Re: [Videolib] Monitors vs. TVs in viewing areas

From: Schmitt, Mike <>
Date: Wed Nov 18 2009 - 06:46:17 PST

I would only replace the stations with LCD/Plasma displays. I strongly recommend supporting VHS and DVD. The computer option is cumbersome and the traditional set up is all I use.

Mike Schmitt
Media Services
UW-Green Bay

From: [] On Behalf Of Slade, Samantha
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 8:42 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Monitors vs. TVs in viewing areas

Hello everyone -

We are looking to replace our old TVs in our viewing area. Most have a DVD player and/or VCR attached to them. We also have a few workstations with computers attached to them.

I was wondering what the collective recommendation might be - Would it be preferable to replace the TVs with LCD TVs or should I consider migrating our whole set up to computers and monitors? If it is the latter, is anyone running VCRs into computers, and how is that working out for them? I really want to keep supporting VHS in our viewing area.

Thanks so much -

Samantha E. Slade
Media / Digital Services Librarian
La Salle University
Connelly Library
1900 W. Olney Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19141

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