Futurama   Planet Express Employee Lounge
The Futurama Message Board

Design and Support by Can't get enough Futurama
Help Search Futurama chat Login Register

PEEL - The Futurama Message Board    PE Stockroom    VHS or DVD? « previous next »
Author Topic: VHS or DVD?  (Read 1578 times)
Pages: 1 [2] Print
inkieto

Crustacean
*
« Reply #40 on: 05-27-2002 12:52 »

DVD, Always DVD.
If you not have a DVD player get a wire from your pc to the principal TV screen at your home.
If it's a problem with your parents that's another history. But try to see with them, they need all the fun they can get it.
I'm 45 and I need more.
Salud!
Impossible

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #41 on: 06-03-2002 13:35 »

Well people, the sister got me the DVD! And the first thing I noticed was the quality of the DVD on screen.

 
Quote
Originally posted by Wiggles:
DiMaggio's laugh is scary
---That is so true.

And i actually got to see some scenes which were cut in the UK, including Bender's "Up yours, Bimbo" and when he kept burning Fry with the cigar to make him cry.

I would like to thank everyone who influenced my final decision. Now my sister is saying that she will not be buying videos for me anymore, she will only buy DVD.
BrainSluggo

Starship Captain
****
« Reply #42 on: 06-03-2002 15:08 »

"Hooray! We're relevant!!"
Teral

Helpy McHelphelp
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #43 on: 06-03-2002 15:14 »

"PEEL, with influence. My God we could rule the universe!"

Glad you liked it, Impossible.
Impossible

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #44 on: 06-04-2002 13:36 »

My sister was laughing her head off at "Hell is other robots"!
danny-dude

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #45 on: 06-04-2002 22:27 »

Hey!

DVD, without a doubt. I got them for my 18th Birthday - dead chuffed with them, I can tell you! But then I have a DVD player on my PC and also a standalone model, so there's no problem...

Now the rest of my post comes with the following disclaimer (purely so it doesn't get deleted):

"I do not recommend, nor support the following activities in any way. Neither myself nor any other member/administrator of PEEL or its associated groups can be held responsible for your actions. The following is provided for informational and educational purposes only."

Now... if you know what you're doing, you can buy the DVD set and transfer it to VHS. Then you have the best of both worlds. Yes, it is possible, although it's a little bit awkward and there is a minimal loss of picture quality - although nothing particularly bad compared to what you're used to with VHS anyway!


PCC Fred

Space Pope
****
« Reply #46 on: 06-05-2002 04:41 »

Or you could just TAPE the episodes off the TELEVISION!
ZombieJesus

Lost Belgian
DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #47 on: 06-05-2002 07:53 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by danny-dude:
Hey!

DVD, without a doubt. I got them for my 18th Birthday - dead chuffed with them, I can tell you! But then I have a DVD player on my PC and also a standalone model, so there's no problem...

Now the rest of my post comes with the following disclaimer (purely so it doesn't get deleted):

"I do not recommend, nor support the following activities in any way. Neither myself nor any other member/administrator of PEEL or its associated groups can be held responsible for your actions. The following is provided for informational and educational purposes only."

Now... if you know what you're doing, you can buy the DVD set and transfer it to VHS. Then you have the best of both worlds. Yes, it is possible, although it's a little bit awkward and there is a minimal loss of picture quality - although nothing particularly bad compared to what you're used to with VHS anyway!

Don't worry Danny, I think it is legal to keep a copy (of a DVD, CD, CD-ROM, whatever) for yourself (and for yourself only). 
In some cases, copying a DVD onto a VHS cassette gives you better image quality, than you would have when you would buy it on VHS.
danny-dude

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #48 on: 06-05-2002 12:28 »

ZombieJesus: Ah, that's good. I won't have MI6 hunting me down then.  big grin

PCCFred: Record off the TV, certainly, assuming you don't mind....

1) The digital onscreen graphic of your local TV station...

2) Commercial Breaks...

3) Foolish cuts...

4) Annoying continuity announcers prattling through the end credits, and in some countries, no end credits at all.

Have I made my point?   laff

Danny

bankrupt

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #49 on: 06-05-2002 12:54 »

If you want to tape a DVD to VHS you have to worry about the stupid Macrovision(A copy protection mechanism that causes the video to go light and dark when you try to transfer it).  I don't know whether the Futurama DVD's have this annoying feature or not.
Impossible

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #50 on: 06-05-2002 13:49 »

I still have my recorded Futurama on tape.
Moonside

Delivery Boy
**
« Reply #51 on: 06-05-2002 19:06 »

I'm sure I'll get nagged because I'm sure this's been asked before, but I have to do it anyway... what non-DVD-player DVD-playing things can play these? Computers don't have a problem? Maybe some of them? PS2s?
bankrupt

Urban Legend
***
« Reply #52 on: 06-05-2002 22:59 »

I've heard that you can play other region DVD's on PS2 with the assistance of a gameshark 2, but I haven't tried it so I don't know if it works.  That's only half the equation though because the Futurama DVD's are in PAL format.  I don't think the PS2 has a PAL/NTSC convertor, so you'd probably need one of those.  Someone more knowledgeable than me may be able to give you a better answer.  Try searching it, the info might already be in another thread.
danny-dude

Bending Unit
***
« Reply #53 on: 06-06-2002 11:54 »

They do have MacroVision. That's why it's a pain in the bum.  big grin
aslate

Space Pope
****
« Reply #54 on: 06-28-2002 17:10 »

V good DVD offer for anyone looking, only 19.43  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1545178279  on Ebay, available to Europe+UK (I think it's German, but good offer). Over in 13 hours...
PCC Fred

Space Pope
****
« Reply #55 on: 07-02-2002 09:38 »

 
Quote
Originally posted by danny-dude:
PCCFred: Record off the TV, certainly, assuming you don't mind....

1) The digital onscreen graphic of your local TV station...
2) Commercial Breaks...
3) Foolish cuts...
4) Annoying continuity announcers prattling through the end credits, and in some countries, no end credits at all.

Have I made my point?    laff

True, but if you've already got the episodes on DVD, why go to all the trouble of making a second perfect copy?  Not to mention that the quality of VHS - whether pre-recorded or taped off the telly - deteriorates quite quickly with time.

Melllvar

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #56 on: 07-02-2002 16:27 »

I got the DVD's when they came out here in UK (the commentaries are the best ever!), I've also been taping the eps off of SKY (two tapes, featuring stuff from S2,3,4) - I'm still gonna get the DVD's when they come out tho'.

;-)

M.
Archie2K

Space Pope
****
« Reply #57 on: 07-02-2002 16:30 »

Do not ever let anyone borrow your Futurama box sets. I actually ended up paying someone cos I was so desperate to get them back.
Melllvar

DOOP Secretary
*
« Reply #58 on: 07-02-2002 16:35 »

No way!  How much?

Well, I lent mine to work colleagues (who never bloody watched them), then when they brought them back, I made them sit in front of the entire first season in one Night Shift (sshhh, don't tell the boss!) and now they are big fans of Futurama and have the Box Sets themselves.

Classic.

;-)

M.
Pages: 1 [2] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  

Powered by SMF | SMF © 2006, Simple Machines | some icons from famfamfam
Legal Notice & Disclaimer: "Futurama" TM and copyright FOX, its related entities and the Curiosity Company. All rights reserved. Any reproduction, duplication or distribution of these materials in any form is expressly prohibited. As a fan site, this Futurama forum, its operators, and any content on the site relating to "Futurama" are not explicitely authorized by Fox or the Curiosity Company.
Page created in 0.107 seconds with 17 queries.