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How can I contact Calavera?

Post by Roofus » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:22 pm

With the demise of Grim Fandango and Goodwill practically the only source for used 80s electronics, it has come to my attention that it appears that old reel to reel tape decks appear to be either sold out or no longer available. Does anyone know how I may contact Calavera to find out if this is the case, or if there are still more available, but the flea market has simply dropped it out of the lack of interest for top loader VCRs.

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Post by Dr. Zoidberg » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:34 pm

The only way to reach him is by calling him on one of these:

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Re: How can I contact Calavera?

Post by Calavera » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:41 pm

Legend has it that if you hold a up a laserdisc and use it like a mirror and say Knight Rider 3 times he will appear and give you a copy of Max Headroom on betamax.
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Re: How can I contact Calavera?

Post by ian » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:24 pm

:rofl:
Hank Azaria not playing Apu on the Simpsons will make the role as irrelevant as the Simpsons has been as a series since 1999!

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Post by Calavera » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:00 am

Were you ever able to make contact?
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Post by Roofus » Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:03 pm

Calavera wrote:Were you ever able to make contact?
Yeah, you are not gonna get his attention anymore. He doesn't come here anymore...

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Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:46 am

I got the laserdisc, said the thingmejig 3 times and I got a BOOTLEG copy of Max Headroom on VHS

Got a note attached, "sorry bro run outta Betamax tapes!"

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Re: How can I contact Calavera?

Post by melancholy » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:33 am

Hey, it’s a tough economy. Betamax isn’t cheap.

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Post by Calavera » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:29 pm

melancholy wrote:Hey, it’s a tough economy. Betamax isn’t cheap.
Tell me about it!

https://www.frys.com/product/7528026;js ... IN_RSLT_PG

$17.99 at Frys on clearance! Back in the 80s they used to be $1 a piece!
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Re: How can I contact Calavera?

Post by Roofus » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:31 pm

Calavera wrote:
melancholy wrote:Hey, it’s a tough economy. Betamax isn’t cheap.
Tell me about it!

https://www.frys.com/product/7528026;js ... IN_RSLT_PG

$17.99 at Frys on clearance! Back in the 80s they used to be $1 a piece!
Still cheaper when adjusted for inflation.

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Re: How can I contact Calavera?

Post by Calavera » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:55 pm

Roofus wrote:
Calavera wrote:
melancholy wrote:Hey, it’s a tough economy. Betamax isn’t cheap.
Tell me about it!

https://www.frys.com/product/7528026;js ... IN_RSLT_PG

$17.99 at Frys on clearance! Back in the 80s they used to be $1 a piece!
Still cheaper when adjusted for inflation.
I suppose that is true. A friend of mine used to work for NASA in 1985 and took home $1,000 a week. Adjusted for inflation that is just under 7 billion dollars.
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Re: How can I contact Calavera?

Post by Big Boss Man » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:12 pm

Calavera wrote:
melancholy wrote:Hey, it’s a tough economy. Betamax isn’t cheap.
Tell me about it!

https://www.frys.com/product/7528026;js ... IN_RSLT_PG

$17.99 at Frys on clearance! Back in the 80s they used to be $1 a piece!
$17.99 for one tape! I'm actually surprised they still sell them.

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Post by Calavera » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:28 am

Big Boss Man wrote:
Calavera wrote:
melancholy wrote:Hey, it’s a tough economy. Betamax isn’t cheap.
Tell me about it!

https://www.frys.com/product/7528026;js ... IN_RSLT_PG

$17.99 at Frys on clearance! Back in the 80s they used to be $1 a piece!
$17.99 for one tape! I'm actually surprised they still sell them.
They only quit manufacturing them in March 2016. I'd like to buy a couple brand new ones just to have. Not for $17.99 though.
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Post by Big Boss Man » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:04 am

That's real interesting, I think they were still making VHS a few years back too. About a year or so you could buy generic VHS blank tapes for like £1 each. I assume there's still a niche market for them. I'm assuming Betamax were still made for the Japanese market

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Post by Calavera » Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:46 pm

I just finished copying all my old home movies onto Betamax! It took 5 tapes in Beta II at 3 hours per tape. I am now copying them onto VHS. The annoying thing about that though is that I don't have the remote for like 95 percent of VCRs I have. Which is usually not much of a problem because most universal remotes work fine for power,play,ff,rew. The problem is that universal remotes don't have a button to switch record modes (SP,SLP,EP) and for some reason ever damn VCR I have defaults to EP/SLP which is the worse quality. So screw it I'm just going to copy them over in EP mode.

If this seems like an odd thing to do I am doing it partially just for fun and also for an extra layer of backup. I have them on 3 different hard drives and recently put them on DVD. I am using the DVDs to record to VHS/Beta. It is a just incase like if somehow something crazy happened and I lost the digital files then I still have them backed up to Beta/VHS. I mean it is irreplaceable footage so why not have some extra backups?

Check out those super high quality non ghetto looking custom labels! :olol:

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Re: How can I contact Calavera?

Post by ian » Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:48 pm

Got an odd request. Can you put the Brendon Small/Loren Bouchard 1999-2004 sitcom "Home Movies" onto Betamax?

I don't have a player, but would love the series on Beta
Hank Azaria not playing Apu on the Simpsons will make the role as irrelevant as the Simpsons has been as a series since 1999!

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Re: How can I contact Calavera?

Post by Calavera » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:12 pm

ian wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:48 pm
Got an odd request. Can you put the Brendon Small/Loren Bouchard 1999-2004 sitcom "Home Movies" onto Betamax?

I don't have a player, but would love the series on Beta
If you pay me I'll put anything you want onto Beta! :olol:
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