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Posted: 8/10/2011 5:48:44 PM EDT
...DVDs that had half of the movie on one side and the rest of the movie on the other?

Damn, I hate watching a movie I hadn't seen in years only to find out that I have to turn the disc over to watch the rest of the movie.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:50:03 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:51:21 PM EDT
I remember 78's and 45's.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:51:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I remember when there was no such thing as DVDs, and when VHS and Beta was cool new technology, whippersnapper.


I remember Super 8 you young whippersnapper.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:51:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I remember when there was no such thing as DVDs, and when VHS and Beta was cool new technology, whippersnapper.

Yep. I remember when 8tracks were cutting edge technology.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:52:11 PM EDT
wasn't that called a Laser Disc? i was in elementary school back then.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:53:02 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:53:25 PM EDT
I remember 8-tracks, 45's, 33 1/3 and recording the albums to cassettes.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:53:41 PM EDT
I remember only 8 channels on my TV.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:54:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RacerXXL:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I remember when there was no such thing as DVDs, and when VHS and Beta was cool new technology, whippersnapper.

Yep. I remember when 8tracks were cutting edge technology.


Don't forget the matchbook you had to jam under them so they would track right.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:54:40 PM EDT
I had a transistor radio when I was a kid. Oh and that was before hand held calculators also.
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Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:55:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Alacran:
...DVDs that had half of the movie on one side and the rest of the movie on the other?

Damn, I hate watching a movie I hadn't seen in years only to find out that I have to turn the disc over to watch the rest of the movie.

My Goodfellas DVD is that way, had it forever!
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:55:49 PM EDT
I've never heard of such. First DVD I ever bought, they managed to fit the whole thing on one side.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:56:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RacerXXL:

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I remember when there was no such thing as DVDs, and when VHS and Beta was cool new technology, whippersnapper.

Yep. I remember when 8tracks were cutting edge technology.


8 tracks were obsolete before they came out. That was the worst format ever for listening to music.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:57:13 PM EDT
I remember when I was about 8, my friend had a Laser disc biggest media disc in the WORLD!
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:57:37 PM EDT
8 track tapes with quad channel sound.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:58:01 PM EDT
I remember my Grandfather having one of the first color TV's. It was cool as long as you didn't mind all the colors being shades of green.

All you young guys into DVD's and Bluetooth have no clue...
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 5:59:59 PM EDT

I remember when we got our first VCR. It was a top loader, about the size of a suitcase.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:00:33 PM EDT
My '72 Monte Carlo had an 8track player, I still have a case full of the tapes. I wish I still had that car.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:00:42 PM EDT
Flash cubes/bulbs anyone?

Soon there will be adults who never used a film camera.

8 tracks....those clunks when the tracks changed always woke me up!
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:00:55 PM EDT
"stag films" on 8mm.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:02:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/10/2011 6:05:15 PM EDT by ultramagbrion]
Remember these ??







Originally Posted By TheTracker:
I remember only 8 channels on my TV.


That's twice as many as we had .


And yeah , we had a party line on our telephone too.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:03:01 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I remember when there was no such thing as DVDs, and when VHS and Beta was cool new technology, whippersnapper.


Porn on film....black and white
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:04:24 PM EDT
I remember when you only had three channels on TV , CBS , ABC , NBC and you might be able to get PBS if you were lucky

No such thing a cable back then and you couldn't record shit !
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:04:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Mazeman:
I remember 78's and 45's.

This...
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:04:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheTracker:
I remember only 8 channels on my TV.


We only had 3 channels on our B&W console tv, and I had to get off my ass to change the channel. Actually, it usually just stayed on one channel.
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I have seen a 3 foot diameter metal disk with holes punched in it.




Impeach Obama for the Good of the Internet users.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:06:49 PM EDT
I remember that huge freaking answering machine we had back in the '70s. One tape for your message, one tape for the people calling you to leave a message on.
Being one of the first in our neighborhood to get cable TV. That was a huge deal. All the neighbors coming over every night for a week to check it out to see if it was worth it to get it.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:09:59 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
I've never heard of such. First DVD I ever bought, they managed to fit the whole thing on one side.


It was a laser disc player. Came out before DVD's, but the disc was about the size of a LP record and usually required two of them to play one movie. Almost bought one! DVD players came along not much later and laser disc was dead.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:10:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I remember when there was no such thing as DVDs, and when VHS and Beta was cool new technology, whippersnapper.


This
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:11:54 PM EDT
Whippersnappers; when I was a lad we had a Philco Television with a tiny screen.

The set itself was the size of a small Fridgidaire or Kelvinator.

When we finally got a 16" Dumont everyone said it was like sitting in the theater; black and white of course.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:12:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By TheTracker:
I remember only 8 channels on my TV.


I remember 3, and you had to rotate your rootfop antenna when you wanted to watch any of them.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:13:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AirRaceFan:
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
I've never heard of such. First DVD I ever bought, they managed to fit the whole thing on one side.


It was a laser disc player. Came out before DVD's, but the disc was about the size of a LP record and usually required two of them to play one movie. Almost bought one! DVD players came along not much later and laser disc was dead.



I'm familiar with laserdiscs, which were indeed double-sided, but I've never known an actual DVD to have only half the movie on one side.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:13:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KG5S:
I remember when you only had three channels on TV , CBS , ABC , NBC and you might be able to get PBS if you were lucky

No such thing a cable back then and you couldn't record shit !


Wizard of Oz came on once a year and the whole freaking country shut down when it was on.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:13:41 PM EDT
I had a coal oil TV.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:13:52 PM EDT
yep, we had 3 B&W channels on our single TV and the only thing worth watching was Mr. Cartoon for 1/2 hour after school and Disney for an hour on Sunday nights. My Dad still uses the first electric calculator I ever saw and it is the size of waffle iron. It has 9 functions only and cost him almost $700. It was cool as hell at the time though.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:14:31 PM EDT
I don't remember double sided DVD's, never heard of such.

Now back to my HiFi.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:15:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Alacran:
...DVDs that had half of the movie on one side and the rest of the movie on the other?

Damn, I hate watching a movie I hadn't seen in years only to find out that I have to turn the disc over to watch the rest of the movie.

How young are you that your idea of a "how old are you" reference was to a DVD???

Jesus, kids these days.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:16:04 PM EDT
First post nails it


I remember going out to rent tapes when my cheap dad finally bought a VCR. I mistakenly rented from the "Betamax" section of the shop and was like "WTF?" when I got home.

Slightly OT (but has to do with being old), I had to take my 4yo daughter to the eye dr. today. Some months ago she failed her eye test at the pediatrician, so she had to go for possible amblyopia. Anyway, she's just starting to read so instead of using the letter chart while in the chair, they used stencil-like pictograms. Well, one of them was of a telephone..from my generation. She kept calling it a "chair" (it did kind of look like one) and we had to explain it to her that it was an "old fashioned" phone. Oh, her eyes are perfect too.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:16:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Alacran:
...DVDs that had half of the movie on one side and the rest of the movie on the other?

Damn, I hate watching a movie I hadn't seen in years only to find out that I have to turn the disc over to watch the rest of the movie.


Uhhh....I remember having to go to the theatre....because thats where the movies were.
Of course, around the holidays, the classics would get played on TV. (as in broadcast TV....there was no 'cable')

Amazing to think that in my 4 decades I've seen the world go from basic rudimentary electric devices to smart phones and iPads.

Hell....our TV set was B&W when I was a kid....when we got a color TV is was a big deal

How many here remember when the radio manufacturers were boasting 'transistor radio' in the circulars for the new 'non-tube', handheld radio receivers?
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:17:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
Originally Posted By AirRaceFan:
Originally Posted By ken_mays:
I've never heard of such. First DVD I ever bought, they managed to fit the whole thing on one side.


It was a laser disc player. Came out before DVD's, but the disc was about the size of a LP record and usually required two of them to play one movie. Almost bought one! DVD players came along not much later and laser disc was dead.



I'm familiar with laserdiscs, which were indeed double-sided, but I've never known an actual DVD to have only half the movie on one side.

I think they were only made for the first couple years of DVD production, i.e. 1997-99 or so. After that, dual-layer technology became the norm.

Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:18:41 PM EDT
I think the OP is talking about the early "video disc" players from the late 70's My mom bought one.

I had Star wars, Empire strikes Back, and Blondie: Eat to the Beat. Mom had Ordinary People.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:19:38 PM EDT
I must be old because I remember (and used) all the above mentioned things.

You young guys do realize that TVs haven't alway had remote controls, right? Actually, I was the remote control when I was young. My dad would throw something at me and say "Hey you, get up and go change the channel."
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:21:03 PM EDT
Our first videotape player was a fucking BetaMax. The first movie we bought for it was Star Wars.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:21:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Captain_Picard:
Flash cubes/bulbs anyone?

Soon there will be adults who never used a film camera.

8 tracks....those clunks when the tracks changed always woke me up!


HOLY SHIT!! Flash cubes. Damn, I remember those and Kodak 110 cameras.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:21:49 PM EDT
I remember my family's first color TV . Unfortunately , My favorite show at the time . Gilligan Island was still being shot in black & white
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:22:24 PM EDT


I remember the time before VCRs and when they did come out, you had physically wind the tape around the reel.

I remember when TV broadcasting actually shut off at night and the stationed signed off with the national anthem.

I remember candy cigarettes.

I remember that if you wanted popcorn, you got out a big kettle a popped it on the stove top.

I remember when they first came out with cable TV and they wanted $20 a month for it. That was ridiculous.

I remember as a boy seeing gas for 29.9 cents per gallon and a guy would come bouncing out of the station to pump it for you.

I remember my mother complaining about how "she had to put five dollars into that gas tank!"

I remember turning on the TV and having to wait for it to warm up before you could see what was on.

I remember when we had a telephone party line. No, not a 1-800 chat-line, but a phone line that was shared with neighbors. You would pick up the phone and if you heard someone talking on it, you had to hang up and wait for them to hang up before you could use it. You never said any secrets on a party line also because you didn't know who was listening in.
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:24:09 PM EDT
Our first VCR had a remote with about a 20' cord on it.........i shit you not
Link Posted: 8/10/2011 6:24:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:
I remember only 8 channels on my TV.


City boy. We only had 4 and we had to go outside and turn our antenna for half of those.
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