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VHS tapes were something I grew up with. I only started using DVDs around 2008, when VHS officially became obsolete and most of the VHS tapes I owned became unplayable because they got worn out with me watching them repeatedly over the years.

I had many VHS tapes. I had quite a few Thomas the tank engine VHS tapes, my favourites being "Chases, Races and Runaways" and "Happy Holidays". I also had the Star Wars trilogy on VHS as well.

Here in the UK (I don't know if they had them in the USA or other countries) we had a film/video game rental shop called Blockbuster. You were able to borrow VHS tapes/DVDs/Video games, like that of a Library. I used to borrow all sorts of VHS tapes from there. Blockbuster unfortunately went out of business around 2012, but they didn't have VHS tapes at that time. I think they stopped taking in VHS tapes around 2006ish?

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My mum still has them and a VHS player.
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Ahhh, Thomas the Tank Engine VHS was the best :yep:
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(Original post by DSutch)
My mum still has them and a VHS player.
I still have a few of my old ones, and my VHS player still works.
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Yep. Blockbuster was American.
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Yep, they sucked. You go to watch your favourite film only to find that your mum has taped over it with corrie.
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I had a few, i used to watch harry potter an the philosophers stone on repeat. also had haunted house(eddie murphy), daddy day care, cats and dogs and a video of my christening as a baby. they're better than cd's
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Yeah I used to have Thomas the Tank Engine episodes on VHS. That said thank god we have more reliable media now.
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(Original post by H20 III)
I had a few, i used to watch harry potter an the philosophers stone on repeat. also had haunted house(eddie murphy), daddy day care, cats and dogs and a video of my christening as a baby. they're better than cd's
I had Harry Potter on VHS as well, and I used to record Coronation Street episodes onto blank VHS tapes.
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Yep those days...when the tapes contain problems...and when VHS player gets stuck...
I had Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets...:grin:
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Yeah I used to have Thomas the Tank Engine episodes on VHS. That said thank god we have more reliable media now.
I have the episodes on DVD now. A few of my old Thomas the tank engine VHS tapes got damaged when they got jammed in my VHS player, and I sold a lot of them on a car boot sale.
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(Original post by Trainboy2002)
I have the episodes on DVD now. A few of my old Thomas the tank engine VHS tapes got damaged when they got jammed in my VHS player, and I sold a lot of them on a car boot sale.
Yeah I think we sold or donated ours too when we got rid of our VHS player. I still have my DVDs from when I was younger. (particularly Toy Story which I watched to no end) I'm not sure if people really even buy physical media much anymore with streaming services and that.
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Ahhh, Thomas the Tank Engine VHS was the best :yep:
Indeed. I still have the boxes for some of the Thomas the tank engine VHS tapes, but the tapes got damaged.
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Me, but I'm an old.

Does anyone on here remember using VHS tapes to record TV shows?
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mEEEEeaEeeeEeEEeeEeeeEeEEeeeE

And then sometimes you’d have to get a pen/pencil to roll it back tightly ahahahahahaha
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(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
Me, but I'm an old.

Does anyone on here remember using VHS tapes to record TV shows?
I used to record episodes of Coronation Street on blank VHS tapes, in the days before Sky existed.
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(Original post by Trainboy2002)
I used to record episodes of Coronation Street on blank VHS tapes, in the days before Sky existed.
I remember the struggle of having to decide which show to record over when you ran out of blank tapes
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I still put on Rugrats on VHS for my little brother he likes it more than dvds. The colour was more natural, hearing those noises as it went in, the flickers… it’s a better experience by far.

Miss the good times! I think late 90s - 00’s was perfect. We had the good old stuff but technology, although it didn’t consume us.
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Remember that you had to rewind a tape before you could watch it from the start? Being all excited for a movie, but having to wait a couple of minutes to rewind.

I also remember being a kid, when i wasn't old enough to watch football matches till the end. Like CL matches ended around 22:30, which was way past my bedtime. So i always recorded the second half and watched it in the morning before going to school.
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I still do, recorded two episodes of David Starkey last week.

(Original post by SarcAndSpark)
Me, but I'm an old.

Does anyone on here remember using VHS tapes to record TV shows?
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