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516 E John Street, Champaign, IL 61820
(217) 384-0977

Urbana-Champaign's Best Independent DVD Rental store
(locally owned and operated since 1985)

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VHS / 8mm / MiniDV to DVD Conversions

We can convert your home movies to DVDs playable in most set-top and computer DVD players.

Supported conversions:
• VHS, SVHS, 8mm, MiniDV -> DVD
• Sorry, we cannot transfer 8mm film to DVD

FAQ:
• One can fit up to 2 hours of material on a DVD
• We can combine multiple tapes per DVD and can add a basic menu for this
• We can insert chapter stops roughly every 5 minutes if you want
• If your source material is more than 2 hours long it will have to be split into multiple DVDs.
• We cannot transfer copywritten or copy protected material

Cost:
• $12 per DVD for under 1 hour of material
• $15 per DVD for over 1 hour and up to 2 hours
• $4 per additional copy of same DVD when done at the same time

 
PAL > NTSC Transfers
Video (VHS)/8mm to Video (VHS) Conversions

Foreign countries have different video standards than the U.S. Foreign Video Conversions allow us to duplicate your video tape into a standard that is correct for the country you are playing your video in. You will always get your master back unharmed along with your new country specific formated videos.

Supported conversions:
• NTSC format VHS, SVHS, 8mm, MiniDV –> PAL/SECAM VHS
• PAL/SECAM VHS –> NTSC VHS
$12.00 for up to 2 hours (or 4 tapes for $40.00 if done simultaneously)

Note: Most PAL VHS tapes are recorded at the 3 hour speed. NTSC uses either 2 hour (SP) or 6 hour (EP) speeds. If your PAL tape is 3 hours long it will have to either be copied at the EP speed ($12) or split into two SP tapes ($20). The EP speed will loose a bit of video quality but it will be very close to the original.

Please specify format: PAL, M-PAL, N-PAL or SECAM


VHS / 8mm / MiniDV or DVD to DVD Conversions

Convert your home videos or PAL DVDs to NTSC DVDs playable in most set-top and computer DVD players.

Supported conversions:
• NTSC VHS, SVHS, 8mm, MiniDV -> NTSC DVD
• PAL DVD -> NTSC DVD (Note: this will be a movie only transfer. It will not be a digital transfer. There will be no menus or special features/options available)
• PAL VHS –> NTSC DVD
$15.00 for up to 2 hours (additional copies of same DVD are $4/ea when done at the same time)

Note (1): If you have a number of PAL DVDs you should look into purchasing a Region Free PAL/NTSC DVD Player (generally for less than $100). You can find them on eBay or through J and R Electronics. If you are somewhat technically savy you may be able to convert your current DVD player into a region free player. Have a look at www.videohelp.com and click on the "DVD Hack" link in the left hand column. Be sure to read everything completely because it can be a bit tricky.
Note (2): MPEG-2 (DVD) conversion may produce certain artifacts based on the quality and sample rate of your video source. We cannot be held responsible for limitations inherent in the MPEG-2 compression algorithm or that arise from the source quality.
Note (3): The DVD-R standard has been approved and adopted by an industry consortium of DVD player manufacturers. Reportedly, over 95% of current DVD players have been manufactured in compliance with the DVD-R specification. Most compatibility problems, though rare, occur in DVD player equipment released in 1998. or earlier. We cannot be responsible for the compliance of your player with the DVD-R specification and we encourage you to check with the manufacturer or your manual if in doubt.

Note (4): We cannot transfer 8mm film, Super 8 film, 16mm film, etc to DVD or VHS. If you search "8mm film conversion" in Google you should turn up a number of places who can do it.

Please make sure your DVD player can play DVD-r media. About 95% of all players can so odds are it can but you'd better check. You can check compatability at www.videohelp.com

More Notes:

All prices include media.

Turnaround time is generally 48-72 hours from time of drop-off. If you have more than two tapes to transfer, figure on my being able to get a tape or two done per day. The transfering is done in real time so it's all a bit time consuming.

If you would like to mail your originals to us please send to:
That's Rentertainment
attn: Geoff Merritt
516 E John Street
Champaign, IL 61820

If you would like to pay with PayPal send payment to: geoff@parasol.com
Please e-mail renter@rentertainment.com for more details.

Formats for specific countries:
AFGHANISTAN - PAL
ALBANIA - SECAM
ALGERIA - PAL
ANDORRA - PAL
ANTIGUA - NTSC
ANTILLES, NETHERLANDS - NTSC
ARGENTINA - PAL
AUSTRALIA - PAL
AUSTRIA - PAL
AZORES - PAL
BAHAMAS - NTSC
BAHRAIN - PAL
BANGLADESH - PAL
BARBADOS - NTSC
BELGIUM - PAL
BERMUDA - NTSC
BOLIVIA - NTSC
BOTSWANA - PAL
BOSNIA - PAL
BRAZIL - PAL-M
BRUNEI - PAL
BULGARIA - SECAM
BURMA - NTSC
CAMBODIA - NTSC
CANADA - NTSC
CANARY ISLANDS - PAL
CAYMAN ISLANDS - NTSC
CHILE - NTSC
CHINA (Peoples Republic) - PAL
CHINA, REPUBLIC OF - NTSC
COLOMBIA - NTSC
CONGO - SECAM
COSTA RICA - NTSC
CUBA - NTSC
CURAÇAO - NTSC
CYPRUS - PAL
CZECHOSLOVAKIA - SECAM
DENMARK - PAL
DIEGO GARCIA - NTSC
DJIBOUTI - SECAM
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - NTSC
ECUADOR - NTSC
EGYPT - SECAM
EL SALVADOR - NTSC
FINLAND - PAL
FRANCE - SECAM
GABON - SECAM
GERMANY - PAL
GHANA - PAL
GIBRALTAR - PAL
GREECE - SECAM
GREENLAND - NTSC
GUADELOUPE - SECAM
GUAM - NTSC
GUATEMALA - NTSC
GUYANA (French) - SECAM
HAITI - SECAM
HONDURAS - NTSC
HONG KONG - PAL
HUNGARY - SECAM
ICELAND - PAL
INDIA - VARIOUS, MOSTLY PAL
IRAQ - SECAM
IRELAND - PAL
ISRAEL - PAL
ITALY - PAL
IVORY COAST - SECAM
JAMAICA - NTSC
JAPAN - NTSC
JOHNSTON ISLAND - NTSC
JORDAN - PAL
KENYA - PAL
KOREA, NORTH - SECAM
KOREA, SOUTH - NTSC
KUWAIT - PAL
LEBANON - SECAM
LIBERIA - PAL
LIBYA - PAL
LUXEMBOURG - PAL & SECAM
MADEIRA - PAL
MALAYSIA - PAL
MARTINIQUE - SECAM
MAURITIUS - SECAM
MEXICO - NTSC
MICRONESIA - NTSC
MIDWAY ISLAND - NTSC
MONACO - SECAM
MONGOLIA - SECAM
MOROCCO - SECAM
NETHERLANDS - PAL
NEW CALEDONIA - SECAM
NEW ZEALAND - PAL
NICARAGUA - NTSC
NIGER - SECAM
NIGERIA - PAL
NORWAY - PAL
OKINAWA (Japan) - NTSC
OMAN - PAL
PAKISTAN - PAL
PANAMA - NTSC
PARAGUAY - PAL
PERU - NTSC
PHILIPPINES - NTSC
POLAND - SECAM
PORTUGAL - PAL
PUERTO RICO (USA) - NTSC
QATAR - PAL
REUNION ISLAND - SECAM
ROMANIA - SECAM
RUSSIA - SECAM
SAMOA - NTSC
SAUDI ARABIA - SECAM
SENEGAL - SECAM
SERBIA - PAL
SIERRA LEONE - PAL
SINGAPORE - PAL
SOCIETY ISLANDS (Tahiti) - SECAM
SOUTH AFRICA - PAL
SPAIN - PAL
SRI LANKA - PAL
ST. KITTS - NTSC
ST. PIERRE & MIQUELON - SECAM
SUDAN - PAL
SURINAM - NTSC
SWEDEN - PAL
SWITZERLAND - PAL
SYRIA - PAL
TAIWAN - NTSC
TANZANIA - PAL
THAILAND - PAL
TIBET - SECAM
TOGO - SECAM
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - NTSC
TRUST ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC - NTSC
TUNISIA - SECAM
TURKEY - PAL
UGANDA - PAL
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - PAL
UNITED KINGDOM - PAL
URUGUAY - PAL
USA - NTSC
USSR (former Soviet Republics) - SECAM
VENEZUELA - NTSC
VIETNAM, NORTH - SECAM
VIETNAM, SOUTH - NTSC
VIRGIN ISLANDS - NTSC
YUGOSLAVIA (BOSNIA, SERBIA) - PAL
ZAIRE - SECAM
ZAMBIA - PAL
ZIMBABWE - PAL
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