It's ok I DO have a DVD RECORDER, a very reliable and high quality one - I use it to transfer my old VHS tapes on DVD - But now everytime I log on and hear about the CRAP media being made and QC slipping, I'm wondering, which will last longer my bloody VHS or my DVDs, I think my VHS will outlast me and my bloody DVDs
Still, for recording TV I use VHS and I am not ashamed. Maybe one day when DVD is obsolete, I will have transferred all my DVD to the new format, assuming those DVD have not degraded, by the looks of things, they probably will.
As far as the reel to reel, yes good old AKAI, works like a charm and those R&Rs would outlast my entire DVD collection, it is pretty embarassing - I reckon those times where they said that DVD means a lifetime of memories, they once advertised the advantage of DVD being solid and keeping your precious memories safe from wear and tear as does occur on VHS - Well those tossers were obviously wrong - I have customers asking me to transfer their precious movie films and wedding videos on DVD, and I am honestly worried of what will happen to their "memories" 5 years down the line, let alone 1 year.
Is DVD obsolete ? It IS already obsolete. I have customers calling me every day asking me to transfer their videos on holographic media. When I tell them that it's not mainstream they cuss at me and call me a wanker - I've already turned down a dozen requesting their VHS collection of Benny Hill be put on BluRay - claiming that it will enhance the quality - I kept arguing with them that it won't but they got pretty irate and told me off So I guess DVD is obsolete.... Now do you honestly think I will trust new technology after the CRAP and slipping quality control ? Imagine the same sized media with more densely packed data..........you think I will trust a company ? What tells you that the new media won't degrade ?
Thanks but no thanks......... It's no wonder film makers still use 35mm film.