NO VHS Movies in Stores

Best Buy no longer carries movies in VHS at their stores. This I learnt earlier today while shopping for copy of Finding Memo. When I asked the clerk where I could find a VHS copy, he just laughed and said they stopped carrying movies in VHS last summer. I’m sure this is becoming the policy at more and more stores. It just sucks I tell you. Maybe this is yet another sign that I need to buy a DVD. Sure you get better picture quality, extra scenes and even interviews with the actors/directors, but I still think the whole thing is a scam. I just know that once I give in and start to get movies on DVD some new technology will come out to replace. Anyone remember the laser disc?

11 Comments
  1. of course it will. look how long you’ve waited to get one. you held on to beta for awhile too didn’t ‘cha? 😉

  2. off topic:
    sometimes you’re right column doesn’t load for me. is it me or is it normal?

  3. Yeah, so much for me being an early adopter.

  4. off topic:
    Ok, not sure why that happens. But I have displayed on numerous pcs and it comes up normal for me. Also, I’m using the MT template so the layout is pretty standard.

  5. i skipped the laser disk altogether, thank god! waited for the vcd player instead. but now i hv a dvd player, got it when it became rather cheap over here. the disk however, is a different story.. errrkkk… pricey!

  6. Bite the bullet and get a DVD player. There are so many advantages. As you said, the picture quality is immeasurably better. The extras are great, particularly if you’re a movie geek like myself. Also, the prices on DVD players are dropping every week (you can get a good brand-name player — like Sony — for under a hundred dollars).
    VHS options are getting fewer and fewer, and there’s a reason for that: the picture quality doesn’t hold a candle to DVD.
    Yes, there’s a chance that something better will come along eventually. But the DVD will be around for a long time. Regarding the laserdisc, you asked if anyone remembered them. Most people don’t, and there’s a reason for that: it was an inconvenient format that never caught on. DVDs are high-quality and VERY convenient. Join us! Join us!

  7. I probably will join sooner rather than later but I’ll still be doing so kicking and screaming. I already have two VCRs I hardly use.

  8. I still have a ton of laser discs (about 50). Video-wise, it’s superior to DVD. It’s also the only digital format the Holy Trilogy is available on.

  9. Ah, laserdisc. For a brief time. there was a laserdisc version of “Robinson Crusoe on Mars,” the one title I’m jonesing for on DVD.

  10. biggest DVD perk – no flashing “12:00”
    and i love the commentary tracks

  11. Ursula, they now have TA-DAA!!! Combinations of VHS AND DVD!!! Yayyy!!!! And? Now you can “burn” DVD’s, just like CD-Roms. So cool! You’ll be up to your ears in movies. There’s nothin’ like it: the end of the movie comes, the credits are rollin’, you’re a little depressed that it’s over…but wait! There’s always the “Bonus Material” on the DVD with hours more entertainment, including everything you ever wanted to know about the making of…and then some.

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