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    Default Video v DVD - making the transition

    I know that I am a bit slow on the uptake, technology wise, but at long last, I am thinking about modernising at long last and thinking about getting a DVD recorder (well, I am thinking about asking a relative to get me one as a Christmas present). I know that still having a VCR now is like someone in 1988 still having and using a black and white television set, but I have resisted in recent years because I have got so used to video and have at least 100 tapes which obviously cannot work on a DVD player unless it has a VCR built in (or the other way round). I suppose that I don't want to leave all that behind which is what I would be doing if I permanently switched to DVD.

    I have had a DVD player in the past but not one that records, and any DVDs I play at the moment would be on my computer - I have been looking on the Currys PC World website (emailing the link from that website to my relative), and the difference between those that record and those that just play DVDs are more than apparent with regards to the price. I saw one for sale that gave 250 hours (ten days non-stop if you like) recording SD, the equivalent of over 40 E180 videotapes on LP. I suppose that I have a bit of anxiety when it comes to technology and that I often have a "better the devil you know" approach towards it. As VCRs are mostly a 1980s and 1990s thing, it would certainly fall under the scope of this forum!

    I have a feeling that I will still be putting the Queen's Christmas Speech and Big Ben striking midnight onto video again rather than DVD like I have done for the past two decades - being baffled over instruction manuals over Christmas is not quite my own idea of enjoying myself, but on the other hand, if I can find my way around my own computer without any fuss, I suppose that I would have nothing to worry about at the end of the day.

    Does anyone think that it is worth making the transition to DVD recording? I know that I am at least 15 years behind everyone else...
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Wow ... I struggle wading through masses of text

    George .. I'm not even sure you need to go down the route of DVD recordings- it's something I've never fancied myself ..


    As you know I'm also obsessive about certain things ... music / movies / football / boxing / general sport / motor sport etc

    I don't want to answer your issues specifically as I don't feel as though I can ...


    Sooo I will disclose how I cope with the need / desire to have everything that interests me instantly available to view .

    I basically cover all bases by paying for the full Sky package plus NetFlix . I buy all my favourite movies and box sets very cheaply off eBay ... I pay a Russian based music site for any music tracks / albums - ridiculously cheap as well - the tracks are downloaded and burnt onto CDs ..

    Finally anything else is on YouTube it just takes patience and perseverance ( something we both excel at ) to find what you want ..
    There's very few things you can't find to be honest ..for example .. I've taken the liberty of searching YouTube for the Queen's Speeches and they are available ( in glorious HD) ..

    Enjoy
    https://youtu.be/mBRP-o6Q85s



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    Default Re: Video v DVD - making the transition

    Streamings the way to go these days, buy a amazon firestick and install a free streaming service (i recommend Morpheus) installation instructions are available on youtube.
    Once done you have all the movies and tv shows you can possibly imagine FREE OF CHARGE and lawfully, the occasional buffering you have to endure is far outweighed by the thousands of free movies and shows at your fingertips
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpGV2mZ28aw
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    Default Re: Video v DVD - making the transition

    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Streamings the way to go these days, buy a amazon firestick and install a free streaming service (i recommend Morpheus) installation instructions are available on youtube.
    Once done you have all the movies and tv shows you can possibly imagine FREE OF CHARGE and lawfully, the occasional buffering you have to endure is far outweighed by the thousands of free movies and shows at your fingertips
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpGV2mZ28aw
    How do they get away with it all being free ??




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    Default Re: Video v DVD - making the transition

    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    How do they get away with it all being free ??




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    Because you are not trying to own just watch, illegal to upload/download but not to stream. Be aware that streaming sites get shut down regularly but there is usually another along a bit like the buses
    ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE NEXT HALF HOUR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tex View Post
    Because you are not trying to own just watch, illegal to upload/download but not to stream. Be aware that streaming sites get shut down regularly but there is usually another along a bit like the buses
    Ahh


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Wow ... I struggle wading through masses of text

    George .. I'm not even sure you need to go down the route of DVD recordings- it's something I've never fancied myself ..
    I just love being detailed in my writing - it makes things exciting and interesting.

    I do feel left behind sometimes - I often wonder whether it would cause embarrassment if I said to people that I still use a VCR. Even I still use cassette tapes for example.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I just love being detailed in my writing - it makes things exciting and interesting.

    I do feel left behind sometimes - I often wonder whether it would cause embarrassment if I said to people that I still use a VCR. Even I still use cassette tapes for example.
    Maybe consider some of the things we've suggested ??


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Maybe consider some of the things we've suggested ??

    I don't think it would work for myself.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    I have a DVD recorder.

    Recording quality is ok, but very blurred around the edges.
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