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If you still like VHS

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20th July 2007 20:13  #1

PimpmasterE2 Member Join Date: April 2007 Location: United States Posts: 7
never mind

25th July 2007 13:04  #2

Thorpe Member Join Date: July 2007 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 6
I don't. DVDs for me. More reliable.

1st August 2007 15:49  #3

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
Woh - scary...

30th August 2008 3:45  #4

SlimPickins Member Join Date: March 2008 Location: United States Posts: 54
Was this a serious thread?

I can think of a very good reason not to completely abandon VHS.  Filmmaking for beginners.  You can buy a really nice professional grade S-VHS camcorder with full manual controls for between $100 and $400.  Quality-wise, it's not worth the investment.  However, you aren't going to get those type of manual controls on a digital camcorder in that price range.  Any "manual" controls you'll get will be electronic menu based, making it impossible to do on-the-fly adjustments.

So unless you have shove out $2000 for an XL-2 (they were still around that price range last time I checked) VHS is actually a pretty good way to get started learning the basics.  Then by the time you can afford a good digital camcorder, you'll already know the basics.

Robert Rodrigez shot tons of movies on an old VHS camcorder when he was a kid, that's how he got started.  Perfect way to learn.

5th September 2008 22:01  #5

3DayFall Member Join Date: March 2008 Location: United States Posts: 13
^^I second that.  I grew up making VHS home videos.  

7th September 2008 3:04  #6

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
I thought I would change my sig in homage to this thread!

4th October 2008 18:53  #7

thejflo Member Join Date: December 2007 Location: United States Posts: 15
I still use VHS blank tapes for recording things (excuse me if I just can't deal with the complexity of TiVo, I'm a little slow).

5th October 2008 7:49  #8

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,704 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
thejflo wrote: I still use VHS blank tapes for recording things (excuse me if I just can't deal with the complexity of TiVo, I'm a little slow). If it still works, why break it?
I still use VHS like yourself to record off the TV - everything still works. I will upgrade when the video player finally dies and even then I may just use the laptop and a USB DVB stick...

8th October 2008 17:52  #9

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
While VHS was an essential part of the late 80's and early 90's for anyone interested in films, I grew to hate the format. I got into Laserdisc around 1994 and from that point on I couldn't wait for VHS to die it's death.

Tape scratching mangler BE GONE with ye!

12th January 2009 11:27  #10

Shemp Member Join Date: January 2009 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 19
I still watch my VHS but would not buy a VHS now. If my machine still works (and theres a spare in the cupboard) why wouldnt you still watch VHS?

12th January 2009 13:04  #11

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Because (roughly speaking) 440 (DVD) and 1080 (BD) lines of resolution beats 240.

If I ever feel a pang of nostalgia for VHS and want to recreate the experience of watching a film on the format, I can always borrow my Gran's glasses, coat them in vaseline and watch a regular DVD or BD like that. Not forgetting of course to mask off half the picture down each side and tit about with the tracking control throughout.

3rd April 2009 19:05  #12

Edwise Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 184
I still use VHS to record stuff off TV, as well, though I tossed a bunch of my tapes a few years ago.

13th April 2009 9:47  #13

jacknjill Member Join Date: April 2009 Location: United States Posts: 2
vhs still rocks, dvd players are too tempermental sometimes

14th April 2009 21:10  #14

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,150
Stop this now. You're only making it worse for yourself.

15th April 2009 19:41  #15

Stubby Member Join Date: December 2006 Location: United States Posts: 290
Cars and copy machines are tempermental too.
Long live horses and carbon paper

6th May 2009 5:55  #16

kevinator815 Banned Join Date: October 2008 Location: United States Posts: 11
I do miss VHS

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