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VALVE - The original device used to amplify an audio signal consisting of electrodes in a sealed, gas filled glass tube. Now found on some high end amplifiers, they produce a warm, involving sound.  
VCR - The abbreviation of Video Cassette Recorder.  
VHS - The standard video tape used for both home recording and commercially released movies and programmes.  
VIDEOPLUS - A feature of most video recorders to simplify the recording of television programmes. A code number is printed in the TV guide next to each programme that the video recorder understands as channel, start time, end time and date information.  
VIDEO RECORDER - The component used for recording and playback of VHS video tapes. Video Recorder.  
VIDEO SWITCHING - A feature of Home Cinema amplifiers allowing video signals to be selected alongside the normal audio signals. One connection is required between the amplifier and the monitor to carry the video information of which ever source component is selected. Video Switching.