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Double sided DVDs

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by john59, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. john59

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    Not sure if this is the right place to ask this but here goes.

    Double sided DVDs, are there any draw backs with these disks? I was going to order the film Color purple from play and they only have the double sided version in stock @9.99 but never having owned a double sided DVD I am a bit wary about buying.
    Regards:smashin: .
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  2. nwgarratt

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    They just require the disc to be turned over at the appropriate time.

    I would be a bit more careful when handling them though, as there is data on both sides.

    I have quite a few double sided discs and never had a problem.
     
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    They don't all necessarily have to be turned over. I have a couple where there are a widescreen/16:9 version of the movie on one side, and a 4:3/pan & scan version on the other. Also have a concert DVD with The Corrs, where you get a PCM soundtrack on one side and a DD 5:1 on the other, so you may not have to leave the couch mid-movie, despite it being two-sided... ;)

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    DON'T order that 2 sided version of Color Purple!

    It's the old flipper disc that has been around for ages with a poor transfer and no real extras, plus it's 2 quid more than the newer S.E.!

    Order the S.E. even though it shows as 'out of stock' - better transfer & value for money, plus the film on one side of the disc. Play are usually pretty quick at getting things back in stock anyway and it's worth waiting a little bit for the far superior version of the DVD.
     
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    I ordered it last night but will cancel it today and order the SE version, Thanks for the tips guys.

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