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They Still Sit Collecting Dust

Back in the 1980s when VHS tapes were the rage and home recording of movies and shows was becoming more popular, I had a VCR and I had a great time recording shows with those blank VHS tapes that were available in stores. Since I liked the original Star Trek, I made it my mission to record each episode. It lasted three seasons and had 79 one hour episodes. Each blank VHS tape could hold 6 hours of recorded material. So, I had around 12 VHS recorded tapes of that show plus I had recorded a few other movies and shows.

I was proud of my movie library. Then DVDs started coming out and VHS became more obsolete. And also, VHS tapes have a tendency of warping and can break.

Now, my husband and I have a DVD player for movies and we do have an older VHS machine that works ok, but since we use the DVD player more most of those VHS movies are sitting in the closet collecting dust.

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markgraham wrote on October 16, 2015, 11:49 AM

I think you can have those VHS tapes transferred to DVD format.

JohnRoberts wrote on October 16, 2015, 12:28 PM

It's time to put those VHS tapes and player to rest. I pushed it to the max until you couldn't buy new tapes anymore and with old VCRs breaking down, hard to get a new one. You can get Star Trek on DVD or make your own DVDs. You can't give away old tapes and thanks goodness I never started collecting them.

LeaPea2417 wrote on October 16, 2015, 12:36 PM

I do think I heard about that. That is something to consider.

LeaPea2417 wrote on October 16, 2015, 12:37 PM

I know it is easier today to buy those shows and movies on DVD.

Rufuszen wrote on October 16, 2015, 12:41 PM

My old VCR sat under the bed for some ten years before I finally recycled it

wolfgirl569 wrote on October 16, 2015, 5:28 PM

You can get them transferred to dvd, you can even do it yourself if you buy a player that will burn them

Paulie wrote on October 17, 2015, 1:55 AM

Is there anyway that you can convert what you have on your VHS tapes over to DVDS?

inertia4 wrote on October 19, 2015, 7:18 AM

I have a god amount of VH tapes also, and they are also collecting dust. I have a VCR but it is not hooked up. What I am in the process of doing is looking for digital versions of those movies that I once taped back in the day. Some other movies I don't really need. Now, for those personal videos that I taped, I already transferred one onto my computer. I should burn it on DVD. But even DVD's are starting to fade away. More and more things are winding up in the cloud.