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The DVD vs The VHS

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The DVD vs The VHS

As digital media continues to play a larger role in our lives, consumers are buying less physical media like DVDs and VHS tapes. But after more than two decades of advancements, those products still hold a special place in the hearts of many — especially collectors and older buyers who find value in collections of their favourite movies; and some younger buyers who still enjoy watching the occasional DVD or VHS tape for nostalgic reasons. Millions of people around the world love the nostalgic appeal of old VHS tapes and DVDs. From movies to home videos, we want to look...

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Choosing A Digital Storage Option

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Choosing A Digital Storage Option

There's a ton of different ways to store digital files these days. You're probably already familiar with the cloud, but now there's also blockchain and other exciting technologies. Whether you choose to store your files in the cloud, go old-school with disks or opt for a blockchain-based solution is up to you! 

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Common Issues With VHS Tapes

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Common Issues With VHS Tapes

VHS tapes were once a popular way to store memories and watch them with the family in the future. It became a tradition for them to gather in front of the TV and watch home videos of family milestones, such as baby's first steps or the wedding of Mum and Dad.

Let's take a look at VHS problems and why DVDs and MP4 recordings don't have the same issues.

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Video Rental Shops Are Making A Comeback In The US

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Video Rental Shops Are Making A Comeback In The US

Video rental stores are almost a thing of the past; with the once-booming blockbuster peaking at 9,000 stores worldwide, it is now down to just one outlet, which can be found in Bend, Oregon. However, this is not the end of video rental as a group of movie enthusiasts have vowed to bring back their local store. The residents deeply believe of Baltimore in the US state of Maryland that we are at risk of losing something special in the era of streaming services, such as Netflix and Amazon Prime. Although, today’s teenagers deem video stores ancient history and streaming...

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How Did DVDs Steal The Spotlight From VHS?

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How Did DVDs Steal The Spotlight From VHS?

In the late 90s and early 2000s, an upgrade hit the streets and kicked VHS to the curb. It was shinier, newer and more compact; it was the DVD, also known as the digital versatile disc.  For an almighty 20 years, VHS tapes were the most beloved form of entertainment. They recorded home movies and family footage and came pre-recorded with all the latest Hollywood releases. How is it that such a popular and admired format became so outmoded?  When did the DVD take over occur?  DVDs were created and developed in 1995, yet they were not the first version in the 1960s...

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