Four Ways VHS Always Caused Family Arguments

It’s all too easy to look back on the days of VHS with rose-tinted glasses. But were they really that good? The fact of the matter is that they had both pros and cons – with one negative being that the tapes tended to spark family arguments more often than not. With this in mind, here are four ways that VHS were often the cause of rows in households all around the country.

How to Convert your Wedding Video to DVD

Many of us still own libraries of old VHS tapes that sit on shelves gathering dust and are never watched. However, for many couples, there is one exception to this rule – their wedding video. Even if your wedding video is a slightly grainy affair that was recorded on a primitive camera, odds are that you’d like to have it in a format that you can actually play for years to come. Transferring your wedding video to DVD or a digital format gives you back your video in a form that you can continue to watch easily, whenever the urge strikes.

Why Do We Do It?

Because We’re a Family, Too

“We had tears and laughter watching them and it brought back some wonderful memories.”

– Mrs P Bates

Sometimes people ask us why we do what we do. Well, there’s really only one reason, and it’s exactly what you see above: the ability to put people back in touch with their memories of the past.



One of the most interesting things about human memory is its ability to tweak your recollection of key events throughout your life: certain details will be changed, embellished and even discounted when you think back on older experiences. While on the one hand this is one of the things that makes the human mind so unique and fascinating, it can also be frustrating – especially when it comes to those treasured family events.

While the 21st Century has taught us that the camera can lie, it’s certainly not the case with home videos, which can allow you to recapture those details that you thought were lost to time… or that the family still argues about! (Was Great Aunt Edith there for Christmas ’93? Only the VHS tape knows for sure…)

So, restoring a video and converting it into an easily viewable format means allowing families – like ours – the chance to relive highlights from their time together. And hearing from happy customers certainly makes it all worthwhile…

“Have already recommended to friends who like me were a little concerned sending off their cherished tapes. I am one very happy customer, thank you.”

– Sue Pennington

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Because We Dig on the Technology

“Just had thirty mixed 8mm and videos transferred to DVD and am delighted. Really easy family run company to deal with and absolute professionals at what they do. They have the modern equipment needed to deliver top quality output (…) outstanding results.”

– Rich Waller

Of course, we’d be lying if we didn’t admit that we’re also in it – at-least partly – for the techie satisfaction. A professional job which allows you to indulge an aspect of your hobbies is always a delight, and by working with old tapes we are able to flex those computer geek muscles that we’ve spent such a long time honing!

Our love for the gadgets, contraptions and thingamajigs (all professional industry terms, we can assure you) that make the job possible mean that you can always be sure that we have the best equipment for the task at hand… whether that means the latest model, or an older piece of kit which still offers all of the best results.

It also means that we love it when you come to us with a new challenge. So, if you have concerns about the quality or format of your tapes, bring them to us and we’ll put our best minds on the job.

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Because We Believe the Past is Important

“We are now able to re-live the days from the late 1950’s to the late 1980’s. Today I make films for the local community and am fully committed to recording life here in the county of Kent.”

– Peter Ellis

While Peter’s review may be about our sister service – Cine 2 DVD Transfers – the ability to preserve the past is a key motivator behind all of the work that we do. Remembering, and learning about, those olden days is such a crucial part of understanding human history – and often, home videos or small community projects can fill in the gaps that are left by larger historical accounts.

So, whether you’re an amateur filmmaker, a family full of memories or just a tech geek like us… feel free to get in touch today on 0800 592 433 and find out how our VHS to DVS transfer services can help you.


History of Film: A Home Movies Timeline

Home video is something that we’re extremely passionate about here at Video2DVD Transfers, and in order to fully appreciate just how far it’s come since the first home video was made, we thought it would be a good idea to head down memory lane and take a look at the rich history of film in a home movies timeline!

Preserving Family Memories

Preserving memories can be very important, especially when it comes to those all-important precious family moments. Often we are lucky enough to have been able to capture these moments on film so we can come back and relive them over and over again. However in order to preserve these for the future, its important you take good care of your old photos and home videos so they stay in good condition, after all you never know when you might want to see them again. So here we take a quick look at how you can help preserve those precious family memories you have on film, so they can hopefully stay with you and your family for many years to come.


The rise of the digital age has seen a move away from more traditional printed photographs and digital archives are now commonplace. Indeed almost gone are the days of getting your camera film developed. However many of us still have numerous old photos lying around of our most precious memories, such as family holidays, and our childhood days.

When it comes to protecting and preserving your old photographs there are a number of things you can do to help. For example a number of factors, such as sunlight and high humidity, can damage your old photographs, hence keeping your old photos away from bright light and humid environments is a must. High temperatures can also present a particular problem for you old photos, so when it comes to storing your photographs lower temperatures are preferable. You can also store your photos in good quality photo albums to help preserve them for the future, and these are perfect for having a look through and reminiscing over too.

Ultimately it can also be a good idea to make a back up copy of your most precious photos too. For example you could consider digitizing your old photos. There are a number of methods of digitizing your old photos, however for the best quality, using a scanner is usually the best option. Creating a digital archive of your old photos also means you can easily share your photos with others online.


There’s nothing quite like catching those all important memories on film; from your baby’s first steps to your wedding day, our home videos speak volumes and are there to be treasured. Home videos have been around for decades, allowing us to forever immortalise and capture our favourite moments and memories. However whilst memories can last a life time, the same cannot be said for you old home movies, at least not if they were captured on VHS that is.

VHS tapes were never intended to last a lifetime and in many respects VHS is a dying medium that has all but been laid to rest. Unfortunately VHS tapes wear out a little every time we use them, and over time their components can degrade. Hence if your old VHS home movies are sitting on a shelf somewhere collecting dust, and taking up valuable storage space, a great idea is convert these to DVD, giving them a new lease of life and preserving those memories for the future. Converting your old home movies to DVD can also make the ideal gift, perfect for putting a smile on people’s faces.

Here at Video 2 DVD Transfers we are specialists when it comes to converting VHS to DVD and pride ourselves on the high quality of our work. For more information about our great range of services please do not hesitate to contact us and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiries.