Sports Tech People: Anyone ever use a VHS tape to DVD conversion service?

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  1. GaryPuppet

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    I have an old VHS tape from the early 90's of my cousin pitching a complete game in the semi final game of the College World series. Thing is he doesnt have a complete copy of the game because it went through numerous rain delays and his tape ran out.

    Anyone ever try this service? Did it come out well? Was it expensive? And most of all was it worth the money?

    Thanks,

    —GP
     
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    Shortwave98 Cookies Bitch Banned User

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    Tech people convert their own. You should be asking the non-tech people.
     
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    You have a good point there. LOL
     
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    With a username like mine you don't think I'm a nerd who has burned DVDs from VHS before?:nooo:
     
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    I'm an expert, whats your question?

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    Oh cool. I wasnt aware they did this.

    This is perfect. Thanks so much for the info. Much appreciated!

    —GP
     
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    Video conversion is very time consuming. It is much easier to just get new porn in digital form than to convert from VHS. That's what a , ahem, friend told me down at the 51 flavors!
     
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    I have a Magnavox DVD/VCR recorder that I got 5 years ago from Amazon.com. I can tape TV shows from my DVR to DVD and I can also convert VCR tapes to DVD. They don't sell the Magnavox anymore but they have this one and it is the best seller at $199:
    Funai ZV427FX4 Combination VCR and DVD Recorder - the same one that Macro57 posted a photo of.
     
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    When you are done having it converted from VHS to DVD, then you can have it converted from DVD to Blu Ray and the Blu Ray to streaming.
     
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    Im just trying to have this done so my cousin can show his kids is amazing
    complete game win vs Miami.

    I myself hate movies. I dont watch them and therefore dont have a blu-ray player.
     
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    I would imagine the professional conversion would be first rate. But at high prices. If you have a bunch of old shit on VHS, invest. I bought a VCR/DVD recorder and it was worth it. Pretty much set it and forget it. Sure it is done in real time, but do it when you go to bed.
     
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    You're really using this to convert old VHS porn - just admit it.
     
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    For 10 bucks I can do it for you and add naked pictures of some of the chicks here
     
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    I bought a vhs/dvd recording deck a long time ago. got more than enough use out of it to justify the cost (and I still use it for transferring from time to time)
     
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    GP, don't pay for that shit. Send it to me - I'll do it for free and make you multiple copies.

    Costco over charges for that.
     
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    How much stuff can you record on the average blank dvd? 2 hrs? 4hrs?
     
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    I had about 30 tapes converted to DVDs a few years ago. When I went to watch them only 2 or 3 had anything on them. The rest were all blank. I went back to the place I had them transferred and the guy offered to do them all again. Only problem was I threw all the tapes out because I thought I had the contents on DVDs. My point is check them as soon as you come home.



    Hope your mom feels better GP.
     
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