Here’s a different and unconventional way to view a VHS tape (as if VHS tapes aren’t considered unusual enough today). DogsRNiceMineCraft posted this video on YouTube showing video received using an RTL-SDR dongle.
I got a VCR today and wanted to see if I could receive the signal from the RF out using TV sharp. I wrapped the antenna cord that came with my dongle around the RF out cable from the VCR, but it only works if the cable is barely touching the RF out port.
An unusual proof of concept which could have other applications.
The TV Sharp program referred to by the video’s poster appears to be available for download from radioamatoripeligni.it (Note: website primary language is Italian.) It allows reception of certain analog video signals using the RTL-SDR.