There was once a time when almost everyone had a VCR and VHS tapes ruled the world. Every popular movie (and some not so popular) was released to VHS, spawning businesses such as Blockbuster Video and Movie Gallery. In the 1980’s, the home camcorder was introduced, causing even more tapes to clutter our living rooms and dens. Now that VHS is gone and has passed the crown to Netflix, what can you do with your VHS tapes? Let’s take a moment to Ask Ashley!
The Rise and Fall of VHS Tapes
VHS tapes were truly an amazing innovation. Developed in the 1970’s, you could decide on what you wanted to watch from the comfort of your own home. No longer were you forced to watch what ever was on television or in the theaters. Once it became known that you could record one show while watching another, VCRs became a hot commodity in the United States. You were in complete control for the first time ever!
Sales were a bit sluggish at first, due to the high cost of early players. New ways of producing VCRs were explored however, when it became clear that there was a large market for them. This led to the production of cheaper, more affordable players that most families could fit into their budget. Once the home video camcorder was introduced, VCR sales went through the roof. Families across the nation were eager to record all of their special moments and share them with friends.
Eventually, technology evolved and VHS tapes became a thing of the past. With smartphones and streaming, VCRs have become obsolete. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean that all of your VHS tapes are doomed to the recycling bin! We can bring back those memories for you with a VCR to DVD conversion or mp4 transfer. Affordable and fast, you’ll be revisiting those special family moments again! You will have your video copy in no time. Give us a call at (904) 730-9999 or stop by and we would be happy to help you with your tapes! If you have any questions about this topic, or would like to submit a question, we want to hear from you! Send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.