How the DVD Recorder compares to VHS
For many people, VHS is dead. Theyíve long since thrown away their old video player and switched over to watching everything on DVD. However, there is still a hard core of VHS users who keep their old systems around and the reason for that is simple Ė you can record onto VHS.
Of course, you can now record onto DVD, too Ė itís just taking a while for people to notice, and for prices to come down low enough to make it a truly attractive proposition. If youíre still recording onto videos, here are some reasons why you should switch over to a DVD recorder today.
The biggest reason, without a doubt, is picture and sound quality. When you record on videotape, you always notice that the quality is worse than the original broadcast. With DVD, however, itís exactly like watching the show live Ė it canít make the quality any better than the original transmission, but it can preserve it completely intact.
Another factor is that DVDs can hold more. Even a relatively cheap DVD is competitive with very expensive tapes Ė and if you donít always record at the highest quality, DVDs can hold a truly amazing amount of television.
DVDs donít wear out. They can scratch, like CDs, but itís rare, and will generally just cause them to quickly jump over the ruined section. Videotapes, on the other hand, slowly degrade every time you play them, until the whole thing becomes an unwatchable mess and you have to either replace it or throw it away. If you want to see evidence of this, try comparing ex-rental VHS to ex-rental DVDs.
To top it all off, the DVD recorders themselves are so much easier to program than VCRs. VCR programming is a mystery that has troubled people for decades, with its mysterious codes and multitude of buttons. Programming a DVD recorder, on the other hand, is as easy as selecting the show you want to record from an on-screen list, and pressing the record button.
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