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Paul Adsett
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 - posted December 16, 2018 02:35 PM      Profile for Paul Adsett     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I still use my Sony VCR and it works flawlessly. All my VHS tapes play fine even after almost 40 years. Can't say the same about my DVD collection, many of which have locked up after as little as 5 years!

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Melvin England
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 - posted December 16, 2018 02:52 PM      Profile for Melvin England   Email Melvin England   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks for that, Rob and Brian.

"My name is for my friends!"

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted December 16, 2018 08:52 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Stopped using a VCR for watching movies long ago, however still have a couple of tapes that we bought new, way back in the 80s and still keep for old time sake..here is one [Smile]
Well that was the 80s....this is 2018 [Wink]


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Lee Mannering
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 - posted December 17, 2018 03:51 AM      Profile for Lee Mannering     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
How nice to see all those familiar names up on these posts.

HMV are offering these repacked items in store 2 for £15,interesting to see them tho I must say.

You may be surprised how popular tape still is in the home. Over my time in Media I've seen just about every format including Low Density reel to reel video from the 60's which actually still played at 405 lines. Oh the passing years....

Super 8 is really quite magical, not just from a film makers point of view but the physical handling of this organic medium. The projectors everyone was saying would not last the test of time for the best part have also my first sound Eumig still in its box. Miraculously we seem to be keeping our GS1200's going with no new spares available so perhaps if treated with loving care these will see another generation of film fans.

Not forgetting VHS but my Panasonic Super VHS machines have been workhorses and all are functioning.

Keep well all and have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

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Rob Young.
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From: Cheshire, U.K.
Registered: Dec 2003

 - posted December 17, 2018 05:57 AM      Profile for Rob Young.     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well said, Lee. Super 8 really is magical indeed.

Brian, I worked all three Betacam formats and very good they were indeed. Although, nothing compared to today's solid state HD / 4K cameras with lots of latitude - actually much more like shooting with film.

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