What does this mean on a DVD package ?

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  1. stevenHa

    stevenHa Stunt Coordinator

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    What does this mean on a dvd package and does it have any bearing on the quality ?"Ws Dub Sub Dol Ecoa Rpkg"
     
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    Ws = Widescreen

    Dub = Dubbed, i.e. Spanish or French dubs available

    Sub = Subtitled, i.e English, Spanish, or other language subtitles available

    Dol = Dolby Digital Sound

    Ecoa ?

    Rpkg = the disc has been available previously, this is just repackaging with new cover or case (usually, from snapper to one of keep cases)
     
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    Ecoa Rpkg supposedly means eco-friendly repackaging. It's big right now in the cd business too. As far as dvds go, I fear there's nothing too eco-friendly about it except the cover printed on recycled paper.
     
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    Also, I think often the plastic cases have cut-outs in the front and back covers meaning that less plastic has been used in their manufacture.

    My Blu-ray copy of Avatar is an example of this. It has cut-outs in the shape of the recycling logo (with the three arrows in a circular pattern) on the front cover...and cut-outs in the form of "pizza slices" on the back cover (underneath the disc).


    And while I have no idea if it's true, maybe they are using recycled materials in the manufacture of the plastic cases. I'd like to think so...
     
  5. Todd Stout

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    I'm really not a big fan of the eco packaging that I've seen for any of the formats that I buy. They always seem to be a lot more flimsy than standard packaging. The CD cases are usually cardboard instead of the standard jewel case so they get beat up a lot more easily and the Blu-ray and DVD cases are usually a lot thinner with holes in them so they don't protect the discs quite as well. Although I haven't gone to this extreme, I have read quite a few posts on various forums where people are buying new cases for their discs and tossing the eco friendly cases in the trash.
     
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    Yes - I do that!
     
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    Steelbooks for everyone!
     
  8. Todd Stout

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    I'd much prefer those to eco cases but I always feel like I have to be really careful with the few steelbooks that I have because I'm afraid I might put dents in them or scratch them up or something.
     
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    There are any number of on-line vendors, Todd, willing to sell blu-ray cases of all sizes to customers. HERE'S a link to one of them.


    From your first response, I assumed you were worried about the flimsier cases not protecting the valuable discs inside. Your second response leads me to believe you are more concerned about the packaging than the discs themselves!
     

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