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I just bought

Postby stypee » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:43 pm

Have no idea what came over me today.. I just bought myself one of these...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001VZ ... ss_product
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Re: I just bought

Postby Steve T Power » Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:59 pm

What's that big ugly horizontal slot that looks like a Drive bay?
*squints at picture* V.... H.... S?
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Re: I just bought

Postby Dunnyman » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:13 pm

I bought a new cell phone
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Re: I just bought

Postby HGervais » Tue Mar 02, 2010 1:20 pm

I'm trying to figure that one out as well. I could kind of understand it if a person still had a large collection of VHS tapes and the Blu-ray was a recorder but otherwise....what? You want to do a side-by-side comparison of just how far we have come in 15 years?
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Re: I just bought

Postby Future Man » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:00 pm

I need one like that but with a tray for laserdiscs.
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Re: I just bought

Postby mkiker2089 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:16 pm

It makes sense for a person with a lot of VHS tapes (VCR's don't exist) or someone who likes to tape often and can still find blank VHS. It's more practical than a DVD / VCR combo since it costs about the same and does all.

I however would have gone up the chain a bit and bought a wi-fi unit. Ethernet cables make baby jesus cry.

I still don't get why in this day and age blu ray and wifi are so far apart. It's a wifi world and the blu ray spec was built around connectivity. Cheap wireless cards retail for around 30-40 bucks and probably wholesale in mass quantities for pennies. It's just lazy for the manufacturers not to include it. Then there's Samsung, LG, and Panasonic which have the "ready" devices that require an extra dongle which usually runs 100 dollars give or take. For that money I'll just get a PS3 and be done with it. At least Sony players will accept and wifi dongle (or so I'm told by sony tech support).

In short I'd recomend the Sony bdp-s370 which is wifi ready and get a 25 dollar USB adapter from Staples.
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Re: I just bought

Postby hoytereden » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:01 pm

We carry this one in our store and I just don't get the reasoning behind it. :? My thought was, as Harold mentioned, maybe it's to show then and now. But the VCR doesn't even record :o so....I just continue not to understand.
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Re: I just bought

Postby stypee » Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:53 pm

I was impressed with the fact that it can play VHS tapes at 1080p, to me, that's pretty neat
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Re: I just bought

Postby mkiker2089 » Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:54 pm

hoytereden wrote:We carry this one in our store and I just don't get the reasoning behind it. :? My thought was, as Harold mentioned, maybe it's to show then and now. But the VCR doesn't even record :o so....I just continue not to understand.


Trust me, there's a market. VCR's don't exist anymore and it's about the same price as the DVD combos. My dad has enough VHS tapes to use them as insulation for his house. When his VCR dies something like this will take it's place. Probably not long from now.
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Re: I just bought

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:56 am

stypee wrote:I was impressed with the fact that it can play VHS tapes at 1080p, to me, that's pretty neat



That impresses me as well!
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Re: I just bought

Postby stypee » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:13 pm

HOLY SHITBALLS!

Yeah, you can patronize me all you want about buying this thing.. Yeah, it looks super cheesy but I have to tell you, the video looks freaking AMAZING! I popped in a videocassette I recorded off cable MANY years ago and I am in awe! This thing kicks major ass!

I can't wait for Amazon to stop screwing with my Blu-Ray order and for them to send them discs!

I LOVE THIS THING!
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Re: I just bought

Postby Steve T Power » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:22 pm

Dammit shaddup! You're making me want one!
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Re: I just bought

Postby mkiker2089 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:31 pm

Hey, if that thing makes VHS look good then it truly is a remarkable machine indeed.
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