Columbia House, BMG, etc.

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  1. Phil_O

    Phil_O Stunt Coordinator

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    Maybe this is a dumb question, but are Columbia House, BMG and the like's CD's of the same quality as those bought at full price? The same question for their DVD's. I guess I am just wondering how they can sell them so cheaply. Is it by their own manufacturing or do they buy them in bulk from record companies?
     
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    What I mean by quality is sound and video quality being the same as the store-bought ones.
     
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    I believe that the audio Cd's sold by Columbia and BMG are made by their own pressing plants. So technically there is a difference between these discs and those purchased through the standard channels. I do know that the artwork for the CDs is different sometimes. I have an old Jane's Addiction CD that has the Columbia artwork and not the original. I have heard that there is often a sonic difference in the two versions. I don't know if the DVDs also fall into this category. I would be surprised if they make their own DVDs as there are not as many DVD pressing plants as there are CD plants.

    Dave
     
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    They absolutely do not make their own DVDs.

    They make most of their own CDs, but not all of them. Personally, I doubt there is a sonic difference.
     
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    They sound the same to me.
     
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