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I still love VHS by Lurkerbunny I still love VHS by Lurkerbunny
This is for all you people out there who still love pre-21st century technology. I was surprised when I searched DA and couldn't find a stamp like this. There is support for old video game systems, why not old home entertainment.

I'll explain it for those here who are too young to remember (or just choose to pretend to to remember so they can seem "cool"... I won't get into that): VHS tapes were how people my age and older watched movies and old TV shows at home before DVD came along. It was our only option, really. And we could record stuff off TV with them too.

Don't get me wrong; I love DVD. I love the improved picture quality, the ability to jump to a scene, and all the neat extras... but I'm also a sucker for nostalgia. And for me, VHS is nostalgia. And there still are a few advantages that VHS has. Namely: There are a lot of things still not on DVD. Mostly because there are new rights issues or something that was not considered controversial back then in controversial now. Muppet Babies still isn't on DVD, for example. I think it's because now they don't have the rights to many of those clips from other movies they used to be released on DVD. It's complicated, I know.
Also (and this is my real nerdy side talking) really old home video releases have cool company logos. ^^;

I'm not going to give up my VHS collection. I'll only replace stuff with a DVD version if the DVD is really worth it. Some DVDs don't have any extras (and in some cases, not even improved picture quality). They're basically just a VHS tape on a disc. Why bother with those?

Yeah, anyway, no flames, please. DVDs are awesome too, but this stamp is just showing support for the past. After all, something had to come before DVD.

I will say one more thing: There is no way in hell anyone will make me replace my DVD collection with blu-ray. Seriously, I just bought this stuff, and now Sony is telling me to change already? Fuck. That. (And I know there are many others who feel the same)
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
I don't think I even owned a DVD player until around 2002. :P Even though I was a little bit late to the party, I still have a lot of nostalgic memories connected to the VHS format. I remember having tons of Disney movies on the format as a kid, as well as seeing my parents record stuff from TV, trying to record my own stuff, getting bootlegs dubbed from other tapes, and even well into my high school years, whenever we watched films in class they often came from the school's old VHS archives, since they didn't want to risk breaking copyright laws by transferring to DVD.

It's actually kind of shocking how easy VHS was to pirate. The content creators nowadays would throw a shit-fit if a similar format came along that allowed people to easily make copies of their favorite movies and share them with friends. Nowadays, you have to fuck around with video capture devices, encoders, hunting down programs that break the encryption on DVDs and BluRays... Sure, it's easy to find stuff just by looking online, but what's NOT easy is doing the copying yourself.
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BobClampettFan164 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Me too. =P (Razz) 
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:icontherealcuddles:
"Also (and this is my real nerdy side talking) really old home video releases have cool company logos."

Haha, take that Warner Home Video!
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NYAGamer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Unfortunately I used to hoard VHS tapes as a kid, which was possibly an early sign of having OCD O_o I still have a ton of them and I like ripping my mom's VHS tapes onto my PC cuz she has old music videos that you can't find anywhere
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ElectricKeys Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't we all!?
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hynec Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HiFi stereo VHS was the best sound ever, but not hifi was noisy ... and mono. Too bad there was only upgrade S-VHS . In japan was even better D-VHS later with "HD" :O
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strelka82 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
As a child of the 80s I am totally nostalgic for VHS. I keep an old VCR upstairs because my hubby has dozens of old tapes full of old footy matches, childhood nativity plays and such.
Also my grandad still has a mint condition Laserdisc player, which at the time were a bit of a novelty here in the Channel islands!
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YalociYena Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
yup, i still usw VHS cassettes. quality isn't the best but thats just why i love cassettes... vintage effect! :D
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umatbru Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Video CDs are VHS on a disc
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Sweet-Blessings Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
To this day, I still love collecting and watching VHS tapes, I even have a VCR player in my bedroom, whenever I would watch a VHS tape, it would give me such a nostalgic feeling, and even make me feel like a child again. :heart: Thank you for making this stamp, it is very nicely done, and if you don't mind, I would be glad to use it. :)
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Mina-Foxkey-Star Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still do enjoy VHS. :heart: And I've been collecting some VHS cassettes that I bought from my local thrift stores and now I'm buying some from eBay. And I bought Tiny Toon Adventures: How I Spent My Vacation in great shape. ^_^
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TodManie Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My VHSs always got eaten by VSRs. :(
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zero000101478 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Don't get me wrong but the ancestor of DVD is LaserDisc which never became super mainstream like the VHS, CD and DVD but essentially it was an enormous gigantic CD (the size of Vinyl) for movies and there were smaller laserdiscs (that were still bigger than CDs) for music... LaserDisc (LD) is a home video format and the first commercial optical disc storage medium initially licensed, sold, and marketed as MCA DiscoVision (also known as simply "DiscoVision") in North America in 1978....
Blu-Ray is perhaps the last physical media that accomplishes the same purpose as DVD but is a much higher density disc... The same way the difference between CD and DVD is that the DVD is a much higher density disc... I'm not sure if you knew this but "DVD" does not stand for "Digital Video Disc" It stands for "Digital Versatile Disc" meaning that it has uses other than to be used as a home video format... Actually all discs since the LD to the BD can be used to store pretty much anything you want... Even the Vinyl theoretically can store digital data as well... But I think this technology is reaching a limit... Maybe the future is to not have a physical collection at all... Instead a virtual collection stored on a home server with backup on a datacenter or something... Or maybe with multiple backups on extremely reliable memory devices... Sometimes I think if it's better to only release a technology to consumers when it's 100% advanced, perfected and can't be improved... Or maybe to never release anything mainstream... But we live in a capitalist world anyway... I'm not against selling products but... Such products generate sub-cultures based on emotions that... I feel almost ill just to think about it... Maybe I wanted to live on a more "inhuman" world...
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RockyleRick Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student
To me, I own alot of VHS than DVDs. I always imagine Wreck-it-Ralph on VHS in a Collector's Edition.
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ParanoidPegasus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DVDs break easier. And I don't think my favorite movie comes on DVD. :/
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miserpinsow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I also still love VHS, but you should remember that all VHS look terrible on modern HD televisions. VHS looks best on either tube TVs or pre-HD lcd screens. Pre-HD TVS were short lived and were called "Enhanced Definition Television" or EHDT. I still have my Sharp Aquos EDTV from 2001, and my VHS titles look as good as DVD on that screen, especially utilizing the old S-VIDEO connection! The modern TVS were not designed with VHS in mind.
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actionmastermegatron Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
So so true VHS has almost never let me down, it deserves to compliment DVDs not get replaced by them, I still use them almost every night.
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Estecka Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So many memories wich come back... :iconfinallyplz:
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d-erlette Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
My childhood ;A;
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ValiantPlayer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nostalgiagasm...
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SecretAgent632 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
We are making a mistake phasing VHS out with DVD's. For a while I was for total DVD replacement of VHS until I watched a few cartoons from when I was a kid. Lets just say their quality was not enjoyable; key sounds were missing and one movie was totally re-dubbed too! (different voices, different names, etc)
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starrynights1987 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Writer
I love vhs I still have my combo vhs/dvd player! I see nothing wrong with vhs and :iconiapproveplz: of this stamp
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RMXTrailMix Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Blu-ray can go somewhere else; I'm not impressed with it.
The last three DVD players froze up on me.
I plan to hunt for an old VCR.
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marktheshark274 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012   Photographer
I wish I still had a VCR. There's a lot of things wrong with DVD.
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AndytheB-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist
I must have stuck with VHS's until 2009. Even today, I still use them when I absolutely need to.
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Stantler5 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love using VHS (don't get me wrong I like using DVD) why? Because I just love seeing movies that never made it to DVD sadly like the secret of the seal and ringing bell it just reminds you of good old times
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LordOfstamps Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Good thing VHS's don't get sratches on them like DVD's.
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Lurkerbunny Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Yeah! And that's why I don't check out DVDs from the library because the people working there are too old-fashioned to check if some jerk or their kid left scratches/fingerprints on them - it's the equivalent of ripping pages from books or tape from a VHS!

Anyway, thanks for faving!
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J-Cat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love both new and old things
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Turtleena Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, VHS is still pretty sweet...
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ticklishnatasha Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I also like both new and old things.........almost.
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1 old thing that I hate is the way people thought about black, jewish, mentally/physically handicapped, etc types of people

and 1 new thing that I hate is Justin Bieber
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RetroKittycat Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Yes. :)


I may have something on DVD, but also have a really old video version of it....
sometimes, ALL I wanna watch is stuff from VHS only :O so yes, in those cases, I choose the tape over the disk
even if its lower quality and/or a bit jumpy
Nostalgia makes you crave things that are just silly -_-
Even the adverts on the beginning of tapes are nostalgic to me now X) I watch ALL of them lol :P

I WILL consider a blue ray player IF and only IF its better picture quality for films/TV shows that can be possibly improved better than a DVD and ONLY the films close to my heart.
Toy Story 1 & 2 perhaps and Back to the Future? :)
Sadly, a lot of old films are not improved for better quality D: most my fave films are 90s & below -_-
oh and if I get a blue ray, I'd have to get a better TV *points to 7 year old TV thats going good and strong and I currently have no problems with it*
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GreedLin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Writer
Be Kind Rewind :)
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Sotkettu Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconthumbsupplz:

I have still couple of movies in VHS tape because I didn't have enought time to watch those at 1990's... I haven't bought the DVD versions of them... Maybe I should find someone that owns a VHS player so I could watch those. :lol:
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biizie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this stamp! I still record stuff from the TV on VHS ;)
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Lurkerbunny Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Awesome! Thanks for faving!
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gemshan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
After two boys playgin frisbee with DVD's and constantly moaning that the film is being interrupted by 'fingerprints' we have actually just bought a VHS!! I Love it!! No scratches, and the boys can put them on all by themselves. Actually 'googled' if and where I can buy VHS versions of new films after the film industry stopped making them, any ideas??
A 27 year old, a 4 year old and a 21 month old all say, bring back the VHSSSS!!!!!!
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Purplepaige59 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im getting a vhs tape player for christmas
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PantaroParatroopa Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Note to self: If I have to get a Blu-Ray player, make it this one: [link]
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Lurkerbunny Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Neat! Thanks for faving!
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ayame18 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:la: Glad I found a stamp like this :heart:
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Lurkerbunny Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
:thanks: No problem. Thanks for faving!
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ayame18 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Hautid Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
I still have a small collection if VHS tapes. I think both my VCR players are comming to an end, but if they do I'll try and get another one<3
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Lurkerbunny Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
Good for you! Thanks for the fav! :)
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:iconhautid:
Hautid Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
You are very welcome~!
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SkizzyKills Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Man, VHS, my long lost pal.
I remember being a kid and my favorite thing to do was sit in front of my living room TV with a blanket, a pillow, a bag of pretzels, a charmander bellywasher and a stack of about 30-50 vhs tapes.
The first Pokemon movie, Power Rangers, Scooby Doo, Iron Giant.
I think im gonna undust the box of them in the basement, get some pretzels and reminisce.
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SlayerSyrena Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
The downside to the VHS is their bulk. And yeah, I was more than a bit annoyed that my collection so quickly became obsolete once DVD took off.
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zippymax Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I know how you feel, now my only hope is transporting all my VHS tape contents to blank DVD's... If I even CAN!
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TransparentGhost Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nothing in the world will make me get rid of my beloved VHS tapes <3
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