I've been cleaning out the cupboards and came across a box of old music tapes. I no longer own a tape recorder, but cannot bear to throw them out - so what to do? Just throw my favorite music in the bin? Recycle them into a creative art piece perhaps?
Do you still have a box of old tapes sitting in the cupboard somewhere? Or where did your old mixed tapes end their days?
I have just gotten rid of the last of mine a couple of weeks ago - they haven't been played for years. I couldn't bear to actually throw them in the bin so I have packaged them up for a charity, together with the Walkman to play them on.
I still have heaps of cassette tapes ad Video tapes. Luckily, my car still has a cassette player.
I have a virtually NEW VCR, but cannot remember how to make it work with the big flat screen TV & DVD thingy attached. I spent many hours setting my alarm clock just to get up in time to click 'Record' on my old VCR, in order to tape the English comedies back-to-back on the one tape. The lovely old black/white comedies we never see any more on TV. Some of these films I waited 20 years to see again, and I am not going to chuck them out now.
The cost of transferring VCR tapes onto DVDs is horrifically, and unfairly high.I sincerely wish I knew someone who could convert them for me - but don't! So, I still have about 400 lovely movies, with no adverts, in black/white on tape. They do take up a lot of room in bookcases, and I live in a fairly small flat.
WHY are women not shown & taught how to work electronic stuff? WHY do males seem to have all the knowledge about VCRs, DVD players etc?
Surely knowing how to work these electronic machines cannot be that hard!
WHY are there not workshops or courses to attend so we (i) can learn, too??!
Oh! delbr, does your VCR not have 'auto set' programme for VHS taping of TV shows?
If so, it's not difficult to use. Saves getting up in the middle of the night!
Yes, you're correct, any 'male' should be able to show you how to programme a VCR.
I don't 'watch' TV, per se, just tape any programme I want, thus 'time shifting', & the added 'delight' of being able to 'fast forward' through adverts., of which now, 10-12 are shown at the one time! Waste of 6-7 minutes'! Love it!
Yes, I do and I am like you. I won't throw away perfectly good stuff. I intend to convert the music, etc from cassette to cds. There's a little cassette player which can be connected to your laptop which will burn all the music to cd.
I've thrown out most, but I have a couple of my kids talking as toddlers that I need to get put into some other format. I admit thought that the "thrown out" was a long hard process where they went out a few at a time.
I haven't owned tapes in years, although I have fond memories of carrying around cassette carrying cases that looked like brown leather suitcases. I spent hours listening to cassettes of Cindi Lauper, Michael Jackson, and later, to Pearl Jam. Now I'm phasing out all my CDs and DVD and moving to digital only.
N o, I no longer kept these as they sound so awful compared to the latest equipment and also I do not have good equipment to play them on anyway -only small radio/cassettes and I think I even got rid of the last of these a year or two ago when I moved houses, so NO