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Old 11-16-2017, 05:35 PM
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Greetings from Long Island, NY

Hi my name is Merrick--I started getting into vintage electronics about a year ago and what I am particularly interested in are old time video camcorders and VCR's. I have been in video production most of my life so I guess this makes sense. While I can definitely appreciate the new look of 4K video, its incredible sharpness, color detail and sense of wonder you get when you watch it on the big screen, I still find myself drawn to that "old time" look you get when watchinig a Hi-8, VHS or SVHS recoding. Maybe it reminds me of my youth? Maybe its because its more like a "painting" than stark reality? Not 100% sure but I have been buying quite a bit on EBAY and find myself having to apply the brakes as this can get to be an expensive hobby for sure! Looking forward to reading the posts and contributing to the group..
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Old 11-16-2017, 06:03 PM
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Old 11-16-2017, 09:36 PM
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Welcome! Looking forward to any posts of your activities and results.
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:39 PM
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Expensive-NOW ?! Just wait til you decide you absolutely,positively GOTTA have a Zenith Porthole,or a Roundie Color set.. Me,I'd LOVE to have a working TK-41 "Chain"- But people in H3!! would like to have Ice Water, too.... But one of the best aspects of this hobby is that ordinarily, we're "All for One,& One for All"-We're pretty happy when one of us makes a nice score, & jealousy for the most part doesn't enter into it. My Sister is big into western pleasure show horses, & that crew oughta wear knife- proof clothing, as they're always trying to knife each other in the back. Oh, we'll "Razz" each other, but virtually always its in good fun. And there's "Razzing", & then there's being mean & snotty. The Horse Bunch are typically mean & Snotty...
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Old 11-17-2017, 01:49 AM
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Welcome!

There is a certain unquantifiable quality to analog recordings, isn't there? It seems more natural, somehow.
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