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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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strelka82 Feb 4, 2014  New member 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!
YalociYena 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
Video CDs are VHS on a disc
Sweet-Blessings 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. :)
Mina-Foxkey-Star 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. ^_^
TodManie Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My VHSs always got eaten by VSRs. :(
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...
RockyleRick 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.
ParanoidPegasus Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DVDs break easier. And I don't think my favorite movie comes on DVD. :/
miserpinsow 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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