D-VHS, HD movies on VHS

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D-VHS, HD movies on VHS

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Post by melancholy » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:14 pm

I have never heard of that before. That’s crazy, especially when he said one tape could hold 50GB.

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Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Jun 09, 2018 3:27 pm

Yep it is. They are MPEG-2 but the quality has been said to be the same as Blu Ray and HD-DVD minus the extras. The guy says they were using S-VHS tapes really but I don't know if anyone's tried to dub a D-VHS on a S-VHS to see if that would produce the same quality.

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Post by Calavera » Sun Jun 10, 2018 1:52 am

I actually heard about this when it was current. I was ordering alot of movies online in the early 2000s and the site I was ordering from did carry D-VHS. I remember them being very expensive though. I was only ordering DVD though, never actually seen a D-VHS tape or player in person.
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Post by Big Boss Man » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:52 am

Yea they retailed for quite a high price point. The players look familiar but they didn't make UK shores. I don't know if they record to normal VHS in higher quality. I also wonder how D-VHS would look like on a normal player or if they aren't compatiable.

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Post by Calavera » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:17 am

Dr. Zoidberg wrote:
I remember seeing HD for the first time around 2000 and was blown away, and at that time it wasn't even 16:9. If I had saw this video on a widescreen HD monitor in 1993 I would have shit! Or I would have been too young to really realize how awesome it looked. :olol:
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Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:49 pm

HD tech was developed in the 80s but I'm assuming it wasn't really ready for consumers back then. But 80s shows recorded in HD, especially movies, sports, music videos and concerts would have been great.

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