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So Sad
 My last SVHS VCR just died. And  I am in mid-stream digitizing old songvids.  I looked on ebay but I am leery of buying a used VCR from someone I don't know.  

This really derails a lot of the preservation efforts. 

Does anyone have a working SHVS VCR?  I can ship the tapes to you if you are not local - you will need a DVD-recorder however (mine is also on its way out).



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carbonel From: carbonel Date: January 29th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you have Freecycle where you are? You might be able to get one for free from someone who's happy to get it out of the house.

The downside is that you will probably also get bunches of offers from people (like me) who don't understand the difference between VHS and SVHS.

I have a working VHS player and a DVD recorder, but I have no idea if it does SVHS.
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 29th, 2015 02:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
yes we have freecycle - most of the electronics we get from there do not work. people use it to dump junk and we no longer use it.

carbonel From: carbonel Date: January 29th, 2015 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's sad. I've been luckier with Freecycle -- I got two stereo receivers and one tape player that way when I was digitizing my record and cassette tape collection.
digitalwave From: digitalwave Date: January 30th, 2015 05:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Sweetie, do you have Cheapcycle as well? The one here is great! I've never had a bad purchase in several years of using it now.

Good luck!
morgandawn From: morgandawn Date: January 30th, 2015 12:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
A local fan came to the rescue!
digitalwave From: digitalwave Date: January 30th, 2015 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's great news! :)
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