VHS Was The Only Option
Ah, just looking at a VHS tape reminds you of how much things have changed since the ’90s. Buy ’em or rent them, there was no menu screen, just ‘play’ followed by 15 minutes of movie previews. You could also record over the tape several times, so if you saw a TV program you wanted to record, you’d change the label on the VHS and pop in the tape. Of course, this would lead to many family feuds, as someone’s program would inevitably be taped over in favor of something else. You’d also have to wait 10 minutes for the tape to rewind before watching it because no one followed the “be kind, rewind” rule.