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Poll: RIP, VHS and VCR

A Japanese company called Funai Electric, the last to produce videocassette recorders aka VCR, definitely ceased in July 2016, after more than thirty years of activity, so you better keep your old VCR if you still own VHS tapes.

Indeed, there was a time when this rectangular device swallowed by good old VCR reigned supreme before the internet contributed to its decline. VHS were still useful though until DVD, Blu-Ray and streaming programs put the final nail on the coffin.

And even though more than a decade has passed since VHS tapes have been relegated to prehistoric times, it's fair to assume that most IMDb users have grown up with them or have vague memories about them.

No doubt that you have a big DVD collection, but, just between us, do you still own your old VHS tapes?

Disc..uss here

Make Your Choice

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    James Woods and Debbie Harry in Videodrome (1983)

    YES! Not only that but I collect them and watch them on a regular basis, just like the good old days.
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    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

    YES, but that's not saying much... they're stocked in some old dusty boxes hidden in the attic or somewhere else... and I can't remember the last time I watched any of them.
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    Harvey Keitel and Julia Sweeney in Pulp Fiction (1994)

    NO, I'm not the sentimental type and seriously, who needs VHS when you can find anything on DVD format, download it or watch it on Youtube?
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    Christopher Walken and Adam Sandler in Click (2006)

    Yes and No, I got rid of the useless tapes (movies, cartoons etc.) and converted the 'precious' or 'valuable' ones to DVD or digital format in order to upload them on Youtube... or enjoy them with family and friends.
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    John Travolta in Pulp Fiction (1994)

    YES and No again, I kept a few important tapes because they had sentimental value or were valuable in another way, but I never watched them. Maybe this poll just reminded me that I should think of converting them.
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    Michael J. Fox and Granville 'Danny' Young in Back to the Future (1985)

    VH... what? Very High Speed? Victoria's Hottest Secrets? ... just kidding, I have vague memories of cassettes being used in the family and there might be some survivors somewhere, but they never belonged to me, because I've never owned any VHS tapes.

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