How about a video quality rating on DVD packaging?

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  1. Dennis Oblow

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    I don't know about you but I get pretty upset when I get a DVD that looks like it was shot with an 8mm home movie camera. This is especially pevailent on concert videos. I think that a video quality rating should be on the package along with the type of sound tracks. Something like R for refrence quality, G for good, A for average and P for poor. There should be certain standards the picture must meet to earn it's rating. I think this would promote a better overall product, and everyone would benefit.
     
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    I think you'd have a hard time convincing studios to label their product as anything but 'excellent'.

    Also, what would you do in an instance where the quality of the video is excellent, considering the condition of the source material, but inherently not up to the level of, say, the remake of The Fast and the Furious?
     
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    Dennis: Do you seriously believe a studio would undercut its profit potential by warning consumers that its latest DVD is only of subpar video quality? JB
     
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    It shouldn't matter how the program/movie was shot.

    A movie shot on 16mm such as The Evil Dead should be looked at as a 16mm movie. A movie shot on 70mm and was restored fully like Lawrence of Arabia should be looked at as a 70mm movie.
     
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    Discs that use an analog tape source (like Madacy) should have a warning on the cover.

    When CDs were new most of them had the 3-letter code to let you know how it was recorded, either analog or digital.
     
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    That's like crossing out the "Good" in "Good Burger" - INCONCEIVABLE!
     
  10. RobE

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    While it'd be a nice thign to see, it'll NEVER happen. There is no way a studio would willingly admit to the video quality being "less than perfect".
     
  11. Leon Liew

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    Its a sure no deal for studios to put ratings on their

    DVDs. Its their money milking machine ! Its sucidal for them
     

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