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Old 02-04-2010, 12:35 PM   #16
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I have a Panasonic DVD/VHS combo.

I have a ton of VHS that I have saved over the years and most I have transferred onto DVDs. I haven't gotten rid of any of my tapes as well.


My first priority was to transfer things that never got released on DVD or stuff that had extras not found on the DVD. I wanted to have these saved so when VCR/VHS really become extinct down the road that the material hasn't been lost.



I have things, like the TV-movie Babes in Toyland, that has never been put to DVD but had a VHS release.

Also, some movies contain some things that never made it to DVD; like with the film The Crow. At the end of the The Crow VHS there was a feature at the end, a Brandon Lee interview, that was different from the one found on the DVD.


So I wanted to make sure I had things like this saved so I worked on transferring those first.
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I still use VCR tapes, even though my brother calls therm "obsolete".
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I still have all my VHS tapes. I stopped using them to record things after I got my wi-fi connection. With the internet you don't have to worry about having hard copies of guest apperences and things like that.
I'm not going to have to worry about CD-Rs or DVD-Rs very soon, either. I just got a computer that is completely for backup, audio and video, I need to hook it up to my TV and stereo.
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I have a VCR hooked up to the computer and have transferred all of my VHS tapes(and laser discs) that aren't available on DVD. Plus I'm still buying used VHS movies that have yet to be released on DVD and transferring them over.

The only VHS I'm getting rid of are those I've been able to replace on DVD, plus I'm keeping my collection of VHS that are in the oversized clamshell cases.
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I have about 100 vhs tapes of movies and tv shows from the past 20 years that I have taped from the tv. Then I have about 10 -8 mm camcorder tapes that I took of the family. My mom, my dad, older friends who have passed away. I should look at the family tapes for it is family.That would be hard to part with although when I am gone, someone will. The movies well I can live without. I do occassionaly look at them. But I do wonder how long the they will last in very good condition. I remember the first time I rented a camcorder machine and filmed. I looked at that tape and it is quite a blurr. Audio isn't bad. Memories are hard to give up.
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I get rid of them by opening the cases, removing the tape, and chopping the tape into short pieces with a pair of scissors. It's also how I get rid of old music cassettes.
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I first got a VCR in 1984, and have over 300 VHS tapes with all kinds of stuff on them. I'd put 2 or 3 movies on a tape... we bought an Insignia VHS/DVD recorder and are slowly but surely making our way through the tapes to see what's worth saving.

We have a few movies that were released in the 60s that I literally haven't seen rebroadcast since the mid-late 1980s. Those were the first things I wanted to transfer.

I'm also transferring sporting events that I taped... e.g. the NBA was great in the 80s, and I have more than 2 dozen Laker/Celtic games, including all 19 Finals games from 84, 85 and 87. Hall of Famers are all over the place in those games. I had a satellite dish at that time, so I recorded a lot of Laker games, as Jabbar and Magic were my favorite players (and if they played the game out west, they'd start at 7:30 pacific, but 10:30 eastern, which is where I've always lived).

During those years, I made a valiant attempt to number all of the tapes and keep track of what was on them, but sometimes got lazy about it. Now, going through the tapes, it's interesting to see what we thought was worth taping at the time.

Re: the insignia DVD/VHS recorder that we use to transfer the programs from VHS to DVD (Model IS-DVD100121), has a number of nice features... but the biggest one is its ability to "sense" when a rewinding (or fast-forwarding) VHS tape is approaching the end of the reel...when the tape is nearing the end of the reel, the REW/FF speed slows down (more and more as you get near the end)... this is a very useful feature because it helps prevent the VHS tape from snapping right off the reel from the force of the rewind... anyone who's had a VHS tape snap right off the reel knows how impossible those things are to put together if you open them (although maybe by now there's something on Youtube to explain how to put the tape back together if you have to open it up).

Still not sure what we'll do with the tapes after we're done. There are places that accept donations of certain kinds of tapes, so we'd look into that first.
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I get rid of them by opening the cases, removing the tape, and chopping the tape into short pieces with a pair of scissors. It's also how I get rid of old music cassettes.
That's barbaric!
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Still got most of mine, but they take up so much space and I don't watch em, just can't get rid of them.
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That's barbaric!
lol, I agree! Isn't there SOME government agency we should notify??

Who's the Secretary of V.H.S. ?
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My VHS Player still works. So I keep my old VHS Tapes. If a Tape gives out I'll replace it with a DVD, otherwise I'll still use the VHS Version. If it aint broke DON'T FIX IT!
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3 years ago we finally broke down and bought a dvd player. Actually it is a vcr and dvd combined. I have given away most of my commercial tapes but I have hung onto my own recorded tapes . Especially the ones in which I haven't as yet found a dvd replacement for. They are mostly tv series and tv movies which surprisingly many of these tv movies are available on dvd now! So I am slowly but surely depleting my video tape collection
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Well I keep all of my special VHS tapes, you never know when you might want them again.

I've heard of lots of ppl getting rid of their VHS tapes then regreting it later. Plus there are sometimes things on VHS tapes that you don't get on DVDs.
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That's right. I can find many things, which I have on VHS, on DVD or on YouTube, but not all of it.
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