How do you store your VHS tapes? I have a bunch that the kids like to watch, but they are SO BIG AND BULKY. I need a good storage solution. Ideas?
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9/23/10 at 12:51pm
What's funny is, I often wish I could convert digital to VHS
Yes, the tapes are realllllllly bulky. And yes, the video quality is not quite as good.
But our DVDs have a very short life before they are too scratched to play. On top of that, the DVD players themselves die about every year. The death of the DVD players is practically a crime in my opinion. But we are using the same VHS player that DH was given by his mom when he was 14... 20 years ago. Granted, we've managed to avoid the typical PB&J-in-the-tape-area death that many players have died.
We get VHS tapes for DD in the library, and they all play reliably. Borrowing a DVD from the kid's section almost guarantees unplayability. The non-juvenile DVDs are more likely to play, of course, but it's too common that we're 3/4 of a way through a movie and then it just crashes and we can't do anything about it.
Grrr. OK, probably that rant was totally uncalled for and out of place on this thread. Sorry.
I did convert a bunch of them to DVDs... we have a DVD-R that's hooked up to our VHS player... The remaining VHS tapes have copyright restrictions (Disney, mostly), so our machine won't do it. What I'd *like* to do... is just ditch the disney but my kids LUUUUUUUURVE them, so I can't bring myself to do it. Most of them were mine when I was a kid.
Wow, if the players and dvds are dying that frequently sounds like it's time to move them out of the reach of the kids, invest in higher quality units ( it's that is part of the problem) and not let the kids get hold of the discs.