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#1 Goldensoaps

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

The first daytime soap I taped was Santa Barbara....when Kelly and Nick Hartley were in the Ghost town and Christie Duvall was raped ....and my first nighttime soap was Dynasty...the Moldavian wedding!!!

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#2 DRW50

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:14 AM

Y&R/B&B/ATWT/GL.
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#3 All My Shadows

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:51 AM

AMC.
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#4 Marco Dane

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:59 AM

Loving
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#5 dmarex

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

Sunset Beach as far as soaps go. I think it was in 1999.

As for the very first TV show I filmed, I think it was Argentinian Muneca Brava.

Ah, the memories.
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#6 CassieFan

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

Sunset Beach/Passions.
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#7 reallyhateskateonlost

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

It was the 80's, we had one vcr, it was CBS Y&R, B&B, sometimes at 2pm it was Another World or
ATWT. I had to watch AMC, OLTL, DOOL live..lol At 3 it was GH, Santa Barbara or Guiding Light. The local NBC station kept changing SB to morning so usually GH was taped.
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#8 Steve

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

I bought my first VCR as a college student in 1986 because I had a class that conflicted with AMC.
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#9 Khan

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:15 PM

"The Oprah Winfrey Show." I mean, GUIDING LIGHT.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

Passions... I used to skip school (not the whole day... just the last two or three periods) Junior year when my recorder wasn't working just so I could watch certain episodes.
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

AW and OLTL around 1976 on a big old clunky $1,000 VHS. I had boxes and boxes of tapes in my basement for years which was a real pain in the neck. I've recycled most of them when I started archiving Lizard Lick Towing and The Chew.
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#12 dragonflies

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Port Charles, AMC, & GH
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#13 VirginiaHamilton

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:09 PM

AMC when SMG (a.k.a.: original recipe Kendall) arrived in town. Those were the days...Posted Image
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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

1983 - DAYS shortly after the Salem Slasher murders began. I had been following that story via weekly recaps in the paper until my family got a VCR & I started recording a few days before Trista Evans Bradford was killed.
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#15 Gray Bunny

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 03:56 PM

AW and OLTL around 1976 on a big old clunky $1,000 VHS. I had boxes and boxes of tapes in my basement for years which was a real pain in the neck. I've recycled most of them when I started archiving Lizard Lick Towing and The Chew.


They had VCR's in 1976?

Steve, how much was a VCR in 1986?

For me, my first VHS taping was August 1995 when I started back up in school (7th grade) and found myself not wanting to miss Days of Our Lives, which I got hooked on a month prior.

Is it weird that I totally remember the first episode I taped? It was when John almost died in the magician tank that Tony rigged. Meanwhile, Bo and Hope traveled to Santa Rosa to get a divorce and were haunted by memories of the past. Ooh... :)

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#16 DramatistDreamer

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

I started early in life recording the soaps. I think by the time I was 10 or so, I had learned how to program a VCR (I used to make my older brother set it for me but he got fed up and told me to learn how to do it myselfPosted Image ). I would record shows for my Mother and myself. I read the instruction manual, messed up a few times before finally getting it down pat (back then in the mid 80s, setting a VCR was still complicated).

Anyhoo,

I would say Y&R/ATWT. Sometimes Capitol might get caught up in there for a few minutes.Posted Image

Years later, when I started watching Guiding Light, I might record an occasional episode here and there but most days I would be home from school by then.

Edited by DramatistDreamer, 05 November 2012 - 05:21 PM.

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#17 Pine Charles

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:28 PM

All My Children

Well, my mom started taping it (with me and my sisters watching the tape after school) around the late eighties/early nineties. I started taping it myself circa 1994 (during the 'Jane Cox' storyline).

Edited by Pine Charles, 05 November 2012 - 05:28 PM.

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#18 Nothin'ButAttitude

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:31 PM

Guiding Light. Around the Reva/Annie saga. Just a great time for GL. And I loved how Annie had a part in almost everything going wrong in Springfield at the time. Great umbrella story. Must see TV.
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#19 Melroser

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

AW every day once we got one. Can't remember when it was exactly but I wanna say around '86.
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#20 Soapsuds

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 06:17 PM

Y&R/B&B/ATWT/GL.

Ditto!
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