Disposable DVD off to a slow start

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Jan Strnad, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. Jan Strnad

    Jan Strnad Screenwriter

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    All together now...Duh!

    Wired News reports that disposable DVDs (EZ-DVD) are off to a very slow start in the test markets.

    A couple of problems: The price, at $7, is too high (Duh) and people are opening the packages without realizing that they're starting the self-destruct feature (Duh).

    Gee...who'd thunk?

    Jan
     
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  4. John Alderson

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    I'm shocked, shocked I tell you!

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  5. Rhett_Y

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    Idiots........Idiots I tell yeah. Some companies never fail to amaze me........ God I hope it dies soon.......

    R~
     
  6. Mitch Stevens

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    I'm glad it's off to a slow start. I hope it dies an early painful death. [​IMG]
     
  7. Douglas R

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    Great news - and entirely predictable!
     
  8. Casey Trowbridg

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    I also hope this dies a quick yet extremely painful death. I wasn't around for DIVX but when I read about this, it just screamed terrible horrible absolutely rotten idea.
     
  9. Lars Vermundsberget

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    I'm just adding my voice to "the choir". This deserves to die.
     
  10. Nick T Robot

    Nick T Robot Supporting Actor

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    Temporary DVD is already working well:

    It's called Netflix! No "late return" hastles. Easy to use. DVD's are normal and it's a fair price, you could see a new movie every night and end up paying around a $1 a movie.

    People who don't like the traditional Blockbuster-type system for renting movies like Netflix, or they just like to buy the movie to begin with, they aren't going to want to rent a "Time-Bomb"!

    DUH!
     
  11. EdwardKarlinski

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    I thought disposable DVD was a bad idea from the start. I wonder if anyone is actually fired for coming up with such idiocy.
     
  12. CharlesD

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    Good.

    It won't stop them though. The studios' Holy Grail is a world where consumers cannot "own" a copy of a movie, but have to pay for each and every view, and they'll keep trying to push that model.

    One day we'll find that if we want to watch Casablanca the only version available will be the colorised one with Bogie & Bergman digitally replaced by Ben Afleck and Jennifer Lopez and with the Pepsi product placements in each and every scene.

    Of course they already let the cat of the bag with DVDs, but as we can see they are still trying to change how people watch movies. They can have my DVDs when they pry them from my cold, dead fingers.
     
  13. Simon_Lepine

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    disposable DVD = disposable technology
     
  14. Greg Black

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    It's sickening. The ultimate vision for the studios is one in which the consumer doesn't get to possess any physical medium, be it self-destructing or otherwise.

    I fear the day will come where we will be forced to go to a studio's website, pay them via credit card with the click of one button to secure "temporary digital playback rights", then click another button to download a file that can played back exclusively on that computer. Of course, the quality of that compressed-beyond-belief movie (to save on the studio's bandwidth) will be rather questionable.
     
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    I would prefer a slow and painful death. They deserve it.

    Glenn
     
  18. Peter Kline

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    Disposable? Landfill madness I'd say.
     
  19. Iver

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    The Wired News article has this amusing quote from a Winn-Dixie store manager:

     
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