It was for nostalgic reasons that I did not convert my VHS tapes to a DVD format. But it was also my mistake for not doing that. The tapes have bound together and the VHS player can’t play them. Nothing is wrong with the player, it just can not break the tape loose in order to play them. The DVD player did a great job last evening. I learned a lesson last night. VHS tapes gone bad, a story that I did want to address.