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Ben asked in Consumer ElectronicsTiVO & DVRs · 9 months ago

From 1997 to around 2006, how come DVD's and VHS' were sold new at stores at the exact same time?

7 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    makers of new stuff want to put their new line up right next to the doodads that are money makers concurrently

  • 9 months ago

    It was good that DVDs were finally available, but it was also good that VHS tapes were finally only a little more expensive to own than to rent. I bought the first X-Men movie on VHS for that price.

  • 9 months ago

    Because not everyone adopts new technology at the same exact instant.

    That's a good thing, because there's no way to fulfill billions of orders all at once.

  • don r
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    9 months ago

    People were still using them.

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  • 9 months ago

    Because during those years, there was still a sizable customer base that had not yet upgraded to DVD. In addition, for much of that time, VHS was the only way to record broadcast TV.

  • 9 months ago

    because some folks still used VCR's and some used DVD players.

    the same thing happened when 8 track players were replaced with cassette players. the same reason people still play CD's when downloading music is also popular.

    Many folks don't upgrade until what they use stops working. Why replace something when it still works fine?

  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Because not everybody had DVD players yet and nearly everybody did have VHS players. It was a time of transition.

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