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  • #76
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    I probably won't get Blu-Ray until I can get a recording machine at a decent price, or too much stuff I want isn't released on DVD.

    As far as I know DVD's will play in a Blu-Ray player.

    I've still got a decent video so I've not really bothered to replace all my old VHS tapes unless I've seen a really cheap DVD copy.
    The Trickster On The Roof

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    • #77
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      i can remember when my mates dad was doing some odd jobs around the house when they got a top loader ferguson videostar. he decides to make some kind of t.v. video and hi-fi cabinet.

      everything fitted in fine, apart from the video. he'd forgot it was a top loader and had not left enough room for it to eject. me and my mate wet ourselves laughing.

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      • #78
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        great memory mate.
        tashiko great company haha.
        we got our first vcr in the early eighties it was im near sure a top loader very big very heavy.
        Have u still got the vcr.

        i still have to vhs machines and a betamax machine.

        Originally posted by Trickyvee View Post
        Our first VCR was made by that well known company Tashiko and we got it from the Granada shop in 1988. By then VCRs had become more slimline and ours was quite stylish if I say so myself, although it broke down a lot (didn't they all!). I remember giving my dad strict instructions to go for a VHS and not a Betamax because "VHS is the future" . First thing I recorded was Top of the Pops with Yazz singing 'The only way is up'.
        FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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        • #79
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          Probably not many people know this, but VCR's have been being produced since the 60's (although obviously they weren't being mass-produced at that time). Bob Monkhouse is known to have had one of the first ones, which at the time was more expensive than a car.
          "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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          • #80
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            Originally posted by philipdalton View Post
            Probably not many people know this, but VCR's have been being produced since the 60's (although obviously they weren't being mass-produced at that time). Bob Monkhouse is known to have had one of the first ones, which at the time was more expensive than a car.
            I can remember in the early 80's VCR's been in the region of 500-600, and most people could not afford them and instead rented a VCR. We complain about the price of things now, but technology now is dirt cheap compared to then
            Oh to be a kid again with a can of Top Deck on a hot summer day, now that would be good.

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            • #81
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              Originally posted by Fatboy View Post
              I can remember in the early 80's VCR's been in the region of 500-600, and most people could not afford them and instead rented a VCR. We complain about the price of things now, but technology now is dirt cheap compared to then
              I must apologize for going off-topic here, but what about computers? They have many times as much memory now as what they did in the 90's but in most cases are much cheaper. This is especially true in the case of laptops, as they weren't being mass-produced at that time. I'm sure I remember seeing one advertised in a magazine once for six grand.
              "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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              • #82
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                Originally posted by philipdalton View Post
                I must apologize for going off-topic here, but what about computers? They have many times as much memory now as what they did in the 90's but in most cases are much cheaper. This is especially true in the case of laptops, as they weren't being mass-produced at that time. I'm sure I remember seeing one advertised in a magazine once for six grand.
                Very true. I can remember paying 300+ for a Star XB24-200 dot matrix printer in 1991-1992, and also paying around 600-700 for a GVP 105 MB hard drive in the early 1990's too.
                Oh to be a kid again with a can of Top Deck on a hot summer day, now that would be good.

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                • #83
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                  I must get on-topic again here before it's too late. The first VCR I ever bought was a VHS in 1988/89 and cost 300, which was more money back then than what it is today. Does anyone on here know exactly how much?
                  "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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                  • #84
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                    Originally posted by philipdalton View Post
                    I must get on-topic again here before it's too late. The first VCR I ever bought was a VHS in 1988/89 and cost 300, which was more money back then than what it is today. Does anyone on here know exactly how much?
                    663.00 if this site is right:

                    http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/b...nged-1900.html

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                    • #85
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                      I have the first VHS recorder the JVC HR-3300 with the wooden sides.

                      I remember our first VCR which my parents got in 1981. It was a JVC HR-7200EK. I remember it cost alot of money at the time. I found the same model on ebay for 99p.

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                      • #86
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                        The Sony CV-2000 was the first, or one of the first, VCR's to be put on the market, costing $695 in 1965. Does anyone know how much that would be the equivalent of today? Incidentally, probably no-one on here knows this, but the first home computer cost $10,000 in 1969 and apparently no-one ever bought it.
                        "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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                        • #87
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                          i never remember a wooden sided vcr.

                          must have been mid eighties by the time we got our first one.

                          wow 99p on ebay its gone down in price.
                          it prob cost your parents a few hundred at the time.
                          ill have to try and look that make up.

                          Originally posted by escorteclipse1990 View Post
                          I have the first VHS recorder the JVC HR-3300 with the wooden sides.

                          I remember our first VCR which my parents got in 1981. It was a JVC HR-7200EK. I remember it cost alot of money at the time. I found the same model on ebay for 99p.
                          FOR THE HONOUR OF GRAYSKULL

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                          • #88
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                            Just a quick one before my lunch break ends

                            I remember going round to one of my friends to watch a video on this huge machine that whirred away, that was about 1983 I think.
                            Much later I bought a Granada VHS machine, can't remember the model but it was mono, the stereo one was too expensive for me. But that machine lasted up until about five years ago, so got my money's worth out of it.
                            Just goes to show how little I knew about videos back then, I used to think it could only take Granada tapes so kept on going back to the shop for more. it was only after the fifth or sixth visit that they told me I could use any brand of tape.. Oh dear.
                            That's no golf ball Mr. Solo..

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                            • #89
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                              Originally posted by philipdalton View Post
                              The Sony CV-2000 was the first, or one of the first, VCR's to be put on the market, costing $695 in 1965. Does anyone know how much that would be the equivalent of today? Incidentally, probably no-one on here knows this, but the first home computer cost $10,000 in 1969 and apparently no-one ever bought it.
                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeywe...tchen_Computer

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                              • #90
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                                I've just worked out the modern equivalent of $695 in 1965 to be 7,257.99, and that was the price of the Sony CV-2000 video recorder. Lotta money!!

                                "Dad, can I have one of these?"

                                "No son, money doesn't grow on trees".
                                Last edited by philipdalton; 13-06-2013, 23:15.
                                "The answer to the ultimate question, of life, the universe and everything is .....42"

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