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

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#1 of 16 OFFLINE   dannyB


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Posted April 15 2004 - 08:04 AM

#2 of 16 OFFLINE   Robert Franklin

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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.

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Posted April 15 2004 - 02:02 PM

Gives a whole new meaning to "ripping" DVDs. Posted Image

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Posted April 16 2004 - 06:03 AM

^Or burning a DVD.
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#5 of 16 OFFLINE   Kelly Grannell

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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.

#6 of 16 OFFLINE   Grant H

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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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#8 of 16 OFFLINE   Jeff Jacobson

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Posted April 16 2004 - 05:20 PM

Here's another article about that. It has a picture of the disc.

#9 of 16 OFFLINE   jonathan_little


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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.

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Posted April 17 2004 - 06:00 AM

Sounds like a good reason to avoid this new technology altogether. Posted Image
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#11 of 16 OFFLINE   MarkHastings


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Posted April 17 2004 - 06:12 AM

Why don't they just make them out of glass or ice? Posted Image

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Posted April 17 2004 - 06:39 AM

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#13 of 16 OFFLINE   Casey Trowbridg

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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.

#14 of 16 OFFLINE   James L White

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Posted April 17 2004 - 07:41 AM

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#15 of 16 OFFLINE   Robert Anthony

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Posted April 17 2004 - 08:33 AM

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.

#16 of 16 OFFLINE   Bruce Hedtke

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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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