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Does anyone else still by video tapes?
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Nope but I still buy dvd's :yep: wbu?
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Does anyone else still by video tapes?
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Nope but I still buy dvd's :yep: wbu?
Yeah I buy both. I prefer to buy physical copies of things.
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I don't even buy discs for anything, it is obsolete technology.
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I don't buy them anymore but I still have several boxes of them from my childhood
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It isn't. It's far better than paying for something and having nothing physical to show for it.
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I don't even buy discs for anything, it is obsolete technology.
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No. Though I'm considering getting a VGA-out card some time, and recording all the old TV programmes I've downloaded over the years onto tape, like how I've put my music collection onto compact-cassettes, and maybe getting a small TV to watch them on.

I don't want to enough to actually put money into it though :lol:

Edit: that said, I have a Betamax deck and a few dozen tapes in the loft, might see about getting it out some time and seeing if it still works.
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It isn't. It's far better than paying for something and having nothing physical to show for it.
Physical things are a waste of space, plastic and time. I don't need to a hold a disc to feel the worth of the item.
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It's all about the wax cylinder.
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Physical things are a waste of space, plastic and time. I don't need to a hold a disc to feel the worth of the item.
I would feel cheated.
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I would feel cheated.
Space is a premium, hardrive space is not.
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Either way they both will end up redundant
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Space is a premium, hardrive space is not.
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Either way they both will end up redundant
I look forward to the day that hardrives are redundant. I can't see it happening any time soon.
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have a load of vhs tapes and a player at home, though dont buy them anymore.. netflix is a bit more easier..
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I look forward to the day that hardrives are redundant. I can't see it happening any time soon.
Harddrives will be here for a while, what happens when the formats become outdated, Music for example in MP3 will become unplayable when newer and better formats are developed
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Harddrives will be here for a while, what happens when the formats become outdated, Music for example in MP3 will become unplayable when newer and better formats are developed
Typically when formats become outdated you can convert them, if not you lose it.

It doesn't really bother me, I have Spotify for now, till that dies.
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Typically when formats become outdated you can convert them, if not you lose it.

It doesn't really bother me, I have Spotify for now, till that dies.
Exactly, you are paying for spotify to essentially rent music. When spotify goes you will have nothing to show for the expenses you have paid
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I have a vhs player but dont purchase VHS. I purchased a cd last year but am trying to flog it
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I have a vhs player but dont purchase VHS. I purchased a cd last year but am trying to flog it
What CD is it?
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Nope but I still buy dvd's :yep: wbu?
I only buy dvds when I love the cover or if it's a box set or triology etc it makes for nice decoration in my bookcase like shelf :yep:
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