Hold on a minute whilst I don my asbestos suit. There. For a long time now, I've read post after post discussing VHS as if it were a boil on the butt of the Earth. I'm here to defend good old fashioned videotape. Before you light the torches, let my clarify things a bit. I love DVDs. They have brought me great joy. However, we would not have our beloved shiny discs, were it not for the ground paved by VHS and Betamax. Before vcrs began to creep into the average home, the only way to see movies was in a theater. If you missed one, you might be able to catch it on television in edited form if you were lucky. Otherwise, forget it. If the movie was not terribly successful in the theaters, odds are you would never see it released again. Home Video changed all that. Suddenly, you could watch your favorite movies over and over again or rent a movie that you may have missed in the theaters, but still want to see. This changed the way that we entertained ourselves forever! No, the picture and sound wasn't as good as you could get in a theater. No, most movies were not in their OAR. But they were there! You could watch them! Before VHS, movies could very easily die a quick death. Not after. So before you start the bashing, take a second to remember that were it not for VHS, this board wouldn't exist and the world would be a whole heck of a lot less interesting. Thanks for your attention. I'm gonna go pop a tape in the player.