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I love the audio and video quality of VHS movies expecially in SP mode,nothing can beat it!!

DVDs are flat and look like crap (@ least to me) Analogue is 1000% better..

An interesting page on this: http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001...12921.289.html


Im so grateful to have alot of my favourite movies on VHS in pure analogue! (Store bought SP mode tapes)


VHS is much better,no surprise.. ANALOGUE is much better! (Always has been )
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High definition digital looks great on the best display,but on non HD displays it is terrible,I hate having to have a T.V. for high def,one for standard def.high def on a standard T.V. looks ghastly.I hate buying a $3000 50 inch t.v. only to loose half it's size to black bars I have 25 to 30 year old Beta/ VHS tapes that still look great,with digital it works or it does not, full stop you can't see anything,you are pretty correct,well said
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I love the audio and video quality of VHS movies expecially in SP mode,nothing can beat it!!

DVDs are flat and look like crap (@ least to me) Analogue is 1000% better..

An interesting page on this: www.adequacy.org/stories/2001.8.24.112921.289.html

Im so grateful to have alot of my favourite movies on VHS in pure analogue! (Store bought SP mode tapes)

VHS is much better,no surprise.. ANALOGUE is much better! (Always has been )

Is this a fake thread, this is a joke right?

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I'm afraid those of us not tripping on acid won't agree with the OP.
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WHAT in hell is this about

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TV itself is actually overhyped. Give me the good ol' days where you'd sit around the radio with the family listening to Little Orphan Annie in glorious AM static-y goodness, with nothing but the narrator and your imagination to complete the picture in your head.



Dem's da good ol' days, right there.
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I love the audio and video quality of VHS movies expecially in SP mode,nothing can beat it!!

DVDs are flat and look like crap (@ least to me) Analogue is 1000% better..

An interesting page on this: http://www.adequacy.org/stories/2001...12921.289.html


Im so grateful to have alot of my favourite movies on VHS in pure analogue! (Store bought SP mode tapes)


VHS is much better,no surprise.. ANALOGUE is much better! (Always has been )

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The only thing that I "liked" with VHS was that there was a certain joy of going to the rental store. Nowdays with a large collection of movies in my home, that joy cant be replicated anymore.
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The only thing that I "liked" with VHS was that there was a certain joy of going to the rental store. Nowdays with a large collection of movies in my home, that joy cant be replicated anymore.

hehe I remember when I had to struggle to find a "widescreen version" on vhs, each time was like being an archeologist digging something unique and very rare!
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LOL! That reminds me of Dr. Bukk's Greater Mobile Homes of Mississppi.

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TV itself is actually overhyped. Give me the good ol' days where you'd sit around the radio with the family listening to Little Orphan Annie in glorious AM static-y goodness, with nothing but the narrator and your imagination to complete the picture in your head.

Bah, you and your "professionally produced" shows. In my day, we sat around the cave and listened to grandpa Trog tell us about the great mammoth hunt. You don't miss every grunt like you do with your "electronic media."

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The only thing that I "liked" with VHS was that there was a certain joy of going to the rental store. Nowdays with a large collection of movies in my home, that joy cant be replicated anymore.

There is some truth to that, but after the mid-90s, Blockbuster and other chains drove most of the mom and pops out of business. BB didn't like stocking much other than the latest releases. That was one of the reasons Netflix was popular at first (before they began tinkering with the pricing.)

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hehe I remember when I had to struggle to find a "widescreen version" on vhs, each time was like being an archeologist digging something unique and very rare!

Yeah. And good luck finding someone who knew what you meant when you said "widescreen". One lady who worked in a local video store back in those days told customers that widescreen is when they "chop off the top/bottom of the picture to put in those black bars".
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Yes in some cases thats true bud!

I have seen some movies that way (Where the bars cover the top and bottom and removing them shows more of the movie) I HATE IT!!
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What you still hating on Beta? VHS is so done for!
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Video 2000 4 lyfe!

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Not to worry, Netflix seems to have a number of movies, particularly from the 1980s that a VHS tape had to be the source.
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The majority even have stereo sound just like VHS!

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Not to worry, Netflix seems to have a number of movies, particularly from the 1980s that a VHS tape had to be the source.

And the a lot of the current StarZ offerings.

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I miss the days with laserdisc when the US laserdisc release were from 6-12months before the movies ended up at the cinemas here.
It was brilliant to browse through the shelves and boxes of movies I had never heard of and probably no one else in the close circle of friends
It was the same the early year/s of the DVD.
Then it all became more or less the same dates all over the world which is good but some fun was lost as well

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As a long time VHS user I'm so glad to be done with it, it hurts. I can't really say anything positive about tape other than if one area got crinkled it didn't ruin the whole tape. I have DVDs where something is wrong with it and it won't even play at all True DVDs(and BDs) can just skip or lock during a bad part but sometimes the whole disc just fails.
I guess another downside of DVD(not so much BD) is macroblocking caused by bit starving during times of fast movement. Tapes never had this but then tapes(even using SP with 58 micron heads) didn't have nearly the resolution of DVD. Of course DVHS did and would be superior to many disc type formats but DVHS is still bulky like VHS and prone to tape damage like all tapes.
Nope give my DVD any day, I'm currently more than half way done converting all my VHS tapes to DVD and hope to never have to touch the tapes again(I think I'll still hang onto them in case the DVDs fail) but using high quality blanks I hope this won't happen in the next 20 years. To the credit of the tape format, many of my tapes are 30 years old and still play like new, well as good as VHS ever did
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I have to agree that there were some things about analog that I preferred to digital (especially where excessive digital compression is involved), but VHS as a format sure the heck ain't one of them.
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An oldie but goodie: VHS: A Past Future Technology
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