Owning and/or Playing Vinyl Records, still....
I proud claim to have kept a record player working with my large stereo setup including the radio, dual tape deck, 5-Disk CD player and an equalizer with 7 levels to set on each hand, not to mention the amplifier to run them all. Having said that, I only really wanted to mention that it usually seems to not be whether or not yyou use the record player but how much or how often. I to as I saw it mentioned somewhere really only use it in case of emergency or when I can't find a digital copy of what I like listening to so much on the vinyl. The same also goes for all the many cassette tapes I have. Some are irreplaceable while others are next to unplayable. I wish like many people that I could have all my olden media converted into digital format and place on the best and safest playable source possible. These old formats possible to change are 8mm films (I tried disappointedly having them not turn out quite like I expected they should....), Vinyls of all speeds, Cassettes, VHS, small SD cards to larger ones, computer Floppies both sizes that are still functional and not too outdated, DVDs single & dual layer also double-sided, Blu-Ray (Yes I believe these new ones can be better too put on Flash Cards of greater digital volume taking up less physical space while equally if not better protected - give it time to come about), zip drives, Lightscribe discs, and anything else I might have missed. I laugh looking at the SD disc that came with my camera that is only 16Mg in size. I can put discs up to 2Gb in size in my camera, that is all it is capable of and waas when I bought it about 5 years ago. Now iphones, ipads, and etc come with that amount built in them as RAM and room for more if not already built in too. The Commodore 64 pc I grew up with in Junior High had 64K of Ram and only allowed the Floppies we see no more of as extra 1.2Mg and 1.44Mb in size. Just thought I would share the last note for fun. Appreciate what we have now, you never know just what is going to happen or how soon. Thanks, Tom.
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