Thread: VHS come back

    • 4 years 4 months ago
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    Quote by Hordak_Alpha


    IT would be nice if someone out there still keeps making VCR/DVD player combo units. Some of us still have VHS tapes we want to watch from time to time.


    I still see VCR/DVD combo players for sale at stores like Best Buy. However, when I needed another VCR awhile back, I just bought one for $10 at a pawn shop. Works great.
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      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.
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        No, VHS is inferior in every way. Sure, there's some things that are still only available on VHS but they must not be that good if they haven't been released on DVD. I personally cannot think of anything important that's not on DVD.

        PS: I don't even like DVDs anymore. I only watch HD.
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          I converted all our old home movies to a digital format on my computer. Now I don't need to have boxes of VHS tapes cluttering the attic, plus I can see thumbnails of each file before I click on it. I could never imagine going back to a VCR. Just a waste of time and space.
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            IT would be nice if someone out there still keeps making VCR/DVD player combo units. Some of us still have VHS tapes we want to watch from time to time.


            There are still stores that sell blank VHS cassettes too, and I actually still record some programs with them on occasion since it it far easier to record, watch and reuse a VHS tape than it is a DVD for programs you don't plan to keep.


            I like DVDs just fine, but I'd like VHS to remain as an option for many years to come.
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              Na, I had three players over the years and they all ate tapes until I bought a rewinder.
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                Quote by Drahken
                Uh... Why should VHS make a comeback?? Do you actually enjoy having to spend longer rewinding the tape than you did watching it? ...Or the player "eating" the tape?
                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), but nothing can change the fact that it's a tape. The only good thing about tape formats is that they can't prevent you from fastforwarding the lameass FBI warnings.


                That, and being able to record whatever you want to watch over and over again and extract commercials from
                DVD-Rs can do that you know.
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                  Quote by Drahken
                  Uh... Why should VHS make a comeback?? Do you actually enjoy having to spend longer rewinding the tape than you did watching it? ...Or the player "eating" the tape?
                  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), but nothing can change the fact that it's a tape. The only good thing about tape formats is that they can't prevent you from fastforwarding the lameass FBI warnings.


                  That, and being able to record whatever you want to watch over and over again and extract commercials from
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                    Uh... Why should VHS make a comeback?? Do you actually enjoy having to spend longer rewinding the tape than you did watching it? ...Or the player "eating" the tape?
                    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), but nothing can change the fact that it's a tape. The only good thing about tape formats is that they can't prevent you from fastforwarding the lameass FBI warnings.
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                      Laserdisc needs a comeback!
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                        VHS is outdated.
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                          I would love for VHS to come back but,its just not feasible. There are highly superior formats out there.
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                            Should VHS tapes make a come back? i think so what do you guys think?.
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                              • 2 years 6 months ago
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                              I can't STAND watching most of my old favorite movies in bluray. I own Heman masters of the universe in VHS, DVD and Bluray and the prestine crystal clear Bluray version destroys a lot of that atmopshere that was present in the VHS's softer, grainier, noisy, cryptic and low res 240i version when watching it on a smaller oldschool tube TV. Even the DVD version doesn't look right, it's too bloody clear & clean looking. MOTU looks magical on VHS pared with an old school tube tV, and most of that magic and surreal other worldly feeling is lost in the translation on even DVD.:cry: I also LOVED the warpy, crackling, and creepier sound that VHS tapes provided, it made A Nightmare on elm street all the more scary....

                              in HD, set pieces begin to look like 'set pieces', strings and other makeup flaws that weren't noticable on VHS ARE noticeable, and certain things look cheapened...A lot of these films end up looking modernized and that vintage cryptic surreal look is gone.

                              Look, I'm all for bluray when it comes to modern day fantasy, Pixar films & action movies....but not for horror, heck, it's useless for comedy and what have you. I don't need to see the crystal clear swet dripping down rocky's face, or defined HD wrinkles in Mrs Vorhees forhead. I've tried watching some of the nightmare and FT13th films in bluray on my 60" plasma and i will never do it again.....HD imo is severely overrated for film imo.

                              For oldschool horror, i go DVD or VHS and that's it. Thankgod VHS tapes go for pennies at discount stores and what you. B-)
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                                I don't miss having to rewind VHS tapes.
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                                  Many of the films released on VHS were not meant to be viewed with such clarity. Suddenly, anything that was not meant to be visible (wires, props, etc.) become visible on DVD and Blu Ray. And I agree that they lose something in the translation. There is something... something I can't quite put a finger on... that just isn't right.
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                                    Sometimes the graininess is nice, like on old commercials. I think standard DVD quality is ideal for older stuff. Sometimes they go overboard on digitally remastering old content and ruin the feel.
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