Indeed - but unplugging your VCR from the wall won't harm it.
I disagree -- I have experience to the contrary.
Powering down a VCR whilst recording can damage the tape or even
worse have the tap get jammed in the video. I have also had a TV die
because it was unpowered from the mains without being switched off
Sure, these things don't always happen -- but they sometimes do. I
would argue things like VCRs and TVs are just more tolerant than more
complex systems -- not immune.
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