anallawalla - 1:37 am on Dec 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
I bought a no-name $100 scanner and am happy with its performance because the slides were in a garage for 30 years and are the ones I never printed on paper at the time, i.e. not primary memories. I too needed to declutter. I also found that buying a scanner doesn't actually get the job done. The time to scan, name the files, tag them is all too much. :)
For VHS tapes, our Panasonic VHS+DVD writer died and we found that there's mainly one model still available if you look hard. We are hastily transferring our tapes to DVD (-R only) before the technology can't be bought brand new.