Is VHS dead? What do you guys think?

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  1. seeker311

    seeker311 The Collector

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    RIP, VHS -   MSN Tech & Gadgets - News and Features


     
  2. Ziero

    Ziero TFW2005 Supporter

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    VHwhat?
     
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    Max-prime Supreme-Commander

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    VHS has been dead since about '99/'00.
     
  4. Prowl

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    I watched Empire Strikes Back on VHS recently. It was "strange"
     
  5. Omnius

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    ...as the proverbial dodo. I haven't brought a VHS tape since I got my first DVD player 8 years ago.
     
  6. Joe Moore

    Joe Moore Is Not Jim... Administrator

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    I haven't owned a VHS tape since 1999 (except for a single copy of TF the Movie). The only place I still see them for sale is at grocery stores and pharmacies, and they're all used copies from the rental days.
     
  7. Prowl

    Prowl Well-Known Member

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    The Last testament to them was the movie Be Kind Rewind.
     
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    The closest I ever get to using VHS these days is loading S-VHS tapes into my ADATs when I record music. I do still have a VCR, but it's not plugged in. And I'm note sure where I put it.
     
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    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Its dead, and I dance on its grave.
     
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    Elvis? Check
    Disco? Check
    Bela Lugosi? Check
    VHS? Check

    Yep it's been dead a long time!
     
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  11. QuinJester

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    What's a VHS? It sounds like a venereal disease.
     
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    Dead, along with Beta.
     
  13. knook

    knook Let the Virus Consume You

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  14. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    Wow, I didn't know a company actually still made VHS tapes. I have not bought one since I got a DVD player for christmas in 1999. Now I don't even buy DVDs anymore, just Blu-Ray.
     
  15. Darkwing48

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    VHS, unlike the vinyl record, cannot compete with new media.
    The only thing good about VHS is the fact that you can Fast Forward through the FBI warnings, the PSA annoucement, and the "Which company produced the movie" crap.

    LIKE I CARE IF PARAMOUNT or LION GATE FILMS produced a movie. I'm watching the movie for the movie. I care about that less than seeing the caterers in the Credits.
     
  16. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout SANTARN IS COMING AGAIN TFW2005 Supporter

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    In the general public? yes.

    In my house? As if. Untill I can figure out how to get the 50 or so family get-together vids onto DVD. I still have the one where I got my first Prime.
     
  17. Dinobot Nuva

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    Man forget that noise (though VHS will always hold a special place in my heart, grew up with that stuff), bring back cassettes!
    Some records or singles still get put out on vinyl. At least cassettes don't skip when I hit a speed bump in my car.
     
  18. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    And Poundland !!

    lol
     
  19. Darkwing48

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    Use the OUT Audio/Video jacks of the VCR to the IN of the DVD-R. Adjust the DVD-R to the proper input channel (Turn to Channel Input 1). Press Record on the DVD-R, Press Play on the VCR.


    You need a new CD player. Bad Shock Absorbers
     
  20. CripNite

    CripNite That Whack Canuck Dude

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    While I've repurchased MOST of the movies I had on VHS, I still have 2 rubbermaid tubs full of VHS movies I've taped off of TV, and dozens of wrestling PPV's. I'll always have a VCR in my house because of this. But, I did buy a PVR in September to tape TV on, and it is used CONSTANTLY now. DVD and BR all the way for movie purchases these days, though.
     

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