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Rick White's Videos -- DVD or VHS? #15337
01/13/03 12:55 PM
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Hey all!

We are seriously considering releasing our videos on DVD, but as you can imagine, it is expensive. It seems to me that the technology is headed strongly in the direction of DVD, and the selection of VHS at most stores is dwindling. All that being said, we'd like to measure what you, our customers, are thinking.

Does the fact that our video is only available on VHS affect your purchasing decision? Are you even remotely hesitant to purchase videos on VHS? We would do our best to keep the price for DVDs the same as it is for VHS: $29.95.

Participate in our poll:


Other thoughts? Let us know!

Thanks,

Tim D. Johnson
Executive Producer, Rick White's Video Sailing Seminars


Tim D. Johnson Hobie 20 #690 Bald Eagle Yacht Club, Fleet 52 www.beyc.org
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Re: Rick White's Videos -- DVD or VHS? [Re: hobie541] #15338
01/13/03 02:18 PM
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seeing as my VHS player just died yesterday in my RV and the Rick White videos were the only thing that ever played on that player anyway, bring on the DVDs!


Jake Kohl
Re: Rick White's Videos -- DVD or VHS? [Re: hobie541] #15339
01/13/03 03:41 PM
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We sell a good number of the tapes, every other customer request a DVD!! This may be because they already know that there not available and everyone wants what they can have, but I think that it would be good to have DVD's


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Brad Stephens
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Brad Stephens
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Re: Rick White's Videos -- DVD or VHS? [Re: hobie541] #15340
01/14/03 03:31 AM
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Our Sailing School, Sail Sand Point www.sailsandpoint.org, uses VHS for their training videos because they have this machine and most of the existing videos are in this format. But, we can see the benefit of DVD's to use with laptops. Both should be produced if there is enough demand.

Caleb Tarleton, SSP

Re: Rick White's Videos -- DVD or VHS? [Re: H17cat] #15341
01/14/03 11:16 AM
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I would think if you have to pick one or the other VHS would still be the standard. Most everyone has access to a VHS recorder but many folks still haven't bought DVD players yet. Certainly in organizations they are rare. I know our local club has a TV with VHS but hasn't yet bought a DVD player yet.

If you can produce both that would be great. Personally I would buy the DVD just because they are great compared to VHS.

Mike Hill
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Re: Rick White's Videos -- DVD or VHS? [Re: hobie541] #15342
01/14/03 04:56 PM
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Tim
Get with the times, post it on the internet and let us download it for free onto our laptops so we can sit on the beach with our wireless lan and watch it while we break between races and banter back and forth on catsailor about hull sucking or drag coefficients or rating systems....

(Sorry, I got a little carried away, I still giddy from installing my new wireless lan in my house. yippeee)

Seriously, post it on the web, charge us less and put it in a format that Windows Media Player can read, but stay away from Real Player - bad player, bad..... again sorry, still giddy.

Bill

Nyuck, nyuck, nyuck!!! [Re: bvining] #15343
01/15/03 12:12 AM
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Everyone's a comedian!

Someday, maybe we'll put snippets on the web. Good idea!

Tim


Tim D. Johnson Hobie 20 #690 Bald Eagle Yacht Club, Fleet 52 www.beyc.org
Re: Rick White's Videos -- DVD or VHS? [Re: hobie541] #15344
01/15/03 10:58 AM
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I think that a Windows Media File & Quicktime format would be excellent. If you decide to do the Internet download, remember that you do have the occational MAC user, so Quicktime would be nice for them, until they face reality.

I would also like to add that I have not owned a VCR for 5-6 years. There is no way I would buy a $30 VHS tape even if I had a VCR. If you do not have a DVD player, you are in the minority. Even 12v portables are under $120.

Note to everyone: The movie "Wind" with Mathew Modine and Jennifer Gray will finally be released on DVD March 11th 2003!

Re: Rick White's Videos -- DVD or VHS? [Re: flounder] #15345
01/20/03 10:53 AM
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It would also be nice to have it as a loop on the VHS tapes. This way you don't have to rewind just keep on watching!

Thanks,
Brad Stephens
850-235-2281
www.sunjammers.com
Authorized Hobie/Vanguard Dealer


Thanks,
Brad Stephens
Panama City Beach, FL

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