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What does this mean on a DVD package ?


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#1 of 9 OFFLINE   stevenHa

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Posted May 31 2010 - 11:21 AM

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



#2 of 9 OFFLINE   GregoryMesh

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Posted May 31 2010 - 12:03 PM

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)



#3 of 9 OFFLINE   JohnMor

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Posted June 01 2010 - 02:42 PM

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.



#4 of 9 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted June 01 2010 - 03:36 PM



Originally Posted by JohnMor 

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.


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...


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#5 of 9 OFFLINE   Todd Stout

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Posted June 01 2010 - 04:32 PM

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.



#6 of 9 OFFLINE   Douglas R

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Posted June 01 2010 - 07:26 PM



Originally Posted by Todd Stout 

''...., 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.



Yes - I do that!


#7 of 9 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted June 02 2010 - 12:36 AM

Steelbooks for everyone!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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#8 of 9 OFFLINE   Todd Stout

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Posted June 02 2010 - 07:36 AM



Originally Posted by Douglas R 

Yes - I do that!


I've seriously considered doing that myself but I'm not sure were to get Blu-ray cases. I'd probably toss the old ones in the recycle bin just to make myself feel better though. I REALLY hate eco packaging!


Originally Posted by Mike Frezon 

Steelbooks for everyone!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/biggrin.gif


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.



#9 of 9 OFFLINE   Mike Frezon

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Posted June 02 2010 - 08:42 AM

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!  /img/vbsmilies/htf/smiley_wink.gif


There's Jessie the yodeling cowgirl. Bullseye, he's Woody's horse. Pete the old prospector. And, Woody, the man himself.Of course, it's time for Woody's RoundUp. He's the very best! He's the rootinest, tootinest cowboy in the wild, wild west!


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