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How do you like your HD-DVD: paper or plastic?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by dannyB, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. dannyB

    dannyB Well-Known Member

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  2. Robert Franklin

    Robert Franklin Well-Known Member

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    That is interesting. Given a choice, which would be more durable over time. Have these two companies taken that into account? I know some people are experiencing problems with laser rot on some dvds; but doesn't paper lost integrity over time? If you have a piece of paper that is ten years old, doesn't it look brown instead of white? And isn't it easier to tear? So, I know there are some concerns about plastic having an effect on the enviornment, but I would like to see more details and information before I could make an intelligent choice.
     
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    Gives a whole new meaning to "ripping" DVDs. [​IMG]
     
  4. Paul_Stachniak

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    ^Or burning a DVD.
     
  5. Kelly Grannell

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    according to one recycling plant in Australia, recycling plastic is cheaper and require much less energy than recycling paper. Thus, plastic is actually more environmentally friendly than paper.

    In a dumping area, plastic or paper is not making any difference, there is a shortage of oxygen and water anyway so paper can't bio-degrade just like plastic.
     
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    Sounds like a bad idea to me, but it's probably cheaper to produce and will have to be re-purchased much more, so of course Sony will push it hard.

    I WANT my DVD's to outlive the human race.

    If I want Sony to pack my groceries, I'll give them a call.
     
  7. Jake Johnson

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    PLASTIC!
     
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    So should we expect these to be about as durable as 8-Track tapes? (i.e. 25-50 plays before it basically self-destructs)

    Leave it to Sony to come up with cheap crap like this.
     
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    Sounds like a good reason to avoid this new technology altogether. [​IMG]
     
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    Why don't they just make them out of glass or ice? [​IMG]
     
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    WHAT IF IT GETS WET?
     
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    They give me the choice of paper or plastic, but I'm still waiting for someone to come along and ask me if I want fries with that.

    I'm not sure I like this idea, unless we can get a DVD shreadder to go with it cause that would be kinda cool.
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    This has got to be about one of the silliest damn things I've ever heard.

    I can't believe they're wasting money on this thing.
     
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    Exactly what purpose does this serve? Plus, it's not like you couldn't melt down a plastic disc...doesn't that also ensure data security? Whatever...seems like yet another cheap scheme in an effort to avoid producing a high quality, long-life HD solution.

    Bruce
     

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