The latest Comeback Kid

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by simonali, 15 Sep 2018.

  1. simonali

    simonali Guru

    After vinyl and cassette comes VHS. Can't see this one catching on. I don't think you can even buy anything to play the tapes with these days, can you?

    https://store.hmv.com/film-tv/vhs-range
     
  2. irw

    irw Quadricyclist

    Location:
    Liverpool, UK
    I have a small shelf of videos that havn't made it onto any sort of new media- school shows, home videos, films taped in the dim and distant past etc etc, and last time I had to replace my video recorder, the only place I could find one at a reasonable price (a tenner, or thereabouts IIRC), was the British Heart Foundation electricals shop. The only things the big shops had were VHS/DVD combi things at X hundred pounds a piece!
     
  3. cosmicbike

    cosmicbike Perhaps This One..... Moderator

    Location:
    Egham
    I have a brand new Sony VHS player in the loft. I keep it as many of my childhood home videos are on VHS. And my wedding.
     
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  4. AndyRM

    AndyRM Guru

    Location:
    Whitley Bay
    *playable VHS tape not included
     
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  5. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    Damn I rushed here thinking it was @Drago
     
  6. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    I am not sure where you can get VHS videos these days. Even charity shops stopped taking them a couple of years back.
     
  7. OP
    OP
    simonali

    simonali Guru

    I remember being looked at in awe/shock some years ago as I tipped boxes of audio and video cassettes into the skip at the local tip.
     
  8. lane

    lane Well-Known Member

    Still seem to one here - no idea why really

    IMG_20180915_173645.jpg
     
  9. MarkF

    MarkF Legendary Member

    Location:
    Yorkshire
    I have a Sanyo VTC5000 that cost me £299 (I think) in 1982, a lot of money then, it still functions 100%. When the kids were little, other kids on sleepovers had no idea what videos were, it provided 20+ years of use and was a bargain.:okay:
     
  10. OP
    OP
    simonali

    simonali Guru

    Is that you mentioned at the bottom of this page?

    http://www.palsite.com/5000ovi.html
     
  11. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    Location:
    Knaresborough
    Since my youngest left home with the x box, I have nothing in my house to play DVDs or CDs on let alone videos.
     
  12. OP
    OP
    simonali

    simonali Guru

    I never noticed that, as I didn't bother reading words, I just looked at the pretty pictures!
     
  13. Dave7

    Dave7 Veteran

    Location:
    Cheshire
    I still have my Betamax as I am confident it will become as popular as it once was.
    I am open to sensible offers.
     
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  14. StuAff

    StuAff Silencing his legs regularly

    Location:
    Portsmouth
    Still got a deck and tapes- the only way, apart from LaserDisc, to have an official copy of the 'proper' original Star Wars trilogy before George Lucas started mucking about with them (I have no problem with improving the special effects, cleaning the images up, but Jabba the Hutt should have stayed on the cutting room floor for Episode IV...and as for Han Solo not shooting first....!).
     
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