How do you classify certain properties of your DVDs?

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  1. Dwayne

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    It's interesting to see how certain DVD specs/features are interchangeably marketed on the back of DVDs. For instance, would you consider THX certification an extra or technical spec? Or how about close captions? I personally think CCs should always be a technical spec.

    The THX one, I'm not so certain about. The cert doesn't carry the weight it did with LDs, but newer titles with it do offer the Optimode feature, which is technical in nature. I'm sure there are others that I'm missing.

    What are your thoughts?

    P.S. Sorry if the topic header mislead you into thinking that we're talking about mass, weight, luster, or any other things normally associated as "scientific" properties. [​IMG]
     
  2. Casey Trowbridg

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    I classify closed captions as standard feature even though they don't always appear. THX, I'm not sure about, but I've seen DVDs where they claim scene selection as a special feature. Sure maybe over a VHS version it is.

    There are just certain things I would consider standard for DVD.
     
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    I'd consider Optimode an extra, but certification as a spec. To me, an extra is something over and above something to be used in viewing the main feature; certification just means the main feature is supposed to have a certain level of quality to it, whereas Optimode is not necessary at all to viewing the main feature, although its use may enhance the viewing of the main feature. Likewise with things like CC or subtitles.
     
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    THX is generally considered to be a defect nowadays.[​IMG]
     
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    I've seen disks claiming Pan&Scan as a special feature! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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