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    Default High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    Are there any notable High Street shops that still sell VHS video recorders, in shop or online?.

    I am pretty sure the likes of Comet, Currys, Littlewoods, Argos etc have stopped selling them.

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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    I think Argos & 1 or 2 other places (it Currys) might still have combined VHS & DVD players for sale.
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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    Only places I know that have them are Charity shops.We have a Heart Foundation furniture shop and they get second hand ones.Amazon does them though.


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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    You could probably get a working one for free via Freecycle.
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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    It's amazing to think that as a generation we've seen a technology as massive as VHS explode and die out.

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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    Don't know of any high street chains, but eBay's usually a good place to pick them up. Be warned though- we bought a Philips VHS / DVD combo a couple of years ago from the US, and had it imported over here- it was a Philips, a British make, BUT unbeknown to me it was the US model, not the UK one, and the voltage was different! US domestic power is on a lower voltage than our own, so using an American-specific machine on our own national grid would cause it to blow. Our only hope now is to buy a transformer unit for it- thus make sure that whatever you get is compatible with the British electrical system.

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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    Wouldn't you also have problems with it having an an American tuner (though that doesn't matter much no the analogue signals are being turned off) & the DVD being region 1?
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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    r bay and amazon are good bets to get a cvr.
    also carboots and charity shops..
    i know a fella who got a near brand new vcr for a fiver at a carboot a few months back.

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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    Quote Originally Posted by darren View Post
    i know a fella who got a near brand new vcr for a fiver at a carboot a few months back.

    Yeah you can easily seek some bargain Video Machine's this way, Daren. Why not too at such a snip!

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    Default Re: High Street chains that still sell video recorders?.

    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    Yeah you can easily seek some bargain Video Machine's this way, Daren. Why not too at such a snip!
    as i say if u want something u can almost always find it.

    it takes you to do a bit of looking around.

    carboots in particular can be treasure troves.

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