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EZ-D DVD - short life DVDs coming soon

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by bh, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. bh

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/21/technology/21FLEX.html

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    Why???????

    This is precisely what we don't need. The Studios must be wetting themselves, easy money again!! This is no doubt because of pressure from folks like Blockbuster who want more control over the rental market. Scumbags.

    Say NO to EZ-D discs....please. :lesson:
     
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    There is always someway that these companies will ty to milk us for every penny, im not really into disney so it wont affect me yet
     
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    Its a good idea i think....... with a potentially enormous market, these discs could cost pennies to make. Video rentals just give you a disc and you dont need to return, online stores can do the same thing with enormous ease..... then again, environmentalists wouldnt like all the new trash! :D

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    If these get to be sold nationwide(?)shops would be open to alot of problems :i.e,watch the film then after it has run out take back for a refund saying it did not work!!!!there is no way the shop could refuse to refund-How could they prove it worked?
     
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    Im sure there would be some technique by which the discs could be identified as functional before it was sold.

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    I wouldnt think so?Like any thing bought in shops,until its been used you cant tell if it works.Dont you think they would have implemented something like that on dvd's already,if it was available?Unless they have tried these disc's in every player(no chance!!)they cant refuse a refund.If the shop says it has been watched,they have to prove it!!!!
     
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    well it is possible that the material could be photoreactive..... upwards of an hours watching would cause a color change..... if it hadnt worked...... how had you managed to watch it for so long!? I doubt that is the case, but im highlighting that there are many possibilities.... Alternatively someone could make a dukebox writer affair and write a disc at a time in a rental shop...... if i can come up with ideas, you best bet specialists can!

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    They do change colour as soon as you open the packaging,starting red turning to black after 48hrs!!!This is caused by the chemical reaction of air on the discs(and no chance of copying due to being chemical content!!!)
    I just see problems with this money making project!!!
     
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    Wouldn't be too bad if the packaging and the disc itself was bio-degradeable.. but I suspect millions of discs per year is gonna be a problem with land fill sites.
     
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    Sorry i hadnt read the whole thread (kinda pleasing that i came up with the same thing as them! :D).

    There are a load of potential problems...... i cant see this as that much use in its current form....... id be more interested in potential extrapolations of the technology.

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    My only question is, WHY??

    What good is this?
    Apart from damaging the environment even more and making people who copy the discs have to do it within 48hrs instead of when they feel like it what good does this format offer to anyone?

    I fail to see its use.

    And surely it would cost rental companies more in the end, rather than having one disc (costing one fixed amount) that can be lent out hundreds of times they have to pay a small(er) fee for each disc, thus increasing the cost of the title each time it is rented. There is also the fact they cannot then sell the discs to make yet more money when they are no longer needed. It will no doubt also increase storage and distribution costs.

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    maybe the technology has the potential for permanent storage..... it may be a cheaper process than burning discs.

    Or perhaps the discs can be reactivated with suitable technolgy...... who knows!?

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    Surely that would defeat the point entirely as it would need returning to be reactivated. And why reactivate when you can just have a disc that doesn't self-distruct in the first place.
     
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    just an idea! It could be a security feature...... no one would be able to flog off rental dvds because you could only use them once before they need reactivated....... im totally guessing! :D

    The only thing i can see these being of use for is for the storage of sentitive materials. I cant honestly envisage the use in HC...... if someone really wanted to be illegal with a dvd, even one which self destroys, all they have to do is copy the thing! Then it can be watched as much as anyone pleases!

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    These discs will not be sold in any blockbusters,which tells you they wont be around long.As said before because of the way these discs are made(chemicaly not electricly)they cant be copied:eek: :eek:

    Well atleast until someone can be bothered to try and work out how?
     
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    Frankly i dont know how that the writing process counts...... i dont care is you write a dvd using stool samples, if a dvd drive can read it, the computer can copy it! So that arguement just doesnt hold!

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    Maybe i was wrong:blush:
    Seems a very cheap way of copying after all
    LOOK HERE
     

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