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  1. Rancid User ron spencer's Avatar
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    some great porn came out on VHS! True classics in every sense of the word.
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    where would have been the best way to store a box of tapes
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    any difference between T-120 and T-150
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    Originally Posted by danderson400 View Post
    what was the best tapes to use in early 90s?
    TDK HiFi - it came in a greenish grey plastic box and ran very smoothly. In fact I bought some new ones (old 90's stock) last week and they are just as good now. Panasonic and Fuji 'Beridox' were also good quality from back in the day. I still use VHS for recording TV to watch later as it is so easy to whizz past 'coming up later', 'previously', 'the story so far' and the ads. I'm a dab hand with the visual cue button
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    i was using TDK HiFi whatever speed i used the tapes still looked good in 99 my tapes were shows like the reality show "On Scene: Emergency Response" the drama "China Beach" and lots of football games
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    when was TDK Hifi made?
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    Originally Posted by danderson400 View Post
    when was TDK Hifi made?
    It started in the early 90's with the grey plastic case (good quality) then by the end of the 90's it changes to a blue card box design. By the early 2000's it was discontinued. The older variant was better quality as the tape was better made and the plastic case protected it better.
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    early 90s i guess 1990
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    when was t-150 made? 80s?
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    Originally Posted by danderson400 View Post
    early 90s i guess 1990
    Take a look at http://www.videocassettes.ru/catalog02.htm which lists all the TDK's. I see mine are from 1992, the 1989-1992 range having different packaging. I have some of the 1989 HS cassettes and they work fine for me still in 2015.
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    i was using the 1988 ones in 1990 and they looked great bought 50 of those
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    question i hooked my vcr to satlite receiver? how would it work with vhs tapes back in late 80s early 90s?
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    Originally Posted by danderson400 View Post
    any difference between T-120 and T-150
    T-150s were duplicator stock for pre-recorded movies / videos and as such were fair to good quality media at best. Retail T-150s were duplicator overstock usually sold by off-brand labels.

    Read this thread for some interesting info: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/363627-Why-was-LP-mode-recording-discontinued-over-the-years
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    Originally Posted by danderson400 View Post
    question i hooked my vcr to satlite receiver? how would it work with vhs tapes back in late 80s early 90s?
    Why would you want to record on a rapidly dying medium (magnetic media)? While properly stored media (cool, dry, dark, constant temp) has been proven to last decades, the rush is on to preserve magnetic media digitally. Even a perfect tape can be destroyed in a single pass through a malfuctioning VCR.

    I'm guessing you're utilizing the "analog hole" (i.e. recording encrypted transmissions on analog equipment). If so, there are far better ways around that, discussed in multiple threads on this forum.
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    too bad i junked my tapes because i could have made a lot of dvds
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    my thinking is that you use slp for sports but you use sp for regular tv shows or movies i will give examples of a SP tape and one example of a slp
    "On Scene"
    An auto accident; a premature birth; a boat trapped in a storm off Alaska
    A truck accident Belfast, Northern Ireland paramedics
    A helicopter rescue; a rooftop fire; kids caught in a river
    3x 30 minutes with only national commercials included off my dish SP
    Rams-Raiders, 4, CBS, Dick Stockton, Merlin Olsen
    1x 180 minutes approx(you don't know how long football games last) taped off backhaul feed SLP
    "On Scene" Rescue operations In counties around Wichita, Kan., In the aftermath of several tornadoes SP
    "On Scene" The January 25,1990 crash of an Avianca jet in the remote, wooded area of Oyster Bay on Long Island SP
    Seahawks-Broncos, 4, NBC, Don Criqui, Bob Trumpy SLP
    that's only a few examples
    for example three episodes of "On Scene" 3x 30 minutes have 30 minutes left on tape
    nfl game: have 3 to 4 hours left on tape
    episode of "China Beach" on SP: have one hour left
    hockey would be the toughest to tape during postseason because of game length
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    I just ran a comparison of the various recording settings here S-VHS, VHS SP, VHS LP and VHS EP test: https://youtu.be/trP52I-4zKk and it was quite interesting to see the results.
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    The difference between S-VHS and VHS is quite obvious with this detailed recording. I bet back in the day with early single CCD sensor cameras or even single tube cameras the difference wasn't that obvious.
    Were all of them recorded on the same tape (S-VHS?) and was it blank?
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    Originally Posted by Skiller View Post
    The difference between S-VHS and VHS is quite obvious with this detailed recording. I bet back in the day with early single CCD sensor cameras or even single tube cameras the difference wasn't that obvious.
    Were all of them recorded on the same tape (S-VHS?) and was it blank?
    The tape I used was a brand new Panasonic S-VHS from the early 1990's and it was blank. Unfortunately the latest HD camcorders don't have an S-Video output so I used a slightly older model SD camcorder. If I were to have an HD camcorder with such an output I may even be able to coax a little more from the S-VHS.
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  20. Bumping an old thread

    Do any of these VHS tapes wearout or damage the heads of a VCR?
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    I've heard about BASF tapes from mid 1980 shedding oxides.
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    All of those are bad news, lots of issues now,
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  22. Originally Posted by lordsmurf View Post
    All of those are bad news, lots of issues now,
    What can be done?
    Are they safe to play on a VCR?
    Will they damage the heads?
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