Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by AutoAdmin, Sep 21, 2016.
Well, the vinyls are surviving, maybe the VHS will too.
I still have a Magnavox Profile 1.1 Blu-ray player from 2009 that runs like a charm. Plays any Blu-ray I throw at it.
Our local thrift stores won't take vhs machines or tapes anymore.
We still have a few, but two at least are on the way out. My oldest dvd player (and one that still runs fine) is 16 years old this year, but for watching, generally I've gone blu. I only tend to buy new dvds now where there seems to be no chance of the blu being released.
(We also still have a betamax for really old stuff and that just keeps rolling on. Tapes from the time seem to have held ok too)
Anyone know if there will be a UK version of the Target release ?
Think STID extra disc was Sainsbury so them maybe again for STB?
Fingers crossed !
Trying to getget a US copy can be tricky. And expensive...
Ugh VHS players were awful. They may not completely break down but all those moving parts.. They stopped working well within a year. That's not really the problem, though..it was the tapes...the horror...big, bulky, noisy, poor quality. So glad to be rid of them.
I broke down and ordered a digital copy as well as the multi-disk. I hope youre happy Paramount.
It's well known that betamax was a more reliable technology than VHS.
I think I'm going to settle on the Best Buy steelbook because that TMP cover art is irresistible. And I can't imagine myself rewatching special features that much. I'm hoping that Eaglemoss will release a USS Franklin model at some point -- that's probably my only hope of getting a model of that ship now.
QMx released the Amazon-exclusive Into Darkness phaser separately, so I'd bet we'll see the Franklin model later - particularly since it appears to be part of their new "Mini Masters" range (for which they've also shown prototypes of the original and refit NCC-1701). As an aside, the Mini Masters look to be about the same size and quality as the Eaglemoss releases, so more semi-baffling activity from CBS Licensing.
As I said in the post you quoted, I've had dozens of blu ray and DVD disc players die on the vine while my 10+ year old VHS machine is still working. It doesn't record anymore, admittedly, and you can't buy new movies for it. But playback of the old tapes is fine. Whether it's worth it is another matter entirely.
It's a bit like the old Atari VCS. I've had Xbox's and PlayStation's kick up their feet and die, but my VCS works as well as the day it was shipped. They just built things better back then, and the VCS is built like a fricken tank.
Hmm. I've had a number of VCRs die over the years but only one disc player of any kind (out of about 20) since 1985. In fact, my first CD player, from 1985, is still going strong at a friend's place. Oh well. Just goes to show...something.
I took any VHS tapes I had left that wouldn't or couldn't be upgraded to DVD and digitally ripped them. Better to have backups done than try to watch an old VHS tape and have the VCR eat the tape.
Any idea if those WalMart exclusive ships will be plastic or pewter?
Plastic, they actually give me a Micromachines nostalgia vibe.
Thanks...looks like they're the cup toppers that were handed out at movie theaters.
I'm gonna pass on that version...kinda want something more detailed.
My Dad bought a Toshiba player in 1983, it worked well for a heck of a long time.
Our playback technology is better now, but way back then, VCR's were pretty fucking cool.
Unfortunately the latter happened to me a few times and ruined a few good tapes.
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