Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I still have a VCR

How many of you have gone strictly to DVD and/or Blu-Ray? Well, I would say I'm one of you, but the fact is, I'm not. My DVD player is a DVD/VCR combo. I use the VCR mainly for stuff that is one-time only and can never be replicated, such as my high school and college graduation, senior recital, tapes of old shows from back in the day (complete with commercials), etc.

what's the point of this, you may ask? Well, I wanted to watch Fat Albert the other day, so I put in the VCR. It's still in there. Stupid thing is eating tapes nowadays. Guess I finally should go get Fat Albert on DVD one of these days...lol

Oh well, better it be something that can be replaces or "upgraded" as opposed to something that would be lost forever.


Mike Golch said...

I have not given up on the Vcr as well.I did however,but a VCR/DVR combo.

Theresa said...

We have one VCR in the bedroom which doesn't work after the MIL spilled a glass of water all over it and a VCR/DVD combo in the front room which the VCR part doesn't work. Worst thing is we have plenty of tapes we could watch but can't and also can no longer tape stuff to watch later. Just not sure if it's worth it to buy another one...lol.

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot said...

I don't use either one very much. I still have one that is strictly VCR, not a combo with DVD. Of course, my laptop plays the DVD's. One day I may change over. Of course, I still have trouble working a VCR!!!!

The Bee said...

I havent seen a VCR in over a decade - at this point though I would hold onto it as it might fatch a nice price on Antiques Roadshow soon.

Mystery Man said...

Mike- i'm not gonna give up until i absolutely have to

Theresa- perhaps theb est thing to do is find a cheap one on ebay or amazon

Sherry-one day you'll do it, i know you will...lol

Bee-you may have a point