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My father-in-law revealed a trove of Video8 tapes - home movies from the late '80s/early '90s - this weekend while we were visiting

He still had the original camcorder (w/ composite line-out multi-connector) too, so with great luck I won't have to go hunting for an expensive deck to transfer

However, I just realized that he did *not* have the DC power add-on, so all I have are lithium batteries that at time of original purchase held power for (checks manual) 1 hour

*cracks knuckles*

So why are Video/Hi/Digital8 decks and players *quite* so expensive? Trawling eBay for backup options and wowza compared to other formats even the "consumer"-level Digital 8 walkmans have gone insane on the resale market

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