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    ^ What's weird though is that they cost way more to make.
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      The thing I liked best about video cassettes is that they were less expensive than DVDs.
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        vkimo wrote:
        It's nice to have hard copies, but just storing digital copies is easier.


        That's what I'm thinking also. You can store way more on a flash drive or external portable hard drive to have anywhere. Most new tvs and media players have built in usb ports or wi-fi connectivity to stream digital files. Plus you can burn a disc anytime you need a hard copy also edit files quicker and easier. Plus degradation issues are resolved.

        Transfering vhs/dvd media to digital is way faster and easier than vhs-dvd and dvd-vhs. It's also way less expensive anymore. I started transfering most of my media back in 2000(?) when I got my first usb image capture device.
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          PixarFan88 wrote:
          Sorry, but despite the good memories, VHS tapes just have too many problems.

          1. Rewinding is a pain in the neck
          2. The tapes can get caught in the VCR
          3. Having to fast forward through the commercials at the beginning is annoying
          4. The quality of the tapes gets worse and worse each time you watch them.



          and I HATED the tracking crap with the snow you had to try to get rid of, and a lot of times it STILL didn't work.

          and if the tape gets messed up, the audio is out of whack
          Doc.....are you telling me that this sucker is NUCLEAR?!
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            It's nice to have hard copies, but just storing digital copies is easier.
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              I have a Toshiba VCR/DVD combo deck that I bought at Best Buy back in October, that records on both VHS and DVD. I own a lot of VHS tapes that haven't been released on DVD, most of which are music videos and documentaries. I also have a lot of tapes I've recorded on my own, mainly back in the 1990's when I had my first camcorder, which includes my trip to Hong Kong in 1996 and Edmonton, Canada in 1998. Just about all of the recordings I made I've transferred to DVD, using the VCR/DVD combo deck. I would say the VCR/DVD combo deck is an excellent invention, especially the ones that record in both formats, of coarse allowing you to copy your old VHS tapes onto DVD's.
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                199478q29 wrote:
                & well that may be true but im a VHS collector & ive done reserach on it & gone to old video stores & other places & talked with them about what i said & they said basicley the same stuff as me. :)
                Perhaps if you store them in perfect conditions (dry and cool) and hardly ever move them around. In my experience (I have moved many times, dragging a bunch of stupid tapes across the country, and lived in some humid areas) VHS tapes get a little worse over many years. I still think DVDs will last longer if they do not get scratched. But hey for anyone who has better luck, that's great!

                Some interesting reading about what can happen here, particularly section 2.4.

                Also for anyone interested in maintaining VCRs and the like, Sam's repairFAQ is a good resource.
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                  Even a brand new VHS has bad quality in general compared to DVD. Even DVD seems like bad quality now with everything coming out in HD. Also, only like 1% of VHS movies are widescreen.
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                    stake n sheak It went threw i got it :) & well that may be true but im a VHS collector & ive done reserach on it & gone to old video stores & other places & talked with them about what i said & they said basicley the same stuff as me. :)
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                      Drahken wrote:
                      Granted, some of VHS's former shortcomings could be addressed with some new digital VHS format (better color resolution, better resolution in general, less noise, etc),
                      How about an old one? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D-VHS

                      jitteryjewel wrote:
                      There are so many dvr-esque options out there. The least expensive route would be just adding a tv tuner card to your computer and record programs that way.
                      This is what I did. Works great with Windows Media Center, and I already had the computer hooked up to the TV.

                      199478q29 wrote:
                      on a side note about the quality of VHS tapes no it depends on how offen you play them if you do not play them that much the quality will stay the same :) Id say keep your tapes for at least the next 50 years or so then after that play them back after 50 years have gone by the quality will still be the same :)
                      Not so, sadly. The magnetic signal on the tape degrades over time.

                      PS: 199478q29 I tried to reply to your PM but it doesn't seem to work. I've replied to other PMs but to you it doesn't seem to go through. So, if you didn't get my reply that's why.
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                        I really don't think they still PRODUCE VHS, maybe they sell old stock but..

                        pikachulover wrote:
                        The only thing I really like about VHS is that you can cue it up to the exact point you want. You can't do that with DVDs.

                        I don't understand. How can you not do that on a DVD? I think it's actually easier...
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                          Yepitspat Disney still makes VHS tapes? then is there a princess & the frog VHS?.
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                            My sister pretty much exclusively buys vhs these days, she has three kids and those kids have found out at quite a young age how easy it is to destroy a dvd, more interesting than that is that disney still releases vhs tapes, I didn't really know that until I came across a tape of a movie that came out far after people switched over to dvd's
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                              Pixarfan88 I can understand where your coming from :) but who knows VHS may make a come back someday? who knows? & on a side note about the quality of VHS tapes no it depends on how offen you play them if you do not play them that much the quality will stay the same :) Id say keep your tapes for at least the next 50 years or so then after that play them back after 50 years have gone by the quality will still be the same :) so just saying & also do you take your childhood memories that you have on tape & put them on DVD? I still have some of my childhood memories on VHS i have my 2nd birthday in 1995 still on tape ahh good memories. :)
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                                Drahken wrote:
                                @pinwheel: You do know that you can get DVRs other than the subscription crap ones, don't you? You might not be able to use it as conveniently as the one your cable company gives you, but you can use it as you would a VCR (except you never have to buy tapes, rewind tapes, have it eat tapes, etc, etc).
                                Also, you can get DVD recorders fairly cheap. Again, not as convenient as the ones from the cable companies, but at least as convenient as a VCR.

                                There are so many dvr-esque options out there. The least expensive route would be just adding a tv tuner card to your computer and record programs that way. Not as convenient as my cable dvr or tivo box but it works. You could even just get an external usb plug and play tuner but it doesn't work as well as the internal cards imho. Ive never been a big fan of the dvd recorder though its better than vhs quality but dvds are just as limited space wise and also scratchable. Digital content is definatly the way everything will be done in the very near future forget vhs or dvds.
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                                  Sorry, but despite the good memories, VHS tapes just have too many problems.

                                  1. Rewinding is a pain in the neck
                                  2. The tapes can get caught in the VCR
                                  3. Having to fast forward through the commercials at the beginning is annoying
                                  4. The quality of the tapes gets worse and worse each time you watch them.

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                                    @pinwheel: You do know that you can get DVRs other than the subscription crap ones, don't you? You might not be able to use it as conveniently as the one your cable company gives you, but you can use it as you would a VCR (except you never have to buy tapes, rewind tapes, have it eat tapes, etc, etc).
                                    Also, you can get DVD recorders fairly cheap. Again, not as convenient as the ones from the cable companies, but at least as convenient as a VCR.
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                                      retromaniac I as well still see VCR/DVD combos in Best buy stores & sometimes evan Target i will admit VCR/DVD combos are a good invention :) & they do some good but they got a lot of issues i have a Philps VCR/DVD combo in my bedroom & it has issues sometimes it would be cool if they made regular old VCRs in todays day in age :)
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                                        I still have a VCR/DVD combo but just ordered a blueray player that should be comig in a few days. My thing is that when they came out with DVD players originally, they didn't have ones that record or where you can use such a feature. I still can't afford DVR with comcast charging an extra 20 bucks for the service. So unless this new bluray has a record device for DVDs I'll still have a need for my VCR until FIOS is available in my area and I've been waiting 5yrs already! :evil:
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                                          Retro_Phil wrote:

                                          That, and being able to record whatever you want to watch over and over again and extract commercials from

                                          As someone else already pointed out, DVRs can do that. Also, there have been rewritable DVDs for a very long time now, as well as DVD RAM (which is essentially a cross between DVDs and harddrives).


                                          darthmunk wrote:
                                          ...but they must not be that good if they haven't been released on DVD...

                                          Not true. There have been a lot of things that people want DVD releases of but the companies don't produce for whatever reason. Additionally, sometimes something doesn't get a DVD release because of some kind of rights/license fallout, or because the original company went under.
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