View Full Version : Suggestion: Home Video Section


colectorad
07-17-2015, 07:32 AM
Please rename "Magnetic Media/Tape" to "Home Video", so we can discuss LD, CED, VCD, & DVD (etcetera) related topics in an organized fashion.

Electronic M
07-17-2015, 11:52 PM
I'm not sure if that is a good rename of that section. There are also audio tape related posts there and changing it to video would leave audio tape threads no obvious home.... 'video and or audio playback/recording formats' might be a better choice. It should be open to everything from magnetic wire audio recorders to DVD/bluray IMHO....Unless others would rather see it split into audio and video sections (I don't think there is enough traffic to merit such a split). Also it is already being used for all audio and or video formats (albeit with some confusion as to whether it is okay to post there by some who do).
Also I read most posts by hitting the new post's button rather than visiting any specific section and browsing (since only one or two sections don't hold any interest to me) so I'm not sure where the threads dedicated to new video tape, and disc acquisitions are located, but think they should all be moved to the under-used 'Movies, Shows & programs' section, so as to not distract sections dedicated to the technical aspects, and repair of the formats with unrelated babble on how member X just got a copy of 'Young Frankenstein', or how member Y's new ABBA concert LaserDisc rocks....

Eric H
07-18-2015, 03:02 AM
The sub heading of that forum is
"Discussions of VTR, VCR, VHS, and Beta usage and production"

That pretty much includes home video but also includes professional video tape recorders etc.

There really isn't enough interest in LD and CED to create a separate forum but they can be discussed in the Magnetic Media forum as well, or general off topic.

Actually, Laser Disc probably gets discussed more on Audiokarma than it does here.

colectorad
07-18-2015, 07:44 AM
The sub heading of that forum is
"Discussions of VTR, VCR, VHS, and Beta usage and production"

That pretty much includes home video but also includes professional video tape recorders etc.

That's the problem: the title and subheader are too specific and alienate the other forms of video media. Plus, as Electronic M pointed out, others are using it to post about audio tape, so perhaps it should be retitled along the lines of "Video & Audio Media".

grumpy
07-18-2015, 11:14 AM
All of the above topics are ok to discuss within the proposed forum. I am sure we could tweak the title if need be.

Thanks
Grumpy

Kamakiri
07-18-2015, 06:30 PM
Please rename "Magnetic Media/Tape" to "Home Video", so we can discuss LD, CED, VCD, & DVD (etcetera) related topics in an organized fashion.

"Home Video" is a misnomer because that lends itself more towards camcording, home movies, and the like.

Hm.....

colectorad
07-19-2015, 03:44 AM
I am sure we could tweak the title if need be.

Please do.

Kamakiri
07-19-2015, 07:53 AM
It's now titled "Recorded Video"....which should suffice for everything.

jr_tech
07-19-2015, 06:11 PM
It's now titled "Recorded Video"....which should suffice for everything.

Now, where do we put topics pertaining to audio recording media? :scratch2:

jr

Kamakiri
07-19-2015, 06:27 PM
On AudioKarma ;)

jr_tech
07-19-2015, 10:26 PM
Slaps forehead! How soon we forget. :)
jr

Eric H
07-19-2015, 10:58 PM
It's now titled "Recorded Video"....which should suffice for everything.

That works for me, now I can post about my vintage Film finds! :D

Kamakiri
07-20-2015, 06:37 AM
Slaps forehead! How soon we forget. :)
jr

Or in the Off Topic section. Or even in Recorded video for all I care ;) . Forum wise, I just don't wanna pull traffic from our sister site :)

Kamakiri
07-20-2015, 06:38 AM
That works for me, now I can post about my vintage Film finds! :D

I would personally LOVE to see that. It'd give me a good excuse to revisit my 8mm projector and get into collecting film.....something I've always wanted to do!

Eric H
07-20-2015, 02:44 PM
I would personally LOVE to see that. It'd give me a good excuse to revisit my 8mm projector and get into collecting film.....something I've always wanted to do!

If you click on my YouTube link in my Sig I have some of my found films posted there.
I wish I had a way to transfer them better.

Dude111
07-24-2015, 01:43 AM
There really isn't enough interest in LD and CED to create a separate forum but they can be discussed in the Magnetic Media forum as well, or general off topic.Ya its sad there isnt more interest (Especially on a site like VK) but I see you renamed the base anyway Eric :)

pac.attack76
07-29-2015, 08:57 PM
Ya its sad there isnt more interest (Especially on a site like VK) but I see you renamed the base anyway Eric :)

You can say that again. Im very interested in LD and CED.:thmbsp:

Dude111
07-30-2015, 06:19 AM
I didnt used to know LD and CED existed!!!!!!!!

I would LOVE finding a CED player!!!!!!!! (I know though none will come in @ salvation army probably :( (Unless it didnt work (But that might still be worth getting -- FIX IT!!)))

pac.attack76
08-06-2015, 04:39 PM
I didnt used to know LD and CED existed!!!!!!!!

I would LOVE finding a CED player!!!!!!!! (I know though none will come in @ salvation army probably :( (Unless it didnt work (But that might still be worth getting -- FIX IT!!)))
Oh yes, definitely worth getting as long as its complete and intact. Can always repair if needed. Closest thing i've found around here is one thrift shop actually got in about 3 or 4 discs and the salvation army got in about 15 one day. Same for LD. Ive come across a few. but rarely. Never any machines. Was lucky to come across the one i have on Craigslist that a guy had here. Came with a ton of movies. I always pick this stuff up anytime i see it.