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#26 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:45 PM

FYP

When the 2 hour finale for Star Trek:TNG was aired, I couldn't be home when it started, so I recorded it on 2 VCRs. Once I got home, I stopped one recording and started to watch it. Once I finished that tape, the other one was finished recording and I just had to rewind to where I had left off.


When I found the DVRs and decided to do my recordings on them I had twelve VCRs running. That number seems to follow me around....:lol:

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

FYP

When the 2 hour finale for Star Trek:TNG was aired, I couldn't be home when it started, so I recorded it on 2 VCRs. Once I got home, I stopped one recording and started to watch it. Once I finished that tape, the other one was finished recording and I just had to rewind to where I had left off.


David, you are aware that The Next Generation is coming out in BluRay soon?

I plan to watch that whole series over. The best of the Star Treks by far, I think.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 02:55 PM

David, you are aware that The Next Generation is coming out in BluRay soon?

I plan to watch that whole series over. The best of the Star Treks by far, I think.

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I have the original season sets on DVD for TNG. I haven't decided if the Blu-ray's will be a purchase or a Netflix rental.

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 03:10 PM

When I found the DVRs and decided to do my recordings on them I had twelve VCRs running. That number seems to follow me around....:lol:

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I had five at one time.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 05:56 AM

A friend once described me on his website saying that I "had more VCRs than the Pope has pointy hats!"

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:20 AM

I have the original season sets on DVD for TNG. I haven't decided if the Blu-ray's will be a purchase or a Netflix rental.


I've got the original sets too. I'll be watching them using NF, I don't (well, rarely) buy any recorded content.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:22 AM

A friend once described me on his website saying that I "had more VCRs than the Pope has pointy hats!"


I'm finally on my last one. My wife collected a bunch of Disney flix on VHS and she thinks my granddaughter is gonna watch them. Hasn't worked out well so far.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:24 AM

A friend once described me on his website saying that I "had more VCRs than the Pope has pointy hats!"


OK, that begs the question: How many pointy hats does the Pope have?

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 12:10 PM

A good time shifter will always remember the nightmare of multiple VCRs....:lol:



I'll probably get flamed for saying this (and I'll blame you), but I'm proud to say I've never watched one episode of the Simpsons.



What did you buy???

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I never understood the attraction of the Simpsons.

Would you believe I do not remember the particular RCA model.
However this does fit my recollection.
http://www.videokarm...ad.php?t=250124

List price. Check
Piano key controls, Check
Turret type tuner, Check
Top loading, Check
Wired pause, Check
There was a hardware hack for that so you could see the paused content.

At that time you had to decide between Beta (1st VCR), Sanyo V-Cord, Magnavox Great Time machine and VHS.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 01:28 PM

I never understood the attraction of the Simpsons.


Totally escapes me, too.

Would you believe I do not remember the particular RCA model.
However this does fit my recollection.
http://www.videokarm...ad.php?t=250124

List price. Check
Piano key controls, Check
Turret type tuner, Check
Top loading, Check
Wired pause, Check
There was a hardware hack for that so you could see the paused content.

At that time you had to decide between Beta (1st VCR), Sanyo V-Cord, Magnavox Great Time machine and VHS.


Wow. That's a lot of money. Must have been around '81 or '82, no? I saw my first VCR in one of those years and it was a JVC. Fell off a truck and the guy that ended up with it didn't have the manual for it. We never did figure out how to use it.

My first VCR was a Beta-Max bought in 1983 I think. Sold that to a friend of mine in a moment of great stupidity and bought a Panny VCR. That Panny VCR was a piece of junk.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:27 PM

Cool. What year did you acquire your first VCR?


I think it was 1983. Obviously not the first year they existed, but it was the first one of any one I knew.

And I also am proud to say I have never watched an episode of the Simpsons, nor any of the Fox animated line up.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 10:38 PM

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:11 AM

Our first VCR was an RCA Select-a-Vision VDT-600 that we bought near the end of 1979 - I only remember that because the date of the oldest videotape I have is of a recording made in 1980. I remember wanting the 'new features' in the VET-650 that came out afterwards.

Oh - and to really date the experience.. That show I recorded? I stayed up late to tape "Burt Sugarman's Midnight Special" because my favorite group ("Yes") was on with a couple of videos promoting their new album ("Drama"). The other musical guest was The Vapors promoting "Turning Japanese" and the show was hosted by Billy Crystal.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 07:40 AM

I never understood the attraction of the Simpsons.

Would you believe I do not remember the particular RCA model.
However this does fit my recollection.
http://www.videokarm...ad.php?t=250124

List price. Check
Piano key controls, Check
Turret type tuner, Check
Top loading, Check
Wired pause, Check
There was a hardware hack for that so you could see the paused content.

At that time you had to decide between Beta (1st VCR), Sanyo V-Cord, Magnavox Great Time machine and VHS.

Cheers
Roger


From Wikipedia: The two major standards were Sony's Betamax (also known as Betacord or just Beta), and JVC's VHS [Video Home System], which competed for sales in what became known as the format war.
Betamax was first to market in November 1975, and was argued by many to be technically more sophisticated in recording quality,[12] although many users did not perceive a visual difference. The first machines required an external timer, and could only record one hour. The timer was later incorporated within the machine as a standard feature.
The rival VHS format, introduced in Japan by JVC in September 1976 (and introduced in the United States in July 1977 by RCA) boasted a longer two-hour recording time with a T-120 tape, with four hours using a "long play" mode (RCA SelectaVision models, introduced in September 1977).


Could that model in your link be that old? I think I paid a bit over $200 for my first and only Betamax, and the Panny VCR I purchased after I sold the Betamax cost about the same. I bought them in 1982, I think. Your VCR must have been much older.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

Totally escapes me, too.


How would you know if you've never watched an episode. ;) :P
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:51 AM

Longest series for me is Survivor with CSI a close second (they both started the same year). The only Survivor episode I have missed over the years is the very first episode.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 10:21 AM

How would you know if you've never watched an episode. ;) :P


I guess I should have said I've never completed an episode. For the rest of the animated FOX shows, I've never watched even a portion of an episode.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 12:14 PM

From Wikipedia: The two major standards were Sony's Betamax (also known as Betacord or just Beta), and JVC's VHS [Video Home System], which competed for sales in what became known as the format war.
Betamax was first to market in November 1975, and was argued by many to be technically more sophisticated in recording quality,[12] although many users did not perceive a visual difference. The first machines required an external timer, and could only record one hour. The timer was later incorporated within the machine as a standard feature.
The rival VHS format, introduced in Japan by JVC in September 1976 (and introduced in the United States in July 1977 by RCA) boasted a longer two-hour recording time with a T-120 tape, with four hours using a "long play" mode (RCA SelectaVision models, introduced in September 1977).


Could that model in your link be that old? I think I paid a bit over $200 for my first and only Betamax, and the Panny VCR I purchased after I sold the Betamax cost about the same. I bought them in 1982, I think. Your VCR must have been much older.

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Could have been that old. It was either first gen or 2nd gen of vcr.
I remember I passed on the first Betamax VCRs due to the one hour limitation.
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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:13 PM

Could have been that old. It was either first gen or 2nd gen of vcr.
I remember I passed on the first Betamax VCRs due to the one hour limitation.


My Betamax had a two hour limit, I think. But the difference between the Betamax and the VCR was vast as far as PQ goes.

Problem I had was finding a video store that had Beta rentals.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:00 PM

CSI for me.




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