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PSA: A reminder on why you should maintain copies of movies

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58 minutes ago, RorzNZ said:

Too volatile. Time to transfer media to Vinyl. 

 

 

Still to volatile, go straight to wax cylinders.

 

On another note: VHS did actually have a digital version that allowed 1080i and offered better video quality than DVD.

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4 hours ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

There's a reason I buy physical DVDs and CDs.

The primary reasons I still buy them is they often cost less than downloads (I buy a lot of movies from bargain bins) and, in the case of CDs, the quality is usually higher than downloads.

4 hours ago, RorzNZ said:

Because you're old

You say that like it's a bad thing, you young whippersnapper!


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Just now, Jito463 said:

Like this?

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:D 

Perhaps.


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38 minutes ago, Dylanc1500 said:

Still to volatile, go straight to wax cylinders.

 

On another note: VHS did actually have a digital version that allowed 1080i and offered better video quality than DVD.

D-VHS is such a strange thing as a whole, because the history of it is incredibly broken as a result of a lack of information on the format.


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1 minute ago, Jito463 said:

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Hey, it's easier lol. 

 

Also "VCR" (Video Cassette Recording), was another analog video format technically. It was developed then introduced in 1972 by Philips. The cassette used two co-axial reels on top of each other. VHS came along and took over, alongside Betamax.

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8 minutes ago, Dylanc1500 said:

Hey, it's easier lol. 

Heh, no argument here.  I just had to use that image, though.  It seemed the perfect opportunity.

8 minutes ago, Dylanc1500 said:

Also "VCR" (Video Cassette Recording), was another analog video format technically. It was developed then introduced in 1972 by Philips. The cassette used two co-axial reels on top of each other. VHS came along and took over, alongside Betamax.

I stand corrected.

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1 minute ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

D-VHS is such a strange thing as a whole, because the history of it is incredibly broken as a result of a lack of information on the format.

Very much so, it is funny that fear of losing out to DVD caused them to push the boundaries of "VHS". To the point, that until Bluray came along there wasn't a consumer format that offered the same picture quality. It actually offered up to 50GBs of capacity. Oh and another kicker there are example recordings from 1993 in full 1080P on them.

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7 minutes ago, Dylanc1500 said:

Very much so, it is funny that fear of losing out to DVD caused them to push the boundaries of "VHS". To the point, that until Bluray came along there wasn't a consumer format that offered the same picture quality. It actually offered up to 50GBs of capacity. Oh and another kicker there are example recordings from 1993 in full 1080P on them.

Yeah, there's a reason the D in D-VHS stands for Digital.
Although, I was mainly referring to what D-VHS first supported. I know it supported MPEG-2 as a format you could throw on it, but considering the very early D-VHS VCRs from Japan that were out there, I don't think MPEG-2 was initially supported on launch equipment.

 

Funny you mention that tape; from what I can gather, that video was recorded on a very specialized experimental tape format in which the cameras used to filmed the entirety of the tape were a couple hundred thousand dollars per camera. Yikes. Then JVC realized that they still had it in their archives and threw it onto a D-VHS tape as a D-Theater demonstration probably in late 2001 or early 2002. 

While D-Theater goes up to 1080i (and the demonstration tape does go up to that), the demonstration video itself isn't recorded at 1080i; apparently they're recorded at "1035i", and if that sounds familiar, well it is. The MUSE format used that resolution. But hey, at least some bloke from England uploaded the New York segments at 1080p60 and someone else uploaded the entire tape at the same quality.


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Would have been gucci if Apple informed the movie buyers beforehand, that their distribution license was about to end. So that those affected can have time to download and save the movies.


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57 minutes ago, lewdicrous said:

Don't forget VHSs

Unfortunately though only old VHS players aren't shit. I had one die with barely any use, and It was just left in standby for most of its 3 year life span.


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Just now, VegetableStu said:

I wish they used read-only USB sticks though ,_,

Something like that has existed to the best of my knowledge.

Now that I think about it, it was an SD Card-type thing.


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32 minutes ago, Dabombinable said:

Unfortunately though only old VHS players aren't shit. I had one die with barely any use, and It was just left in standby for most of its 3 year life span.

The best VCRs are usually ones from before Funai took over, so anything before 1992 that has Hi-Fi, really.

And if you really want to splurge, there's always the prosumer S-VHS VCRs that can do time base correction and noise reduction.


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2 hours ago, Lady Fitzgerald said:

You say that like it's a bad thing, you young whippersnapper!

Dan is younger than me lol 

2 hours ago, Dylanc1500 said:

Still to volatile, go straight to wax cylinders.

 

On another note: VHS did actually have a digital version that allowed 1080i and offered better video quality than DVD.

Still too volatile, need to go back to pen and paper. Just write it all out. 

 

VHS's really died out because they were large and clunky like me after a big meal. DVD's are small and easy to use, and now the cloud has taken over with services like Netflix and Blockbuster. 


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