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Circuit City is going to stop selling videos. They want to focus more on DVD's. Keep in mind this was the same chain which sold DIVX for a brief period.



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The Angrist Man in Rollerball says:*sniff* VHS, we hardly knew ye.



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Wow, I guess it's only a matter of time before they stop selling VCRs too, right?



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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    Wow, I guess it's only a matter of time before they stop selling VCRs too, right?


Not until they are Tivo'd out of existence. As far as I know, you can't record Friends on DVD.



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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05

    Originally posted by tomvejada
    Circuit City is going to stop selling videos. They want to focus more on DVD's. Keep in mind this was the same chain which sold DIVX for a brief period.


best buy is almost there, they have a TINY vhs section, and they only place you can really get tapes is Suncoast...



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    Originally posted by astrobstrd

      Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Wow, I guess it's only a matter of time before they stop selling VCRs too, right?


    Not until they are Tivo'd out of existence. As far as I know, you can't record Friends on DVD.


FYI, there are "DVD Burners" (make your own DVD), but they are currently VERY EXPENSIVE.



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All the more reason for all the slackers to go out and get a DVD player! Welcome to the 21st Century.

Y'know, the major argument I've heard from most people against DVD is, “But I don't wanna have to replace my entire tape library!” You don't... have... to do that. Just because DVD is taking over doesn't mean you can't hang onto your VCR to hold onto your old VHS tapes. I've replaced a few tapes from my library-- the important ones, or the ones that have most triumphant special features on DVD. But I have no intention of replacing my entire VHS library, nor should anyone feel like they have to.

Now, when I buy a new movie, I always buy it DVD. I probably won't ever buy any more VHS tapes (with the exception of blank tapes) but I watch both DVD and VHS.



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You can still (and probably for a good long while) get videos from Video Rental Stores - and supermarkets for some strange reason.
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You can get DVD RAM Recorders for as little as $400. Like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/283155/ref%3Dtab%5Fd%5Fb%5F3/104-2065163-8261565

I have a friend who has this particular one and it works great.



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#10 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05

    Originally posted by thecubsfan
    You can still (and probably for a good long while) get videos from Video Rental Stores - and supermarkets for some strange reason.


the video store i manage will only buy a max of 3 VHF copies of new releases starting 1/1/2003 and by the end of 2003 will be DVD only.




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#11 Posted on

    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo

      Originally posted by astrobstrd

        Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
        Wow, I guess it's only a matter of time before they stop selling VCRs too, right?


      Not until they are Tivo'd out of existence. As far as I know, you can't record Friends on DVD.


    FYI, there are "DVD Burners" (make your own DVD), but they are currently VERY EXPENSIVE.



Not to mention...DVD's aren't cheap or reusable (at this point). The wife likes her soaps...and I like my wrestling.

RE: TiVo...those things require some kind of subscription no?

I buy DVD's for my movies, but VHS for my kids...so they can take them to the grandparents, etc...(maybe I should just buy Mom & Dad a DVD player...)
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