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Old 07-21-2016, 11:24 AM
 
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"40 years after the first VHS video cassette recorder rolled off the production line, the last known company making the devices is ceasing production."

Last known VCR maker stops production, 40 years after VHS format launch | Ars Technica
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:25 PM
 
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Yup I read this earlier on another site Dave (Steve Hoffmans site)


Its sad they are closing down but its amazing they stayed in operation till now!!
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Old 07-21-2016, 01:56 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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If I had a lot of important VHS or Beta tapes I would transfer them to digital and forget about VCR's. I don't think they will make a comeback like LP's and vinyl. Why would they? It's like cassettes, I'm sure there's a few diehards still hanging on but for the rest of us we've moved on.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:06 PM
 
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Just a quick tip here but you may have the ability to transfer right under your nose if you have a DV camcorder.

One of the little known features on some models is what they call pass through. You can hook a VHS deck to the RCA inputs on the camcorder you can transfer to the computer with firewire as DV. This will work with any analog source, hi-8 etc.
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Old 07-21-2016, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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I thought the day would eventually happen. I have a DVD-R/VCR combo. I've been duping the tapes to disc but very time consuming.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Interesting. My experience is that the VHS-C camcorder recordings are far more subject to failure than the full size VHS tapes. It was only a matter of time before manufacturing would stop on the recorder/players. Dude probably needs to buy a couple and stick them in a deep freeze so he can use them in the future.
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:54 AM
 
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If I had a lot of important VHS or Beta tapes I would transfer them to digital and forget about VCR's. I don't think they will make a comeback like LP's and vinyl. Why would they? It's like cassettes, I'm sure there's a few diehards still hanging on but for the rest of us we've moved on.
I didnt realise anyone was still making them gguerra!!
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:38 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I didnt realise anyone was still making them gguerra!!
Neither did I until I read the article. I still have a DVD/VCR combo that get zero use. It's just gathering dust as are my DVD and now Blu Ray players. I have the disks but rarely if ever play them anymore. Streaming has taken over.
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