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XCON_Faxion

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#1 12 years ago

Is it me or is VHS are becoming completly phased out by DVDs. Nowadays I cant rent a video anymore since all the rental places diched VHS along time ago. It seems that VHS will eventually fall in line with Records and Eight-Tracks as obsolete and unused formats. Now I can only find VCRs and VHS is abundance at my local flea market since most recent films no longer use VHS.




Dr.Fritz

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#2 12 years ago

I'd say they are. I have one but I hardly ever use it. My grandma though, she uses hers all the time, and thinks that DVD's are complicated.




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#3 12 years ago

We still have ours. There are alot of good old videos that arn't on DVD yet that we can watch. (Dog City is always a classic). But all in all, it is pretty much dead.




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#4 12 years ago

I personally don't use VHS tapes anymore, but my school doesn't have DVD players, so all our educational videos are on either VHS or Laserdisc (those huge CD-like things the size of records)




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#5 12 years ago

Yes. They Are dead. Dvds might be gone soon too! :uhoh: Damn You Blu-Ray!




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#6 12 years ago

Hold on now, DVD ain't gonna die that quick.




Turtlefuzz

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#7 12 years ago
Turtlefuzz;3255555Yes. They Are dead. Dvds might be gone soon too! :uhoh: Damn You Blu-Ray![/quote] [quote=Jesus of Suburbia;3255584]Hold on now, DVD ain't gonna die that quick.

True, but people sure are quick to make a new format. :lol:




*The.Doctor

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#8 12 years ago

Yeah, i think there pretty much dead.

I still have two VCR's though, and loads of VHS tapes, almost all the movies i watch are DVD though. I may pop in the occasional VHS when i want to watch something older that i don't have on DVD, but thats about it.




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#9 12 years ago

the shift from VHS to DVD was just the next step, just like Cassette to CD, CA-A to CD-MP3, or even Beta to VHS.


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#10 12 years ago

I still watch a lot of movies on good ol' VHS - it's the format where I have all my Star Trek (except one) and Star Wars movies.

Quite frankly, I don't think VHS will die for quite awhile. They're sorta like the floppy disk: they're both starting to get old, new tech has "replaced" it, but they're still quite useful. Once you show me where you can get a DVD recorder for the TV for less than $50, I'll admit VHS is on its last legs. But right now, if you want to just record TV shows for playback on an older TV, VHS is still perfectly useful.