Customers often ask us what we recommend they do with their video tapes after transferring their video to DVD. Many peoples first reaction to transferring their collection of VHS tapes is to simply get rid of them one way or another. People will usually want to get rid of their tapes after transferring to DVD because they want the extra space in their home and they don’t want to have to worry about them any longer. While it may seem nice to finally free up the closet shelf, you should think hard about what you plan to do with your tapes.
At DVD Your Memories, we actually recommend that you do not get rid of your tapes, and to hold onto them as long as you possibly can, especially if they are of importance to you or your family. This is because your video tapes are usually the only original master copies, and once lost, there is no way possible to ever retrieve that data again. Although our DVDs are rated to last 100-years, this does not prevent against physical damage, such as deep scratches or breaking of the disc itself. Plus, you can always re-transfer your video from the original tape again if this ever were to happen.