What's the one thing you hate the most about DVD's?

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  1. Norm

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    I can't stand when a DVD locks you out at any point during playback, and forces you to watch Motion Menus, FBI Warnings, etc. etc. etc. We should be able to access the Menu any time we want.
     
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    About the same complaint here. And since I use a computer to view television, I often have to reboot it too, taking yet even more minutes.
     
  3. Edwin-S

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    I can tell you what I hate about DVD. I hate it when you are involved in a movie and right at the climax the picture stutters, breaks up, pixelates or freezes. I don't like it when the sound drops out and I miss an important piece of dialogue. What is worse is that this kind of thing takes place on discs with out any signs of damage. I can understand something like that happening if the disc is damaged, which could happen if the disc was a rental, but on a brand new of the case disc there is no way it should be doing that. The manufacturers should make sure their discs are authored so that they play in every machine.

    VHS was shitty but at least I knew that it would run regardless of the machine.
     
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    Real intense animated menus that take forever to load up. Granted, they can look kind of cool the first time you see them, but if you actually have to navigate through them to get to were you want to go they get very annoying very quickly.
     
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    Pan and Scan product.

    (okay, so I'm selfish!)
     
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    When your relatives visit, and borrow movies. Then a few weeks or months down the line when you feel like watching them, you have abosolutely no idea where they went.
     
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    Pan and scan product is what I hate most. It needs to go away!
     
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    The sratchability. VHS had a nice protective shell to protect the media. Still, they pluses more than outway the minuses here.
     
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    Animated menus that give away key scenes and/or plot points.
    Freeze-ups and P&S-only titles are up there for me too.
    The fact that I still have a few hundred more to buy before I get anywhere near owning the all the movies I want (this from someone who already has over 1000 DVDs).
     
  11. Matthew H

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    Definately freeze-ups and pan and scan only discs.
    Altough I don't hate DVD for this (damn Warner [​IMG] ), snapper cases. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I can't think of anything I hate about DVDs, since I love them to death. But I would have to say the thing I dislike the most are the layer changes.
     
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    Can't say I really HATE anything about DVDs, but I don't like:
    --poorly designed menus where you can't tell what your highlighted selection is
    --DVD cases that hold the disk in like there's no tomorrow
    --that clear tape they apply on 3 sides of the case
    --the fact that you never know if you've got the final, best version of any movie since they're always releasing a newer version
    [​IMG]
     
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    probably the pan and scan stuff.
     
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    I don't like that DVD's keep playing after they are over. Ever fall asleep playing a disc that keeps cycling the same sound effects and music over and over again? It's quite a bizarre experience. I'd like the option to have my player shut off after the movie is over to avoid this and wear and tear on my player.

    Neil
     
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    Besides pan and scan, overly bright transfers, and edited movies DVDs. What I hate the most about DVDs is rights holders like Wade Williams and producers like Hen's Tooth and Pacific Family Entertainment charge a premium (over $25) for their wares. Yet, their products are of a lower quality than bargain basement DVD producers like Diamond, Brentwood, or Ground Zero, who charge less than $10 for their disks.[​IMG]
     
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    That theres no Regular Time clock on the front like a VCR when the DVD player is off


    :) j/k
     

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