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Merry Christmas!
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Post your VHSs and criticize your fellow anons
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Nice 007 and wrasslan tapes.
don't know what 2 pic tapes are but they look like late 90s snuff films.
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Thanks, I find it's cheap as fuck to get VHSs so I try to every so often, I want to get more of movies I haven't seen and/or haven't even heard of. The quality can be really good, I had a buddy show me the two Twin Peaks seasons on VHS on his giant rear projection tv and it looked great.
>2 pic tapes
Collection of live shows in Texas and a live show on a commuter subway in New York
>Rocky and Bullwinkle
Nice. I'd like to get my hands on some cartoon tapes.
I don't have pics of them but I have Space Jam and some of the live action Action Man series episodes.
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Work at e-waste recycling. Every couple of weeks someone drops off tapes, either just a few or a bunch. Sometimes it's stuff they got off the air. These are all the ones I've kept so far. Thinking of getting rid of some of them (looking at you flintstones) if I get any more.
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>Record of Lodoss War VHS tapes
I didn't even know they made those.  Do they have subtitles or is it dubbed trash?
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Reminder that VHS tapes degrade 2% every time you watch them through, always convert them to a digital format as soon as you can if no other copies exist
>t. watched How the Grinch Stole Christmas on VHS every year until the colors were so washed out you couldn't see anything
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Got a new tape a month ago but need to get another VCR. The salvation army says they got a warehouse that has a ton of them but they're lazy or something and won't stock the store i go to with any which is gay as fuck. I should just pressure those pricks to let me into their warehouse and give them five bucks for s damn VCR. Have you seen how much they are online now? It's absurd. I'm sure there's "deals" relative to the prices you see in initial searches but still a VCR is worthless to 99% of people fuckin sell me one for two bucks or fuck off.
>degrade 2% every time you watch them
The provided link only seems to refer to copying VHS, not simply watching them. Is there another source for that? I'll probably back my tapes up but I'll treat the whole situation differently if watching them at all degrades them, being I would back them up before further viewing. At least the ones where there's no known digital copies. such as pic related afaik
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>second spoiler
nix that, it's online
"copying" VHS is just running it through a tape player normally and hooking up the composite out to a capture card to convert the analog signal into a digital file. it still plays the same way and degrades at the same rate.
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are you certain it isn't the copy that suffers? at 2% you're saying a VHS can only be watched 50 times until it is pure static
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Sorry to reply so late. I had misplaced the machine I access this site through.
It is in fact subtitled. I looked them up and they aren't too expensive to get in USA ebay.
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>at 2% you're saying a VHS can only be watched 50 times until it is pure static
I think he meant something more like "The first time it's 98% in quality, then it's 96.04%," etc. This is an exponential decay function. This means that at 50 watches it'd be at about 36% quality (not 0), at 100 watches it's at around 13%. I'm not exactly sure when "unwatchable" would hit but I think it's safe to say it's probably hit by the time we hit 228 watches with less than 1 quality. The function doesn't describe other kinds of damage but technically speaking you could have an infinitesimally small amount of "quality" left no matter what. Though, I suppose if the "quality" got so low that it didn't even represent enough data to properly display one singular pixel then you could just "round" and say the tape was fucked and nothing of the original film remained.
I'm no VHS expert but I reckon the decay is from destructive reading so there's nothing to do except heed Mr. 672.
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