Okay, let's touch upon the reasons why these programs are disliked and hated, which, I will admit are valid for discussion:
- [*] They aren't "factory pressed DVDs," and because of this they suffer from certain problems. [*] These problems affect both the movie and the physical DVD themselves. [*] Concerning the movies, studios, in most cases, refuse to remaster them (for the record, remastered MODs do exist) due to the money they would have to spend to get them that way, which is why non-anamorphic and full frame movies can be obtained in these programs. [*] Concerning the physical DVDs themselves, MODs have a tendency to be "problematic," (i.e. discs refuse to play, picture freeze up, etc), and from what I understand, they have a rather short shelf life compared to their remastered factory pressed brethren. [*] And, last but not least--cost!, which, seems to be the main contention among non-fans. They say, and I did, too, for a while, that the DVDs are just too plain expensive when weighed against the problems they have in transfer and in disc.
So, now that we have the talking points spelled out, you guys can now have at it. If Adam, or Ron, anybody eles with Moderator capabilities, doesn't want this thread to continue its existence, I will not take it personally if it gets wiped off the forum. I'm just trying to give us supporters and detractors our own spaces where we can contribute our opinions without stepping on each others toes.
So, now, who are the only studios who don't have MOD programs? Paramount? And does Universal still contribute to theirs?