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Competitors Compared to Legacybox Video Transfer Service

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By Christian Roemer

So you have tons of old movies and pictures, and it’s time to  convert them to digital files, or video transfers.  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 service.  We compare  what you get from each, so that you can make an informed decision about which digitizing company you should trust with your precious memories of loved ones.

 

The Digitization Process

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 memories right back to you as digital download, DVD, and an  optional thumb drive.

 

Detailed Competitor Comparison 

Let’s take a look at some of the more detailed stuff that each one can do. Each service can convert analog media into a digital format, but we'll compare things like pricing, delivery time, formats that can be digitized, and more.

We’ll put it into a nice table to easily compare the services .

 

 
Legacybox
Competitor
Only 1 company handles your film, cassettes, and photos?
Yes
No
Anyone can use it?
Yes
No 
Easy shipping from home?
Yes
No
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?
Yes
Yes
 
Step-by-Step Tracking?
 
Yes
 
Yes
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
 
Turn-around-Time
6-8 weeks
4-6 weeks
Thumb drive option
Yes
No
Customer Service Availability
Access to personal Legacybox concierge so you can talk to an expert at any time. By phone and email.
Sometimes
USA Today Recommended?
Yes
No

 

If you’re looking to digitize your home movies, photos, and audio 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. 

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