VHS sales continue to decline

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  1. Joshua Clinard

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    The Best Buy near me already dumped all its VHS titles a couple weeks ago. However, I think that those who think VHS is "Good Enough" should still be able to buy it- it seems like they're having DVD forced on them. Killing off laserdisc should have been good enough, let the people who don't care keep their VHS and leave that format open for pan-and-scan transfers, edited versions and all the other crap that came with it.
     
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    There´s still LOTS of movies still unreleased on DVD, so VHS may stay around for a while.
     
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    well, i think there's no sense in buying vhs when you can have a dvd-player for half the price of a vcr(at least over here in germany). not to mention the huge difference in quality. [​IMG]
     
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    In the US, cheap DVD players are about the same as cheap VCRs ($40-$50), but DVD players get a lot more expensive on the high end.
     
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    When DVD only 2 or 3 years old, we would see threads like this appear all the time with alot of responses - because we were still unsure of the future of the format, and whether VHS will remain the dominant format.

    I don't have anything against this thread (or threads like this one), I'm just glad it's rare now - which indicates that we are no longer unsure of the format's future. [​IMG]

    We can't say the same for SACD and DVD-A, that's for sure.
     
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    Man, futureshop up here dumped its VHS collection for more than 2 years!
     
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    My local video store is getting rid of their VHS by spring 2004. It will only carry dvds.
     
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    VHS is goign away....I think DVR's liek Tivo, and th eliek will get mreo market share and use then dvd recorders, simpyl becasue fo no media and advanced dumb mans programign and recording. also for quaility and tiem of recording, it's better for tiem shifting and has benefits for live TV. VHS will disapear as a production format, same with Mini disk, still a viabel recordign format but nothing is produced to that format any more....soon vhs will be just a low end recordable medium and device to play "vintage" movies, with little to no, newly produced content.
     
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    So consumers' buying choices have effectively killed off the pre-recorded VHS market..... what, "illegal downloads" aren't going to get the blame on this one?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Anthony, I think you have the record for typos. You are supposed to use your fingers, not your nose[​IMG]
     
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    Here in Montreal, Metro Video still sells prerecorded VHS tapes, but they're all relegated to one corner of the store. Most of the floor space is reserved for DVD only with a small portion dedicated to movie merchandise (they're carrying more and more of that stuff every week).

    I suggested to Martin (the owner) that he should hold a contest where customers must guess when the store will eliminate their VHS inventory forever. [​IMG]
     
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    "So consumers' buying choices have effectively killed off the pre-recorded VHS market..... what, "illegal downloads" aren't going to get the blame on this one? "

    Not to defend the RIAA but they didn't make a peep when cassettes disappeared. You're logic is flawed.
     
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    I still value my VCR if only because without it my entire wrestling collection would go to pot. 90% of my VhS collection is rare stuff I taped off TV or Wrestling events. And VHS maybe the only place where you can get WWF footage from 98-2002 since now the WWE has to digitally alter all that footage to get rid of the WWF logo. So I still use it for that.
     
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