My Poor Video Collection

Since home video first became available, I have been recording, well, stuff! I mean some of my VHS tapes go back to 1980! Some of these tapes have gone from three different apartments, two houses and a storage space. And worse than that, it seemed the stuff I would really like to keep now, I recorded in the dreaded 6-hour mode. Yikes!

Way back in the day, films I really liked I would record in the "High Quality" of 2 hour speed. Other stuff, TV specials and what not, I would stuff as much on a tape as I could. Now that has come to bit me in the ass. All those precious films I so carefully preserved, I now have a DVD. Those other things, which are much more interesting, are in such bad shape, I don't know if I will ever be able to recover.

So now I am on a quest to burn all these old tapes to DVD and get tide of the boxes and boxes of tapes.

It doesn't help that these tapes have been a in a garage for the last couple of years. The heat alone probably did a bunch of damage!

And how much is worth recovering? I have tapes of Dark Wing Duck and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I recorded for my kinds when they were small. Part of me wants to just pitch them into the garbage and the other half ponders the idea of burn them.

And then there were shows like, The Incredibly Strange Film show. No matter what I do, I just can;t seem to get those to play without all types of strange flipping and craziness. And I have every Doctor Who from when WTTW, Chicago's PBS station.

Much much more that I might never fully recover! Oh Well!


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