Re: OT: Milestone
On Feb 18, 3:23 pm, R H Draney <dadoc...@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 18, 3:19=A0pm, Maybe <Maybeso...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Feb 18, 8:11 am, Donz5 <do...@xxxxxxx> wrote:
I bought my first VCR on Friday, February 15, 1985. The following
Monday I began taping Dave on a nightly basis.
So, 4,603 shows later, today we hit a quarter-century mark.
And people wonder why I'm still single.
Wow! =A0That's an impressive mark! =A0I also bought my first VCR in 1985
to tape Dave but stopped keeping the tapes in in 1995. =A0Couldn't take
it anymore! =A0Then, I sent the tapes to someone to augment their
Maybe...try sending 10 years of tapes via UPS!
What fool asked for your tapes? I'll bet they were Beta, too.
I bought my first VCR in 1980 when the local PBS station picked up Monty Python
and ran it at a time that was inconvenient for me to watch...turned out to be
just the fourth season (without John Cleese)...but a few months later I was able
to use it to tape The David Letterman Show each morning and watch when I got
home from work...little did I know how valuable those tapes would later become
if I hadn't made a habit of taping over each one the following day...when the
show went off the air I had only kept about half a dozen of them....
Fifteen hundred dollars, paid in installments, to the Phelps Dodge Mercantile
store in Douglas, Arizona...no UHF tuner, wired remote, top-loading, and when
you fast-forwarded the screen went black....r
A pessimist sees the glass as half empty.
An optometrist asks whether you see the glass
more full like this?...or like this?
I also bought my first VCR in 1980 (Feb., so it's been 30 years
already!). RCA Selectavision (which I still have - heads are shot
obviously) that I bought for $800. A single blank VHS tape cost $25
back then! I taped a few Late Night shows back in the mid 80's, but I
only started recording The Late Show on a nightly basis in March
2003. I've been recording the show directly to DVD-R since April 2005.
I can't imagine still recording the show to VHS once DVD recorders
became affordable. DVDs take up a fraction of the space that a VHS
tape does, cost much less, and give better picture quality..
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