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Why Transfer Your VHS to DVD?

The invention of the VHS changed many things about home entertainment in the ’70s and ’80s. For one, it could be used to record and store video footage. Using VHS camcorders, average people could make videotapes of their special events such as wedding, graduation, anniversary or birth of their children. It also revolutionised home recording, as people could tape television programs in their own home.

At some point, almost every family in the world had a VHS system in their home. But there’s a time and place for everything it seems. Digital technology has superseded these analogue recording systems to the point where hanging on to old VHS tapes is more trouble than it’s worth. VHS video systems are now out of date, and many people are transferring their old tapes to DVD.

Facts about VHS:

  • A VHS tape can be easily damaged and degrades over time.
  • Data is stored magnetically and can be affected by magnetic fields.
  • VHS is in a dated analogue format.
  • The player has to be compatible with the television set in order to be played.
  • Most tapes have around 2 hours (SP) recording capacity.
  • Tapes have to be compatible with the VHS players.

Why convert your VHS to DVD?

  • DVD's can last over 100 years.
  • Data is stored optically and will not be affected by the elements or electricity.
  • DVD's will not lose any quality when handed down to your children.
  • They are in the digital format meaning they can be copied to a computer and duplicated without any loss of quality.
  • Chapter points for immediate scene selection.
  • Interactive menus.
  • Easy to play and store without having to worry.

Transfer your videotape to DVD and take advantage of the benefits the DVD format provides. Not only does DVD maintain the full quality of your video footage, but it can withstand the test of time much better than videotape can. DVD has become the standard format and it’s time to preserve those precious memories once and for all!

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