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Converting old video tapes digital video
« on: July 12, 2015, 12:39:00 PM »
I have about 10 old big video tapes I want to convert and store on my computer.

Anyone know of the easiest and cheapest way to do this?


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Re: Converting old video tapes digital video
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2015, 02:10:36 PM »
Thanks, thing is i don't even have a VHS player, any idea where i can get one fro cheap? like $10 or $15
Looking on ebay, can't find anything below ~$30.

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Re: Converting old video tapes digital video
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2015, 02:18:44 PM »
Looking on ebay, can't find anything below ~$30.

Yes that seems to be lowest, plus the converter total would be in the $60 or $70 range

you think it would be cheaper to pay a pro to do it? what would they charge per tape? i have about 8

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Re: Converting old video tapes digital video
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2015, 02:33:12 PM »
Yes that seems to be lowest, plus the converter total would be in the $60 or $70 range

you think it would be cheaper to pay a pro to do it? what would they charge per tape? i have about 8
I used a cheap guy once. He charged about $10, did a terrible job. If you have the know-how, probably best to do it yourself, unless you find someone reputable and cheap.

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Re: Converting old video tapes digital video
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2015, 03:02:14 PM »
Costco did ours.

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Re: Converting old video tapes digital video
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Re: Converting old video tapes digital video
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2015, 11:58:12 PM »
Price?

Would love to know as well. any idea if sams club would do?

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Re: Converting old video tapes digital video
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2015, 03:58:06 PM »
There is a LivingSocial offer for this for $39.99. When you click that link, it may offer it discounted to $35 for 10 minutes from the time you click it.

Costco did ours.
There is a $5 off coupon for this in the current coupon book.

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Re: Converting old video tapes digital video
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2015, 10:56:04 PM »
There is a LivingSocial offer for this for $39.99. When you click that link, it may offer it discounted to $35 for 10 minutes from the time you click it.
There is a $5 off coupon for this in the current coupon book.


Plus $6.5 shipping