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This is an extended version of a discussion that I made in a comment on the YouTube video “The Impossible Feat Inside Your VCR” by Technology Connections.
[I was going to post a link to the video here, but I wasn't sure if it was going to work. Please, search the video by its exact title on YouTube; it will be the first result that you see. Please, watch it to understand some of the context of this discussion.]
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At the time of writing this comment, I have three VHS tapes sitting in front of me right now:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie [Tape released 1990, released by Family Home Entertainment (f.h.e.); Run time: Approx. 95 mins.]


2. Max Keeble's Big Move [Tape released ????, released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment; Run time: Approx. 86 mins.]


3. Four episodes from the children's series "Wishbone" [Recorded on a blank tape, recorded 199?; Episodes: “Bark to the Future”, “Groomed for Greatness”, “A Dogged Exposé”, “Shakespaw”]
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I absolutely cherish these tapes, because they were part of my childhood. Kids these days don't know the trouble that VCR's were! First, you had to turn on the TV, make sure that the VCR was plugged in correctly and the A/V cables were in the correct ports in BOTH the VCR AND TV, then turn that on. Then, you had to change the TV to the correct channel (most of the time either channels 2 or 3), then pick out a tape to watch from the massive library that you've collected over the years, put that tape into the VCR through that huge slot at the front of the machine. If the tape wasn't at the beginning of the feature, you had to rewind it all the way back to the start, which would usually take several minutes. Then, when you finally played the damn thing, you could either choose to sit through what felt like thousands of previews for things that you were probably NEVER going to watch, OR you could just press the fast forward button on your machine or remote to get to the thing that you wanted to watch, which also took several minutes. Then, you would FINALLY get to your Featured Presentation (remember when they showed that Featured Presentation slide before your movie started?). After the film was over, you'd probably keep watching after the credits to see if there was anything extra, or you would then press the stop button, and then you would have to rewind the whole thing again (Remember "Be Kind, Rewind"?). And then, you would press the stop button again to eject the tape from the VCR, and then you would switch the TV channel back to where you had it before. And then you would FINALLY turn everything off and put up your VHS tape back into its package and onto the shelf. The packages that the VHS tapes came in were usually ANY of these choices: a case made of either hard and sturdy plastic, or there would be the chance of the plastic being cheap and flimsy; ALMOST ALWAYS, these cases would open and close like a clamshell. Then, there would be those cases that were made of flimsy cardboard that could be easily ruined; the VHS tape would slide out of the case from the bottom, and it was easy to slide them out of the case, but quite hard to slide it back into the case. [At this point, I continued writing the rest separately.] 
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There were several other things that an owner of a VCR and VHS tapes had to worry about, including but probably not limited to:

-Aging and wear on the VHS tapes,

-The possibility that someone might record over a tape of yours,
 
-Another possibility that food or drink may get on the inside of the tape,

-Warping or damaging of the magnetic tape itself (which may be due to grubby little hands pressing that little button on the side of the tape casing and lifting up the protective cover),

-Damaging of your VCR, possibly by means of food or drink getting inside (blame the kids), or maybe there is a faulty or broken part on the inside of the player.
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If your VCR was ever broken and a part on the inside needed to be fixed or replaced, it was easy to find a place that would fix it for you. The most common places to go were video stores or local repair shops. Most of the time, it wouldn't take them long to find the problem, and you would usually get it back within a day or two. If the problem was really serious, it could take much longer for them to return it to you. They might even choose to order a whole new VCR for you if your current one was beyond repair.
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I'm splitting this up into two parts, because this rant is getting very long. Next time, I’ll go into pricing and any other points that I want to make. 

READ PART TWO HERE: [Link will be here when I post part two.]

Name: Riley Tyler
Species: Rabbit
Gender: M
Age: 15
Height: 3.4 ft.
Fur color: White
Clothes: Red hoodie w/ yellow cuffs.
5th child of septuplets (7 kids)

Name: Thomas Tyler
Species: Rabbit
Gender: M
Age: 16
Height: 3.5 ft.
Fur color: White
Clothes: Gray semi-formal suit w/blue undershirt
4th child

Name: Hiatt Tyler
Species: Rabbit
Gender: M
Age: 17
Height: 4 ft.
Fur color: white
Clothes: Green jacket (parachute material) w/zebra stripe shirt (stripes horizontal)
3rd child

Name: Akin Tyler
Species: Rabbit
Gender: M
Age: 17
Height: 4.2 ft.
Fur color: White
Clothes: Orange tank top
2nd child

Name: Connor Tyler
Species: Rabbit
Gender: M
Age: 18
Height: 5 ft.
Fur color: White
Clothes: Purple collar button shirt (unbuttoned)
Oldest child

Name: Mia Tyler
Species: Rabbit
Gender: F
Age: 14
Height: 2.9 ft
Fur color: white
Clothes: Yellow jacket w/fur collar
6th child

Name: Katherine Tyler
Species: Rabbit
Gender: F
Age: 13
Height: 2.7 ft.
Fur color: White
Clothes: Pink tight-crotchet thin sweater w/gray dress
Youngest child

Body type for all: Anthro
This is an extended version of a discussion that I made in a comment on the YouTube video “The Impossible Feat Inside Your VCR” by Technology Connections.
[I was going to post a link to the video here, but I wasn't sure if it was going to work. Please, search the video by its exact title on YouTube; it will be the first result that you see. Please, watch it to understand some of the context of this discussion.]
-----------------------------------------------
At the time of writing this comment, I have three VHS tapes sitting in front of me right now:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie [Tape released 1990, released by Family Home Entertainment (f.h.e.); Run time: Approx. 95 mins.]


2. Max Keeble's Big Move [Tape released ????, released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment; Run time: Approx. 86 mins.]


3. Four episodes from the children's series "Wishbone" [Recorded on a blank tape, recorded 199?; Episodes: “Bark to the Future”, “Groomed for Greatness”, “A Dogged Exposé”, “Shakespaw”]
-----------------------------------------------
I absolutely cherish these tapes, because they were part of my childhood. Kids these days don't know the trouble that VCR's were! First, you had to turn on the TV, make sure that the VCR was plugged in correctly and the A/V cables were in the correct ports in BOTH the VCR AND TV, then turn that on. Then, you had to change the TV to the correct channel (most of the time either channels 2 or 3), then pick out a tape to watch from the massive library that you've collected over the years, put that tape into the VCR through that huge slot at the front of the machine. If the tape wasn't at the beginning of the feature, you had to rewind it all the way back to the start, which would usually take several minutes. Then, when you finally played the damn thing, you could either choose to sit through what felt like thousands of previews for things that you were probably NEVER going to watch, OR you could just press the fast forward button on your machine or remote to get to the thing that you wanted to watch, which also took several minutes. Then, you would FINALLY get to your Featured Presentation (remember when they showed that Featured Presentation slide before your movie started?). After the film was over, you'd probably keep watching after the credits to see if there was anything extra, or you would then press the stop button, and then you would have to rewind the whole thing again (Remember "Be Kind, Rewind"?). And then, you would press the stop button again to eject the tape from the VCR, and then you would switch the TV channel back to where you had it before. And then you would FINALLY turn everything off and put up your VHS tape back into its package and onto the shelf. The packages that the VHS tapes came in were usually ANY of these choices: a case made of either hard and sturdy plastic, or there would be the chance of the plastic being cheap and flimsy; ALMOST ALWAYS, these cases would open and close like a clamshell. Then, there would be those cases that were made of flimsy cardboard that could be easily ruined; the VHS tape would slide out of the case from the bottom, and it was easy to slide them out of the case, but quite hard to slide it back into the case. [At this point, I continued writing the rest separately.] 
-----------------------------------------------
There were several other things that an owner of a VCR and VHS tapes had to worry about, including but probably not limited to:

-Aging and wear on the VHS tapes,

-The possibility that someone might record over a tape of yours,
 
-Another possibility that food or drink may get on the inside of the tape,

-Warping or damaging of the magnetic tape itself (which may be due to grubby little hands pressing that little button on the side of the tape casing and lifting up the protective cover),

-Damaging of your VCR, possibly by means of food or drink getting inside (blame the kids), or maybe there is a faulty or broken part on the inside of the player.
-----------------------------------------------
If your VCR was ever broken and a part on the inside needed to be fixed or replaced, it was easy to find a place that would fix it for you. The most common places to go were video stores or local repair shops. Most of the time, it wouldn't take them long to find the problem, and you would usually get it back within a day or two. If the problem was really serious, it could take much longer for them to return it to you. They might even choose to order a whole new VCR for you if your current one was beyond repair.
-----------------------------------------------
I'm splitting this up into two parts, because this rant is getting very long. Next time, I’ll go into pricing and any other points that I want to make. 

READ PART TWO HERE: [Link will be here when I post part two.]

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