Do you still have a VCR? I do. A few in fact. I also have a bunch of older moves on VHS still. I still remember when DVD's came out. It was the first major format shift in my lifetime and it came as a major shock. I guess at the time I really hadn't put much thought into the quality of home video getting any better. It seemed fine at the time but now it's crazy to see that we've advanced up to Blu-Ray technology. Anyway, VCR's were always pretty solid. I never really had one break. I've had a few DVD players break. The laser that reads the disc got messed up somehow on a few. VCR's are also convenient for hooking up gaming systems to TV's that only have a coax hookup. I had to do that just the other day.