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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 4:59 pm    Post subject: Video tape.  Reply with quote    

I have long ago accepted that video tape is obsolete technology, but I do still have a big pile of tapes, and I'm not sure I even have a working VCR.
I am fairly sure they are not easy to even give away, but you know I don't like to throw things away...
Has anyone anywhere found any good use for them.

(Yes, I have seen Castaway, I am not very convinced by that one...)

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 32730
Location: yes
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

if the reel is removed from the case (be brutal with a hammer)and one side of the spool is removed (stout blade and leverage) they do "flow "into gravity in a rather charming way .

i wanted to do a few hundred in one go as an installation in a gallery but decided the fire and trip hazards just were not worth it .

NorthernMonkeyGirl



Joined: 10 Apr 2011
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Location: Peeping over your shoulder
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

They flutter nicely in the breeze - possible use as bird scarer tape?

Tavascarow



Joined: 06 Aug 2006
Posts: 8399
Location: South Cornwall
PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 15 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I imagine the plastics used aren't very UV stable so outdoor use would be minimal before it turns to pollution.
I'd bin it now.

Falstaff



Joined: 27 May 2009
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 15 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dunno, I still run VCRs and tapes, you can still get service kits for a good many and I feel it's a bit like the difference between real paper books and "kindle"

I will continue to do so until Dvd recording to catch up !

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