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How do I play old camcorder tapes?

Is there a way to play old camcorder tapes when the recorder is broken? The tapes are usually called HG or HS 120. Thet won't play back on my current recorder that uses High 8 tapes. I would like to salvage these memories if possible. Thanks in advance for your advice.

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The standing advice is...

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Find an old camcorder to get the content out.


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or locate a buiness that can transfer

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your tapes to different media... I wouldn't recommend shipping your tapes anywhere - perhaps there is someone local?

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