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VCR production to cease

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VCR production to cease

Post by CTV » Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:15 pm

To be honest I thought it had ceased long ago!

I've not seen one for sale in the UK for a long time, if they were still being sold I would buy one as a backup for my vast video tape collection.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-36857370

 
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Re: VCR production to cease

Post by sideband » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:18 pm

I just read that as well. I thought production had stopped at least 10 years ago..... :ccf

 
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Re: VCR production to cease

Post by ntscuser » Thu Jul 21, 2016 6:32 pm

CrustyTV wrote:I've not seen one for sale in the UK for a long time, if they were still being sold I would buy one as a backup for my vast video tape collection.


Machines made by Funai have a very short life in my experience.

You would do better to obtain an old S-VHS machine, preferably one with built-in digital timebase corrector.

 
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Re: VCR production to cease

Post by Cathovisor » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:04 pm

ntscuser wrote:
CrustyTV wrote:I've not seen one for sale in the UK for a long time, if they were still being sold I would buy one as a backup for my vast video tape collection.


Machines made by Funai have a very short life in my experience.

You would do better to obtain an old S-VHS machine, preferably one with built-in digital timebase corrector.

From memory, something like the old industrial Panasonics - the AG-4700 comes to mind here. Oh, and don't bother transferring your tapes to DVD: chances are the tape will outlast the DVD. Better to encode to H.264 and store on HDD.


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