- Jun 11, 2015
- Real Name
I have all the Hanna-Barbera releases and thankfully all still play beautifully and have physically held up looking like the day they arrived and a lot of those were the early releases hitting 10 years. I have replaced them to a sturdy all-new plastic cases, they seem to give the sets a strong more archival feel.I get where you were coming from, though. There's definitely a "Burned MoD"? but it'll be dead in 6 months!!!" feeling from a lot of people.
However, I've seen first hand evidence that Burned MoDs last well enough. I'm currently re-watching Night Court. Seasons 4-9 came from the Archives, and 4 and 5 were released before they started pressing a batch of them. My burned MoD discs are 8 years old. They play just fine.
So, I'm okay with the format. It's the 10 bucks extra I balk at, since at some point over the years, $20 was unofficially set as the baseline for new pressed sets. And with the MoDs, I'd assume there's not as many costs involved for the studios, so... what's up with the extra charge, guys?