Re: Seriously how often *do* people replace their TV's?
Nothing wrong with using a 1984 VCR is there? SInce the only better VCR was 1987 (and mine is faulty, need a scrap one for parts) no reason to change, My old 1982 portable VCR still works, but the camera died in 2000. Currently now a user of HDV.
1984 VCR is very rarely used though as I have 2 PVRs, but a big pile of old tapes.
Outlasted a DTTV PVR killed off due to Pace being crap.
Still on DVD player number 2, number 1 worn out. Had to replace the BD player due to a flashing yellow light but managed to ressurect long enough to transfer data.
I have seen people replace kit regularly because they bought something sub standard, or something unsuitable, or because they just have to have the newest thing.
But the mod 1990s quality drop hit a lot of people who thought they were trading up their late 1980s kit for something newer.
But basically you need to take care when buying stuff as there is so much cheap junk out there it is silly.