Help me find a DVD rewinder

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  1. Reginald Trent

    Reginald Trent Screenwriter

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    I've got over 500 DVDs and I have never rewound them. I tried Amazon, Buy.com a google but still no luck. HELP
     
  2. Christopher E

    Christopher E Stunt Coordinator

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    April Fools!!! (I think.......)
     
  3. Rob T

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    DVD Rewinder?!! LOL! What's a Rewinder? [​IMG]
     
  5. Joseph DeMartino

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    Yeah, I never remember to rewind my DVDs, either. And they obviously need it; why else would Blockbuster put "Be Kind, Rewind" stickers on my DVD rental boxes? [​IMG]

    Regards,

    Joe
     
  6. Darren Haycock

    Darren Haycock Second Unit

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    Crap. Alright, I'll forget buying dvds this year and just go for the rewinder they got there. It's probably in my collections' best interest...
     
  7. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    The advent of RSDL (reverse-spiral dual layer) discs has negated the need for most rewinding. Halfway through the disc, the laser reverses direction for the second half. Thus, upon completion of the disc, it is already rewound. As the laser changes tracking direction & layer, all of the actors pause for a second to allow the DVD player time to complete the changeover.

    For the non-RSDL discs, I just roll 'em down the hallway a few times until they are rewound.

    -Dave
     
  8. Reginald Trent

    Reginald Trent Screenwriter

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    Thanks guys for helping me find one. [​IMG]
     
  9. Paul Bond

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    I am SO glad to find this information. I have noticed over the past year that several of my most favorite DVDs have been getting 'tighter' or warped. I have found it increasingly difficult to get some of them out of the snapper cases. Of course some of the supposedly NEW DVDs I have bought had similar problems. You don't suppose the manufacturing staff have been watching these DVDs before packaging them and not rewinding them? Arrrrrggggghhhh!!

    Paul
     
  10. David Rogers

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    Now seeing that topic header in the list was FUNNY.
     
  11. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    For what it's worth, I used to have a co-worker whose husband had just gotten into DVD in a big way. At the time, she complained to me about his buying "so many DVD tapes."

    Sad, but true.
     
  12. Mike_S

    Mike_S Stunt Coordinator

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    Couldn't you just 'fast backwards' the DVD from the remote?
    That would save BLOCKHEADBUSTER from fining you for failing to rewind the DVD.
     
  13. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    Don't forget back in the days when people used to call NES carts "tapes"

    Even though exactly one home computer in history (that I can think of) had a tape peripheral (C64) [​IMG]
     
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    A while back, I returned a DVD to Blockbuster, handed it to the cler, and then said, "Oh Crap!!! I don't think I rewound it!" The clerk actually opened the case to check, before he looked up at me, confused.

    He probably charged me a rewind fee for being a smart a$$!
     
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    We used to have an old TRS 80 that used audio cassettes to store data.
     
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    I used to have an old TI99/4A computer which used tapes to store data.
     
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    I have a tape drive for my PC that is sitting in a closet, gathering dust. [​IMG]
     

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