. DVD recorders are quickly replacing them. In fact I recently bought a DVD recorder myself! So why did I also buy one of these? Very simple. I've got lots of tapes with home movies and all my favourite films I've recorded off the telly over many years. So I still want to view them. In my time I've bought quite a few VCR's both cheap and not so cheap.