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Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by MatS, Jun 14, 2002.
Circuit City is dumping VHS
so how long does it take before they don't sell vcr's anymore?
I thought they were going to dump DVD for DIVX!
When they first added the "music department" in their stores circa 1993, it consisted mainly of CDs and VHS movies- NO laserdiscs. Every time I went in there I'd drop a note in the comment box saying "So you now sell VHS tapes, but NO laserdiscs?? What the hell is wrong with you???"
I doubt they'll stop carrying VCRs for a very, very long time The media isn't selling, but the decks still will because people have a ton of VHS tapes. My VCR still gets a lot of use
They carried LD players, they could have carried some LDs I think it was more that they had no racks designed for LDs, and media is not their target, hardware is. They price mass media cheaply to get you in to sell you hardware
Anyone want to take a guess how much longer it will be before they stop making VHS movies?
I'm glad to see VHS phasing out like that. However, when I go to my local video store, I still see a lot of people renting VHS. Also, what's sad is, after I complained about them only having the Fullscreen releason of JP3, the lady said there's only a few people that prefer OAR and most of the other customers whine and bi*** about "those stupid black bars" Know what? I'm gonna take a poster from widescreenadvocate.com and ask her if I can post it in the store so it can educated the public. Anyway, back to VHS. Glad to hear Circuit City is phasing it out. DVD players are real cheap now. So, everybody should have a DVD player now. No more fuzzy picture, no more farts and chirps on a bad part of the movie, ALMOST no more pan and scan, and NO MORE loosing the stereo signal when the tape is bad. DVD ALL THE WAY!!!!!
Oh great. As we didn't have enough problems fighting against P/S product before. I can see where this is going...
Pretty soon I can imagine a combo DVD/PVR device that is specifically targeted at replacing everything a VHS unit once did. Yes, there's recordable DVD's, but people seem to prefer PVR's (I don't own one, though).
Anyway, I'm not really surprised. Recently Best Buy reduced their VHS section *again*...this time cutting it down to ONLY the titles available EXCLUSIVELY on VHS. I didn't see a single title in that section which was available on DVD. Maybe I didn't look hard enough, though...it's not like I'm gonna buy one.
As for how long it takes to stop making VHS players, well...didn't I see an HTF thread just recently that the last of the USA-sold LD players were only just now being phased out? Aren't LD players still being made in some places, like Japan? VHS will still sell at your Wal-Marts and your Targets and in the malls (i.e., Suncoast). But the change IS happening, isn't it?
I see VHS going the way of the audio cassette: they're still available but in dwindling numbers. It will be a while before VHS disappears completely, maybe as much as 10 to 15 years.
Well, given the fact that you can still buy audio cassette tapes practically everywhere after CD has been dominate for over a decade now, i say decades yet. Blank tapes and players will still be sold long after prerecorded tapes become scarce.
I'll admit that I don't know much about PVRs but wouldn't you still need to have something like a VCR or DVD recorder if you wanted to be able to keep whatever you taped long term? Even the PVRs with lots of storage will fill up eventually and then you will have to record over stuff unless you dump it to tape/disc first.
Good news though to see VHS is heading in the right direction: death.
Dave, I like your idea of a dvd/pvr combo, but what I yearn for is a DVD+RW/TiVO combo.