|Hi Nick, |
you have not advised your location, but if I understand you correctly you view tapes.
Here in the UK, charity shops are full of tapes at almost giveaway prices, which you might like to consider. Also, ebay have cd's and dvd's at good prices, often cheaper when not from one's own country, but be careful of region codes.
Just to clarify, essentially (although not strictly accurate) CD's were 1st generation, DVD's were 2nd and Blu Ray 3rd. Each generation being better than the previous one. e.g. DVD's have a far greater capacity than CD's. Generally a later generation player can play earlier generation disks.
Good Luck - Keep us posted.