Post by Tony Smith
We still have the technology to watch VCR films, but seldom do.
Yesterday we watched the BBC version of "Persuasion", my favourite Jane
Probably not a bad idea to use the equipment occasionally to ensure that
it hasn't decayed - using it probably redistributes lubricant anyway.
If lockdown is a change of lifestyle, it might be an opportunity to
transfer some of your videotapes to another medium*; start with truly
irreplaceable ones, like family tapes. Unless you already have such,
though, it would involve obtaining and learning to use some extra
hardware (and software). [The hardware's probably very cheap -
VHS/Beta/V2000 don't require anything fancy.]
*I was going to say "to DVD", but not sure if _that_ is obsolescent now.
Hard drives might be the way to go. (If doing that, don't forget to scan
any cover material; not sure about booklets etcetera.)
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/<1985 MB++G()AL-IS-Ch++(p)***@T+H+Sh0!:`)DNAf
The advantage with David Attenborough is that people just want to hear him
talk. About anything.
- Kirsty Young (Desert Island Discs presenter), RT 2015/9/25-10/2