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  posted on 8/4/2008 at 08:50 PM
I moved recently and was getting the rest of my stuff this past weekend. I was going to show my personal fishing tape(VHS) to somebody and the dang VCR decided to act up. Luckily, my fishing tape came out after taking the VCR apart, but now I am faced with the dilemma of either fixing it or buying a new one. I know that the VHS tapes are on their way out, but I have quite a collection of VHS concerts and was going to transfer them to DVD. Anyone got a good solution outside of using my VCR for target practice?
 
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  posted on 8/4/2008 at 09:37 PM
I am in the same boat as far as owning too many VHS tapes. They have DVD recorders for under $100 that transfer VHS to DVD. If you just need a VHS player, go to a Goodwill or Thrift shop where they have many under $10.

 

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  posted on 8/4/2008 at 10:13 PM
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  posted on 8/5/2008 at 12:55 AM
Thanks guys. I already have a DVD burner, so I'll shop around for the VCR player. I want to make sure it's a stereo player, so it might be harder to find. I know it is impossible where I used to live to find stereo VHS tapes, it's like everybody quit carrying them.
 

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  posted on 8/5/2008 at 12:59 AM
The internet is the best place to find items that stores stopped carrying.
 

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  posted on 8/5/2008 at 05:59 AM
Steve, if you invest in a VHS to DVD converter, I'd bet it's a stereo unit. I plan on buying one and converting my old tapes. My old VHS recently crapped out and started eating tapes. Luckily they weren't special tapes, like the tapes of the birth of my children, old family tapes or old band tapes I have. Like someone else said, the prices are getting down towards $100. And they are pretty easy to use. I have borrowed a friends converter before and you pop in a tape and a blank DVD and hit the button. The machine does the rest.

 

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  posted on 8/5/2008 at 06:25 AM
Buy a dvd recorder and start transfering your vhs tapes over now! If your like me it will take you several weeks to put them all on disc but I'm really happy that I did. The longer you let your tapes sit the chances are the quality of the recordings will get worse with age, some of mine where almost lost! I paid $138.00 for mine but it was worth every penny!

 

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  posted on 8/5/2008 at 08:11 AM
Thanks Dave and RC. I went looking at the craigslist and there is some nice electronic merchandise there. As I stated before, I have a DVD burner thaty I bought for my PC. It's a Sony dual layer unit. I've yet to record my first DVD, but when I was living with my dear sweet Mother it was kind of hard to listen to any music if you all get my drift. lol
 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 12:19 PM
You may as well purchase a new one for what it would cost to fix. The dilema of modern day electronics and labor costs.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 02:02 PM
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Steve, if you invest in a VHS to DVD converter, I'd bet it's a stereo unit. I plan on buying one and converting my old tapes. My old VHS recently crapped out and started eating tapes. Luckily they weren't special tapes, like the tapes of the birth of my children, old family tapes or old band tapes I have. Like someone else said, the prices are getting down towards $100. And they are pretty easy to use. I have borrowed a friends converter before and you pop in a tape and a blank DVD and hit the button. The machine does the rest.

This is what I was talking about Steve. They are also players. Best Buy has them now for $89.95. It is much easier with these than using the DVD burner on your computer. I need to do this myself for all the tapes I have from my old VHS camcorder. The transfers are going to give you a much longer shelf life. Most that I have seen are stereo, and play all formats of DVDR's, and even CD, and CDR's. You can still buy new combination VHS players with a DVD player too for under $50. Walmart has those.

 

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  posted on 8/6/2008 at 02:08 PM
Mule, only reason I wish to transfer using my DVD burner is because I made a fishing tape on the Ohio River and I caught a nice bass for up there(around 4 or 5lb) and I cussed a little too much while I landed it, so I was wanting to dub that voice out. lol
My fishing tape is four different trips on the river. On the segment where I cussed I caught 4 bass in a row off a weedbed and was a little excited about it to say the least.
Thanks for the input as I might go that route instead of using my burner and just make sure to turn the sound down as I have in the past when someone's ears might get offended.
As far as the concerts go, I don't want to edit any sound.

[Edited on 8/6/2008 by skypup]

 
 


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