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03-16-2013, 03:40 AM
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There's a cheap UK VHS I want to buy, but I have no PAL VCR and no desire to get one for just one tape.

I can buy a sealed copy of the movie and have it shipped anywhere in the UK, so that's why I would prefer a service local to there versus one closer to me (Vancouver).

I have explored some options here, calling around a bit, but haven't had much luck. Especially trying to find anyone using anything better than a DVD recorder. When I asked one guy about converting a PAL VHS and keeping it in the 25 fps format on DVD, he insisted that the DVDs he creates are all playable anywhere in the world.
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03-16-2013, 04:13 AM
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We've got some, of course, but are in the USA.
The final video can always be sent by FTP, and there's no need to keep the original tape to save $$.

Some of those folks I worry about. They sound like idiots.

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03-16-2013, 12:55 PM
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GBP prices for the tape...

Used
Amazon, "Very Good" or "Good": 0.01 + 2.80 to UK or 0.01 + 4.94 to North America
eBay "Good": 1.99 + 6.50 to North America

Sealed
Amazon: 4.95 + 2.80 to UK or 4.95 + 4.94 to North America
eBay: 2.99 + 6.99 to North America

I had thought international shippers were much harder to find on Amazon UK than they are. The price differential in shipping (2.14) really isn't an issue.

So you:
- can offer to transfer this copyrighted movie for me?
- can host a lossless file on FTP, or only MPEG-2?
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