And then there were two... SpectraDisc redux

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by John_Berger, Nov 22, 2002.

  1. John_Berger

    John_Berger Cinematographer

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    Looks like someone else is taking after SpectraDisc's idea.
    http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/ptech/1...dvd/index.html
     
  2. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    Way too many people buy DVDs to collect for this sort of scheme to displace regular DVDs. The failure of DiVX should've demonstrated to studios that consumers expect permanent copies that they can watch over and over for no additional charge...period.

    If these self-destructing DVDs are cheap enough to manufacture that you could sell them for $4-5, then they'd have potential as a "rental" medium that didn't have to be returned. Since Blockbuster et al. make a good amount of change from late fees, I don't see them lining up to replace the current rental model with self-destructing DVDs. But it could be a viable option for other outlets that didn't want to hassle with an actual rental program.

    Jan
     
  3. Brian E

    Brian E Screenwriter

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    I could see them using this for Oscar screeners and promo discs, but not for some kind of sell through product.
     

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