Hello all yall retrojunkies out there this article will be about the decline of the VHS tape over the years. First of all I own several VHS tapes and I think that they are much better than DVD’s. The reason that I like VHS tapes so much is because they are really strong and sturdy and they don’t get scratched so easy like the DVD. You see the VHS tapes have a very hard shell on the outside and you will not break a VHS tape, Believe me I have dropped many VHS tapes on my wood floor and they don’t break. Also compared to the price of DVD’s VHS tapes are my personal preference, but what really bothers me the most is that every time I walk into a store such as Wal-Mart or Best Buy they don’t have them on the shelves I mean I don’t see a single one. The sad fact of the matter is that technology has greatly changed over the years and with the changing of technology the VHS tape is almost banished off the face of the earth. But really though the only places where I can find VHS tapes are in thrift stores or pawn shops and even then when you do find them usually 50% of them are damaged and or broken but if you can find VHS tapes in good condition it is a rare find. Another thing to is if you look at DVD prices for cartoons like Ducktales and Talespin usually those DVD’s are like thirty or forty dollars and me personally I am just not willing to spend that much at all for DVD’s. Another thing that I don’t like about DVD’s is the fact that they have those annoying security device enclosed sticker on them that usually you have to rip and tear with a good piece of scissors or a pocket knife and even then you run the risk of scratching the DVD’s. And when you finally get the DVD case open you have to struggle with that little round thing that holds the DVD and when you try to pull the DVD out you run the severe risk of bending or breaking it. But with a VHS tape when you buy it you simply have a very simple thin piece of plastic that you can easily open and you can slide the VHS tape into your VCR and you are ready to watch the tape. Now then with a DVD you have to be very careful in putting the disk in because yet again you run the risk of scratching the thing. And if it is scratched then it is toast and if it has the slightest bit of dust on it it says DVD scratched please insert DVD again. Now with the VHS tapes you have those catchy coming to home video sayings especially in the Disney VHS tapes I just don’t think that the phrase coming to DVD near you has the same magical effect. Now don’t get me wrong though I still have a huge collection of DVD’s its just that I prefer VHS tapes a lot better over DVD’s. And you can still find blank tapes in the stores but you can’t find movies such as Home Alone or Home Alone 2. Why in fact I remember on my 7th or 8th birthday I picked up a copy of Home Alone 2 on VHS. Ah those where the days and over the years I have seen so many great movies over the years in fact I have about 40-50 VHS tapes that are all in perfect working condition and I have had them for about 15 or more years I have seen classics such as The Smurfs And The Magic Flute, Garfield’s Christmas, The Wizard Of OZ and many more movies and TV shows over the years. The VHS tape really means a lot to me though why well because they last for years and years. Why I have even fixed four of my VHS tapes and now they work perfectly. And another thing over the years that has really changed is that VHS tape rental stores have just about been gone from the face of the earth I remember when I was like 6 or so that I always wanted to rent Child’s play but looking back now Childs Play actually looking back though I mean it was an ok horror flick but I have seen better horror flicks. I mainly rented Ernest tapes over and over again from my local rental store I must have rented the tapes probably like over 20 times through the course of my childhood but anyway though that is why I like VHS tapes. Hope all of you retrojunkies have enjoyed my article. Below are some pictures of my VHS collection. Thank you and have a nice day.

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