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Old 12-19-2005, 09:07 PM
EMcWilliams EMcWilliams is offline
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I dont know if this belongs here, so if somenoe knows a better forum, please direct me......

Background: I have a 20 year old cousin who is mentally retarded and suffers from severe autism and is begining to show signs of cerebal palsy. While not mute, he cannot speak, and most of the joy he gets in his life comes from one source: VHS tapes. He loves to watch all kinds of tapes, we really cant figure out why but for some reason it brings him great pleasure.

Problem: As all of you know, VHS is a dying style for movie presentation, and it is only a matter of time before they are phased out. DVD's will not work for him as he will not be able to work the player because of menu screens, and frankly he is rough with the tapes and DVD's will not be able to withstand the wear and tear of his usage

Question(s): Do DVD/VHS combo machines now have a mechanism to make DVD's into VHS's, so that he will still have access to the movies? He breaks the tapes constantly, or loses, so they need to be replaced often. If there is no such way on an individual machine, do any of you know of a way to makes VHS tapes from DVDs?

I know this is pushing the piracy issue, but this is for a noble cause.

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Old 12-19-2005, 09:09 PM
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My DVD/VCR combo has a button that says "Copy DVD To VHS" and anotherone that's "Copy VHS To DVD" so I'd say yes.
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:11 PM
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Ok then, problem solved. Thank you. Can I know which model it is?
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:19 PM
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http://www.costco.com/Browse/Product...rowse=&s=1

I think this is the newer version of the one I have
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:25 PM
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I have nothing to offer but would like to wish you luck in this. It seems there would be some things you could do in the future if funding is available. Like a touch screen computer that controls a dvd jukebox as an example. But anything like that is going to take a lot of effort and $$. I hope it works out for you. Good luck.
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:41 PM
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There are a TON of options out there for you. I am in the industry, if you want pricing/info just PM ok?
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Old 12-19-2005, 10:56 PM
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After much research, I picked up two Samsung units for Xmas. The Sony had HORRIBLE reviews. The cheaper of the Samsungs goes for about $180. The nicer one, only necessary if you have an HDTV, goes for $280.
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:44 PM
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That 2nd girl is unreal, who is that
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:46 PM
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Sophie Sweet.
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Old 12-19-2005, 11:46 PM
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unreal? she looks like every other blond skank out there
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