|Originally posted by sr
That's very interesting. Which brand of tape is the best? I don't want the heads on my prized D-VHS recorder to wear prematurely.
The D-VHS makers are avocating you use VHS
for standard programs, and D-VHS for digital.
So obviously they are ok with the use of normal
tapes. This is not something to worry about.
Is there a difference between digital and analog
tapes ? We went through this in the DAT company
I worked for. The answer is that digital tapes
are supposed to be "verified digital". Ie., the
maker garantees the tape to be for digital use.
Tape is made in huge batches and cut to the
width needed by a slitting machine. The economics
of it don't really justify making tapes two
different ways. I go by brand name, since I have
noted there are reliability differences between
makers, most notably when you buy super discount