I believe there are places that transfer tapes to DVDs.
you get a better life out of a DVD,I believe,because tape suffers from
print-thru,each play degrades it a little bit,it accumulates over time.
since this is for personal use,you don't have any copyright violations.
there are even VCR/DVD recorder/players,that can do the transfer.
Oh,I thought the copy protection schemes allowed one copy,and encoded the
copy so that further copying would be blocked.
(of course professional decks can unlock that...)
maybe your friend can make an "exception" for you? B-)
Apparently, not everyone shares your enthusiasm:
Myself, I wouldn't give you 5 cents for a Sony CD/DVD product. The
last one I bought was junk! Cost $250 and didn't even work as well or
have as many features as my SILs $50 Walmart Emerson model. At one
point I got so pissed at its crappy performance, I tossed out my 2nd
story window and watched it explode into a thousand pieces on my
concrete driveway. It was the ONLY time it ever did what it was
supposed to do. ;)
Gads! The horror! I've been publicly trounced. My ego crushed, my
self esteem in shambles. I'll never reach my life goals, no matter
how hard I try. My life is OVER!!
(try again, kid, after you've been weaned)
On 10/3/2010 12:21 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
For a library, converting to digital might make sense (and they have
ways to do it legally). For an individual, converting precious family
records might make sense. But for an individual, converting old movies
they may watch once a year when they are bored, makes no sense. If
somebody doesn't still have a working VCR in the stack, they are
available at thrift stores for five bucks. As I mentioned in a previous
post, tapes can be had at garage sales (and thrift stores) etc, quite
cheaply. Most libraries also have extensive VHS libraries, most of which
will never get updated to DVD because they are old releases. If you have
kids, old tapes and a VCR can be real cheap entertainment on rainy
weekends, snow days, etc.
We have a DVDR (hard disk recorder w/ DVD writer). It won't copy factory
written tapes. That was the reason we bought a VCR a couple of years ago. No
kids in the house (or grand-kids, yet). My wife has a small set of old movies
she likes to watch, though. Some of them were only released to tape once and
never to DVD.
Individual socketed chips, 9 chips per bank. Max 640k, once you found
the daughter board that fit in an ISA slot. Remember those long plastic
tubes the chips came in? I still have a couple full tubes stashed at
work, leftover visual aids from a class I used to teach once a year.
Some idiot threw out all the later memory chips, and the CPUs, that went
with it. I used to set them up on the front table in timeline fashion,
to explain Moore's law to these non-techies, and how the hardware they
were supporting for end-users had changed. Some of those later 486 and
early pentium chips could have been made into jewelry- those rows of
gold-plated pins were downright pretty.
I've opened plenty of the "old machines" and marveled at them. Seems
like the hard drives weighed 10 lbs. and would make a good door stop.
Never started working PC's until the 286, just before the 386. Been
building my own machines ever since.
I've seen different items made from parts. Peoples imagination can be
Here are two "bugs".
All joking aside, I am seriously considering stockpiling at least 100 boxes
of bulbs. Probably get 70 boxes of 60W, 30 boxes of 40W.
That'd give me 400 bulbs, for about a hundred bucks. Should last the rest
of my life.
Would take a bit of space to store them, though. I wonder how they would do
in an attic?
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