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27th Jan '17 11:40:09 AM Superjustinbros
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13th Jan '17 5:41:47 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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** If you want to see a Wrestling/RingOfHonor that took place before 2010, well, good luck. Tapes do exist but between losing a distributor and switching DVD companies, you're not going to get them from ROH itself. If you're unlucky enough not to find a seller of any particular show you may be lucky enough to able to piece together enough of it through compilation [=DVDs=] dedicated to specific wrestlers, which ROH didn't stop selling with older footage, and their web videos such as "Throw Back Thursday", which is free so long as you have access to the world wide web.

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** If you want to see a Wrestling/RingOfHonor that took place before 2010, well, good luck.be patient. Tapes do exist but between losing a distributor and switching DVD companies, you're not going to get them from ROH itself. If you're unlucky enough not to find a seller of any particular show you may be lucky enough to able to piece together enough of it through compilation [=DVDs=] dedicated to specific wrestlers, which ROH didn't stop selling with older footage, and their web videos such as "Throw Back Thursday", which is free so long as you have access to the world wide web. Their ringside members subscription service and year of [=DVDs=] are starting to make the process either, but are still don't have everything.
5th Jan '17 10:49:14 AM dominicmgm
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25th Dec '16 10:48:07 AM ADrago
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Keep Circulating The Tapes (a phrase attributed to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'') is an option of last resort. It's when a show you like is denied to you, except through methods of questionable legality shady file-sharing sites, tape trading/buying... it's either that, or the show's likely to be LostForever outside of fan recordings and film company archives. It's also the rule rather than the exception for video games and other non-simple media, to the point where the {{Abandonware}} concept and UsefulNotes/{{emulation}} were created to bring common sense into the situation (the UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole, UsefulNotes/PlaystationNetwork, [=GameTap=], UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}, [[Website/GOGDotCom GOG.com]], and to a smaller extent UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade are finally starting to remedy this situation with games, but it's still a long way to go).

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Keep Circulating The Tapes (a phrase attributed to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'') is an option of last resort. It's when a show you like is denied to you, except through methods of questionable legality shady file-sharing sites, tape trading/buying... it's either that, or the show's likely to be LostForever lost outside of fan recordings and film company archives. It's also the rule rather than the exception for video games and other non-simple media, to the point where the {{Abandonware}} concept and UsefulNotes/{{emulation}} were created to bring common sense into the situation (the UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole, UsefulNotes/PlaystationNetwork, [=GameTap=], UsefulNotes/{{Steam}}, [[Website/GOGDotCom GOG.com]], and to a smaller extent UsefulNotes/XboxLiveArcade are finally starting to remedy this situation with games, but it's still a long way to go).
8th Dec '16 7:03:04 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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15th Nov '16 3:00:14 AM C2
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''Try'' not to be angry that you can get the complete ''[[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]'', ''Series/VanPires'', ''WesternAnimation/{{The PJs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'', ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' and ''Series/{{TJ Hooker}}'' on DVD but not ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', ''Film/{{Fame}}'' (post-season 2), ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (post-season 2), ''Series/MurphyBrown'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'', ''Series/TheHoganFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'', ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', ''Series/FreeSpirit'', ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' (in its entirety), ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', or the original cut of ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''[[note]]the one with all of Creator/JuneForay's dialog intact[[/note]] ([[OverlyLongGag among others]]).

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''Try'' not to be angry that you can get the complete ''[[Series/TheBradyBunch Brady Bunch Variety Hour]]'', ''Series/VanPires'', ''WesternAnimation/{{The PJs}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RobotAndMonster'', ''WesternAnimation/MakingFiends'', ''Series/TwoGuysAGirlAndAPizzaPlace'' and ''Series/{{TJ Hooker}}'' on DVD but not ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies'', ''Series/OurMissBrooks'', ''WesternAnimation/WhateverHappenedToRobotJones'', ''WesternAnimation/TheRaccoons'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'', ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', ''Film/{{Fame}}'' (post-season 2), ''Series/ShiningTimeStation'', ''Series/PerfectStrangers'' (post-season 2), ''Series/MurphyBrown'', ''Series/MurphyBrown'' (post-season 1), ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'', ''Series/TheHoganFamily'', ''WesternAnimation/SheepInTheBigCity'', ''Series/{{Roundhouse}}'', ''Series/KidsIncorporated'', ''Series/FreeSpirit'', ''WesternAnimation/TheReplacements'', ''WesternAnimation/HiHiPuffyAmiYumi'' (in its entirety), ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', or the original cut of ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman''[[note]]the one with all of Creator/JuneForay's dialog intact[[/note]] ([[OverlyLongGag among others]]).
4th Oct '16 7:39:06 PM xelldx
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3rd Oct '16 11:12:52 AM AreYouTyler
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Compare NoExportForYou and MissingEpisode. May also happen as the net result of ScrewedByTheNetwork, especially while new episodes of said show are airing elsewhere. Whatever the reason, if the show has a small but sizable fanbase, these fans turn to the Internet when any of these occurs, and if there's no official DVD release... well, their cries for help are heard by sympathizers and this Trope results. See also TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment.

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Compare NoExportForYou and MissingEpisode. May also happen as the net result of ScrewedByTheNetwork, especially while new episodes of said show are airing elsewhere. Whatever the reason, if the show has a small but sizable fanbase, these fans turn to the Internet when any of these occurs, and if there's no official DVD release... well, their cries for help are heard by sympathizers and this Trope results. See also TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment.
TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment and the Wiki/LostMediaWiki.
2nd Sep '16 10:21:53 AM AreYouTyler
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After steam stops shooting out of your ears, the question you're asking is probably... why? Well, a typical answer is that the television companies (correctly or incorrectly) don't think there's enough of a market for it to be worth releasing them, but it's not always their fault... ''directly''. An all-too-common cause is music rights. ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' halfway fell victim to this with the show released to DVD, but the most of the popular music was omitted and replaced with Countdown Singers-esque soundalikes. ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues'' wasn't as lucky; its DVD release may never see the light of day due to the theme being "It's All Been Done" by the Music/BarenakedLadies. Royalties play a large part in it.

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After steam stops shooting out of your ears, the question you're asking is probably... why? Well, a typical answer is that the television companies (correctly or incorrectly) don't think there's enough of a market for it to be worth releasing them, but it's not always their fault... ''directly''. An all-too-common cause is music rights. ''WesternAnimation/MissionHill'' halfway fell victim to this with the show released to DVD, but the most of the popular music was omitted and replaced with Countdown Singers-esque soundalikes. ''WesternAnimation/BabyBlues'' wasn't as lucky; its DVD release may never see the light of day due to the theme being "It's All Been Done" by the Music/BarenakedLadies. Royalties play a large part in it.



Compare NoExportForYou. May also happen as the net result of ScrewedByTheNetwork, especially while new episodes of said show are airing elsewhere. Whatever the reason, if the show has a small but sizable fanbase, these fans turn to the Internet when any of these occurs, and if there's no official DVD release... well, their cries for help are heard by sympathizers and this Trope results. See also TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment.

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Compare NoExportForYou.NoExportForYou and MissingEpisode. May also happen as the net result of ScrewedByTheNetwork, especially while new episodes of said show are airing elsewhere. Whatever the reason, if the show has a small but sizable fanbase, these fans turn to the Internet when any of these occurs, and if there's no official DVD release... well, their cries for help are heard by sympathizers and this Trope results. See also TheShelfOfMovieLanguishment.
12th Aug '16 6:35:04 AM TheLyniezian
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(It might be noted that this describes the US much more so than the UK, perhaps due in part to BritishBrevity meaning that a single series doesn't take up as much shelf space, and perhaps due to the lesser spread of cable TV. Nevertheless other reasons have brought this trope into force for many shows.)
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