Do you still use VHS?

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coolmovies
Now that we have HD do you still use a VCR ? I still ahve one but i dont use it any more .

I still have tapes too

T.M
I still have tapes but not the player.. wouldnt use it anyway the quality is terrible.

MildPossession
We still have two VHS players in the house, can play both British and American tapes. Haven't used them since we got the new televisions though. Tried to connect the VCR to mine and it will not record properly, it plays videos fine though.

I've got a few tapes left on my shelf, replaced all my favourites onto dvd.

Endrict Nuul
I have a Beta and VHS players/movies.

Mr Parker
yep still have VHS tapes and still use them.

jaden101
i just bought battle beyond the stars on VHS...man i do love that film

BruceSkywalker
I still my vcr on a daily basis

Raoul
Originally posted by coolmovies
Now that we have HD do you still use a VCR ? I still ahve one but i dont use it any more .

I still have tapes too

for recording, i use vhs, but i only buy movies on dvd...

WrathfulDwarf
Yeah, I still have my VHS player.

I only use it for old porn movies.

Zac-E
I do, and the tapes and the player work like dream.

Strangelove
If I don't have the DVD, yeah.

vintageSW77
yes and i also rub two sticks together to create fire

Rogue Jedi
I use mine about once a week.

kodak
i own a couple VHS, but i dont really use them

coolmovies
I hade 80 + back in those days now its 25

casper_rific
i own a lot of VHS tapes but they are no use to me anymore.
I am planning to sell them on my next garage sale.

cruel jedi
i have a few tapes but i rarely watch them

Darth Vicious
I have a couple in the house collecting dust. I didnt even want my tapes since I got most on dvd now so, I gave the tapes away.

Deano
i still have a video recorder in my room. ive got loads of old tapes that are not available on dvd smile

Mairuzu
lolvhs

Wolfie
I watch VHS every once in a while.

kodak
Originally posted by Wolfie
I watch VHS every once in a while. you really are the man.

coolmovies
Just brought a small tv for my bed room its a two in one tv and dvd player

Scythe
Ofcourse, I mean, I did spend money on them.

Devil King
I still use VHS. There are a couple of 2nd hand stores around that sell them for ridiculously cheap. It's a good way of checking out some older movies that I've never seen. Then, if I like it enough, I'll buy it on DVD.

Selphie
I agree with Devil King.

Plus, some VHS tapes I own DO have DVDs, but have no good extra stuff, like commentaries, so why even bother getting the DVD for it?

BackFire
I've pretty much completely ditched VHS. I don't even have a VCR in my room anymore.

Selphie
I have one of those 2 in one players, with VHS and DVDs. It's very handy.

chillybanana
Still use now and again.

Mr Parker
Originally posted by Mr Parker
yep still have VHS tapes and still use them.

Matter of fact I havent even bought a DVD yet.Gonna have to soon though since all the new films are only available to rent on DVD. sad

ragesRemorse
i masturbated while watching eyes wide shut on vhs the other day.

vintageSW77
i bought 3 Doctor Who vhs the other wknd
it was an odd experiance
i forgot the tape plays straight from the word go!
after years of dvd menus i was caught out...dick

Inmate101
I use VHS as tea coasters smile

vintageSW77
wouldnt you be better off using 75% of your Bruce Willis dvds as coasters?

Inmate101
Wouldn't it be easier to speak if you took your dick outta your mouth?

Captain REX
Wouldn't it be easier for me if you would stop posting comments like that, Inmate? Please refrain from having that sort of attitude or your membership here won't last long.

vintageSW77
Originally posted by Inmate101
Wouldn't it be easier to speak if you took your dick outta your mouth?

Cheers for the advice but seeing as ive no one to talk to as everyone is in bed and it doesnt really affect my typing skills im ok for now thanks.

Rogue Jedi
I watched the OT yesterday on VHS.

aaronspirit
I Love VHS!
I will get into DVD because allot of the movies i love not on VHS.
All i ever hear is how DVD is better then VHS EVER!!!
I also hear that people can`t buy VHS anymore----NOT TRUE!!!
A place maybe to buy VHS Amazon.com.
Other places to buy VHS in California are garage sales.
Also Flea Markets.
Also Goodwill thrift stores.
Also Record stores in Berkley, California and in San Jose, California.

aaronspirit
Originally posted by Captain REX
Wouldn't it be easier for me if you would stop posting comments like that, Inmate? Please refrain from having that sort of attitude or your membership here won't last long.

Good going Captain Rex! Happy Dance

aaronspirit
To:Chillybanana.

Males rule!

Anti-Monitor
Yup, just bought 10 movies for 5 bucks. I hardly rent movies anymore, just the ones I want to watch.

vintageSW77
I havent rented a dvd in 3 years.

Mr Parker
I do.not for long though.My library i went to the other day said they didnt have a movie that I wanted to watch on VHS.That it was only available on DVD.The thing is just a week ago they told me it WAS available on VHS but now its not cause they are switching everything to DVD.Everythings all going to DVD now so now I have no choice but to get a DVD player.thats my new years resolution.

DarthLazious
I recently sold all of my VHS movies and my VCR on Ebay.

SnakeEyes
Originally posted by coolmovies
Now that we have HD do you still use a VCR ? I still ahve one but i dont use it any more .

I still have tapes too

HELL NO.

LDHZenkai
i don't use vhs. i don't even rent dvds. Don't think i have since 2002. God (Al Gore) made the internet for a reason!

Flaming-Hobo
No, i do not use VCR anymore..

The Scribe
I do. eek!

I have a Sanyo and a Sony. cool

MildPossession
Our neighbours are moving out and they are gradually moving boxes, and I saw one box with a lot of VHS tapes in, poor souls. stick out tongue

siriuswriter
i have only my favorites, but not all of them. but when the dvd came out, my family didn't buy it for a while; we had so many VHS.
no that i've moved to my own apt. i just borrowed a few of my favorites : Princess Bride, Shakespeare in Love, Romancing the Stone and The Jewel of the Nile, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Citizen Kane, His Girl FridAY, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and Indy Jones The Last Crusade.

I know that seems like a lot, but trust me, it's not.

The Scribe
VCR Case Mod

I need bigger pictures.

Devil Gene
^yes that is something to laugh at big grin

Bluesteel
Funny I came upton this thread as I was just thinking about VHS'es today.

Now the thing is my big room here is basiclly me and my friends studio when we work with movies, so therefore we need a great deal of equiptment available to us, because you never know what you might have to check out etc. So that means a VHS is a must.

Now about the movies, well this is what got me thinking about VHS'es today, I was kinda bored and I thought hell, I'l go down to the ol guest room and dig trough that closet which contains like 150 VHS'es half of them are either movies I've copied or recorded back in the day when I was like 12 or something.

So I found like 20 tapes which cought my interest, and I took them upstairs to flip trough as some did not have a name on them, and some I wanted to see. Now something starnged happend to me, I somehow fell in love with that shoddy quality, it was just like watching movies when I was a kid. I don't know why but it had something to it, some charm of some sort, the damn ol VHS, now im going to watch all those 20 movies on VHS! stick out tongue

wicker_man
I do indeed as the following haven't been released on region 2 DVD yet:

Famous Five (90s series)
Harry Enfield and Chums/Television Programme
The Scariest Places on Earth: Home Video Edition
Clive Barker's Nightbreed
Haunted
Scream Team (recorded)
Strange (recorded)

MildPossession
Can you play other regions on your dvd player?


I will never go back to the quality of VHS if there is a DVD of the same film, it's too big a difference to enjoy it, for me. No amount of childhood memories would change that.

wicker_man
Originally posted by MildPossession
Can you play other regions on your dvd player?


I will never go back to the quality of VHS if there is a DVD of the same film, it's too big a difference to enjoy it, for me. No amount of childhood memories would change that.

On my old one I could, but I can still play 'em on my computer, luckily my VCR plays other regions - hence having the Scariest Places on Earth video.

teamB_macro
vhs = (really) old school

freeursoul28
I have the player but no tapes

K.Diddy
Originally posted by vintageSW77
yes and i also rub two sticks together to create fire



laughing

WhoopeeDee
Some guy was selling a big box of porn on VHS for $5. I bought it and found nothing out of the ordinary...damn..I was hoping to find something retro or vintage good stuff.

The Nuul
HA! you got ripped off. Thats whats the internet is for.

roughrider
Originally posted by WhoopeeDee
Yeah, I still have my VHS player.

I only use it for old porn movies.

Yeah. There are many titles that are really hard to find and never even got to DVD, so that's why I keep the VCR around for my collection of...adult educational films. big grin

Nightstick
Yes,

Infact I'd say more then half my collection is on VHS. So hundreds of them. As far as VCR's I have stand alone unit and two attached to TV's.

As to whether I use them. Yes at least as often as I watch DVDs.

In truth. VHS is still my prefered format in many ways. While I like DVDs for special features and the like. They will never beat VHS in playability/durability. I can find a VHS that has been buried in the back of a closet for 20 years collecting dust with boxes sitting on top of, stick in a vcr and it'll play. DVDs are hit or miss whether they'll play when you first open them.

Blinky
I still use tapes. IMHO they were the most durable technology. Shit, I still have 1980's Ninja Turtles cartoons that work like a charm. If you look at a blue-ray or DVD crossed-eyed it will shatter, shitty technology -- I think they were designed so that people have to spend more money.

AsbestosFlaygon
No

coolmovies
My family still use it its imbarasing

WickedDynamite
There is still so much vintage and classic adult films that haven't made it to dvd yet. There are torrents but I avoid those like a plague.

There was a yard sale a few blocks from my place and the guy was asking too much money for a few wcw, wwf, awa and other wrestling videos.

Sabu935
I still use one,I tape the movies I watch on demand and stuff to keep them.

DarthLazious
No I sold all of my VHS movies on E-Bay and made alot of money too.

RobbieDude
Yep. I just watched Dogma on VHS last night.

Machete_Guy
I watched Evil Dead on VHS with a few friends the other day for the first time in a long time. I have to say, watching it on video really gave me a kick. Sure the sound was dodgy and the pictures had the typical aged video look, but it really was a new and exciting experience.

After doing this i've decided to collect all the old horror films on VHS even though i'll probably be doubling up on a fair few movies. I really have to say though, its a feel i don't get from dvd, probably the nostaliga of renting horror movies out on vhs when i was a kid. I think its a great idea to collect old videos smile

K.Diddy
beer I'm gonna buy one soon actually, I go to the market a bit and find video's for like 50 cents to 1 dollar,I just want one beacuse you never know what video you might find at a garage sale or some junk shop

K.Diddy
beer These are the vh's I picked up today

The Beast Master
Judge Dredd
Devil times 5
Dances with wolves
Wizards of the lost kingdom
Empire Records

All for a total of around 5 dollars




smile Why not use vhs

maham
I still the Panasonic VCR and LOADS of films I used to watch on cassettes when I was young,but sadly I don't use any of it anymore....

NevilleLeck
yes but not too offen..

Bicnarok
nope

tolimanchu99
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Bluesteel
Recently transfered our latest shortmovie over to a nicely kept VHS tape somehow gave it a very special look which I am happy about.

Anyway. I was curious if anyone with a new and decent surround reciver has tried to upscale a VHS signal and output it with HDMI?

How dose that look?

chomperx9
i kept my VCR incase someone ever wants me to copy a vhs tape to dvd from my DVR.

Esomark
I still use VHS but only watch a handful of movies on it.

FistOfThe North
no. i haven't for years but that last vhs movie i saw was "evil dead 3".

kava_kava
shaa

cdtm
Still use it to watch my old wrestling VHS collection, and buy the odd vhs movie for a buck at the town book club once a year.

Also used it to record Galacta's and Avatar's finale.

FistOfThe North
Originally posted by cdtm


Also used it to record Galacta's and Avatar's finale.

avatar? what with like a vhs camcorder?

ADarksideJedi
I have to get rid of all that the Vhs that I have.There is too many of them.The interesting part is that some of the ones I have are not even on DVD yet.

MildPossession
You should try to sell the ones that are not avaliable on dvd yet before they are released on dvd. If you don't want them anymore that is.

tmiller2
I gave away my vhs tapes about 4 years ago.

Thankfully, when i started collecting dvds i realized dvds was going to be the future so got used to them pretty quickly.

knight
I bought a VCR just before they were due to cease production.

It is a 6 Head Stereo with Front and back AV's in and out's

Dave_97
i brought my VHS copy of "Crash and Burn" fan expo this year, had bill moseley and charles band sign it.

both of them looked shocked to see a vhs.



my sister wants to trade me her dvd copy for my vhs copy.
pfft, i love my family, but i love vhs-tapes more.

KingD19
I still watch my classics on VHS, like my DIC cartoons, Bravestarr, Cops, Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. Super Show...Sonic, etc...

chomperx9
I kept my VCR incase someone needed me to transfer VHS to dvd. ive made afew bucks already. mine has an S video output as well.

SimonComics
I have a small stack of VHSs left, but I don't know why. We have a little TV/VHS combo in our bedroom, but we still have a $30 DVD player hooked up to it we use way more... I just can't let go entirely.

RedRum666
I don't have a VCR anymore because my old one broke down but I want to get one just to transfer my VHS tapes to DVD.

roughrider
Originally posted by RedRum666
I don't have a VCR anymore because my old one broke down but I want to get one just to transfer my VHS tapes to DVD.


Yeah, I bought the software neccessary to transfer my VHS to my computer, then burn them to DVD. Then I'll be free of the little buggers.

Dude111
I have one also... A LINEAR MONO player and I love it...

VHS is goregous...

Nuke Nixon
Picked up a sweet 4-head stereo Sony VCR for $20 bucks so I could watch old tv I had taped back in the day. I was really good about pausing for commercial breaks so these rawk!

Patient_Leech
I would still use VHS 5 or 6 years ago on occasion if needed, but now I don't even own a VCR. So no, I don't. And VHS tapes I still might own are probably buried away at my parents' house somewhere.

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