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Old 05-08-2015, 04:21 AM
 
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Originally Posted by thecoalman
Recording or playback, it is what it is which is low resolution video format.
It is BEAUTIFUL... It is exactly like what we watched on analogue cable in the 90s and earlier..... IT IS GEORGEOUS IN EVERY WAY!! (Pure,etc)
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Old 05-09-2015, 06:12 PM
 
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If a soft, undetailed and severely cropped video is your idea of beautiful, whatever floats your boat. If you want to experience a movie as close as you can to the original film, you need Blu ray and widescreen TV.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:48 AM
 
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If you are concerned about the age of the tapes, get a DVD-R/VCR combo and transfer the tapes to DVD
There have been 10 on the market but I think only 3 are still being sold. But they are probably available on E-Bay.
And they say that Tamara owns most of them!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

But a few things. The ones I first got were refurbished units. They were inexpensive (under $100) but they were limited to DVD's under 8X and their timers/clocks weren't worth squat. Of the pair I bought probably in 2006 or so, the first one is showing it's age and was pulled from converting work about three months ago.

A good thing about these older machines is that they did come with a tuner. Most of my "modern" machines don't have tuners or coaxial cable inputs. So how did I take off TV if these units had poor timers? Stuck a 6-8 hour tape in and let it record the entire range the show was expected to be in.

Another problem with the older machines is that for SLP on the tape to SLP on the DVD produces an extremely poor quality DVD. The modern machines, however, produce a decent DVD when it is viewed on computer with VLC media player. Not quite sure of the quality when the DVD is played on TV because I am not making the DVDs to play there. Further, there is another problem in that stuff that was recorded in the past doesn't always come up the best when shown on a big flat screen.

So what are the disadvantages of the modern machines? First of all, it is cost. They run about $250 apiece. Secondly, as mentioned, they usually don't come with a tuner. They may have a timer, but they have to be hooked up to something else with a tuner.
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Old 05-21-2015, 06:44 PM
 
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this is my list
"On Scene"
Flood victims rescued; helicopter evacuation of a drowned child; hotel fire
An auto accident; a premature birth; a boat trapped in a storm off Alaska
A helicopter rescue; a rooftop fire; kids caught in a river
A truck accident Belfast, Northern Ireland paramedics
Truck crash in a California desert; a little girl attacked and bitten by two dogs; a high speed fatal collision
From California: a car accident near mountainous Idyllwild; Oceanside car accident; a baby develops a dangerously high fever while on a hike with his parents
Multi-car crash victims; a stranded woman; drug bust
Transit Police patrol subways; swimmers rescued from riptides
The January 25,1990 crash of an Avianca jet in the remote, wooded area of Oyster Bay on Long Island
Rescue operations In counties around Wichita, Kan., In the aftermath of several tornadoes
Helicopter rescues freeway accident victims; double shooting in Manhattan
Helicopter rescue of a shooting victim; drug bust at sea by the Coast Guard
Man falls down well; pursuit of Illegal aliens; Miami, Fla., Fire Rescue
nfl football
Raiders-Broncos, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy
Jets-Bills, 4, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Griese
Chargers-Chiefs, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Jimmy Cefalo
Patriots-Rams, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen
Steelers-Browns, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy
Browns-Broncos, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen "The Fumble"
Seahawks-Broncos, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy
Raiders-Oilers, 4, NBC, Ray Scott, Joe Namath
Chiefs-Jets, 4, NBC, Merle Harmon, Al De Rogatis
Broncos-49ers, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen
Patriots-Bills, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Jon Morris
Browns-Cardinals, 4, NBC, Gary Gerould, Reggie Rucker
Patriots-Jets, 4, NBC, Marv Albert, Bob Trumpy
Seahawks-Chargers, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Merlin Olsen
Broncos-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Jim Donovan, Jimmy Cefalo
Browns-Colts, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Merlin Olsen
Cardinals-Raiders, 4, CBS, Steve Zabriskie, Hank Stram
Jets-Bengals, 4, NBC, Marv Albert, Paul Maguire
Broncos-Raiders, 4, NBC, Joel Meyers, Ahmad Rashad
Seahawks-Broncos, 4, NBC, Fred Roggin, Todd Christensen
Broncos-Bills, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy
Bengals-Rams, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Bill Walsh
Cardinals-Giants, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Merlin Olsen
Chiefs-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Jim Donovan, Joe Namath
Broncos-Chargers, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Todd Christensen
Raiders-Vikings, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Bill Walsh
Raiders-Bills, 12:30, NBC, Dick Enberg, Bill Walsh
Broncos-Raiders, 4, NBC, Joel Meyers, Dan Hampton
Bills-Jets, 4, NBC, Tom Hammond, Joe Namath
Chiefs-Chargers, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Bill Walsh
Chargers-Rams, 4, NBC, Joel Meyers, Dan Hampton
Broncos-Patriots, 4, NBC, Tom Hammond, Joe Namath
Oilers-Redskins, 1, NBC, Marv Albert, Paul Maguire
Broncos-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Joel Meyers, Dan Hampton
Dolphins-Bears, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Bill Walsh
Colts-Patriots, 1, NBC, Jim Donovan, Beasley Reece
Chargers-Chiefs, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Joe Namath
Dolphins-Chargers, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Todd Christensen
Cardinals-Broncos, 4, CBS, Tim Ryan, Irv Cross
Broncos-Chargers, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Todd Christensen
Bills-49ers, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Bob Trumpy
Chiefs-Oilers, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Paul Maguire
Dolphins-Seahawks, 4, NBC, Jim Lampley, Ahmad Rashad
Jets-Colts, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Paul Maguire
Oilers-Broncos, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Todd Christensen
Chargers-Chiefs, 4, NBC, Joel Meyers, Beasley Reece
Oilers-Vikings, 1, NBC, Dick Enberg, Bob Trumpy
Bills-Colts, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Paul Maguire
Cowboys-Broncos, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden
Chargers-Cardinals, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Todd Christensen
Cowboys-Redskins, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden
Eagles-Seahawks, 4, CBS, James Brown, John Robinson
Bills-Saints, 1, NBC, Don Criqui, Paul Maguire
Seahawks-Broncos, 4, NBC, Jim Lampley, Dan Hampton
Dolphins-Patriots, 1, NBC, Jim Donovan, Dan Hampton
Raiders-Redskins, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bill Parcells
Rams-Raiders, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Merlin Olsen
Packers-Saints, 1, CBS, Verne Lundquist, Dick Vermeil
Seahawks-Chiefs, 1, NBC, Gayle Sierens, Dave Rowe
Eagles-Raiders, 4, CBS, Gary Bender, Hank Stram
Dolphins-Jets, 1, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen
Redskins-Chargers, 4, CBS, Tim Ryan, Terry Bradshaw
Steelers-Oilers, 1, NBC, Tom Hammond, Sam Rutigliano
Redskins-Cowboys, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, John Madden
Raiders-Cowboys, 4, NBC, Dick Enberg, Merlin Olsen
college football
Baylor @ Texas A&M, ABC, 3 pm (regional), Corey McPherrin, Lynn Swann
USC @ Stanford, CBS, 3:30 pm (regional), Verne Lundquist, Pat Haden
Auburn vs Alabama (at Birmingham), ABC, 3 pm, Keith Jackson, Tim Brant
Notre Dame @ USC, CBS, 3:30 pm, Verne Lundquist, Pat Haden, Ara Parseghian
Sat 10/17, USC @ Washington, ABC, 3:30 pm, Keith Jackson, Bob Griese
Sat 11/7, Michigan @ Minnesota, ABC, 3 pm (regional), Gary Bender, Lynn Swann
Sat 11/21, UCLA @ USC, ABC, 3:30 pm, Keith Jackson, Bob Griese
Sat 9/10, USC @ Stanford, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Al Michaels, Lynn Swann
Sat 9/17, Miami @ Michigan, ABC, 3:30 pm, Keith Jackson, Bob Griese
Sat 9/24, LSU @ Ohio St, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Gary Bender, Dick Vermeil
Sat 10/8, Washington @ Arizona St, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Chris Schenkel, Dick Vermeil
Sat 10/15, Michigan @ Iowa, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Gary Bender, Dick Vermeil
Sat 10/29, Iowa @ Indiana, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Gary Bender, Dick Vermeil
Sat 11/12, Michigan St @ Indiana, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Gary Bender, Dick Vermeil
Sat 11/19, Michigan @ Ohio St, ABC, 12 pm, Gary Bender, Dick Vermeil
Sat 9/30, USC @ Washington St, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Steve Alvarez, Mike Adamle
Sat 11/18, UCLA @ USC, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Keith Jackson, Bob Griese
Sat 10/13, Michigan St @ Michigan, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Keith Jackson, Bob Griese
Sat 9/15, Colorado @ Illinois, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Brent Musburger, Dick Vermeil
Sat 11/10, UCLA @ Washington, ABC, 3:30 pm, Keith Jackson, Bob Griese
Sat 9/28, Georgia Tech @ Clemson, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Brent Musburger, Dick Vermeil
Sat 11/9, Tennessee @ Notre Dame, NBC, 1:30 pm, Dick Enberg, Bill Walsh

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Old 05-22-2015, 02:49 AM
 
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Wow you have alot of analog beauty bud


Good for you!!
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:31 PM
 
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i had a few tapes that lost color due to repeated playings so..
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Old 12-06-2018, 07:01 PM
 
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Does anyone remember the useless feature, VCR Plus+?

Did anyone actually take advantage of this?
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Old 12-07-2018, 11:16 AM
 
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Yes, back in the days of the printed tv guide it was handy. Think of it as a manual tivo.
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Old 12-11-2018, 12:25 PM
 
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I'm totally new when it comes to VCR and VideoCassette technology, but here's the story:

There was this concert i recorded on TV with this new videocassette i bought (it says i can record 8 hours), but when i saw it stopped at 2 hours and 40 minutes.

I look behind the case of the V.C, and behind it stated:

SP Mode: 2hrs 40 minutes
LP Mode: 5hrs 50 minutes
EP Mode: 8hrs

What are these ''Modes''??

I wanted to record 8hrs, but instead it recorded 2hrs and 40 minutes only.

Can anyone help me on this?
Modes means the tape is going to be moving at a faster or slower speed as it is playing or recording. Granted, though, the picture quality is going to be better when you are recording at a faster speed than a slower one, just like with the old reel-to-reel tapes sounded better when recording at a faster speed. That's why commercial (prerecorded) video tapes are going to play on SP mode, and the old commercial reel tapes used to play at 7-1/2 inches per second rather than, say 3-3/4 IPS.
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