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fuuma_monou



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 3:41 am Reply with quote
I'm surprised anyone was still making VHS decks.
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Ashminigun



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:11 am Reply with quote
fuuma_monou wrote:
I'm surprised anyone was still making VHS decks.


Some older CCTV system still use VHS as their storage method. I'm assuming most CCTV converted into HDD/digital storage, it's not surprise the market demand for VHS has decline drastically.
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KH91



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 4:36 am Reply with quote
End of an era. Thanks for the good times. You will be missed. *salute*
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:06 am Reply with quote
And thus the dark age of the VHS ends,may our descendants never know our pain.
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Kruszer
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 5:27 am Reply with quote
Sayonara VHS, you served us well, now rest in peace.
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Animechic420



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:56 am Reply with quote
Anyone still got VHS tapes in their house??? Smile
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:22 am Reply with quote
Animechic420 wrote:
Anyone still got VHS tapes in their house??? Smile


Sure, and I still have a VHS to DVD recorder. The tapes are commercial anime shows. I long since copied them to DVD but keep the tapes for backup purposes.
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Just Passing Through



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:20 am Reply with quote
Alan45 wrote:
Animechic420 wrote:
Anyone still got VHS tapes in their house??? Smile


Sure, and I still have a VHS to DVD recorder. The tapes are commercial anime shows. I long since copied them to DVD but keep the tapes for backup purposes.


I have a Sony deck, and a Panasonic HDD/VCR/DVD combi which I used to back up all of my tapes to disc. Almost all. I had one home recorded tape of the Babylon 5 pilot which for some reason the broadcaster transmitted with a PPV flag, so I just couldn't back that tape up. For some reason I thought that the DVD release had the Christopher Franke (Tenchi Muyo) score instead of the original Stuart Copeland temp track. But when I finally got around to getting the DVD collection last month, it had the temp track. So I can dump that final tape.

Kept all of my anime tapes for archival purposes, as well as the original Star Wars trilogy.

As for watching VHS, Would you believe that I'm currently watching Star Trek Voyager on VHS? I went through a phase of upgrading all my Trek collection, got the movies and the original series on Blu, TNG and DS9 on DVD, and I threw out all the videotapes, but when it came to Voyager, it's too crap a show to double-dip on. I've dug out the Sony deck, and I'm giving the show one final watch before binning the tapes. And I've learned that it's a good thing that DVD came along, otherwise studios would be facing a class action from disgruntled VHS owners. They really cheaped out on pre-recorded stock. It's not like your TDK or BASF blank tape quality, they used the lowest bidder for their tapes, and the lubrication that keeps the reels turning has all evaporated, and the reels tend to stick during playback, resulting in distorted picture, sound drop-outs, and a godawful squeal from the machine while playing.
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Greed1914
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:00 am Reply with quote
Animechic420 wrote:
Anyone still got VHS tapes in their house??? Smile


I have a VCR, but I looked around for tapes recently, and I think anything I might still have is at my parents' house. Any anime tapes I had were replaced with DVDs a while ago, which wasn't too hard since it was just DBZ.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 9:34 am Reply with quote
Now it's truly an end of the era of the VHS. The VCRs will now be just mere paperweights as a result.
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FLCLGainax



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:10 am Reply with quote
Animechic420 wrote:
Anyone still got VHS tapes in their house??? Smile
Yes and I still use them to record shows from time to time. A lot of stuff I used to record off TV has since been released commercially on DVD, so rather than throwing them out they get reused.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:15 am Reply with quote
Wow someone was still making VHS tapes who the hell know about that
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Turro



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:49 am Reply with quote
Wow, had no idea vhs is still selling on Japan. 750,000 in this age is a lot of units sold for this old Technology. I wonder if vhs is still selling on another zone of the world...
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belvadeer



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:02 pm Reply with quote
Animechic420 wrote:
Anyone still got VHS tapes in their house??? Smile


Count me too. I still have a working VCR and loads of VHS tapes lined up in a shelf and in my TV cabinet.
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Touma



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2016 12:35 pm Reply with quote
I still have one working VCR. Actually it is a combination VCR, DVD player, and FM radio.
I recently threw away two VCR's that had been in storage and were discovered to be non-functional.

I have a box with about 20 tapes of episodes of "Mew Mew Power" and "Magical Do Re Mi" that I taped from Saturday morning TV. I have probably not watched them since they were recorded. I should probably try some of them, just to see if they are still good.

I also have a few professional tapes, some anime, that I should check.
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