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Old 07-31-2012, 04:21 PM
 
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I've decided you're a dedicated troll.......
I am not buddy,i speak the truth of what I FEEL is better quality......

Im not trying to make anyone mad.....
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: NW NJ & SE Oahu
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You would have loved the 16mm home theater I had in the 70s.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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I once posted an ad offering $5 (yes, five dollars) and possibly a cigarette (joke) for a working VCR on Craigslist.

I had a lady respond to me within about two days.

Lesson is that a lot of people would be happy to see somebody taking their working VCR and it not going to the junk heap.
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Old 08-04-2012, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Adequacy.org? Wasn't that the site that had the satirical (and funny as all heck) "Is Your Son a Computer Hacker?" article about ten or so years ago?

Anyway, satirical or not, I actually agree with his point about VHS tapes being more durable than DVD discs. Sure, theoretically a DVD can last longer if stored in optimal conditions...but the simple reality is that most people do not store anything in optimal conditions. DVDs scratch, and that alone is enough to make them less durable in everyday life than VHS tapes. I still have VHS tapes from the mid-1980s, and they are in viewable condition, and I've only had a VHS tape break on me about twice. VHS tapes need no special storage (actually, the film is self-contained within the tape); DVDs need to be put back into their case or at least a folder with sleeves.

I do disagree with his point on the equal picture quality, as I was amazed by the superior picture quality of DVDs even on analog displays (the quality of MPEG-1 VCDs, on the other hand, is lower than VHS). However, it is true that many people will not notice.
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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A vhs player should be no more then $10.00 at a thrift store. Brand new at walmart is a max of $40.00.
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