Maxell Video Cassette x3 pack 240 mins were £6.37 Now £1.59 @ Asda direct
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Maxell Video Cassette x3 pack 240 mins were £6.37 Now £1.59 @ Asda direct

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Found 12th Sep 2013
collect from store.


Description
Maxell Video tapes are highly reliable and durable, offering realistic colour and image quality. Pack of 3

92 Comments

There is still a market for video cassettes?
Guess its a deal because its cheaper than it usually is!!
Get with the times, people!! Lol

my mum will be happy and i have been proved wrong as i thought these were really expensive now as no one buys them.

Poundland often (and currently) have E240's for guess - a pound.

Buy a pack and show your children & younger relatives. I had to explain to an 11 year old what negatives are and how a 35mm film SLR camera works last week. He was genuinely interested, it did make me feel old though, I'm barely passed 30!

What is this thing called video cassette. Is it the next best thing that will take off.

Wow, had no idea they still sold these

Is it just me or was adult entertainment just better on VHS?

HEAT - for the memories

Re-record not fade away....re-record not fade away - was that not Maxell, the advert with the skull that quoted a 30 year quality lifetime?

Banned

Good collectors item!!

MarreZ

Re-record not fade away....re-record not fade away - was that not Maxell, … Re-record not fade away....re-record not fade away - was that not Maxell, the advert with the skull that quoted a 30 year quality lifetime?

It was Scotch.

Great, I've got a VHS recorder standing idle in the roof - be good to make use of this again.
.....errrr anyone got a scart to HDMI converter...

Banned

DouchebagGamer

Is it just me or was adult entertainment just better on VHS?



Can't beat those 70's french porn tapes big Barry was selling at work.
Edited by: "AK48" 12th Sep 2013

MarreZ

Re-record not fade away....re-record not fade away - was that not Maxell, … Re-record not fade away....re-record not fade away - was that not Maxell, the advert with the skull that quoted a 30 year quality lifetime?



That was scotch tapes you tube vid youtube.com/wat…H4k

I remember the days of sticking sellotape over the plastic part so I could re-record over films I bought years before from the shops. Good times!

Banned

I remember that little tab you could snap off so people couldn't record over your stuff. Then we found out if you put sellotape over it you can.

AK48

Can't beat those 70's french pron movies big Barry was selling at work.



got an email for Big Barry..?

Thanks OP. Ordered a couple of hundred packs to get my pirating empire started.


Any one up for a copy of Home Alone?

Cold, not Betamax!

People still buy these!!:)

dblake

got an email for Big Barry..?

yeah "bigbarry.com",website that is
Edited by: "Robert2013" 12th Sep 2013

MarreZ

Re-record not fade away....re-record not fade away - was that not Maxell, … Re-record not fade away....re-record not fade away - was that not Maxell, the advert with the skull that quoted a 30 year quality lifetime?


Scotch's lifetime guarantee. mate still has some going strong to this day.

somekindofwonderful

There is still a market for video cassettes?Guess its a deal because its … There is still a market for video cassettes?Guess its a deal because its cheaper than it usually is!! Get with the times, people!! Lol



VHS are a lot more child friendly than discs, and a lot of the major childrens films up to a few years back were still available on tape!

The only use I know for them now (outside of watching old stuff) is security recordings where it would cost more to swap the system out for a PVR based system than buy a few tapes whenever the current ones "wear".

I know a few people that still have a VCR hooked up for some films - why buy them again if you already own them and they work?! One of them even had it hooked up to record emmerdale every evening before they moved to sky+. (Although I don't think they publish the "quick record" codes anymore in radio times)



Alternatively, you could put on some thick rimmed glasses and take instagram photo's of you recording things onto a VHS for extra hipster points!
Edited by: "tehwabbit" 12th Sep 2013

tehwabbit

VHS are a lot more child friendly than discs, and a lot of the major … VHS are a lot more child friendly than discs, and a lot of the major childrens films up to a few years back were still available on tape!The only use I know for them now is security recordings where it would cost more to swap the system out for a PVR based system than buy a few tapes whenever the current ones "wear".I know a few people that still have a VCR hooked up for some films - why buy them again if you already own them and they work?!


It's a lot harder to insert toast in to a bluray player.

I need to convert all my old tapes to DVD actually, anyone recommend the best way to do it? About 50 4 hour tapes probably

DouchebagGamer

Is it just me or was adult entertainment just better on VHS?



The 'best' bits always got knackered though.

oddballjamie

It's a lot harder to insert toast in to a bluray player.


Sounds like a challenge!

Brilliant - thanks for this. Have been trawling charity shops for blank videos as i still use them all the time. Heat added . Happy days

Yeah they might be outdated, but at least we weren't forced to watch ten different piracy warnings, trailers etc before just getting to a menu screen.

xlxaiwassxlx

Scotch's lifetime guarantee. mate still has some going strong to this day.



Useless fact but apparently the lifetime guarantee was technically invalid if you ever maunally rewound the tape!! You had to forward the tape to the end and let the VCR rewind it back to the start.

Fab, will use these to record top of the pops.....oh.

Profgunnington

Buy a pack and show your children & younger relatives. I had to explain … Buy a pack and show your children & younger relatives. I had to explain to an 11 year old what negatives are and how a 35mm film SLR camera works last week. He was genuinely interested, it did make me feel old though, I'm barely passed 30!



A year ago I had to by a portable cassette player off ebay so my son could learn something very long he had to recite. Whilst he can hack into his schools servers with no problem (reporting the holes in the firewall, of course) operating a tape player was more tricky,. He also took great joy in explaining to me, that you could take the tape out and turn it around and use it again! He also struggled with the sequential access nature of a tape. Funny.
Edited by: "barbiegirl" 12th Sep 2013

M1LFHunter

The 'best' bits always got knackered though.



Some of the HD material these days has a little bit too much clarity IMO...

oddballjamie

It's a lot harder to insert toast in to a bluray player.



Present that challenge to top 4 year old old and they WILL find a way!

DouchebagGamer

Is it just me or was adult entertainment just better on VHS?



Yeah..... The grainy quality hid the shocking production values! X)

Lots of people are throwing their tape collections into bins/skips... if you need more try asking around work/friends/family and you'll quite likely be offered heaps of them for free!

"MEGA POWER"

jumpinoffthbed

I need to convert all my old tapes to DVD actually, anyone recommend the … I need to convert all my old tapes to DVD actually, anyone recommend the best way to do it? About 50 4 hour tapes probably



Not sure about the best way, but the cheapest way is to plug your VHS player into a DVD recorder, put in a blank DVD then press play on the VHS player and press record on the DVD recorder. Let the tape play through in full, then repeat the process for every tape you have (50 tapes x 4 hours per tape is 200 hours of continuous recording... so you may want to book a few weeks off work!)
Edited by: "DontRun" 12th Sep 2013

Quite a handy deal, if you own a museum!

jumpinoffthbed

I need to convert all my old tapes to DVD actually, anyone recommend the … I need to convert all my old tapes to DVD actually, anyone recommend the best way to do it? About 50 4 hour tapes probably



50 tapes!? wow thats a lot of porn!
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