Isn't it funny how everyone claim a defective DVD because THEIR player won't play it!

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  1. SvenS

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    I find it ammusing how all these people start threads about a DVD being defective just because it won't play on THEIR DVD player. I think people need to find out if the vast majority of DVD players can not play a particular DVD before making these claims. It almost always is a DVD players fault and NOT the DVD itself's fault for most of these problems.
     
  2. Kenneth English

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    How is anyone supposed to find out if others are having problems unless they post? Just curious...

    Anyway, like most people, if I come across a disc that has problems or won't play at all I automatically assume that it is a defective disc. This is based simply on the fact that in the entire 4 years I've owned my player it has refused to submit to my will on only two occassions -- one was The Matrix and ended up being DVD-rot; the other was Dario Argento's Opera and was indeed a defective disc.
     
  3. Lars Vermundsberget

    Lars Vermundsberget Supporting Actor

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    Sometimes the combination of a certain disc and a certain player doesn't work.

    Does that make it a problem with the disc or a problem with the player? (So-called "rhetorical question" - I'm not really expecting a simple answer.)
     
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    If it was your job to sort out the disc errors and fix them, then no, it wouldn't be funny at all.
     
  6. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    Well, look at it this way. If I go out and buy a player with the DVD logo on it, this means that it should conform to the DVD Spec. If I buy a disc with the DVD logo on it, that means that IT should conform to spec as well. Therefore, if I buy a DVD that doesn't play in my player-something is wrong. You're right that it's probably the player and not the disc mastering that's at fault, but shouldn't these problems really be eliminated by now? I know that the DVD specifications are long, but I'd hope that by this point (fourth or fifth gen players now?) problems should have disappeared.
     
  7. Tony Stark

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    SvenS

    I easily jump to DVD being the problem almost instantly. Out of the 500 movies that play flawlessly on my machine, if the "new Hollywood blockbuster" movie wont play on my machine, its got to be the disc. Hmmm, everything else works fine..........
     
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    Perhaps the "new Hollywood blockbuster" has a feature that is barely in-spec... for instance fading subtitles had problems with some players on TPM.
     
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    That's about as funny as a DVD that won't play on three DVD players, four desktops and two laptops ...and it used to play just fine a year ago and you've only watched it once.

    Or, you finally buy that movie that you absolutely love after waiting and waiting to buy on DVD in hopes that they would release a special edition and the day you buy it, they announce plans for that special edition, with anamorphic enhancement, restoration, new print, dts etc...

    There's a Mad magazine theme in here somewhere. Something like "this is what you imagined and this is what you get".

    ...how did that go?

    Good post! I know what you mean.
     

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