R1 DVDs why do they have "security" labels?

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  1. Ewan154

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    Why do R1 DVD's have these silly "security" labels stuck on them? :suicide:

    Has anyone found a way of getting these :censored: off without ripping the dvd cover?
     
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    None have ripped my cover. But they are a pain. :)
     
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    Well they certainly haven't ripped a single cover of mine either. I also figure that the word security is a major clue as to why they have them. It enables them to put live product out on the shelf, while minimising the risk of someone opening a box and removing the disk in the exact same way as HMV have security seals. They're put on at the manufacturing end, as the stores are somewhat bigger overseas and have/sell more copies. Example, the DVD section of HMV in Montreal is as big (if not bigger) than the whole of HMV where I live.
     
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    The worst thing is the little red security lock thingy that fits on the standard amaray cases that is removed by some stores on purchase.

    I bought a dvd a while ago where they forgot to remove it, got home and spent half the night trying to carefully break the box open. I eventually gave up and went into hmv the following day to ask to have it removed.
     
  5. Lex

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    I have had a couple of DVDs which came in cardboard cases which had the security seals on them - trying to remove them tore the cases and ruined them :thumbsdow I emailed the retailer and they gave me a refund :)
     
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    Yeah they are a pain, especially when there are three of them!

    Easiest way is a sharp, small blade (like on a penknife) along the gap of the case, then peeling them from the cut edge outwards.
     
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    Thats the ticket :) I keep a stanley blade around to open my R1s.

    They are a PITA though.
     
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    I agree they are a pain in the backside and you just have to open them carefully.
     

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