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#1 Niki Mundo

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 04:21 PM

Wow, VHS has become sooo cheap. I've ingnored it for a few years but have come back recently with a vengence. I started noticing cheap VHS features and documentaries around town for $1 and less!!

I picked up a 4head hi-fi VCR at Goodwill for $3.99 (and they have hundreds at this price), also I picked up at hollywood video (fear and loathing,patton,sleeper,etc..) for .50 cents (.50-$2.00 is the average)!!

And when I'm done with them I give them away (if I want, with no reservations) or toss them in the trash if they're bad..

The picture and sound quality is better than I remember..
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#2 Matthew Buick

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:52 PM

I hear a six head VCR can produce near DVD video quality. Not bad.
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#3 Daniel Sheehy

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 06:03 PM

The bad rap VHS has been given isn't completely fair. There has been a HD version developed.
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#4 James Steven Beverly

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Posted 01 January 2008 - 11:37 PM

I've got a lot of VHS and an SVHS deck, I watch it on occasion as well and even have shot initial tests to see what an effect or something would look like on occasion with my old VHS camera because it's light, I don't have to worry about it and I already had it. I do admit though, I like DVDs because of all the extras you get, the "making of" ect. and they're a LOT smaller to store. pretty soon DVDs will get ultra cheap as soon as HD-DVD and Blueray become more widespread, and THOSE will get cheaper when the NEXT thing takes over. I personally am getting more and more interested in collecting 35mm prints but a a 100 bucks and up a pop, it may be a while before I have a significant collection, HOWEVER, I'd beable to see them EXACTLY as they were seen in theaters and THAT would be VERY cool! B)
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#5 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 02 January 2008 - 04:06 PM

The picture and sound quality is better than I remember..


But there aren't that many widescreen versions in VHS.

Anymore I have trouble watching pan'n'scan versions.
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#6 Thomas James

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:47 AM

Yes the high definition VHS decks were better than Blu-Ray disc players because you could record high definition on the tapes as well as watch high definition movies. The HD-VHS format never took off because most people did not believe that a VHS tape deck could play high definition content.
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#7 Michael Nash

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Posted 09 January 2008 - 02:56 AM

The HD-VHS format never took off because most people did not believe that a VHS tape deck could play high definition content.


I think it never took off because it came out long before most consumers had even seen an HD monitor, let alone had the signal or the need to record it.
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