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#1 WeatherManNX01

 

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:28 PM

VHS was already as good as dead to most of us, but the last major supplier of VHS tapes has made its final shipment and is closing its doors.

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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:42 PM

Crap...what will I do with my video-8 tapes...or my 16 mm films...or my 3/4 inch tapes???

oh...I know..let them rot in my basement!!
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Posted 23 December 2008 - 08:56 PM

convert em to DVDs or blu-ray discs
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 12:56 PM

I still have 2 betas that need converting .... how's that one?

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Posted 24 December 2008 - 04:59 PM

I still have 2 betas that need converting .... how's that one?

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Some year.

I just saw an ad for a nice cheap usb/turntable thingie!!

I would love to transfer all my albums...(I'd have to drag them out of the basement...but it would be cool.)
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Posted 24 December 2008 - 05:53 PM

Last year stores in Oz was still selling VHS recorders.

I still have 3 working VHS recorders at home.
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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:28 AM

A time to live, a time to die... :P


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Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:42 AM

Wait, doesn't that mean that the DVD is the only significant format right now?


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Posted 25 December 2008 - 03:39 AM

blu-ray is the other one, much like DVD was the other format when it first started gaining ground around 10 years ago now.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 01:21 AM

I guess with a lot of production companies going with RED cameras for filming the need for production Beta tapes is what brought he final nail in the coffin in Video Tapes.
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 04:08 AM

Poor, what VHS longer buy.I have large video archive of 500 VHS, but I think DVD is better: a DVD, you can select instantly episode film, but not rewind the clock. The DVD bonuses are on the film, interviews with the actors. I am personally for the DVD, so, as they are practical in use. With proper care and storage of DVD can serve for many years.

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Posted 11 December 2009 - 10:53 AM

DVDs are so fragile. I'll tell you what my media format of choice is... AVIs.
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Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:48 PM

DVDs are temporary at best. They remind me of the first set of cds. Work for awhile then skip, warp, etc etc.

I've started a little on the side money maker for people who want to transfer their VHS tape, HI-8, 8mm, and VHS-C tapes to DVD. It cost me about $100 to buy the equipment. DVDs are so cheap, so it's only time and electricity ... and maybe a little wear on the equipment. I charge less than the professional guys, but so far, so good.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 02:23 PM

DVDs are so fragile. I'll tell you what my media format of choice is... AVIs.



AVI-this ripped? Thi is pirated. I VS ripped DVD. Best choice-this licensed DVD-disks and too blu-ray disks. Belived me, i use VHS, but all time this VHS-cassetes destroy in VHS-player. My choice it is DVD. But if you love the excellent picture quality, then choose blu-ray disks. On blu-ray resolution video 1900*1200 pixels. I think that in the near future, every home will stand blu-ray players and blu-ray recorders.

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Posted 18 December 2009 - 07:26 PM

Ripped does not mean pirated. Files never degrade (unless they're corrupted somehow) and I can't lose them as long as I have backups. As long as the movie is legally mine, there are no problems.
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Posted 19 December 2009 - 04:30 AM

I did not copy files movie from DVD. I think, what copy-unlegal. I no use torrent-site, becouse this unlegal and becouse this pirated. I all time buy only licensed DVD-disks. But if you have money, why not afford to buy a quality DVD-disk with a good quality picture and sound. I am personally for licensed audio and video products. Of course there are people who download video from torrents, but I have never downloaded from torrents, I'm going to the store and want me to buy DVD-disk. And at the expense of VHS, but was a good technology, but alas it is outdated. I said everything.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 03:21 AM

Good thing I still have two 12-packs of Sony VHS tapes still in shrink-wrapping, then... and my VCR still works perfectly.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 06:00 AM

I found it interesting recently the number of Tapes being stocked again at retailers. Also a number VHS/DVD recorders brands on sale. New movies are certainly not going to be on tape but evidently consumers are still making their own.







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Posted 02 January 2012 - 06:49 PM

convert em to DVDs or blu-ray discs


Right... let me power up the road roller while you get the tapes for the conversion :P

By the way, i know, for the record, that this is not how you convert VHS into DVD :naughty3dg:

Edited by Legolas, 02 January 2012 - 06:49 PM.

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 05:25 AM

I don't use VHS now never.DVD-this is forever,because quality on DVD excellent,have special features,can select 2 audio track in format 5.1 or in standart 2.0. stereo.Too have animation DVD menu with scene selection,more can record in memory DVD player last scene movie and after switch off,on next day can watch this scene again.Choice movies on DVD is very big than was on VHS.Can even buy boxset edition series on DVD.For example i buy in july last year DVD boxset with full two seasons "Weird science".On DVD have audio commentary actors and casting group.Me very like DVD format.Me more like this format,because i can record my home video from my cell phone on DVD disc.I think what more 10 years DVD will be best video format in world.



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