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Old 03-08-2017, 09:20 AM
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I believe my oldest VHS tape is 'Alien'(1980, Magnetic Video) while my oldest Beta would be 'The African Queen' (1979, Magentic Video), 'East of Eden' (1979?, WCI Home Video), or 'Superman: The Movie'(1979, WCI Home Video).
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I have the 1980 release of African Queen also and Im wondering if the original 1979 release is even BETTER than what I have which is excellent.......

My oldest tape now is FAREWELL CONCERT FROM CREAM - 1978 MEDA release.....

They did a horrible job on that!!!!! (Not MEDA (Media),the ppl who recorded that concert)

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Old 03-09-2017, 10:29 AM
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The oldest tape in my possession is a home movie taken by either my Great-Uncle Neil, or my Great-Uncle Skip. My Grandfather appears in it, and is clearly still healthy, and my Great-Grandfather appears, so it would have been shot prior to about August of 1980. If I had to guess, I'd say late 1978 or early 1979 would be more likely.
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Old 05-02-2017, 11:52 AM
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Little Shop of Horrors!

I picked up another copy of the occult classic, Little Shop of Horrors.
That tape doesn't play either. It really must be made by a cheap outfit, as the original movie was.
I tried to transplant the spools in another case, no joy. That tape was damaged so bad by others, that tried to get it to play. It seemed like the spools were binding in the case and wouldn't move easily.
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:29 PM
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The oldest VHS tape I have is the blank tape that came with my 1979 Magnavox top-loader VCR. I think the oldest pre-recorded one I own is 2001-A Space Odessey from 1980-1981 when I paid a whopping $100 for it at the video shop. Repurchased the same movie a few years later when it was released in hi-fi stereo, then repurchased a third time when released on DVD.
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Old 04-24-2018, 10:48 PM
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Oldest videotape is a portion of the "Jack Paar Show" ("Tonight Show") from December of 1959, on a 2" quad reel.

Oldest audio tape is an off-air recording of the soundtrack of an episode of NBC's "All-Star Revue" from December 13, 1952.

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Old 01-21-2019, 03:03 AM
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Oldest Beta: Half hour of Jimmy Carter Inaguration Coverage from January 1977, back on an old K30 or K60 tape.

Oldest VHS: Have a handful of 1977 Magnetic Video Corporation tapes, and others from 1978 and 1979. Home recorded I have some from Spring 1977-through early 1982. All still play great in a 2000s era VCR. It amazes me that stuff 42 years old still plays but it does.
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Old 01-29-2019, 03:18 AM
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Yes if it was taken care of the early stuff makes it quite nice

Sadly newer tapes in the 80s were not made as good and alot dont make it....
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Old 01-29-2019, 09:28 AM
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As far as recorded off the air stuff:

VHS: "Ewoks: Battle of Endor" recorded off a station up in Green Bay in December of 1985.

Beta: Some Dr. Who, all of "Revelation of the Daleks" and the second half of "Keys of Marinus" recorded off a local Madison PBS station, also in 1985, complete with the pledge breaks

The oldest tapes I have are those 2 Quasar VX tapes (1976 / 1977?). But I won't know if they're blank or if there's anything on them unless I get that Quasar VR-1000 to work.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:14 PM
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Probably a couple of 1" reel tapes made on an IVC VTR. The 7" reels are about 40 minutes I think. The two are part 1 and 2 of a show of some sort, title is "subversion and debauchery". Some day I need to fix that VTR and back up the tapes. Strictly for documentation/historical purposes of course.
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Old 01-29-2019, 06:29 PM
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Opcom, I think I have a IVC in the attic. Come get it in SE PA before it collapses my house.
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Old 01-29-2019, 11:14 PM
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I'm a young'un so my oldest VHS tape is A View to a Kill from 1985...
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Old 01-31-2019, 09:29 AM
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Personal R2R I made of a Band I was in "Five of a Kind". A few practice Tapes done on BASF Tape in 1963! Surprisingly still sounds pretty good for what it was
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:19 PM
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I have VHS tapes from about 1980. Things taped off of TV. I used to have many, but through moves I dwindled it down to about 5 or 6. Lots of lame things from when I was a kid, but fun to see clips of old commercials, which look so ancient! The white parts of the tape are yellow! Quality tapes though that still play.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:59 PM
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Opcom, I think I have a IVC in the attic. Come get it in SE PA before it collapses my house.
How I wish I could just make a road trip! Do you recall the model #?
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Old 02-10-2019, 06:13 PM
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Opcom...stay tuned. I will venture up and see what it really is. Gotta check up there anyway for suspected squirrel habitation.
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