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Ash Ketchum
05-29-12, 10:32 AM
What does Ash Ketchum have in common with the senior citizen immigrant clientele of a handful of video rental shops in Queens, New York? They all love VHS!

This article in today's New York Times discusses the VHS holdouts in this community:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/nyregion/for-some-new-york-immigrants-vhs-is-king-for-movie-rentals.html?_r=1&hpw


As someone who routinely watches movies recorded 20-odd years ago on VHS, I especially liked this line:

A few store owners said some of their videocassette clients believed that tapes were more durable than DVDs.
:D

Doc Moonlight
05-29-12, 10:38 AM
I'd be more impressed if they stocked beta tapes.

The Man with the Golden Doujinshi
05-29-12, 12:54 PM
People didn't talk about VHS rot like we do with DVDs that sometimes die after a few years. Never had that happen with VHS.

critterdvd
05-29-12, 12:57 PM
That article made me nostalgic, maybe I'll watch "Saturday the 14th" tonight (one of the few VHS I have left).

shadokitty
05-29-12, 01:44 PM
Makes me wish I still had my VCR.

Alan Smithee
05-29-12, 03:36 PM
Nice- I've rescued a few boxes of thrown-out VHS tapes in my neighborhood. I can't stand to see any media go into the landfill. Have these people heard of D-VHS though? It was out BEFORE HD-DVD!

TheBang
05-29-12, 06:48 PM
People didn't talk about VHS rot like we do with DVDs that sometimes die after a few years. Never had that happen with VHS.
No, but you get magnetic print-through after a while. It's also susceptible to mold.

Ish Kabbible
05-29-12, 06:56 PM
Still have a VCR and a bunch of my original videotapes. Just played a tape I recorded off TV in 1979.
Looks just the same as it did 33 years ago