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frankfurter50
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Con (against)

are vcrs better than dvds?

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Started: 9/13/2016 Category: Technology
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Debating Period
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frankfurter50

Pro

vcrs do not get scratched. they came first. dvds are flimsy. vcr machines are cheaper. vcrs do not have obnoxious "special features." you do not need a remote if there are buttons on your tv. dvds DO NOT have better picture. dvds DO NOT save space.
SampleDebater

Con

Firstly to rebut my opponent, DVD's have much better quality. A standard VCR has a resolution of 333"480 pixels whereas a standard DVD has a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. This means a DVD is almost twice as good than a VCR in terms of picture quality. A standard VCR machine cost around $80 AUD for a new one, whereas a new DVD player can be bought for as little as $22 AUD. This rules out both of my opponents arguments that VCR machines are cheaper than dvds.
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https://web.archive.org...
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http://cryptome.org...
http://stason.org...
http://inventors.about.com...
http://www.ebay.com.au...

http://www.ebay.com.au...

My first argument, DVDs or CD's as they may be called. Are immensly cheaper than VCR's in the modern age, currently a VCR cassete cost $55 for 5, which is around $11 for a single VCR cassete, wherelse you can purchese around 10 CD's for $6! Thats around 60 cents for every CD! That proves that CD's are immensly cheaper than a VR Cassete.
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www.livescience.com/33323-first-cd-made-in-usa.html
http://www.ebay.com.au...
http://www.ebay.com.au...

My second argument, CD's are extreamly compatible. They are more compatible than VCR cassetes today, most laptops have in-built CD drives wherelse VCR's do not. VCRs lack completly in compatibility, which is not efficent in a age of technological and infomatic tranfer.
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http://www.aes.org...
http://www.pcworld.co.uk...

In coclusion, VCR's are out of date and obsliete. There is no purpse for them currently in this day.
I finish and await my opponents response.
Debate Round No. 1
frankfurter50

Pro

vcrs are great.
SampleDebater

Con

My opponents argument are purely sourced from opinion. S/he has not refered any factual sources in s/he's arguments.
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Posted by frankfurter50 3 months ago
frankfurter50
you bring up quite an argument, sampledebater.

however, can we really trust one who looks like a five year old carmen sandiego?

and can we trust one who behaves intelligent, yet misspelled the words "conclusion," obsolete," and "purpose"?

finally, is it true that in this day of technological marvels we care not for the past? perhaps you, sampledebater, have not experienced a vcr player for yourself. in order to prove your statement you must first experiment with that which you claim is wrong.
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