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Video Machine

By dark_lord  
While I was looking through a selection of slides for Film Friday Ii came across this one and decided it would make a good Silly Sunday upload as an amusing reminder of how we viewed films before streaming.
A 24 hour self service video rental machine in Epernay, France.
Canon EOS 3, Fujichrome RA100. 30 August 1998

Thank you to everyone who commented or voted on At the Beach.

Tags: France General Town Yellow Video Fujichrome Machine Vending Epernay Silly Sunday Cassette

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20 Jan 2019 10:05PM
Never knew that these existed

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20 Jan 2019 10:18PM
Never seen one of those. Remember video stores?

Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2019 10:20PM
I do remember having to go to store to hire out videos
and making sure it had been watched and returned with 24 hrs!
those were the days ...i don't think!
great shot
cats_123 Plus
16 5.0k 30 Northern Ireland
20 Jan 2019 10:52PM
Long live Blockbusters..I can't even play dvds now😁
20 Jan 2019 11:37PM
Excellent how technology in society changes😊
mac Plus
18 7 Scotland
20 Jan 2019 11:47PM
How things progress. We started with Betamax and VHS until Betamax disappeared and now VHS as well. Is it a ploy by manufacturers so we have to upgrade every few years to the latest gimmick. DVD'S are supposed to be next. My rant over. A picture of a memory of what used to be.
My husband and I are big film buffs, our DVD player passed away just before Christmas and I New one was required. Now you would think this would be simple oh no it me a week to sort the wheat from the chaff
And then at last I found the one we needed which matched the TV so we view in 4K play CDs listen to Audio books you name itís got it.
Progress is good thing in parts but I think you are over whelmed by to much choice.

21 Jan 2019 9:40AM
this was recorded in 2015

SlowSong Plus
11 9.0k 30 England
21 Jan 2019 10:04AM
Amazing when you think of the space all these old technologies took up.
saltireblue Plus
10 10.8k 62 Norway
21 Jan 2019 5:58PM
Beta and VHS, or only the one?

Maiwand 13 3 73 England
21 Jan 2019 7:32PM
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 679 England
21 Jan 2019 8:32PM

Quote:Progress is good thing in parts but I think you are over whelmed by to much choice.

So true Carole.

Quote:Beta and VHS, or only the one?

No idea Malc, but they'd have to be SECAM standard as it's in france.

Nice one Leo Grin
24 Jan 2019 12:54AM
I wonder when this Kiosk chain realized their business model was going way of the dinosaurs. How things change
Cheers Walt
Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2019 8:15PM
A lot on offer hum? Isabel GrinGrin

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