How many VHS tapes do you own? I stopped purchasing movies on VHS several years ago, but I still manage to own right around 100 of the tapes. Recently I considered selling all of them in bulk on one of them there auction sites, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it. Was it because I was too lazy? No, not really. Was it because I was too busy? Well, partly but this was before things got out of hand crazy in my life. Which means you are now asking yourself excatly why in the world would I keep the darn things…
I kept them because at least half of them I don’t own in any other format. Of those, I can only purchase about one quarter of them on DVD and only about 3 of those are available on Blu-Ray. If you are keeping track, you will remember that I am phasing into the Blu-Ray world. All this really means is that if I want to keep my “collection” intact, then I have to wait until my must-have movies are available on Blu-Ray before I can get rid of the now outdated VHS tapes. The other minor hitch in all this is the cost. It is going to cost a small fortune to become a Blu-Ray only household (which reminds me – please click on some of the Google ads to help me make the money to purchase more movies).
What does all this mean to you? I haven’t a clue. What does all this mean to me? I am going to end up with five different types of media (Laser Disc, VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray, and digital) for my movies until everything can be converted into one. I am starting to think that the ONE is going to have to be digital. I don’t want to keep having to do this every few years.
Post inspired from reading VHS is Dead.