VHS not dead yetThe Washington Post laments the death of VHS, claiming that the final clod on the coffin is the announcement that Star Wars: Episode III -  Revenge of the Sith will be released only in DVD format. It will be the only movie in the series to have no VHS release. Some of us thought VHS was dead after Wal-Mart's decision in June to no longer stock videotapes after the December holiday season.

But for film geeks, VHS is still alive and kicking, albeit rather weakly. It's a treat to be able to watch a high-quality transfer DVD like The Philadelphia Story on a big-screen TV in your living room, instead of relying on the inferior quality of videotape. However, my movie bookshelf is still half-full of videotapes and I have no intention of packing away my VCR. How else can I watch the hundreds of movies that are not currently available on DVD, like MidnightandDelicatessen? Not to mention TV shows that I recorded myself and can't see any other way, such as The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. and Austin City Limits. My parents have years of home movies on VHS, so they're not dumping their VCR anytime soon.

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