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Old 12-30-2001, 03:11 PM   #31
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How much (on average) do DVD's cost to buy in America? Over here they're about £20 each which I would estimate is about $36 (unless I'm getting my exchange rates all mixed-up!!)
It depends where you buy it. You can get them for real cheap at Walmart- about $17...but if you go to a Sam Goody, they will probably be around $25.
BTW: I would never pay 36 bucks for a DVD...you could buy 3 VHS for that!
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Old 12-30-2001, 03:44 PM   #32
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i have both so i dont give a f%^! which one is better or not and i enjoy both, i was at my friends and we were watching a dvd and it got all messed and it kept like skipping, and $h!t but my dvd player is nice, but i enjoy vhs for recording and buying Vhs tape are cheaper and the quality is not usually a massive difference and i enjoy saving my money towards good things like snickers crunchers lol

in theory you could burn dvds on your computer and if u have a tv thing on your computer you could record, but most people dont want to spend the money or time or effort into doing that

Mossop u seem very bias in a way and dont apperciate peoples opinions who perfer vhs as opposed to dvd, i mean since vhs is generally cheaper, it is easy and more accsessible to people who cant afford dvd and has good quality~ also the thing were u could record on dvd...wow i never knew, ill jus run out and get one...no wait i wont, because it cost a lot and if u have a vhs or not as "up to date" dvd player they still work fine and i enjoy recording on vhs..also why spend so much on one when that money can go towards something more important for example a family member in need or house issues...
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Old 12-30-2001, 05:10 PM   #33
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I Agree with Max.VHS gets my vote.
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Old 12-30-2001, 05:27 PM   #34
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BTW, you said (mossop) that you could record off of tv using DVD, can you re-record over that? Like you can on VHs...I was wondering cuz I'm considering buying a DVD player...And what brand do you have...and has it been good, in quality, so far?
You need a special DVD player in order to record things on it. Recordable DVD players are a lot more expensive than regular players. But, to answer your question - yes, recordable DVD can re-record over something you've already recorded.
There are a lot of things to think about when buying a DVD player. For example, is picture quality the most important factor for you? Or are you more interested in getting a DVD player that is top-of-the-range for audio reproduction? Or do you just want a really inexpensive player so you can watch DVD's in your bedroom? Your answer to these questions will determine what make of player will suit you best.
Before you go out and spend a lot of money on a DVD player I strongly suggest you have a read through some home cinema magazines (you know, the ones that test and reveiw home cinema equipment) just to get a kind of idea of what you might be looking for. Reading over performance reviews of certain players definately helped me when I was looking to buy my second DVD player. The first DVD player I bought I just saw going cheap in a sale and I bought it without even thinking. I was fairly lucky - it wasn't an awful player but it certainly wasn't the best. I bought a new DVD player a few days ago and I read reveiws and got outside opinions on the models I was interested in before I handed my money over. As a result I am extremely happy with my new DVD player.
I don't really know if there is much point in me telling you what make and model DVD players I have as I doubt you will have the same ones in America. But since you asked -
The first player I bought was an Oritron 600. It was inexpensive and was fine for a machine in it's price range but it was nothing spectacular. My new DVD player is a Sharp DV-620. I am very happy with it's performance.

And in reply to HockeyBabe -
You're right - in a way I suppose I am bias towards DVD but that's only because I have a DVD player and a VCR and I've had ample opportunity to compare the two. I am in no way suggesting that everyone should immediately go out and burn their VCRs. All I'm saying is that, in my own opinion DVD is better.
I also want to say that I am not being blase about money either. I appreciate that not everyone has the money for a recordable DVD player. Hell, I don't have the money for a recordable DVD player. The only reason I can afford a DVD player at all is cos I work full-time. I am aware that most of the people here are still at school and don't have high-paid jobs. I wasn't trying to suggest that I'm special cos I have money. I think you missed my point entirely.
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Before you go out and spend a lot of money on a DVD player I strongly suggest you have a read through some home cinema magazines (you know, the ones that test and reveiw home cinema equipment) just to get a kind of idea of what you might be looking for. Reading over performance reviews of certain players definately helped me when I was looking to buy my second DVD player.
Consumer Reports puts out reviews of VCRs, DVD's, etc. quite often and they're good reviews.
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This is a [explict word] riot!!! You all are yelling at each other about DVD's and VHS's!!! Omg I just cannot get over this. I mean really who gives a flying [explict word] who thinks what is better? Excuse me while I go get sick from laughing so hard...
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This is a [explict word] riot!!! You all are yelling at each other about DVD's and VHS's!!! Omg I just cannot get over this. I mean really who gives a flying [explict word] who thinks what is better? Excuse me while I go get sick from laughing so hard...
LOL!

I was thinking the same thing gurl! I was just asking cuz I am considering buying one and all, but to start an arguement over tapes, now that is just right down Hilarious.(IMO, of course).

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Someone agrees!!! *dances*
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Someone agrees!!! *dances*

LOL...Of course I do...
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No offence but that's a really pointless question! It's been technically proven that DVD is a huge improvement on VHS.
I prefer the more natural look of analogue (VHS) both video and audio are much nicer.........

To me its about quality and VHS to me is the nicest,especally for sound (Analogue is much better than digital)
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I use both formats, VHS and DVD, both have their advantages and disadvantages.

With VHS, you have to rewind the tape after you're done watching. With DVD, there is no rewinding, when you're done watching you just pop the disc out of the player and put it back in it's storage place.

VHS tapes can sometimes have tracking problems. With DVD, there are no tracking problems although sometimes discs can go bad, the recorded material on them can degrade over the course of time and the disc eventually becomes unplayable.

VHS tapes can last quite a long time if the tape is of good quality and is stored properly in a cool and dry environment. I have some VHS tapes that are 40 years old which still play perfectly like brand new.

Analog vs. Digital, while I prefer analog I really don't have any major issues with the digital stuff so I can't complain about it.
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Im def glad you prefer analogue my friend
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I pick VHS because back in my days many people have their own VCRs to record any programming on blank VHS tapes available
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Yes I have heard of T-200 tapes but I havent ever seen any of those....
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