[thechat] LOTR locations

Norman Bunn norman.bunn at craftedsolutions.com
Fri Jan 4 15:37:14 CST 2002

Like the idea of moving VHS to DVD, though I still find my VHS machine 
quite handy for archiving programs from my Dish PVR (love that real-time 
pause and rewind!).  Now if I can get my PVR to dump to the PC and then to 
DVD, that would be cool.  It does have an S-video out...hummmm.


At 04:28 PM 1/4/2002, you wrote:
>On 03:12 PM 1/4/2002, Judah McAuley said to me:
>>At 03:03 PM 1/4/2002 -0600, Ben Dyer expounded...
>>>I plan on auctioning off most of my VHS tapes at some point this year 
>>>(while I can still get something for them). Or maybe not, they'll 
>>>probably be collectors items someday. :)
>>Be careful about auctioning off all your VHS tapes, some of those may 
>>never come out on DVD.  Just like some great music originally issued on 
>>vinyl never made it to CD.
>This is true.  I need to go through my collection and find out which are 
>available on DVD (in case I want to buy it again).  I'm to the point now 
>that my VCR isn't even hooked up anymore.  It sits very forlorn-looking in 
>the corner now.
>>For instance, I just had to break down and buy Rosencrantz & Guildenstern 
>>Are Dead on VHS from Amazon.uk because it is out of print in the 
>>U.S.  Now I have to get the tape converted to NTSC format so I can 
>>actually watch it.  All because some studio decided it wasn't worth it to 
>>keep it in print or put it out on DVD.  And this is a movie that's not 
>>too old (1990), from a well know director (Tom Stoppard), starring two 
>>well known actors (Tim Roth and Gary Oldman).
>Of course, if I had a Quicksilver G4, I could dump the video into iMovie 
>and then burn it to a DVD...hmmmm, there's a thought for my old 
>videos.  Obviously not the same quality, but I wouldn't need the VCR 
>anymore. :)

More information about the thechat mailing list