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Three in ten Japanese have VHS tapes, but what do they do with them?

What Japan Thinks - Pá, 04/20/2018 - 16:54
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Here is a short survey from VoiceNote Magazine looking at video and photo memories.

One reason for the survey was to promote a service that will back up your physical photos and videos to the cloud.

My wife used to have a huge amount of video tapes lying around that would never get watched, but when we moved last time into a smaller flat, she took the opportunity to throw almost all of them away. However, we still have a heap of DVDs of unwatched TV that I suspect will go straight into the bin next time we move, hopefully.

It’s quite amazing what turns up when you search for VHS photos…

Research results Q1: Do you have old video tapes at home? (Sample size=2,937) Yes (to SQs)
31.8%
No
68.2%

Q1SQ1: Do you have a working device to play back these old video tapes? (Sample size=934) Yes
62.4%
No (no device or broken device)
37.6%

Combining the two, we get:

Q1+SQ1: Do you have old video tapes at home? (Sample size=2,937) Yes, and have working player
19.8%
Yes, but no working player
11.9%
No
68.2%
Q1SQ2: Do you have television programs recorded on these old video tapes? (Sample size=934) Yes, and might want to watch
58.7%
Yes, but don’t particularly want to watch
27.2%
No
14.1%
Q2: Do you have any of these kinds of old photos, film at home? (Sample size=2,937, multiple answer) Undeveloped film or negatives
11.8%
Unsorted developed photos
16.0%
Albums I want to sort out
10.5%
None of the above
69.0%
Demographics

Between the 16th and 20th of January 2018 2,937 members of the VoiceNote monitor group agd 30 years old or more completed a private internet-based questionnaire. No further demographics were given.

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