Any collectors of older media formats and/or specific types of programs in our midst?
I never meant to start collecting the old Laserdisc format, but when I ran across a player a few years ago it opened doors to finding material not available on DVD and Blu-ray. Some concerts I enjoyed back in the late 1970’s on VHS (my high school years) or …on the (very flawed) CED format of video I’ve now found on Laserdisc and enjoyed again. I’d date myself if I mentioned what ones. The nice part for me is that the audio on Laserdisc is so uncompressed and clean. I’ve dubbed a few of the soundtracks for enjoyment in my music library, too. (Personal use only, of course!) They look pretty nice sent through a DVD recorder and output via HDMI. I’ve not tried a dedicated upscaler/converter yet. Maybe someday.
Strangely, considering I work in radio, I don’t collect old radio shows. (yet.) People find that a bit strange since in all other aspects of my life, I’m deep into radio.
As things move more and more to the cloud and streaming, I’ll probably be viewed as odd for wanting older formatted video content, but there’s something fun about watching a favorite show or movie on a different physical device. In a way this relates to Leo’s discussion last weekend of people moving away from DVR’s to on-demand, too. Amazing how quickly we leave one technology in the dust for the next. I still enjoy owning my own physical copies of favorite movies and shows, yet I love the modern convenience of services like Audible, and magic boxes like Roku that bring the world to my TV.
Any other collectors of older media in our midst or…do I walk that path alone?