Are You Still Using a VCR for VHS Tapes?

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So what do all the cool kids want for Christmas this year? They want a VCR, of course! It’s such a hot product, since it’s been running for awhile. A VCR can play VHS tapes, you know! Thank goodness I finally have a VCR of my own! I have here the new Ion USB VCR from the folks at ThinkGeek!

EZ VHS Converter software lets you burn your videos to DVD, watch on your PSP, iPod or laptop computer. Exported MPEG4 video is compatible with select mobile phones and portable multimedia devices. Connect your VHS, VHS-C, or 8MM camcorder to the front panel jacks to backup your camcorder videos. When you’re finished archiving your videos to your computer, VCR 2 PC is the perfect VHS player for any room in the house. Some of the main features include:

  • Connects to Windows XP and Vista machines via USB 2.0 port.
  • Capture video at resolutions up to 720 x 480 (NTSC) or 720 x 576 (PAL).
  • Sends video uncompressed over the USB cable.
  • Burn Video to DVD Export video to iPod or PSP format.
  • Plug and play USB computer connection Standard RCA and composite outputs for connection to any TV or home theater system.
  • Standard RCA inputs for connecting video cameras.
  • Auto-tracking, variable speed slow motion, playback, and rewind.
  • Soft-touch, backlit buttons.

The Ion VCR is an excellent device. How else can you turn any of your old VHS movies into something you can watch on today’s technology? It’s so easy to use! If you’re planning to get a VCR anyway, make sure you pick this up to turn your VHS tapes into something more useful.

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3 thoughts on “Are You Still Using a VCR for VHS Tapes?”

  1. Wow Chris, I would love to have one of these Ion USB VCR converters back in the day but such technology didn’t exist 10 years ago, but its good to see someone came up with the idea of it. I have so many VHS tapes you wont believe, lots containing Pokemon and old Saturday morning cartoons I used to watch when i was younger and other more newer shows like the dead zone and the 4400 and maybe some WWE were among the recorded.

    Gosh those days with VCR’s were exciting and waiting for a new movie to be on VHS always made me always made me anxious for it to come out. I have about 60 VHS tapes that have nothing but recorded material on them from old shows to new ones i cant miss, everything i find interesting is on those tapes. Now that i know that something like a VHS to MPEG4 converter is out there i should really save some money and get that. That way i can save all my videos on MPEG4 files and then maybe record over my tapes or just get rid of them, but we will have to see when i get one. Thanks Chris for the info on this great product and i am sure i will be checking this out in the future.

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