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Dude111 10-30-2017 08:23 AM

Look at this piece of garbage!!!

http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/fish.../0000000273567


God forbid they make something NEW that plays analogue stuff!!!

Celt 10-30-2017 09:12 AM

It's for dumb little 2 to 5 year old kids. Whaddya want?

Jon A. 10-30-2017 09:14 AM

Like the knockoff Tonka trucks only worse as it doesn't even serve the primary purpose of the original.
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Originally Posted by Celt (Post 3191399)
It's for dumb little 2 to 5 year old kids. Whaddya want?

It won't make those kids any sharper, might even confuse them should they run across a real cassette recorder later in life.

maxhifi 10-30-2017 10:34 AM

Wow looks like a new version of the one my parents bought me in 1983. Of course I took it apart and connected it to a better, external speaker. I don't think anything I owned before age 10 actually survived fully intact.

Who really cares if it's real or not, it can play and record, no tape for little fingers to pull out and make a mess with. it's a toy!

Celt 10-30-2017 11:01 AM

Exactly.

CoogarXR 10-30-2017 11:12 AM

Why start kids off with OUR nostalgia? Let them find their own things to be nostalgic about.

I am glad my dad didn't give me some lame Fisher Price Edison cylinders to play with, lol.

Jon A. 10-30-2017 11:21 AM

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Originally Posted by CoogarXR (Post 3191404)
Why start kids off with OUR nostalgia? Let them find their own things to be nostalgic about.

I am glad my dad didn't give me some lame Fisher Price Edison cylinders to play with, lol.

Word up, even though most things I use are from before my time.

Perhaps Fisher-Price should make a toy smartphone with a pre-cracked screen. It sure doesn't matter if that doesn't work, it would prepare them for modern technology.

Sandy G 10-30-2017 12:05 PM

Didn't these guys also make an ersatz B/W video recorder that produced grainy B/W pics ? Always wanted one of those- ran acrost an incomplete specimen in a garage sale setting in 1994. shoulda got it, but the gal I was with then would not have let me get it..

Celt 10-30-2017 12:07 PM

Yup...and it used cassette tapes... :yuck:

centralradio 10-30-2017 12:35 PM

Oh my god. Whats next.A fake FP PXL2000 camcorder.

WISCOJIM 10-30-2017 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Sandy G (Post 3191407)
Didn't these guys also make an ersatz B/W video recorder that produced grainy B/W pics ? Always wanted one of those- ran acrost an incomplete specimen in a garage sale setting in 1994. shoulda got it, but the gal I was with then would not have let me get it..

There was quite a lot of popularity of those by adults for a period. It created "artsy" films.

“Filmmakers love what they describe as Pixelvision’s dithering, a process designed to fill in the information between the pixels but resulting in unpredictable fluctuations in the image quality from frame to frame. Dithering, they say, calls attention to the properties of the recording medium in the same way that Jimi Hendrix’s use of feedback called attention to the properties of the electric guitar.”

http://rhizome.org/editorial/2013/ap...s-pixelvision/

The Art of Pixelvision: https://archive.org/details/artofpixelvision

They still are fairly expensive in the used market when in good condition.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...p2045573.m1684

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maxhifi 10-30-2017 12:54 PM

I remember those video cameras, a friend of mine was a doctor's son had one. I remember it as being as being a piece of junk with a grainy black and white picture on a tiny 5" screen. I wonder how anyone possibly made anything good with one of those! Maybe will look up some videos for fun.

jr_tech 10-30-2017 03:21 PM

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Originally Posted by CoogarXR (Post 3191404)
Why start kids off with OUR nostalgia? Let them find their own things to be nostalgic about.

Kids love to hear thier own voices, and the user interface is pretty much universal, independent of type of device or media used for recording... looks like a fun and educational device to me. (and very inexpensive as well) :music:

jr

Dude111 10-30-2017 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by CoogarXR
Why start kids off with OUR nostalgia?

Well because ITS BETTER than the crap made now for one thing :)

Jon A. 10-30-2017 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CoogarXR (Post 3191404)
Why start kids off with OUR nostalgia? Let them find their own things to be nostalgic about.

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Originally Posted by Dude111 (Post 3191424)
Well because ITS BETTER than the crap made now for one thing :)

It's worth showing to them anyway and if they take to it, party on. However, I think they should see the real thing instead of anything like this brand new low for China.

Also, to prevent the terrible twos from destroying tapes, just use the handyman's secret weapon. May as well secure the battery compartment while you're at it.


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