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VHS TO DVD CONVERSION IN CYNTHIANA [5 REASONS TO CONVERT]

Updated: Oct 28, 2019

As I look back on my life, I realize just how far we’ve come with technology and preserving our memories. I realize as I make this next observation, I’m more or less telling my age, but a few years after we were married, my husband and I decided to invest in an 8mm movie camera. You know.....the ones you had to send film off to be developed and when it came back to you, it was tape on a reel. Then you had to have a projector and screen just to be able to watch the movie. Not long after that, the VHS camera was invented. It was a game changer….instant gratification. Nothing had to be sent off to be developed. You just recorded your kid's T-ball game in the afternoon and popped it in the VCR that night for your viewing pleasure.


VHS was so popular that in 2014, 58% of the population was still using VCRs, even though DVD’s were developed in the early 2000s. When the manufacturing of the VCR was stopped in 2016, it became very difficult to find someone who repaired them or for that matter could even find the parts. So, many people found themselves in a quandary. They had boxes and boxes of VHS tapes but no way to watch them or make multiple copies.


Luckily, at Aurora Information Systems, Cynthiana, KY, we are equipped to convert all your VHS tapes to DVD format and make as many copies as you need.



Why is VHS to DVD conversion important?



1. NOTHING LASTS FOREVER

As I’ve already briefly touched on, you may no longer have a VCR to view your treasured memories on. If you still have a VCR, you know that there will come a day, when it will fail you and there will be no way to repair it.


2. FAILURE IS INEVITABLE

If you still own a VCR, there is always the potential for malfunction in the machine, destroying your tapes permanently. At Aurora Information Systems, we have been very successful at splicing VHS tapes that have broken just long enough to convert the tape to DVD. So, even if you think the tape is broken, bring it with the rest and we’ll do our best to get all your VHS tapes converted.


3. DUPLICATING CAN BE COMPLICATED

Since VCRs are no longer being manufactured, it will also become increasingly difficult to make VHS to VHS copies which require extra equipment and is much more complicated than VHS to DVD conversion.


4. IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY TO DE-CLUTTER YOUR LIFE

VHS tapes take up a lot of room in your home. DVD’s are thinner and smaller than VHS tapes, so converting them to DVD is just one way to minimize your storage space.


5. SOME THINGS JUST DON’T GET BETTER WITH AGE

Another good reason, and probably the most important reason, is that magnetic tape media is thought to only last between 10-25 years. This is because of oxide shedding and tape-eating bacteria. Plus, the more times you replay a VHS tape, the faster it will degrade. And, if the temperature of the room that the VHS tapes are being stored in is too warm or too damp, the tapes will begin to darken, become grainy and the color will fade, not to mention mold and corrosion. I recently converted some VHS to DVD's for a customer, but sadly, a few of them were so badly corroded from basement dampness, that I was unable to convert them. DVD’s will last a lifetime.



At Aurora Information Systems, we make it easy and affordable to have those precious memories transferred to a DVD, flash drive, or external hard drive....it's your choice. The DVD's will come in a hard plastic case with a written description of the contents of the tape. If you would rather have them saved to a flash drive or external hard drive, we stock those items in case you don't have your own. We can also make as many copies as you'd like for gift-giving. We also have the capability of transferring from Hi8 and Mini DV cameras.



Your memories will be preserved for a lifetime. It's easy, affordable, and they make great birthday, wedding, anniversary, and Christmas gifts! Call us today at 859-234-8353 or visit us at https://www.aiscomputer.com/vhs-to-dvd-conversion.

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