Anyone know where to buy a new DVD/VCR combo? Have tried the usual suspects with no luck.
I think they stopped manufacturing DVD/VCR recorders a couple of years ago since VCR was an analog technology. Second hand is probably the way to go.
Cash Converters is the way to go and of course you don't have to pay for postage!
It appears the DVD/VCR combo i have just doesn't like the tapes recorded in my last VCR. Tapes recorded on my first couple are playing perfectly. So i have started with the first tapes i ever recorded. First tape from NYE 1984 through to about mid 1985. Uncovered a few beauties.
SCANDAL - The Warrior
DEAD OR ALIVE - That's The Way I Like It
RUSS BALLARD - Voices
THOMPSON TWINS - Lay Your Hands On Me
DYNAMIC HEPNOTICS - Gotta Be Wrong
DeBARGE - Rhythm Of The Night
POOKAH MAKES THREE - Take It All Back
Second tape from 1985
WILLIE & THE POOR BOYS - Baby Please Don't Go
DON HENLEY - All She Wants To Do Is Dance
HOWARD JONES - Things Can Only Get Better
PAUL HARDCASTLE - 19 - The Final Story
POWER STATION - Get It On
THE PROMISE - Walking With A Weight
RICK SPRINGFIELD - State Of The Heart
TIME BANDITS - Endless Road
GANGGAJANG - Giver Of Life
UNCANNY X MEN - Still Waiting
GO WEST - Call Me
COREY HART - Never Surrender
HOWARD JONES - Look Mama
I still have about half a dozen tapes to go. They go to 1989 where i just started recording the Rage top 50 every couple of months.
Your early tapes sound awesome! 84/85 is my favourite era ever. Watching old tapes with recordings from different shows is my idea of heaven, regardless of the quality.
I have complete end of year top 50s from Rage on vhs. The only exception was 1992 when i missed it. I have the Video Hits one from that year instead. All my other chart videos are gone. I made best of dvds with these using just the rarer videos
sorry don't have 1988. I have 1989 through to 2005 (i think) when the top 50 finished. My plan is to check the clips either side of the chart. Happy to send the tape once i am done as i will only be throwing them away after anyway. They are taking up too much space and i think vcr players are going to be harder to get very soon.
JASE, if you are able to copy any full videos from your 1984 to 1988 tapes onto DVD or USB (that might be easier?) I'd be interested in obtaining some if you don't mind sharing. Particularly if there's anything rare that isn't on youtube. I'm thinking more of isolated videos rather than year-end top fifties as it's more likely to contain hidden gems.
Only if it's not too much trouble though.
I'd be keen to get copies of the end of year charts for 89, 99, 01, 03 & 05. Will be happy to pay for dvd copies, no problem.
Let me know, cheers.