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#1 Posted by hyperfinn (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

It's been abandoned sinse DVD and Blu-Ray came along, VHS degrades over time with sticky tape that gets tangled inside. Does anyone here still try to use VHS to watch movies or TV shows?.

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#2 Posted by Jexsu (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyperfinn: Yeah, I do. I have tons of old school Jet Li movies and the original Star Wars trilogy gold edition vhs set.

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#3 Posted by hyperfinn (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

@jexsu said:

@hyperfinn: Yeah, I do. I have tons of old school Jet Li movies and the original Star Wars trilogy gold edition vhs set.

Do you have the classic unaltered Star Wars trilogy?.

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#4 Posted by Jexsu (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyperfinn: Unfortunately no. The gold edition is Lucas edited with new CGI scenes inserted. I did have Episode 1, 2, and 3 on regular VHS, though. It's one of those duo-devices, with a dvd and vhs port.

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#5 Posted by hyperfinn (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

@jexsu said:

@hyperfinn: Unfortunately no. The gold edition is Lucas edited with new CGI scenes inserted. I did have Episode 1, 2, and 3 on regular VHS, though. It's one of those duo-devices, with a dvd and vhs port.

You should use a Convert VHS to Digital device to save those, if you want the data to forever live and never disappear you can buy the M-Disc from Millenniata or Verbatim.

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#6 Posted by Jexsu (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyperfinn: As much as I enjoy reveling in past technologies, I have every movie I own on VHS on DVD, now. Whether I keep or lose them, it's no biggy.

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#7 Posted by hyperfinn (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

@jexsu said:

@hyperfinn: As much as I enjoy reveling in past technologies, I have every movie I own on VHS on DVD, now. Whether I keep or lose them, it's no biggy.

As long as those copies are safe is what matters.

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#8 Posted by Jexsu (1268 posts) - - Show Bio

@hyperfinn: In paper grocery bag in my storage? I guess. Haha.

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#9 Posted by deactivated-5c522ab96172e (2388 posts) - - Show Bio

For some classics, yes.

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#10 Posted by mrmonster (14707 posts) - - Show Bio

Nope. I don't even thinkmy family kept our VHS player, and if we did, it's in the garage, packed inside a moving box we never unpacked.

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#11 Posted by TotallyNotJucas (583 posts) - - Show Bio

Only the hipsters.

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#12 Posted by Aka_aka_aka_ak (2921 posts) - - Show Bio

Anyone still use DVDs?

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#13 Posted by Magian (151262 posts) - - Show Bio

Man, I haven't used one in ages. Those were the days.

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#14 Posted by Yassassin (7645 posts) - - Show Bio

Nah, saw a few at a thrift shop last week. Was kinda tempted, at least for the novelty.

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#15 Posted by jayc1324 (26421 posts) - - Show Bio

I call them VCRs and I have a bunch of old Scooby Doo movies on them but don't watch them anymore. Cyber chase, Ghoul School, Zombie Island, etc. I suppose I could.

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#16 Posted by xMangog__Beastx (4705 posts) - - Show Bio

Only to watch recorded favs.

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#17 Posted by jagernutt (16230 posts) - - Show Bio

No only you

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#18 Posted by BullPR (5864 posts) - - Show Bio

Rarely but yes, it can happen.

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#19 Posted by willpayton (22080 posts) - - Show Bio

Not for a long time now. Also havent watched a movie on DVD for years.

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#20 Posted by FullMetalEmprah (4050 posts) - - Show Bio

Even mentioning VHS makes me feel old.