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Posted on January 2, 2017 at 08:09:37
tesla
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When you could go buy a CRT tv with a VHS player built-in? And later, a DVD player?

Seems to me there is should still be a market for that kind of all-in-one.

Imagine a 13" to 15" LCD tv with built in blu ray? (even DVD)

What happened?


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Dimensions happened, posted on January 2, 2017 at 08:12:30
Awe-d-o-file
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TV's of today are only a few inches thick.


ET

"If at first you don't succeed, keep on sucking till you do suck seed" - Curly Howard 1936

 

RE: Dimensions happened...millennials and later watch on smart phones and tablets..., posted on January 2, 2017 at 08:28:48
Steve O
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...and stream-on-demand so no physical medium nec or wanted...my observation.

 

RE: Remember ..., posted on January 2, 2017 at 08:55:43
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there are.....

 

Remember ..., posted on January 2, 2017 at 09:16:49
Inmate51
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... when you were young? You shone like the Sun.

:)

 

hold on........, posted on January 2, 2017 at 11:14:23
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The manufactures roll new things out every year. Maybe this will be one of them down the road? Could be that software is old tech, and streaming is the future as well?


 

RE: Remember ..., posted on January 2, 2017 at 12:08:54
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Looks like inmate riley804 found a few off-brands that still make TV/DVD-Blu-Ray combos. Everyone else has moved on to smart tv's or tv streaming boxes like Roku, AppleTV, Amazon Fire TV, Google ChromeCast, etc.

If you're still in need of a VCR, better hurry!


 

You still can, they are called laptop computers, posted on January 2, 2017 at 12:44:56
DrChaos
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That is what happened to them.

 

VCR, posted on January 2, 2017 at 13:04:52
Inmate51
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I seriously gotta find a place to fix my Sony 555 VCR while parts are still (?) available.

Heck, I also seriously need to find a Hi-8 videotape player.

Oh, and, does anyone have a recommendation for fixing the sled on my Onkyo carousel CD player?

:)

 

I remember , posted on January 2, 2017 at 13:50:21
G Squared
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Those built in VCR and DVD players dying long before the TVs.

 

RE: VCR, posted on January 2, 2017 at 13:55:03
AbeCollins
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Better transfer all those VHS to digital.

And then follow it up with a permanent fix ;-)



 

I remember the bad old days :), posted on January 2, 2017 at 14:35:02
E-Stat
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Now I rip all my DVD/Blu Ray content to the media server. Use Handbrake to convert to MP4 format.

I just returned from a trip to Bermuda where I watched movies on my iPad. Usually keep 10-12 of them on it at any given time.

 

RE: Remember ..., posted on January 2, 2017 at 14:58:26
fantja
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"Smart" TV took over.

 

You went to Bermuda and watched movies on you iPad?, posted on January 2, 2017 at 17:18:55
MaggiesAndCats
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You must go to beautiful destinations like that a lot. I prefer to sit by the beach, trying not to blind myself with the umbrella in my drink... ;-)

Regards,

Steve

 

clock flashing "12:00" (nt), posted on January 2, 2017 at 18:17:41
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nt
all the best,
mrh

 

On de plane during four hours of flight, posted on January 2, 2017 at 18:39:49
E-Stat
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Spent lots of time on scooter getting around the island visiting the various Parishes.

 

Nice!! nt, posted on January 4, 2017 at 16:46:46
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View from Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, posted on January 4, 2017 at 19:15:44
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