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Posted: 8/4/2001 2:14:52 PM EDT
I am debating whether to get a DVD player or not. I have several VCR's and can't decide. The biggest drawback is that you have to rely solely on prerecorded material whereas a VCR can record things. Yes, I will keep the VCR's regardless, I am just undecided whether to spend the bucks on something that won't record. I hear that they have some record capable DVD's out, but kind of experimental and very costly. Maybe I should wait until they get the record capability ironed out and the price comes way down. Opinions please, especially from those that have DVD players and those that don't, why not?
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 2:21:46 PM EDT
I bought a DVD player this spring. What I do is buy the DVD movies I really like and want around for a long time. 'Patton', 'Rules of Engagment', 'Last Man Standing', 'The Green Berets', 'The Searchers', 'Hamburger Hill' and any Star Trek movie. All John Wayne movies qualify, too. [:D] I pick up new VHS if they're cheap enough. And I won't mind if they wear out someday.
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 2:26:43 PM EDT
Larry, I like the extra material that they put in the DVD. You can watch the movie and then check out deleted scenes, info about the actors and director etc, if that interests you.
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 2:32:01 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/4/2001 2:42:38 PM EDT
What's VHS? You can buy a Panasonic DVD-RAM player/ recorder and make your own DVD'S. [img]http://panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/dvd_recorder/images/DMR_E10.jpg[/img] [url]http://panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/dvd_recorder/video_recorders.asp[/url]
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Link Posted: 8/4/2001 4:00:21 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ulysse_Nardin_1846: What's VHS? You can buy a Panasonic DVD-RAM player/ recorder and make your own DVD'S. [img]http://panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/dvd_recorder/images/DMR_E10.jpg[/img] [url]http://panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/dvd_recorder/video_recorders.asp[/url]
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$1500 and up. Little much for now. One more stupid question. I notice that some DVD models will play VCD and some won't. Big dummy here: what's the difference between DVD and VCD? raf: you have your DVD player connected to your PC?
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Link Posted: 8/4/2001 4:12:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Troy: The VCD format was designed to allow playback of movie-length video on PCs from CD-ROMs. It accomplishes this by using a much lower bit rate, which means less sound and picture quality. The primary market for VCDs turned out to be porn, which could be cheaply copied on CD. -Troy
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So whether a DVD player will play VCD or not should not be a determining factor? The quality sounds like some of the crappy VHS tapes that porno is on now.
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 4:15:21 PM EDT
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[Last Edit: 8/4/2001 4:20:03 PM EDT by LARRYG]
Would the fact that a DVD player will or will not play VCD be a determining factor on the model to get? Is there enough out on VCD to worry about?
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 4:29:17 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/4/2001 5:05:35 PM EDT
Friends do not let friends buy VHS. Seriously, the VHS format is very close to dead. Tapes will continue to be produced for a few years due to the millions of VHS players out there, but DVD is the present and future, as a previous poster said. The sound and picture quality of DVD is much better than VHS, plus NO MORE REWINDING! I have not bought a pre-recorded VHS tape in almost two years. Buying new VHS now is just like buying new 8-track tapes after cassettes established their superiority in the marketplace. I predict you will be very hard pressed to even find a newly made VHS unit within the next three or four years. Recordable DVD will be the final nail in the VHS coffin.
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Link Posted: 8/4/2001 8:07:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Slufstuff: Friends do not let friends buy VHS. Seriously, the VHS format is very close to dead. Tapes will continue to be produced for a few years due to the millions of VHS players out there, but DVD is the present and future, as a previous poster said. The sound and picture quality of DVD is much better than VHS, plus NO MORE REWINDING! I have not bought a pre-recorded VHS tape in almost two years. Buying new VHS now is just like buying new 8-track tapes after cassettes established their superiority in the marketplace. I predict you will be very hard pressed to even find a newly made VHS unit within the next three or four years. Recordable DVD will be the final nail in the VHS coffin.
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I am going to buy a DVD player, but until they make DVD recorders at a reasonable price, VHS will be around. That is why most people still have VHS and most don't buy prerecorded tapes.
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 8:37:53 PM EDT
I have both. With the current technology that's the way it's going to be for me until recordable DVD is reasonably priced
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 8:38:44 PM EDT
Wal-mart has both in one. Best of both world's!!!
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 8:40:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 9:09:30 PM EDT
Do you remember records? Sure I even have some, but I don't listen to them anymore. The VCR is nearly dead already. If you want to record something to keep around a long time they are still the only economical option. DVD sound and picture quality are so much better than any VCR, especially on a good TV with a surround sound receiver and speakers. I just can't wait until all TV is broadcast HDTV and the equipment comes down to a more reasonable price range. Its getting close and the next time my 35" Mitsubishi misses a lick it is gone. Don't invest any more money in a dying media. You might as well go stock up on 5 1/4" disks for your computer. [size=6]B[/size=6]
Link Posted: 8/4/2001 9:50:47 PM EDT
Get a playstation 2, they are a good DVD player and you can play sweet games like Gran Turismo 3, which has incredible grafics.
Link Posted: 8/5/2001 4:03:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By LARRYG:
Originally Posted By Ulysse_Nardin_1846: What's VHS? You can buy a Panasonic DVD-RAM player/ recorder and make your own DVD'S. [img]http://panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/dvd_recorder/images/DMR_E10.jpg[/img] [url]http://panasonic.com/consumer_electronics/dvd_recorder/video_recorders.asp[/url]
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$1500 and up. Little much for now. One more stupid question. I notice that some DVD models will play VCD and some won't. Big dummy here: what's the difference between DVD and VCD? raf: you have your DVD player connected to your PC?
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Yahoo shopping has them for considerably less. Did Panasonic kill the link?
Link Posted: 8/5/2001 6:10:35 AM EDT
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