Remeber the VCR?

@pintac (165)
United States
November 2, 2006 10:16am CST
Do you still use a VCR to record TV shows or do you TIVO? I'm probably one of the few people who still use their old VCR from the early 90's to tape a show now and then. Somehow I still find it comforting to be a slave to the network programmers' schedules. How about you? How has TIVO and the time shifting paradigm of TV watching changed your life?
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14 responses
• United States
2 Nov 06
I love my VCR! I have a big exercise videotape collection, plus I still get videos to watch from the library, so I'm going to hang onto my VCR until the day it stops working. I also like not having to subscribe to TIVO, not having to take on another monthly bill. But I finally broke down and bought a DVD player too, so I could watch newer movies. I tend to be a VERY late adopter of technology, so this was a big deal for me. Ha.
• United States
7 Jan 07
You don't necessarily have to subscribe to TiVo to be able to digitally record your TV shows. Check with your cable or sattelite provider and ask about upgrading to a DVR receiver. Its the same as the reciever/cable box you have now, only it has a hard drive in it that is similar to the ones you find in computers, that records your shows. The audio and video quality are far superior to VHS tapes, and you can erase and record over shows without worrying about loss of quality from reusing a tape. I understand being technophobic. I'm the only one in my house who knows anything about computers. We finally switched from cable TV to Sattelite TV a month ago. What I always tell people who are techno-phobic, is that a computer,DVD player,etc is just a tool such as an electric screwdriver or electric drill. You had to learn how to use those didn't you? By that same token you have to learn how to use a computer and make it work FOR you, and work WITH your needs
@magikrose (5432)
• United States
2 Nov 06
My kids have the VCR now. Most of the movies we have on cassette are kid movies anyway, and they watch them quite often. The have a DVD player also and they have a nice collection of DVD movies.
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• United States
3 Nov 06
The Good Old VCR - I saved most of the VHS tapes.
Thats me too. My daughter still likes to watch The Disney movies that we have on VHS tapes. We also have a good collection of other cartoons that she like.
• United States
3 Nov 06
We have two TV combos with VCRs in them. My kids prefer watching videos but I am buying new releases in DVD. We did not really like all the selections with netflix so we stopped that and just got the digital cable since they changed animal planet from regular cable to digital and still not a TIVO family. We watch Tv guide channel to find out what is on all the time.
@acdc0805 (981)
• United States
2 Nov 06
We don't use either a VCR ot TIVO to record shows. We tend to download those shows, and/or buy them on DVD when they get issued. We still use the VCR, becuase most of the kid movies that we have are on video only. We just don't watch those as often, only at special requests by the kiddies.
• United States
2 Nov 06
ya surely remembering good old vcr. i still have one in my home.. but nver use nowadays. but i have got an aunt , who uses it very frequently. view and record atill with that only.
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@tamm820 (463)
• United States
3 Nov 06
lol, someone else remembers and still uses the vcr! yay. I still use mine. I have lost of tapes that I still watch. And I still record with it. I use it at least 2 times a week, for something or other. And mine is a regular vcr- not one thats dvd also.
@pintac (165)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Wow, I thought I was in the minority. I did not expect so many response from actual VCR users. :)
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@Brandi06 (2227)
• United States
3 Nov 06
i got tivo and i do have a vcr
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@pintac (165)
• United States
3 Nov 06
Finally, someone who "Tivos". Can you tell us more about your Tivo experience? How has it changed your life?
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@sweety2006 (1412)
• United States
26 Nov 06
I still Use VCR to watch and record tv programs. We have DVD and VCR player in one.
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@Asylum (48028)
• Manchester, England
26 Nov 06
I still have a VCR and use it regularly. I have pre recorded tapes of several good operas, and also have a few blank tapes for taping television programmes. Nevertheless, I have not stayed behind the times, because I also possess a DVD recorder which I use to record programmes that I may choose to keep. This way I can transfer them to my computer for editing and archiving.
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@kutchi (12326)
• Pakistan
25 Nov 06
no I dont use
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@Josette_J (806)
• Malaysia
17 Feb 07
Yup, I remember the VCR and I liked and missed it. I could record my favourite shows easily. Now with the CD player, I can't record what I like. Erm, no i don't TIVO. It barely changed my life. It went as normal.
@mtdewgurl74 (18159)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I don't have a TIVO so I do still use the old handy vcr to do my recording on. I don't know anyone with TIVO even so I cannot make any comparisons But from the commerials it sounds as though it is a great thing to aquire.
• United States
7 Jan 07
Oh honey, TiVos and DVRs are sooooo much more reliable and offer far superior quality recordings than videotapes. They're reliable because they are actually a hard drive, like you'd find in a computer, and they can record hours and hours of TV shows, and there is no loss of quality when you delete one show and record another in its place. Oh, and you also don't have stacks and stacks of tapes to be falling all over the place and cluttering your enertainment center/cabinet.
@dalejr38 (2421)
• United States
25 Nov 06
still have one