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  1. Apparently Funai has still been manufacturing VHS VCRs; at least up until now.

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/83427/japan-will-make-its-last-ever-vcr-month

    Here's my favorite quote concerning the desirability of VHS over DVD or Blu-ray:
    “These are movies that feel too cleaned-up on DVD and Blu-ray, as if they were never meant to look that good,” explained one collector. “You can see the mistakes they made and the bad makeup and everything. Watching them on VHS is closer to the old drive-in or grindhouse theater, the way the director intended it to look.”
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  2. Let's all here buy the last vcr ever produced and we'll make a club " the POLV club " the proud owners of the last vcr
    Who's with me ?
    We'll drink beers, talk about our 1st porn movie on vhs, wrinkles,crease, jittering all that jazz..
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    Originally Posted by drjtech View Post
    Here's my favorite quote concerning the desirability of VHS over DVD or Blu-ray:
    “These are movies that feel too cleaned-up on DVD and Blu-ray, as if they were never meant to look that good,” explained one collector. “You can see the mistakes they made and the bad makeup and everything. Watching them on VHS is closer to the old drive-in or grindhouse theater, the way the director intended it to look.”
    Oh, good Lord, there are VHS versions of hipsters who believe that the LP is the superior form of music delivery. #gmafb
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    Depends on two things
    Your definition of delivery and how tuned are your ears
    I have bad ears, but I have know music affectionados , that could hear the differences between LP, tape and digital

    Digital is good for the average listener of what is currently popular
    And doesn't wear out like an LP or tape
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  5. Originally Posted by theewizard View Post
    I have bad ears, but I have know music affectionados , that could hear the differences between LP, tape and digital
    I have bad ears too, but I can tell LPs sound scratchy and tape hisses.
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  6. Originally Posted by MJPollard View Post
    Originally Posted by drjtech View Post
    Here's my favorite quote concerning the desirability of VHS over DVD or Blu-ray:
    “These are movies that feel too cleaned-up on DVD and Blu-ray, as if they were never meant to look that good,” explained one collector. “You can see the mistakes they made and the bad makeup and everything. Watching them on VHS is closer to the old drive-in or grindhouse theater, the way the director intended it to look.”
    Oh, good Lord, there are VHS versions of hipsters who believe that the LP is the superior form of music delivery. #gmafb
    I took that quote to pretty much mean the opposite..... that sometimes the inferior picture quality of VHS has advantages.

    I was watching some episodes of an 80's TV show the other day and found myself laughing at some of the stunts because it was so obvious the lead actor was replaced by a guy in a wig. I remember thinking at the time it would have been harder to spot in the analogue CRT days and if you did it wouldn't have stood out as much.

    Maybe that's not the greatest example, but I think the point was the inferior picture quality of VHS can hide some of the lower production values.
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    Originally Posted by drjtech View Post
    Originally Posted by theewizard View Post
    I have bad ears, but I have know music affectionados , that could hear the differences between LP, tape and digital
    I have bad ears too, but I can tell LPs sound scratchy and tape hisses.
    We're off topic, but that's what I meant about digital not wearing out
    But there is no comparing the avg mp3 to new LP on a $1000 turn table
    I will say 5.1 or 7 CH surround with a qualify sound system is just as clean and gives you an immersive sensation as being at the live performance
    But again it's all about the money invested in the delivery system
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  8. Originally Posted by theewizard View Post
    Digital is good for the average listener of what is currently popular
    lol - with correct dither and noise shaping there is no human capable to distinguish between digital and analogue...
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    But there is no comparing the avg mp3 to new LP on a $1000 turn table
    Why does digital music have to be mp3? There is always FLAC to use in comparison as seeing that you brought up $1000 turntable
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  10. Sigh. Every studio records to PT in 24/192. DACs have reached the point where even cheap ones are transparent. Anyone who tries to say LP is better than digital is simply uninformed.

    There is an argument that can be made that recordings from the 70s and 80s sound better on LP because they were never mastered for CD. But that is a criticism of studios being cheap or the masters being lost or terrible shape, not the CD format.
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