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Old 10-02-05, 12:12 PM
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Do they make anything more than a 9hr. VHS tape for taping?

and are they sold at any B&M? I know this isn't exactly tv, but it is what i need them for. I'm not into the whole DVR as of yet and still rely on the trusty VHS for my weekly shows.

So is there more than a 9hr., like 10 or so and can be easily found?

Thanks for any help...
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*** insert TiVo comment here ***

I know you can get 20+ hours on a D-VHS tape... but I've never heard of a standard VHS tape going that long.

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Originally Posted by scott1598
and are they sold at any B&M? I know this isn't exactly tv, but it is what i need them for. I'm not into the whole DVR as of yet and still rely on the trusty VHS for my weekly shows.

So is there more than a 9hr., like 10 or so and can be easily found?

Thanks for any help...
LB: None that I'm aware of right now. Memorex did have a 10 hour tape which I used to pick up all of the time at Circuit City or Media Play. Cost was $8 for a two pack. Was good for getting all the stuff on SuperBowl Sunday and also for events which-went/could go-over three hours if you wanted to tape it SP Mode. (You got around 3 hrs 20 mins of tape at that speed.) Unfortunately Memorex decided to discontinue making them around the start of this year and thus Circuit City/Media Play stop carrying them.

So unless someone mentions something else videotape wise, looks like your stuck with a 9 hour tape. (I assume you talking Maxell right? My local Rite Aid Drugstore still carries those for $2.99 per single tape.)

LB...
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Why would you need more than 8 hours anyway? VHS is cheap. Switch tapes!
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Originally Posted by RogueScribner
Why would you need more than 8 hours anyway? VHS is cheap. Switch tapes!
My guess? Vacations.
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If you can afford a vacation, you can pony up for a Tivo or ReplayTV.
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Originally Posted by Patman
If you can afford a vacation, you can pony up for a Tivo or ReplayTV.
Maybe it isn't a priority, shock of shocks. Not everybody needs the latest and greatest.
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What's a VHS tape?



I'm like that woman on My Name is Earl, I would need to go rent a VCR.
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I'm like that woman on My Name is Earl
You're shacked up with Crab Man? He's a cool dude.
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i could get a tivo, but frankly i have no interest. i don't need to pay a service fee each month when i can set a vcr to tape every show i watch for the whole season. the quality of the taping isn't great, but it gets the job done.
i just want as much hours as possible to avoid switching tapes...that is the only annoyance for me and it is minor as i don't usually tape more than 8 hours anyway, but sometimes i can't watch before next week and thus the need for longer........
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Tapeworld.com out of PA. has T200 VHS(10 hr) tapes-5.99 apiece.
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if you buy more than one tivo do you have to buy subscriptions for each of them?
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As far as I understand it, TiVo and Replay both charge $12.95 a month for your first receiver and $6.95 a month for receivers 2+.
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Buy (or borrow) a second VHS player, record some shows with the first, some others with the second.

And yes, I'm also one who just tapes shows onto VHS. I know that Tivo users love their Tivos, but there's no way I'm paying $12.95 to tape a show when I can do it just as well with my tape player. OK, maybe not as well, but it works.
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if you have direct tv, Tivo is only 4.99 a month
Old 10-03-05, 12:43 AM
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Or you could just use your cable company's DVR. Mine's not as "slick" as a TiVo, but it's only $6.95/month and has two tuners *and* HD support (two things that *mots* TiVo boxes don't do yet)... plus, if it breaks I just drive 10 minutes to the cable company office for a new one.

Seriously - call up your cable company. Use it for one month and if you don't like it, return it and I'll send you a check for $20 for the box and your troubles. But I guarantee that you'll keep it. Everyone I know that has some form of DVR - be it a TiVo, cableco DVR, or HTPC - says that "they'd never watch TV without one again". And it's true. It's as revolutionary as (or even better than) color TV.
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i could get a tivo, but frankly i have no interest. i don't need to pay a service fee each month when i can set a vcr to tape every show i watch for the whole season.
Find one of the first generation Tivo's or ReplayTVs. No subscription required. The ReplayTV's should still have free guide service while the Tivo has to be manually programmed like a VCR.
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Originally Posted by maingon
if you have direct tv, Tivo is only 4.99 a month
That's no longer the case for new subs, it's up to $5.99 now.
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Originally Posted by GMan2819
Find one of the first generation Tivo's or ReplayTVs. No subscription required. The ReplayTV's should still have free guide service while the Tivo has to be manually programmed like a VCR.
It sounds to me like one of the TiVos that can be manually programmed might be ideal in this situation.
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Originally Posted by scott1598
i could get a tivo, but frankly i have no interest. i don't need to pay a service fee each month when i can set a vcr to tape every show i watch for the whole season. the quality of the taping isn't great, but it gets the job done.
i just want as much hours as possible to avoid switching tapes...that is the only annoyance for me and it is minor as i don't usually tape more than 8 hours anyway, but sometimes i can't watch before next week and thus the need for longer........
tivo is worth the price and you dont find yourself always checking the tape to see if it has finished. Spend the money. It's worth it!!!
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Originally Posted by Jimmy James
Maybe it isn't a priority, shock of shocks. Not everybody needs the latest and greatest.
Who ARE you? That's just craaaaaazy talk!
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I just got my DVR this last week... I can't believe how much more convienent it is for me... I too was using VHS and missing out on a lot. Now I can get entire shows, even if they're on at the same time as others (example: Las Vegas 9-10/RAW 9-11), and all the sports games I'd miss at night...

I could never go back. If your cable provider offers it, I'd pick it up. Mine's only $15 more a month, definatly well worth it...
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I switched from the ol' VCR to DirecTivo this past June, and I will never, ever go back. It's so easy, the quality is superb, and it's so versatile.
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It's a higher initial investment of cash and time, but a home theatre computer could handle TV recording plus numerous other things. I absolutely love mine.
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OR you can forget about tivo, replay and vhs tape and get a :


A HDD/DVD RECORDER( THEREBY WHEN YOU BUY IT, YOU DONT HAVE TO PAY ANY MONTHLY FEES.

I still don't know why tivio is such a big deal? why not save your save the trouble and get a hdd/dvd recorder. I use it and thibks it absolutely fantastic.

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