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Subject: VHS generation loss

Written By: aja675 on 05/16/16 at 8:16 am

mES3CHEnVyI

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/16/16 at 5:17 pm

Pretty cool video but my god... That song! F*ckin' Roxette, man... Now I've got that one portion stuck in my head playing over and over.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/16/16 at 5:25 pm

And this is why people convert their VHS tapes into either DVDs or digital copies. Recording that sh*t twenty times has got to be f*cked up for those tapes. But recording something on VHS isn't as good as DVD anyway.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 05/16/16 at 7:33 pm

A whole generation missing a tape getting caught in a machine.  :\'(

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: muppethammer26 on 05/16/16 at 8:01 pm

Back in the 80's and the 90's, people have no choice but to record videos on VHS, because there was no DVDs or DVRs at that time.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/16/16 at 9:17 pm


A whole generation missing a tape getting caught in a machine.  :\'(


They'll never know the pain... Once a tape got stuck in my VCR 'cause it stopped working and I had to smash it open to get it out. Good thing I had a spare!

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Baltimoreian on 05/16/16 at 9:37 pm


They'll never know the pain... Once a tape got stuck in my VCR 'cause it stopped working and I had to smash it open to get it out. Good thing I had a spare!


I remember doing that to a VCR once. I tried to remove the tape, but it wouldn't come out. So I had to end that VCR's life by literally cutting the cord.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/16/16 at 10:02 pm


I remember doing that to a VCR once. I tried to remove the tape, but it wouldn't come out. So I had to end that VCR's life by literally cutting the cord.


Yeah, man. It sucks getting the tape out!

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Howard on 05/17/16 at 2:53 pm


mES3CHEnVyI


It gets to the point where you can't see the video anymore.  :o

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Howard on 05/17/16 at 2:53 pm


A whole generation missing a tape getting caught in a machine.  :\'(


I remember those days.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Howard on 05/17/16 at 2:54 pm


They'll never know the pain... Once a tape got stuck in my VCR 'cause it stopped working and I had to smash it open to get it out. Good thing I had a spare!


I had to slowly pry open the VCR slide and try to get the tape out.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Howard on 05/17/16 at 2:55 pm


Yeah, man. It sucks getting the tape out!


then the tape gets ruined.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/19/16 at 3:48 pm


then the tape gets ruined.



I had to slowly pry open the VCR slide and try to get the tape out.


Yeah, you've gotta be really careful with it or else you'll screw up the tape real bad.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Howard on 05/20/16 at 7:39 am


Yeah, you've gotta be really careful with it or else you'll screw up the tape real bad.


http://www.digital-scrapbooking-storage.com/images/vhstapedamage.jpg
or else the tape will look like this.  :o

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: JordanK1982 on 05/20/16 at 7:54 am


http://www.digital-scrapbooking-storage.com/images/vhstapedamage.jpg
or else the tape will look like this.  :o


Yep! That's what happens when you screw it up!

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Howard on 05/20/16 at 7:57 am


Yep! That's what happens when you screw it up!



and it's hard to put it back together again.

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: yelimsexa on 05/25/16 at 1:09 pm

I thought this thread was going to refer to how the VHS has faded from use and culture thanks to new technology rather than tape quality along with a generation of new people who have never grown up with one, similar to how I missed out on 8-tracks (and being born in 1985, have still never used one properly, even for retro curiosity). It has more than faded, even the use of finding them has changed as many secondhand thrift stores no longer carry them like they did at the beginning of this decade, and they are becoming increasingly hard to find at yard sales as well. The last commercially released VHS was "A History of Violence" in early 2006 with the final blank tapes for recording in October 2008. That said, you could start noticing the VHS section of the store beginning to shrink as early as around 2002, the year that DVD sales passed VHS sales for the first time, and in a few short years, died just as fast as it had sprouted up in the late 1970s/early 1980s. VHS will have historical curiosity as time passes, but will be like wax cylinders compared to vinyl records (and CDs) for DVD (and Blu-Ray).

Subject: Re: VHS generation loss

Written By: Starlighter on 06/05/16 at 2:19 pm

Poor music video.  It didn't survive all those generations. 



and it's hard to put it back together again.


We used to take the casing of the tape apart, wind it back up, then screw the covers on again.  Sometimes the film would snap when the tape would be rewound.   

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