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Legacybox vs. Competitor Video Transfers

By Christian Roemer
So you have tons of old movies and pictures, and it’s time to bring them into the digital age: Video Transfer. The good news is that we have the technology. The bad news is that there are different places to go, and deciding which is best can be time-consuming, confusing, and annoying. Don’t worry, we’re here to the rescue. We’ll walk you through the differences between Legacybox and our competitor's transfer, let you know what you get from each, so that you can make an informed decision about which digitizing company you should trust with your precious memories.


Legacybox is headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They control the entire process -- from ordering to final delivery. They’ll send you a box that you drop your videos and photos in, and they take care of the rest. Once the digitizing process is complete, they’ll send your stuff right back to you with your DVDs and optional thumb drive. 



Let’s take a look at some of the more detailed stuff that each one can do. We’ll put it into a nice table to easily compare the services.





Only 1 company handles your film, cassettes, and photos?



Anyone can use it?



Easy shipping from home?



Film Formats Accepted


Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm



Regular 8, Super 8, 16mm


Tape Formats Accepted

VHS, VHS-C, Hi8, Video 8, Digital 8, Mini DV, Betamax, Micro MV, PAL


VHS, Betamax, VHS-C, Hi8, Mini DV


Convenient Packages to Choose?




Step-by-Step Tracking?





Package Starting Price

$59.99 – Up to 2 items

 $19.99 - Up to 2 tapes

What’s included

  • Welcome guide with instructions
  • Crush proof box
  • Barcodes for each item
  • Pre-paid return shipping label
  • Digitization by hand
  • DVDs


  • Digitizing by hand
  • DVDS



3-4 weeks

3-4 weeks

Thumb drive option



Customer Service Availability

Access to personal Legacybox concierge so you can talk to an expert at any time. By phone and email.


USA Today Recommended? Yes No


If you’re looking to digitize your home movies, photos, and cassettes in a way that will leave all of your memories in pristine condition, either option will be great. Due to the at-home simplicity and proactive order tracking provided through Legacybox, they get the edge. Legacybox is the only company that you’ll deal with, while our competitor's transfers are contracted through a third party. Lastly, you don’t need a membership to get started with Legacybox, you just contact them and get started. Plus, they’re just dang nice.
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