Has anybody noticed the lack of quality in current VHS tapes? I have way better footage when recording from an old VHS tape to DVd than I do with a tape that I purchased last week. I cannot get over the quality difference. Maybe it is the VCRs, also, but I just taped some sports stuff from the early 1990's and the video quality is so much better than the things that I just recorded recently.
The older blank VHS tapes are heavier and seem to be manufactured better. Can anybody recommend a good quality VHS tape to buy currently? Sony sucks ass. These things are becoming dinosaurs, but I would like to purchase some since I still record some things on VHS to edit out the commercials.
I had a really old VCR, one that ejected from the top it was so old, that lasted me a good 15 years. These new ones break down in 3 years. And the new tapes snap and have poor quality after about a year, as opposed to the old ones that I would use for years. They definitely don't make them like they used to.