Forum Topics and Comments by chandler0201

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In the past year I've noticed more tapes with typical "sticky shed" symptoms, or just refuse to rewind/play/fast forward in any machine. Some of these tapes...


In the wild or on Ebay/Amazon.

I find it interesting on various message boards and social media sites that some folks refuse to pay $10 for any tape (...


Looking to buy or trade for one. I have tons of VHS tapes to trade.


Forum Comments

Nivek wrote:I have been told many times to not use the rewind function of most VCRs. That it wears out the motor or some such thing...

Posted: 01/20/17

Interesting article, though again in my personal experience I've seen no difference in vertical vs horizontal storage.

They are right about leaving a tape...

Posted: 01/15/17

Honestly, I've done it all ways, I've even stacked them 10 deep for years and not had issues.

The big issue is temperature and climate. Not too hot/cold...

Posted: 01/14/17


No I definitely know what you mean there regarding magnetic tape destruction over time.

I was more curious if there was a pattern with...

Posted: 01/13/17

Trilogy of Terror (1st time I've seen it in like 10 years)

BUT if you count first time viewing, most recent film I saw was C.H.U.D. and man I was blown...

Posted: 01/10/17

The 60s (late 1990s NBC miniseries, single tape version)
Turk 182 (cut box rental sadly, as I love the CBS FOX cardboard box designs)
Home recorded...

Posted: 01/08/17

Is this Betamax or VHS? Also, what are you looking for in trade?

Posted: 01/05/17

I was born in 1982, so I got in some years of the independent video store/mom & pop experience.

In my area of North Carolina, we actually had 2...

Posted: 12/23/16

I'm glad that Halloween 3 has been mentioned a lot here, I think the only reason it gets such crap is because people treat it like a part of the Halloween series...

Posted: 12/12/16

Promo tapes are rare for the simple reason that they were produced in relatively short runs, and most were destroyed/sent back to manufacturer. What you have...

Posted: 12/12/16