Watch home movies with your College Kids

I often ask my customers: What prompts you to bring your VHS tapes, 8mm film, and other old home movies to be transferred after all those years?

One of the most common answer is: My kids are home from college.

“Give them roots, and give them wings”.

Those old home movies reminds the fast-growing-children where they started, their happy childhood, the fun times they had, the first day of school, the school concert, and all the things we DID for them!

If your kids’ memorable moments are still stuck in VHS tapes, Hi 8, or the older 8mm and 16mm film, it is time to free these old media into the 21st century so your family can share these memories again.

Old home movies of your grown kids

I often ask customers what prompt them to bring their VHS tapes,  old film reels, 8mm film, and other old media in to be transferred after all these years?  Why now?memories-growup

What I often hear from them: My kids are home from college.

If your kids’ memorable moments are still stuck in VHS tapes, Hi 8, or the older 8mm and 16mm film, it’s time to transfer these old media into the digital age so you can share these memories again.

Watching old home movies reminds our grown up children where they started; pull out those dusty VHS tapes in the closet and show them their happy childhood, the fun times we had, the first day of school, the school play, all those family vacations.

They’ll be reminded all over again what awesome parents you were.


Play It Again Video Has Moved!

Spring is finally here in Newton, MA, and that means it’s time for new beginnings. We have made one big change here at Play It Again Video, and that is a move to a new location, about a mile away in Newton Center. Our new address is 1349 Centre St, Newton Center – come see us and check out the new place!

We spent several days packing up everything in the old location and carefully hand-moving all of the equipment and projects. We only hired movers for the heavy furniture – it wouldn’t be fair to our customers to hand off their special memories to someone else! Now, as we settle in to the new location, unpacking and setting up all of our equipment, we are seeing the magic trick of moving: somehow, when you move from a smaller space to a larger one, your stuff still expands to fill the larger room. Hmmm…

Video Transfer

We invite you to come visit and see the new location! We are up and running and ready to help you with your video transfer projects. Or just stop in to say hi!

We Love VHS to DVD – and You Should Too!

Transferring VHS to DVD is what we do. But it’s also what we love to do. Why? Here are some top reasons we love coming to work every day.


Our love letter to VHS to DVD!

  • Preserving the past. By transferring VHS tapes to DVDs, we ensure that the contents of those tapes are still “alive” – they can still be watched and new generations can learn about the past. Since VHS tapes don’t last forever, this also ensures that the contents of the tapes are saved before they deteriorate and can’t be viewed.
  • Creating new family memories. Imagine the looks on your children’s faces if you show them how you celebrated birthdays and holidays when you were their age! Or, introduce them to family members who passed before they were born, and show them how they have their great-grandmother’s nose.
  • Last but not least, making our customers happy! We love seeing your reactions when you watch old home movies again, after thinking they were gone forever. And we love hearing your stories about surprising your family members with the DVDs the next time you come in! It puts smiles on our faces to see smiles on yours.

We are proud to be in the memory business, and now you know why we love what we do!

The Right Way to Do Movie Transfers

Movie transfers are our business. We know what to do and what not to do. If you are shopping around for a place to transfer your VHS tapes to DVD, here are some things to keep in mind.

  • Do choose a company that does the work locally (ideally, in-house). Plenty of “discount” video transfer companies save money by sending your VHS tapes off to another country to be transferred. That sends shivers down our spines! Don’t risk your VHS tapes being lost in the mail, and don’t risk having a lab team you can’t talk to. When our customers have an issue, we can fix it for them right away since our team is right here in our store. Similarly, if we run into something unexpected or need to ask you a question, we can just give you a call – unlikely to happen if your tapes are in another country!movie transfers
  • Don’t choose a company that doesn’t give you the information you need. We make a point of being transparent, both on our website and in person when you visit us, about our process and pricing. We have a 10-point safety checklist you can peruse so you know how we treat your movies when you leave them in our care.
  • Don’t do it yourself! We hear from people all the time who tried to do their own video transfer at home with some kind of kit, and it didn’t work out well. Leave this to professionals with decades of experience.