Can You Recycle VHS Tapes?

As people become more eco-conscious and serious about disposing of their things in an environmentally friendly manner, you might be wondering what to do with your old VHS tapes.

While you may be able to sell some classic VHS copies of films on eBay, it’s unlikely you’re going to be able to shift those home VHS tapes of family moments once you’ve backed them up with a video to DVD conversion.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About the VHS

The age of the VHS was a glorious time. No longer were people constrained to just watching the latest blockbusters in cinemas, people could buy or rent their very own copy of their favourite film to watch whenever they liked. Of course, compared to the likes of streaming services, the VHS is nowhere close to the realm of convenience we have today.

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The Worst Book to Film Adaptations of All Time

When a best-selling book touches the hearts of millions, it’s inevitable that producers will jump at the chance to make that story into a film. However, not all films based on books are created equal. In fact, there are many works of fiction that were just not meant for the big screen…or the director made some terrible choices leaving fans of the book lamenting how great the film could have been with someone else at the helm.

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Home Entertainment: When it Began and Where It’s Headed

The world of home film entertainment has changed drastically over just a few decades. Once upon a time the only way to see the latest Hollywood blockbusters was to head down to a cinema, now you can head to Netflix and browse thousands of titles and watch any you want with just the touch of a button.

Technology has come so far; it’s hard to imagine the days when we couldn’t watch any film we wanted in the comfort of our own homes. So how did the home film entertainment industry begin, and where might it go in the future?

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How DVDs Stole the Spotlight from VHS

In the late 90s and early 2000s, a new kid on the block emerged to kick VHS to the curb. It was shiny and new, smaller and more compact, it was the Digital Versatile Disc, better known as the DVD.

For twenty years, VHS enjoyed a comfortable spot as the most beloved home entertainment system. As well as being able to record home movies and family footage, VHS tapes could be bought pre-recorded with all the latest Hollywood releases. Heading down to Blockbuster to pick out a VHS film to watch with the family became the hottest thing to do on a Friday night. How could such a popular and beloved format have become so obsolete?

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7 Films We’re Excited for in 2019

2018 was a fantastic year for films. With superheroes galore with the likes of Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and the highly anticipated The Incredibles sequel and music biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, there was no shortage of great film hits for cinema goers to indulge in last year.

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7 Outdated Technologies We’re Happy to Say Goodbye To

Over the last few decades technology has developed rapidly. Nowadays it feels as if we only cling to the latest model of phone or laptop for mere months before the newest version gets released and makes ours feel obsolete. However, whilst your version of the iPhone from over a year ago might feel like an outdated piece of tech compared to the newest model, it’s nothing compared to the advancements made in the 20th century.

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Easter Closure

Please note that in addition to the Bank Holidays we will be closed on the 15th, 16th ,17th and  18th.

 

Orders posted in to us will be safely taken in and stored but we will not be sending any completed orders out during that time and service times will be extended accordingly.

The Resurgence of Vinyl: Is There Hope for VHS Yet?

The tables have turned and turntables are spinning once again in the bedrooms of thousands of people across the country after years of silence. The medium was dead in the dust for mainstream use; digital had taken over, it held a pillow over vinyl’s face as it slept and watched as it took its final breath. But perhaps that pillow should have been held a little longer, vinyl wasn’t dead, it was very much alive and kicking.

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