I think I know why VHS has a lot of previews at the beginning!

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  1. Ken Garrison

    Ken Garrison Supporting Actor

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    I noticed when I record my DVDs to VHS to watch in my bedroom, they kinda look like shit for the first 5 minutes. So, I think they put previews on the evil Pan and Scan VHS movies so they'll take up that crappy part of the tape so when they show the movie, it'll look better. The beginning of the VHS tape is more exposed to the elements, therefore, poorer picture quality at the beginning. Once the previews are over, then you get a higher quality movie, beginning to end, except for the Pan and Scan issue.
     
  2. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    It's actually just that the ends of the tape get more wear than the middle simply because of where they are on the reel
    They put the trailers in the front so you have to FF past them so you're still exposed to the ad
     
  3. Ken Garrison

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    Yeah, but at the end of the movie, there's still about a couple minutes of tape left.
     
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