75 to 100 VHS tapes each with 2 to 3 movies
April 24, 2014 9:57 AM Subscribe
I have an entire month's of Turner Classic Movies "31 Days of Oscar"
from 1994/95 or so on VHS tape. What should I do?
posted by stbalbach to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
There are about 75 to 100 VHS tapes each with 2 to 3 movies recorded in SLP mode (6 hours/tape). The movies are all classics, including many foreign (a bunch of Kurosawa). It's not a 24x7 recording, only the Oscar series movies plus the intros by (a younger) Robert Osborne
, and the 30-second animation that precedes each film series (Foreign, etc..). I tried converting one movie to digital, it's very watchable but clearly from another analog era - our tolerance for low-quality video was high back then. Maybe the Robert Osborne intros have some value?
I'd prefer to recycle, the true cost of VHS tapes is reflected by Green Disk
, for $70 for 70lbs of VHS tapes they will recycle the plastic. Thought I'd check here first in case anyone thought there might be some value in the content (which I doubt given the SLP VHS quality, most movies these days have been recorded in digital).