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oldag

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Just because people stop using them doesn't mean you discs don't work anymore. I still have about 50 HD-DVD's that we watch often. Same for Blu-Ray and regular DVD. The only drawback is HD-DVD players are hard to find nowadays but I have enough to get by.
Well, yeah.

But if people quit using them they won't buy new ones, and then manufacturers quit making them. Then when yours eventually breaks, you are out of luck.

Samsung has already stopped production of bluray players, as have some other manufacturers.
 

TxStetson

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Some technology is pretty good. I remember the transition from 8 track to cassettes. from cassettes to CD's. And even now, the transition from CD's to streaming and music apps. I even remember vinyl LP's! (still have quite a few!) I even remember the reel to reel machines. Only reason I remember them is because my Uncle Bill was into high end audio way back long ago. Very few people had reel to reel equipment, so it was kind of rare to see.

About ten or eleven years ago, I started using the Spotify music app on my computers, and even added it to my smart phone earlier this year. It pretty much makes my CD's obsolete! With it on my phone, I have that music source just about anywhere.

I can even remember the satellite radio services. I got XM satellite radio when it was just starting. I liked that I could tune to a station and it didn't matter where I was or how far I went, I always had that channel.
Are we just naming old technology now?

I remember my first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80. My first computer that could do color cost me $50 from a friend with a drug habit and was a TRS-80+ and used audio cassettes to save data. I still have a few Zip disks floating around here somewhere, and when I moved 2 years ago, I got rid of all my 3-1/2 and 5-1/4" floppy disks.
 

Axxe55

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Are we just naming old technology now?

I remember my first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80. My first computer that could do color cost me $50 from a friend with a drug habit and was a TRS-80+ and used audio cassettes to save data. I still have a few Zip disks floating around here somewhere, and when I moved 2 years ago, I got rid of all my 3-1/2 and 5-1/4" floppy disks.
Just kind of remembering how some of it has transitioned and changed just in my lifetime.
 

Axxe55

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Hang on to them. Vinyl is making a come back.



I remember when those things were king. 100MB on a read/write disk!
I know! The last time at WalMart, they had an entire section of new LP's. So cool.

I still have a record player in my office here at the house. There are sometimes on Friday or Saturday nights, when hanging out here on TGT, I will play some of my old LP's on it.
 

benenglish

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100MB right up until the click of death. Then 0MB.
I know I got burned. That disk is literally 3 feet from me right now. I keep it around as a reminder to never trust computer tech that much, ever again.

Also the Seagate 1st gen 1TB drive flaw caught me. Theoretically that's fixable but it's been so many years I don't know if I want to go pulling off boards, hacking together wiring, and typing in low-level commands to get back data that's all completely out of date. Even if I were to dd the contents to another drive, I'm not sure I could remember the full-disk password I was using at the time. Perhaps one day nostalgia will compel me to give it a try.
 

deemus

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I know! The last time at WalMart, they had an entire section of new LP's. So cool.

I still have a record player in my office here at the house. There are sometimes on Friday or Saturday nights, when hanging out here on TGT, I will play some of my old LP's on it.
I need a needle for my player. I have a few LPs that were my moms, including three Elvis LPs that are unopened.
 

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