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2013-01-10 03:17:36 PM  
My hall of old tech shame:

images60.fotki.com

Not pictured: my RCA vacuum tube console that is in storage.
 
2013-01-10 03:32:13 PM  

spyderqueen: I still have one. It's in a closet gathering dust, but I have it.


This.
 
2013-01-10 04:06:43 PM  
I wish I were this guy
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2013-01-10 04:31:55 PM  

w_jharris: I wish I were this guy
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The fark!?
 
2013-01-10 04:49:04 PM  

Dinjiin: My hall of old tech shame:

[images60.fotki.com image 720x400]

Not pictured: my RCA vacuum tube console that is in storage.


Wow, I thought my SNES had yellowed. They used an awful type of plastic for those things.
 
2013-01-10 05:19:58 PM  

bark_atda_moon: For whatever reason classical music on a CD seems rather wrong as well. I can't imagine it without the hums and pops of vinyl.


Definitely skip the philharmonic then, there are none of those there for sure.
 
2013-01-10 05:23:19 PM  

Jobber8742: Dinjiin: My hall of old tech shame:

[images60.fotki.com image 720x400]

Not pictured: my RCA vacuum tube console that is in storage.

Wow, I thought my SNES had yellowed. They used an awful type of plastic for those things.


That's what I was going to say. FFS, get that thing a liver transplant.

Also, I miss my original NES, but at least I had the foresight to get the V.2 top-loader when it came out.
 
2013-01-10 05:32:51 PM  

Precision Boobery: That's what I was going to say. FFS, get that thing a liver transplant.


Yeah, that's the worst thing in my collection.  When the weather gets a little better, I'm going to try one of those hydrogen peroxide + Oxyclean + sunlight (UV) restoration recipes to see if they're any good.  If it does work, I'll clean up the C128 and A3000 next.
 
2013-01-10 05:44:28 PM  

Gunny Walker: VCRs are great for kids.

1.) Grab the purple tape.
2.) Push it into the VCR.
3.) Watch
4.) If it ends, go to step 2.

Can't do that with a DVR or DVD.


Actually, you can. You need software like AnyDVD and a free program called DVDShrink.

AnyDVD removes the encryption on DVDs. DVDShrink allows you to just copy over the movie and nothing else to a new burned DVD.

You end up with a copy that begins playing the movie when it is inserted without having to push any buttons. No previews. No commercials. Just the movie.

As a bonus, a DVD doesn't need to be rewound after viewing. Even better, if the kids accidentally destroy the copy, then you still have the original you purchased, so you can just make another copy.
 
2013-01-10 06:22:01 PM  
how else am I supposed to watch old world series highlights, subby? huh?
 
2013-01-10 06:30:35 PM  
I have one I don't use, but it's there. I don't see why people have to throw out a device that does what it is supposed to. Bonus is that Goodwill and other thrift shops have piles of VCR tapes that you can get for pennies on the dollar.

Some things are worth watching over and over again, like "It's a Wonderful Life", "Casablanca", "Citizen Cane" or the Marx Brothers.
 
2013-01-10 06:38:14 PM  
 
2013-01-10 06:38:50 PM  
I had a great S-VHS machine that I recorded movies on back in the day. It was hilarious for its ability to play video smoothly in reverse at any speed while playing the audio forward. Great fun. Unfortunately it broke a cam sensor somewhere and it was basically too much trouble to repair.
 
2013-01-10 07:06:18 PM  

Dinjiin: Precision Boobery: That's what I was going to say. FFS, get that thing a liver transplant.

Yeah, that's the worst thing in my collection.  When the weather gets a little better, I'm going to try one of those hydrogen peroxide + Oxyclean + sunlight (UV) restoration recipes to see if they're any good.  If it does work, I'll clean up the C128 and A3000 next.


One of these days I'm going to mix me up a batch of Retrobrite and use it on my SNES too. I went and got all the supplies, but haven't been motivated to do it yet.
 
2013-01-10 11:53:41 PM  

whereisian: 119 million people live in homes with four or more televisions

That's nuttier than the VCR thing. Most people I know have one, some have two, can only think of one person with more than that.


I've got... 3. 4 if you count the one I left at my parents house when I moved out... One was a 19 inch my parents got me in college that brought with me when I moved (it currently has an NES, SNES, Genesis and VCR/DVD combo hooked up to it in one of the bedrooms), one is a (something) inch flat screen that I got to replace the 19 inch (in my bedroom), and then one is a 42(?) inch in the living room.
 
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