When researching different media transfer companies, you might hear some wild claims from other people on forums or word of mouth. Here are the top five misconceptions about media transfer companies like DVD Your Memories that I see around the net.
1. Costs too much
While some services cost more than others, they are all generally very affordable for the average family project. Coupled with Facebook promotions (make sure to like us!), coupons and gift card giveaway events, there are always chances to save even more money off your order. A few months ago, we even lowered our prices FURTHER and now provide free DVDs with most transfer orders.
2. Have to organize everything
While organizing your own media does have its benefits, it is certainly not required to transfer. For example, if you have a video tape transfer project, you can just bring in a big box of tapes, and we’ll take care of the rest. Some might be labeled, some might not be. Some of them might be full of footage, and some others might be blank. While transferring, our technicians log each and every tape we transfer and also provide a total running time. We can combine video tapes onto the same DVD, or keep each tape on its own DVD, the choice is yours. We can work with you in just about any situation, we just want to make sure that you can preserve your memories!
3. Turnaround time is too long
Since DVD Your Memories operates local stores with dedicated technicians and departments, we can provide much faster turnaround times than what you would find at most national companies, and considerably faster than if you were to do it yourself. In addition, we also offer same-day rush services for our customers with a limited project time-frame.
4. You can do all of the transfers yourself
While technically this is true, for most of us, it is not always a feasible option if you don’t have the right equipment. As an example, to purchase the equipment and software necessary to convert your 8mm film to DVD would far surpass the relatively small cost of getting your film transferred to DVD with a company like DVD Your Memories. In addition to lack of suitable equipment, many people face the challenge of achieving a quality “good enough” for a digital transfer. Achieving great quality on media transfers also involves additional costly items like time based corrector units and color correcting devices.
5. Old media still plays in my home theater
If your home theater includes older devices such as VCR, Betamax player, cassette deck, or a turn table, then you will still be able to listen to your older media the way it was originally intended. However, considering these machines contain moving parts which inevitable degrade with repeated use, sooner or later your player, or the media itself will succumb to degradation and be no longer usable. Stay ahead of the game and convert your media to a digital format NOW, before it’s too late and your tapes are unrecoverable.