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Old 10-03-03, 06:39 PM
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Why do New movies still come out on VHS?

With dvd players priced under $100 bucks and more people buying dvd players rather than VCRs. Why do they keep putting new movies on VHS? Who on earth doesn't own a dvd player? They should make it a law that everyone has to buy a dvd player. What are they waiting for?
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not everyone wants a dvd player yet.
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Even though I, personally, haven't seen ANYONE buy a VHS movie in years, I can attest that kids films and shows (Wiggles, Barney, etc.) are probably more popular in the VHS format still than DVD.
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Cause a dvd wouldnt work in their VCR.
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Choice.

Not everyone has a dvd player. there is still a market for VCR's and Video tapes.

did you ask "what are they waiting for" directed to the comment about making it a law to own a dvd player? I think there is some steps idea's need to go through in order to become law..
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Not to mention there are a great number of people out there who dont consider movies to be number one on the priority list, so renting movies on VHS is still fine for them. Plus I think VCRs still out number DVD players out there.
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Originally posted by jeffkjoe
Even though I, personally, haven't seen ANYONE buy a VHS movie in years, I can attest that kids films and shows (Wiggles, Barney, etc.) are probably more popular in the VHS format still than DVD.
Admittedly, I still see folks in Wally World every now and then pick up a VHS tape. Every time Iím at Wally World, I go check out the DVD section, though I rarely buy anything there. I still get aggravated at the number of "fullscreen" DVDs they carry with no option for 16X9.
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What I cant figure out is why CNN Headline news still reports the top selling/renting VHS at the bottom of the screen. I've never seen them show DVD.
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I kinda feel bad for being this way, but I can't help myself. Everytime I'm at Blockbuster or Action Video and I see people in the VHS isles, my first thought is:

LOSERS!!

or I'll be in the DVD section and loudly say "Be Kind, Rewind!!" with a nice chuckle behind it.

I'll grow up one day.
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ha ha ha, a dvd collector concerned about what someone else is renting.. I wonder if the other person is thinking the same thing you are...
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A couple reasons.

Dumb Women no offense ladies, and Old people.
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because VHS is retro and people like that
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Why do I still buy the occasional VHS tape?

Because I've got kids, two 6 year olds and a 3 year old. They are under strict orders to NEVER touch the DVDs, even if it is a kiddie movie. But they are allowed and perfectly capable of popping a VHS tape into the VCR.

Also, my youngest adores Thomas the Tank Engine. And apart from the movie (gag!), most episodes I've seen are only on VHS. And they come with a free toy
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Not to mention there are some movies that are available on VHS, but not DVD. I don't buy many VHS or LDs, but I do occasionally if there's a movie I want that's not available on DVD.
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Originally posted by darkflounder
Why do I still buy the occasional VHS tape?

Because I've got kids, two 6 year olds and a 3 year old. They are under strict orders to NEVER touch the DVDs, even if it is a kiddie movie. But they are allowed and perfectly capable of popping a VHS tape into the VCR.
We're kind of in the same boat. Except that I've got a 13 year-old as well. Here's the thing. Some of those Barney tapes I bought for the oldest one, gave up the ghost after so many viewings. This happened to my copy of Toy Story as well. I decided then I would only buy DVDs as they will last much longer. Sure the kids will get an occasional fingerprint on the DVDs, but I keep the kiddie movies seperate from my collection. So if that copy of Teletubbies on DVD bites the dust, oh well.
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There are plenty of people who don't care about picture quality. Someone said to me, after I'd told them how good DVDs are, that they saw nothing wrong with VHS and would continue buying them.
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Originally posted by vanmunchen
There are plenty of people who don't care about picture quality. Someone said to me, after I'd told them how good DVDs are, that they saw nothing wrong with VHS and would continue buying them.
have you been talking to my dad? to this day, even with a new hdtv he still says DVDs don't have a better picture than vhs.
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Why are their still cassette tapes?
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Many people don't buy movies, they just rent. I know that some of those people don't want to rent DVDs because they are a bit fragile as rentals. I've rented far fewer DVDs than VHS over the years, but I've had problems (skipping, pixellation, etc.) with probably a half dozen DVDs, and probably 2-3 VHS over all the years of renting VHS.
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Re: Why do New movies still come out on VHS?

Originally posted by ctyler
With dvd players priced under $100 bucks and more people buying dvd players rather than VCRs. Why do they keep putting new movies on VHS? Who on earth doesn't own a dvd player? ?
Almost every elderly person who comes into my Borders.
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Old 10-04-03, 01:39 PM
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They still sell cassette tapes...
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I wish new movies still came out on CED.
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So our grandparents, who refuse to figure out how to use a DVD player, have something to watch.
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Originally posted by mikewendt
So our grandparents, who refuse to figure out how to use a DVD player, have something to watch.
My grandmother still hasn't quite figured out that new-fangled VCR contraption, the one that keeps blinking "12:00... 12:00... 12:00...".
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Bah, this whole DVD thing is just a fad. It'll all blow over in a couple of months.
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