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How do you like your HD-DVD: paper or plastic?
15 replies to this topic
Posted April 15 2004 - 11:47 AM
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.
Posted April 15 2004 - 02:02 PM
Gives a whole new meaning to "ripping" DVDs.
Posted April 16 2004 - 06:04 AM
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.
Posted April 16 2004 - 08:13 AM
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.
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Posted April 16 2004 - 06:18 PM
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.
Posted April 17 2004 - 06:12 AM
Why don't they just make them out of glass or ice?
Posted April 17 2004 - 07:31 AM
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.
Posted April 17 2004 - 10:41 AM
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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