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Old 12-28-2001, 11:35 PM   #16
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Well, I like both and hate both.

I like DVD for all the reasons Mossopp stated. I don't like it because right now a good DVD player is too expensive (I do have one in my computer though).

I like VHS because it's easy and recordable and I record things all the time. But, it wears out, gets stuck, doesn't always record in the clearest fashion.

If I buy anything in a store and it's on DVD, I buy DVD over VHS, but I'm glad VHS exists so I can catch all those great TV moments.
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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'm a massive DVD fan - I've got about 50 discs in my collection and I have 2 DVD players! And now that they've brought out a DVD player that can also record things onto disc there will soon be no need for VCR's at all!!

Top 3 reasons not to buy a DVD system:

1. You can touch a tape all you want, you touch a DVD disc, it gets dirty and it's no longer usable.

2. A VCR is WAAAY less than a DVD player.

3. A DVD disc is around 10 - 20 $ more than a VHS


I rest my case
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Old 12-29-2001, 01:06 AM   #18
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Top 3 reasons not to buy a DVD system:

1. You can touch a tape all you want, you touch a DVD disc, it gets dirty and it's no longer usable.

2. A VCR is WAAAY less than a DVD player.

3. A DVD disc is around 10 - 20 $ more than a VHS


I rest my case
1- Well..yea thats true

2-No. My DVD player was like $100. I have seen VCRs WAAAAY more expensive than that. Sure, they have cheaper ones, but a) they have cheaper DVD players too and b) You have to spend quite a bit to gt a good VCR

3- Not really. I got DVDs for like 7 bucks. My Moulin Rouge DVD was $25 and I'm sure the VHS will be about that much.

WHY DVDs RULE!!!!!

1- Does a Playstation 2 come with a VCR? I THINK NOT!

2- SPECIAL FEATURES!!!

3- Scene selections...blah blah blah

4- Sound and pictures

WHY VHS RULES

1- Recording

2- Most people have a lot of VHS. You have to go buy all new DVDs.

3- Lotsa other reasons too.


I like both. That's why I have both....in my room...MWAHAHAHA
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Old 12-29-2001, 02:50 AM   #19
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1. You can touch a tape all you want, you touch a DVD disc, it gets dirty and it's no longer usable.
If you touched the actual tape inside the cartridge, it would be even more useless.
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I prefer VHS. Now, if FOL,DS,GG and other
tv shows come out on DVD then I would
pick DVD. But, I don't see that happening any time soon. Plus, the movies on DVD,
you can't convert them over to VHS.
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Old 12-29-2001, 06:30 AM   #21
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...plus, the movies on DVD,
you can't convert them over to VHS.
Actually, it is possible to convert DVD to VHS in theory . Samsung have just released a combined VCR and DVD in Britain this month. It's just one unit - the DVD drive is on the left and the VHS deck on the right. It is possible to record DVD's onto tape using this machine providing the DVD you are trying to copy doesn't have copyright protection encoded on it.

And why are so many of you still saying that you prefer VHS cos DVD can't record?? How many times do I have to say this??? You can buy DVD players that record onto disc!!! All you need to do is connect it to your TV and you can record ANYTHING you want onto DVD!!!!
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And why are so many of you still saying that you prefer VHS cos DVD can't record?? How many times do I have to say this??? You can buy DVD players that record onto disc!!! All you need to do is connect it to your TV and you can record ANYTHING you want onto DVD!!!!
How much do blank DVD's cost and how many hours can you record on them?
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Old 12-29-2001, 10:55 AM   #23
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How much do blank DVD's cost and how many hours can you record on them?
It all depends cos there are different types of recordable DVD and each one is different (and incompatable) from the others. I think the blank DVD's cost about as much as a blank CD and I think the maximum number of hours you can record on each one is about 8.
The different types of recordable DVD are DVDRW, DVD+RW and DVD-RW. Like I said before, none of them are compatable with each other so if you have a DVD-RW machine it won't play DVD+RW discs.
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Old 12-29-2001, 05:40 PM   #24
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DVDs are good, VHSs are good. Neither are bad, and one is not better than the other. Now, to kind of point out a few things here. First, DVDs are not all that much more expensive than VHS these days. Second, DVD players are much more inexpensive than before, and can be found at a price that is perfectly reasonable. Third, while there are DVD recorders, they're NOT inexpensive. They do cost considerable amounts of money.
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DVDs...what I like about them is that you don't have to waste time rewinding them...I know that sounds like I'm really lazy, but I just cannot stand trying to rewind to your favorite part of a movie. On Dvd, you can just go to scene selection and there ya go. Hmm..but if we had never gotten a dvd player, I would have said VHS. This is how we got our dvd player: my dad's friend at work was having a raffle for 2 dvd players. My dad was friends with the lady and bought a ticket and didn't expect to win. Well, he won and was like "well what the hell can I do with this" (this was about 3-4 years ago, our dvd player is kinda old) and we just stored it for 2 years. Then I found it, went crazy cause I had been wanting one and installed it.

A downside to DVD is that renting them costs a little more- VHS are about 2.50 while DVD costs about $4. Isn't that a ripoff. Oh well, the video store in our town is the only one for like 10 miles. WE could probably rent them cheap, but we don't feel like driving 1/2 hour when we could just as easily drive 5 minutes. yeah, so...I am gonna stop now...
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A downside to DVD is that renting them costs a little more- VHS are about 2.50 while DVD costs about $4. Isn't that a ripoff. Oh well, the video store in our town is the only one for like 10 miles. WE could probably rent them cheap, but we don't feel like driving 1/2 hour when we could just as easily drive 5 minutes. yeah, so...I am gonna stop now...
DVDs and videos cos the same to rent over here - about £3.50. You shouldn't complain about spending $4 to rent a DVD - that's about the equivalent of £2.25 so you're still getting them cheaper than in Britain!!!
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!!)

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DVDs and videos cos the same to rent over here - about £3.50. You shouldn't complain about spending $4 to rent a DVD - that's about the equivalent of £2.25 so you're still getting them cheaper than in Britain!!!
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!!)
I dont buy DVD's so I don't know for sure but I think they're like 20 dollars or so.
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I have, and enjoy both!

DVD for watching movies
VHS for recording off the Television
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I dont buy DVD's so I don't know for sure but I think they're like 20 dollars or so.
Yep, that's about what it costs for me. And I was checking prices on the movie "Princess Diaries". And it was like $13 or $14 bux for VHS but like 20 bux for DVD. Other movies I have seen a little higher than $20...but I do believe that is what it is on average.

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?
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