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Converting VHS to DVD

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WaylonJennings, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. They sell machines that can do this, right?

    Or can you take your old tapes into, say, Best Buy and pay them a surcharge to make DVDs for you?
  2. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    I don't know that Best Buy would do it. But I'd bet a local, small business type store would be able to do it.

    Found this by googling VHS to DVD:

  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    There are companies that do it, but it's easy to do. Do some research before you buy the machine.
    But remember, the VHS tape isn't going to come out crystal clear in DVD...
  4. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    I have one of those machines under my bed. My mother-in-law bought one, because she wants me to convert a bunch of VHS home movies to DVD. So, they do sell the machines, but I really don't feel much like taking the time to do this.
  5. Bud_Bundy

    Bud_Bundy Active Member

    Both my family and my wife's family had a ton of old 8mm movies converted to DVD. On my side, we found a video business that did it for us. On my wife's side, I think our brother-in-law, who's a video buff, did it.
  6. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Any idea how much those machines cost?

    I have about 60 tapes I'd like to convert, and am wondering if it's worth the money/trouble.
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    I bought one for well under $100. It's one of the best toys I have.

    Home movies, tons of old games, all converted to DVD.
  8. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Nice. Do they sell them at Best Buy and such?

    Also, how long does it take to convert a tape to a DVD time-wise?
  9. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    I had read a lot that the content of recordable DVDs fall apart after a few years
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    I have a little machine which does the job, but damn does it take time.

    If you have 60 tapes to do it might take years. You might want to just pay someone to do it for you.
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member


    I bought it at Best Buy. I think it was $79 or thereabouts.

    I had hundreds of football/baseball games on tape going back to the early 1980s and was told in no uncertain terms that the shit wouldn't be lugged on our next move. The transfer takes as long as what's on the tape. That's one of the drawbacks. Put something in and go mow the yard. Or you can edit out things and set aside/label chapters and stuff like that.
  12. OTD

    OTD Active Member

    These machines show up on Woot from time to time.
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