Top Ten Reasons VHS is Still Better Than DVD
Ten Technology Special
a tribute to the death of VHS video cassettes, we present the top ten reasons
VHS diehards have for not going over to DVD yet...
In VHS, fast forward and rewind produces a nice and homely squeak coming from
the fast rotating reels of tape. DVD's are suspiciously silent when doing this
- what have they got to hide?
Fine tuning your tracking on VHS requires patience, determination, but gives you
a good workout at the same time if you have lost the remote control. Mostly, video
players are near the ground, requiring strong knees and back when bending down
to floor level where the buttons are...
a tape at the end of the movie gives you a sense of satisfaction, a bit like recycling
bottles or plastic containers.
tapes can be thrown at stray cats or people who annoy you. They are defiantly
bulky and can startle most things. DVD's are too lightweight to use offensively,
they glide effeminately through the air when flung, they may even return to you
if thrown like a Frisbee.|
Excitement: VHS keep you on your toes. Video tapes can chew up in the player with
little or no warning, but if you press stop in time it can prevent permanent damage
to the player as well as the cassette.|
VHS have none of those annoying directors commentaries, or other in-movie features
you can't work out how to turn off. You put the cassette in the player, fast forward
to the start of the feature and press play, what could be simpler?|
a VHS video tape, remove it from the player, and you know exactly where it will
start when you put it back in the machine and press play again. DVDs on principle
never start in the same place twice, or you have to remember the exact scene number
DVDs probably degrade over time just like VHS but they haven't
told us that yet...|
If you have a VHS tape with something on that you don't like, even if you bought
it prerecorded, you can block up the tab and record over it in an instant, no
angry, there is nothing more satisfying than pulling a VHS cassette apart. Start
by unlatching the tape protector and then grab hold of the tape and pull, and
pull, and pull until you have a crinkly mess of tape. Brilliant therapy. DVD's
are even difficult to snap in half.