Thread: Vhs or Dvd?

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    • 9 years 11 months ago
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    There is some debate in this.

    vhs is more durable and dvd's will scratch.

    Dvd's will last forever if they are taken care of
    and vhs will eventully ware down over time.

    What is your take on this?
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      • 9 years 11 months ago
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      I like VHS more. They are more durable, and I like the memories that come with them for me. I still have every VHS I ever owned, and they are in good condition. I don't think DVDs are bad, it's just I don't like them as much.
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        • 9 years 11 months ago
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        I have lost many a VHS because bits and pieces of tape were still in the VCR after it had maimed one. This has nothing to do with the quality of the actual tape; but of the VCR itself.

        As for DVDs, yes, they are like every other disk and are prone to scratching, shattering, etc. While I have also known VHS tapes to break from being accidentally dropped etc., they are definitely more durable than DVDs.
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          VHS all the way, i do like dvds but they scratch way to easly
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            Betamax. Screw em' both.
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              I go with DVD. The quality of the movies is simply superb compared to VHS. DVD is also pretty versatile and can store just about any data type onto the disc surface. VHS can only store video and audio along the magnetic tape. DVD can also access information almost instantly whereas VHS has to rewind and whatnot along the tape to get where you want. DVD also stores the information needed to play games on most of the newer console systems. VHS definitely can't do that.

              With overall versatility and storage power I definitely go with DVD. They will scratch if your not careful with 'em. I've never had a big problem with 'em like that I tend to take real good care of 'em.

              VHS is classic and good and all but they can become cumbersome if anything ever happens to the tape.
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                • 9 years 11 months ago
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                If I can find a reliable DVD scratch remover, then it's DVD by a landslide.
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                  • 9 years 11 months ago
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                  I prefer dvds.
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                    • 9 years 11 months ago
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                    The thing for me is if they get a good version
                    of the psp plastic covered disc

                    then i'm golden
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                      • 9 years 11 months ago
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                      Quote by Saruman_w
                      DVD is also pretty versatile and can store just about any data type onto the disc surface. VHS can only store video and audio along the magnetic tape.


                      care to explain why we have tape drives? also care to explain how come some of the coleco adam games came on a cassette tape?

                      that said, wouldn't a DVD also suffer a chemical breakdown (for lack of a better word) inside the disk to where it wouldn't play after like 20 years or so, almost like a CD?
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                        • 9 years 11 months ago
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                        DVD. You're not getting sharper audio and video, commentary tracks, and 10 hours of extra features on VHS.

                        I honestly can't remember the last movie I saw on tape. Old TV shows, yes, but the last movie? No clue.
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                          Quote by adventure_of_link
                          Quote by Saruman_w
                          DVD is also pretty versatile and can store just about any data type onto the disc surface. VHS can only store video and audio along the magnetic tape.


                          care to explain why we have tape drives? also care to explain how come some of the coleco adam games came on a cassette tape?

                          that said, wouldn't a DVD also suffer a chemical breakdown (for lack of a better word) inside the disk to where it wouldn't play after like 20 years or so, almost like a CD?


                          That may be true, but the quality on a tape would deteriorate more in 20 years than on a DVD.
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                            • 9 years 11 months ago
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                            VHS's are good for pirating television shows and such. I know there are other ways of doing it with computers and such. My friend does it, but I always tune out when he tries to explain it to me.
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                              • 9 years 11 months ago
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                              DVD's although I still have a collection of VHS (the OOP stuff has been converted digitally and now resides on a DVD)

                              VHS will forever be a fond memory, along with cassette tapes.
                                • 9 years 11 months ago
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                                VHS tapes are more durable but the quality degrades the more you view it? Seems like an oxymoron to me.
                                I see no reason why anyone would prefer the VHS format over DVD.
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                                  • 9 years 11 months ago
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                                  I guess a VHS could take more abrasive, corrosive, light, and impact damage than a DVD.
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                                    • 9 years 11 months ago
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                                    VHS for the classics, and DVD for modern movies.
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                                      • 9 years 11 months ago
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                                      DVDS all the way, I try really hard not to scratch my dvds, I always put my fingers on the sides and center, I especially do this with my older movies from the 80's or 90's lol, but I still have many VHS movies, I still watch them sometimes, I know people who still play cassette tapes lol.
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                                        Oddly enough, I went to a hotel in Maine (which I've stayed with my family in the past) a month ago, and they still have VHS players as late as 2007.
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                                          • 9 years 11 months ago
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                                          DVD:-The one thing i like is about dvd is the speical Feauture on the dvd but when you stop playing the dvd it well not go back to the spot were you left off.


                                          VHS:-Vhs can be good or bad The Good thing about Vhs is when you stop it well like it were it is.
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