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piefav
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The Contender
TyroneShelton
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D-VHS is a Viable Home Video Format.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/10/2015 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 390 times Debate No: 82277
Debate Rounds (5)
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piefav

Pro

Digital VHS (D-VHS) was introduced in 1998 by JVC as a High-Definiton edition of the well known analog format of tape recording. D-VHS tapes are able to reach up to 1080i resolution and, even when recording in STD (Standard) mode, surpass the DVD' s bitrate. The D-VHS format is less comparable to the VHS and DVD formats than it is to Blu-Ray or HD-DVD, with D-VHS tapes being not only able to hold 49 hours of video (DF-420 tape recording at LS7 speed) but also able to hold 50 GB of digital computer data (On a DF-480 tape). With more advertising, this format definitely could have been larger than DVD. With the return of the vinyl record into mainstream stores, and other interests being born into the rebirthing of older formats of entertainment, DVHS could make a good comeback.
TyroneShelton

Con

However advanced it was for its time, Digital VHS does not compare to modern mechanisms of storing data. Video streaming is much more viable.

Video streaming allows for watching home videos without need for any type of data storage. The only disadvantage would be the lag in connection, however the average download speed in the US is ~5 Mb/s. Even if this is not available, DVD is not only more widespread and universal, DVDs can hold 4.7 GBs. Now if everything costed $20, that would be fine. But you can buy a pack of 100 DVDs for $25. (-Amazon, Verbatim) Whereas I would ask you to submit the cost of a DVHS for comparison.
The price of DVDs is what lead to them taking over DVHS. DVDs are now being given a run for there money by streaming services.
Debate Round No. 1
piefav

Pro

The Digital VHS is not as compact as the DVD, but can hold more data. Sure, a 100 pack of DVD's costs less than a 20 pack of DVHS, it holds more than 2 times more (470 GB vs. 1,000 GB). On another note, many people are going the route of streaming on Netflix and Hulu, and using OTA antennas to watch new programming not on streaming services as well as small, local programing. But, you want just hit the record button with an antenna, so a DVHS VCR would be one of the easiest ways to record, without any need to worry about DVR space, also leaving the ability to join seasons of shows (not on Hulu/Netflix) together over tapes without needing to delete them.
TyroneShelton

Con

TyroneShelton forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
TyroneShelton

Con

TyroneShelton forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
piefav

Pro

D-VHS has a higher resolution and more storage than DVD.
TyroneShelton

Con

TyroneShelton forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
TyroneShelton

Con

TyroneShelton forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by piefav 1 year ago
piefav
@happyhour I didn't make my point clear, debate fixed.
Posted by happyhour 1 year ago
happyhour
so what?
Posted by piefav 1 year ago
piefav
Ei
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Vote Placed by donald.keller 1 year ago
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