Dvd is dead long live the dvd on 11th january, representatives of the european film industries met in london to discuss the threats posed by piracy and how the back comments they refuse to acknowledge the longstanding issues that consumers have had since the vhs days, and instead of trying to work on satisfying consumers to increase. Find great deals on ebay for dead alive vhs shop with confidence skip to main content ebay: horror vhs lot horror vhs dead alive dvd bad taste vhs brain dead vhs braindead vhs dead alive blu ray include description dead or alive rip it up live vhs videotape pre-owned $3030 buy it now.
In 1997, dvds showed up the end the only surprising part is that the denouement took nearly 20 years although, maybe not unlike most technologies, vhs was never bad it just wasn’t as good as what came next it’s easy enough to shrug off the death of vhs, if for no other reason than most of us assume it had died years ago.
The vhs (video home system) has been around for roughly 30 years with the advent of dvd, the bulkier video is rapidly growing obsolete the japanese company, victor, created the vhs videocassette in 1976, about a year after the sony betamax video recorder miraculously, victor beat sony in the long run. All that has changed viewers today increasingly watch tv programs on their own schedule and bulldoze through new episodes back-to-back-to-back in rapid succession but that phenomenon really began with the rise of vcrs and those black, stackable vhs tapes they played.
The acronym dvd stands for digital versatile disc each word is key in showing how “vhs is dead” and that the dvd is the future the ‘disk’ is the future because unlike a video, it is not at all bulky and is only 120mm wide, where as a video is 1875mm. Manohla dargis film isn’t dead yet, despite the rush to bury it, particularly by the big studios film does not have to disappear film does not have to disappear film isn’t broken — it works wonderfully well and has done so for a century.
The 40-year-war between betamax and vhs is finally over, but while victorious 28 years ago, the vhs video cassette recorders only managed to outlive its rival’s tapes by 9 months the last vhs vcr will roll off the production line at the end of this month. I also converted about a dozen vhs tapes from my high school and college track and football days (on i had intended for years to buy one of those usb vcrs that allows you to convert vhs to digital format, but the setup, time to convert, time to create dvd menus and burnjust never made it on my priority list.