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Subject: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/10/17 at 6:47 pm

As somebody who remembers using VHS tapes, I wonder if people actually remembered it fondly (before it was replaced by DVD)? Even in recent times, I've seem to be fascinated with VHS, since it was very unique compared to its competitors.

So... what are you thoughts on VHS in general?


Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: 2001 on 04/10/17 at 9:57 pm

Do you mean "before it was replaced by DVD"?

I'm very nostalgic about them. They remind me of the video store and me begging my parents to buy me movies. ;D

Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: Howard on 04/11/17 at 4:27 pm


As somebody who remembers using VHS tapes, I wonder if people actually remembered it fondly (before it was replaced by DVD)? Even in recent times, I've seem to be fascinated with VHS, since it was very unique compared to its competitors.

So... what are you thoughts on VHS in general?


I do remember The VHS tape, I always had a big collection of them.

Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: bchris02 on 04/11/17 at 4:38 pm

I'm glad they are gone. Rewinding them was a pain and you couldn't select your scene. They also didn't include the deleted scenes and extra features. DVD and Blu Ray are much better.

Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/11/17 at 5:26 pm


I'm glad they are gone. Rewinding them was a pain and you couldn't select your scene. They also didn't include the deleted scenes and extra features. DVD and Blu Ray are much better.


Frankly, I only like VHS tapes because of the nostalgic value for me. I love DVDs more because you could simply interact with the movie, along with the special features it has. It also has better picture quality than VHS.

Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: Tyrannosaurus Rex on 04/11/17 at 5:28 pm

This may sound a little odd to say as someone born in '99, but I didn't really use DVD's that much until I was about 10 years old.

Even up until around 2011, I still used VHS more often than DVD (which could also be seen as odd for some people).

Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: Howard on 04/11/17 at 5:29 pm


I'm glad they are gone. Rewinding them was a pain and you couldn't select your scene. They also didn't include the deleted scenes and extra features. DVD and Blu Ray are much better.


It was funny when the tape got stuck in the machine. ;D

Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: TheReignMan99 on 04/11/17 at 5:31 pm


This may sound a little odd to say as someone born in '99, but I didn't really use DVD's that much until I was about 10 years old.

Even up until around 2011, I still used VHS more often than DVD (which could also be seen as odd for some people).

What? Really? :o. My family stopped using VHS tapes in like 2007/2008.

Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: Baltimoreian on 04/11/17 at 5:42 pm


This may sound a little odd to say as someone born in '99, but I didn't really use DVD's that much until I was about 10 years old. Even up until around 2011, I still used VHS more often than DVD (which could also be seen as odd for some people).


I don't really find that as odd, since I have two friends (brother and sister) who still have VHS tapes in their house. They also have a DVD/VCR combo player, which makes a lot of sense. However, they didn't play VHS tapes as much as they used to back when we were kids. Even in their old house, they had a massive collection of VHS tapes by the mid 2000s. Some of which I could actually remember playing in their old VCR.

Subject: Re: Video Home System (VHS)

Written By: mach!ne_he@d on 04/12/17 at 9:41 am

Well, of course I have nostalgia for VHS. I would think that pretty much every kid that grew up between the mid '80s and the early '00s has a sense of nostalgia for watching their favorite childhood movies that way.

As far as whether I miss the VHS format or not, the answer would be no. As others have said, DVDs/Blu-Rays are far more convenient to use, and have much more in the way of special features, which (as a movie collector) is something I appreciate.

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