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A June 2, 1959 syndicated AP article discusses a new invention by RCA called the Hear-See. It would enable someone to make a recording of their favorite television program or create their own home movies and play it back on a television set.  

The Home-See was clearly a little ahead of its time, but what they were referring to was an early VCR system. RCA estimated that the recorder would cost about $500 ($4,100 today) in mass production.  A camera may set you back an additional $100 ($820 today.)

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