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PBS series on the lingering love for Vinyl,VHS and cassettes


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#1 OFFLINE   Dude111

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:16 PM

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Very nice....... ANALOGUE MEDIA IS (AND ALWAYS HAS BEEN) MUCH BETTER!!

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:12 AM

In some cases I agree, but not sure I agree that VHS is better

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:05 AM

I don't buy it for cassettes, 8 tracks, VHS or any other consumer grade tape. products.  Tape may be fine for studio masters, but the consumer grade technology doesn't even come close.

 

Vinyl on the other hand has a special feel to it.  Since it's actually vibrations (grooves) amplified, you tend to 'feel' the music as much as hear it.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:59 AM

Right. Film is fantastic, though unrealistic to have movies on film in the home. I just rather have my movies on blu-ray mastered from film. There just is no benefit to consumer tape products.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

Hey they forgot Laser Disc :grin:


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

I still operate my Sony Stereo Cassette Deck to listen to my comedy albums on cassette.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:20 PM

MORMON TABERNACLE CHOIR, DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON ANNOUNCE WORLDWIDE CD RELEASE
Choir to Record with Renowned Welsh Baritone, Bryn Terfel

30 April 2013 – "The Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Deutsche Grammophon, one of the leading classical recording labels in the world, announced today that they will collaborate on a recording to be released on the Deutsche Grammophon label. The CD, slated for release worldwide in September 2013, will feature the Choir, its companion ensemble, the Orchestra at Temple Square, and internationally-acclaimed baritone, Bryn Terfel......"

 

"The recording will take place in six recording sessions in the Salt Lake Tabernacle during the week of May 6. Mr. Terfel will journey to Utah on his way back from performances in Australia and New Zealand. Grammy-award winning sound engineers for both the Choir and Deutsche Grammophon will collaborate to produce the CD recording."

 

 

Interesting to note here............the recording sessions took place just days after completion of the installation of the Tabernacle's new ANALOG AUDIO CONSOLE. It seems that the purists still prefer the sound of analog, and so everything from the microphones, right up to the tape machine's A-D Converters, is still analog.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:30 PM

I still operate my Sony Stereo Cassette Deck to listen to my comedy albums on cassette.

I still have one and plenty of tapes, but I also have several that stretched and/or broke.  The tape is too thin and narrow.


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:58 PM

VHS never was any good, now vinyl I miss. My kids found our old records and wanted to know where the big CDplayer was..

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:38 PM

I LOVE vhs,in my opinion there is nothing better!

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

I LOVE vhs,in my opinion there is nothing better!

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Dude, you certainly have lowered expectations, but good for you, anyway. :rolleyes:

 

Give me your address and I'll send all my old VHS tapes to you.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:33 AM

 We finally retired our 27" Sony SD set with a 39" HDTV.  We had a Sony VHS/DVD player connected to the Sony and a hooked it up to the new set.  Bye bye combo player.  The Mrs took one look at one of her store bought VHS movies and it rated a WAF of 0.  We bought a BluRay player the next weekend.  We will be replacing her VHS collection with BluRay discs.

 

Laser Disc.  I connected my Pioneer LD player to my Samy 46" DLP and yuck, back to the barn it went.  Granted, it isn't the latest LD player, it best connection option is S-Video

 

That being said, my sister in law has a DVD recorder/VHS combo player with a digital OTA tuner.  If I remember correctly, unlike our old combo player that was S-video DVD only and VHS to composite, hers played VHS over the HDMI output.  Perhaps VHS over HDMI might look ok, over composite it looks awful.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:47 AM

I LOVE vhs,in my opinion there is nothing better!

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How in the world is a VHS better than a Blu-Ray, especially with the HD audio?


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:22 PM

One of the things I get a kick out of at Flea Markets is the tables or racks of VHS tapes covered with so much dust you can't read the titles.  Even at .50 or 3 for a buck, they can't sell them.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:08 PM

Maybe for something that isn't available on DVD or another format, though those are harder to come by. Even Leonard Part 6 is on DVD.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:25 PM

<< Snipped bits out >>

 

Interesting to note here............the recording sessions took place just days after completion of the installation of the Tabernacle's new ANALOG AUDIO CONSOLE. It seems that the purists still prefer the sound of analog, and so everything from the microphones, right up to the tape machine's A-D Converters, is still analog.

 

 

Well, microphones are analog, as are speakers. What goes on in between is varied and can be extensive. Some purists can't even tell between good analog and good digital. Others can, and personal preferences are just fine. But to say one is always better than the other is horse pucky. (not that you have said that, afaik.)

 

If I had a budget to spend $250,000 on audio gear, I am not sure I'd care to go back to analog. Better digital, yes. 

 


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 06:10 PM

VHS never was any good, now vinyl I miss. My kids found our old records and wanted to know where the big CDplayer was..

 

If you really missed it, there would be a functioning turntable connected to a sound system and your records would be in plain sight. I'm guessing that other projects and demands take precedence and when it comes to music listening you find other methods, like streaming, digital audio stations from your pay TV provider, or files stored on a portable music player, to be a more than adequate solution. And unlike the shut-in fetishists, you'd be in agreement with the general populace. 

 

Truth be told, it's been awhile since I've bought any physical music formats, vinyl or CD, probably when The Beatles Mono Box on CD came out in Sept. 2009. I had a friend call me last Fall and ask if I wanted to go music shopping and I said OK. It was depressing! Used shop where everything smelled like an attic and it felt like a funeral home. Not my idea of a good time. 

 

That trailer reminded me of the record collector scene in "Ghost World".


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:21 PM

Give me your address and I'll send all my old VHS tapes to you.

Thank you Nick,what movies do ya have buddy??

How in the world is a VHS better than a Blu-Ray, especially with the HD audio?

Because it is NATURAL AUDIO :)

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 07:23 PM

If you really missed it, there would be a functioning turntable connected to a sound system and your records would be in plain sight.

 

That's exactly what I have.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 08:35 PM

Because it is NATURAL AUDIO :)

 

Natural audio is live, real time, unprocessed music such as found in symphonic halls or acoustic concerts. Everything else, even vinyl or hard rubber disks, rock bands, most concerts, have a greater or lesser degree of processing than digital/digital.


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