Ginger, a reader, asks, “What can be done with old VHS video tapes? I have between 75-100 old movies from when my son was young… Donating to a charity doesn’t seem to be appropriate since VHS players are not being made and are not popular. I don’t really want to transfer all these to DVDs, but I also hate to just throw them away. Any suggestions?”
Even though it may seem like video cassettes are far in the rear-view mirror, some people still collect them and some places with large movie collections never made the transition to DVD, a format which itself seems to be fading in favor of online streaming.
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