[Videolib] 180 min. videotape

Lori Stevens (stevenlo@uvsc.edu)
Mon, 19 Jul 2004 15:52:45 -0600

All I know is I gave up replacing our VHS versions of Saving Private Ryan because the manufacturer tried to pack too much tape onto the spool and it kept flipping off and wrapping around stuff. 3 vhs tapes and one VCR later, I just bought the professor a DVD player for his classroom. It was cheaper than fighting with the VHS copies.

Lori Stevens
Media Librarian
Utah Valley State College Library
Orem, Utah 84058

Buffy: "See, this is a school. And we have students
and they check out books. And then they learn things."

(Buffy the Vampire Slayer, 1997)

>>> notaro@stpt.usf.edu 07/19/04 14:11 PM >>>
My techies tell me the the tape is not thinner, but that the spools are smaller. As a good librarian, I
am suspicious of everything they tell me :) But I HAVE had trouble with stabilization of 180 minute

Jerry Notaro, Media Librarian
University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Quoting "Feinland, Robin" <feinland@lesley.edu>:

> Hi all,
> This is the third time I'm trying to send this due to email
> complications. Please excuse any duplication.
> Has anyone out there had any experience with programs on 180 min.
> videotapes? I've noticed a few distributors that are now putting 3 hour
> programs on one tape.
> Has anyone used 180 min. tapes or recieved programs on these? I assume
> the tape is thinner. Has anyone noticed a difference in quality? I've
> seen this before for PAL tapes, I believe, but I haven't received any
> commercial programs on these tapes before.
> Thanks for any info.
> Robin
> Robin G. Feinland
> Media Resources Specialist
> Ludcke Library
> Lesley University
> Cambridge, MA 02138
> phone: 617-349-8863
> email: feinland@lesley.edu
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