Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by wigman15, Nov 29, 2004.
what does this mean- dts dvd9
DVD 9 is a Dual layered disc and DTS means Digital Theatre Sound!!
However - it more than likely means that you have procured a pirate copy of a disc...if it's a blue sticker with DVD9 written in gold writing on it, it's probably an illegal pirate copy...
thanks guys, cos people on ebay are sellin region 1 dvds which are dts dvd9 for £6 and I was wondering whether they were original or not.
If it's anything like this , avoid like the plague...
I don't understand how people can get away with it?
Is there any sort of policeing on e-bay?
I have no idea mate...I don't use it. All I did to find that was type DVD9 in the search faciluty on e bay...it's that easy.
There is zero policing on Ebay. Although they do have a 'specialist team' according to the Ebay guy on watchdog the other week.
Why should they bother? They make money from every sale, so it's not in their interest to start doing anything about it. Until the law come down on them hard you won't see any change.
The number of pirated auctions that complete every day, Ebay must be making millions from the sale of pirated goods.
With that amount of money being made why would they stop it, it's just Greedy!!
dts= dvd= dvd 9= fake! although isnt terminator 2 ultimate r1 a dvd9? to be sure of a fake it will have a foily emblem on the cover............saying dvd 9
If it has a holographic DVD9 logo on the cover with a DTS banner along the top then you can be 99% sure it is a bootleg but there are some films released on legit R3 which have the DVD9 logo on the case, its getting harder and harder to tell apart a legit DVD from a bootleg.
Most dvd's these days are essentially dvd9 - But they dont state this with a big shiny sticker/hologram...
The sticker/hologram is a dead giveaway for a pirate probably originating in South East Asia
A friend went to Hong Kong and Thailand recently and the streets are literally flooded with pirate copies
The other tell tale sign is the fact that the cover does not look authentic.
If you go to a reputable retailer then you can usually view the cover image on their site, you will then see for certain wheher the ebay seller is legit ot not
Basically - dont buy dvd's through ebay - for a few pounds more - sometimes less you can get the proper versions if you shop around
not strictly true, there is actually quite a bit of policing on e-bay but it's only ever targetted at "what's hot" in the world of counterfeit goods, for instance you're very likely to have an auction for a modded xbox or ps2 shut down, but you could sell 1000 pirate dvd's without as much as a warning. It's a shame really because i imagine hundreds if not thousands of unsuspecting buyers end up with counterfeit rubbish all because of this attitude.
In short, only buy dvd's from e-bay if you know how to spot a fake. There are many ways to spot fakes, for instance, check the seller's feedback. If there is even one person complaining that the dvd is a fake or copy, then 99% of the time they are correct. If the seller refunds them immediately, it's a shoe-in. Also avoid dvd's marked as R1 or R2 when you know it's not yet out on that region, and also avoid any with photos of the dvd cover which look different to those shown on play/playusa or amazon. Also avoid anyone who's location is in the east such as taiwan, thailand, hong kong or malaysia as these are countries where pirated dvd's are practically the only dvd market. Also auctions where the seller "replaces the case with 'plastic sleeve' to save on postage and protect the disc" are a load of crap, if it doesnt come in a case, it's gonna be a fake.
edit: forgot to add, your best way of finding a fake, is to ask the seller "is this an official retail region [1, 2, 3 or 4] dvd? Or is it a DVD9 or backup copy?". If they don't respond, they don't deserve your money in the first place, and if they do respond, if they try and answer vaguely with something like "i import all my dvd's direct from the states, i hope that answers your question" then they're either a dumbass or a seller of counterfeit goods, either way, keep that wallet closed! A seller will very rarely lie and therefore implicate themself in the selling of stolen goods, as a simple call to the police and they have a criminal record.
Yes I would agree with you on the most part there
However - these days especially I just don't see why the risk pays as ebay is not even that cheap anymore - cdwow, dvdsoon and other suppliers are now becoming really really cheap...
Yes I have had some great bargains off ebay in the past. But now I just find that when you add the p&p on top of the final bid price, you could probably get a brand new one for less or a little more...
I think the rule with dvd's on ebay is if it looks too good to be true then it probably is...
on the whole yes, it can be cheaper on places like cd-wow but i have got a few bargains in the past which make it worthwhile, such as gothika and starsky and hutch £9 each inc p&p right when they came out and then welcome to the jungle for £7 a week later with free p&p as it was from the same guy and i thought i'd try it on a bit as i'd been such a good customer
generally i look to get a few 2nd hand bargains, and have got dvd's for as little as £3.24 including p&p by looking for auctions that end at unsociable hours, or by last-second bidding. got Deathwatch off there last week for £3.50 inc and The Dead Zone for £5.40 inc, also got alien quad for £30 before it started costing that in the shops, and got the R1 nightmare on elm street boxset for £28 delivered from America. I tend to think using a little bit of everything will get you the best of everything, shops, ebay and now the forums too all have their bargains.
Simple answer .... Stick to what you know is best.
Reputable companies like play dvdsoon movietyme etc etc ... they may not be the cheapest, but for me - i would rather pay £3-4 more and know what i'm getting, than save £3-4 to be ripped off.
we have that many good companies around us, whey do we need to goto ebay ?
If you happen to be wanting a dvd that you dont want to pay full price for, then have a a look at the bargins in our buy sell trade section, available to us on this forum.
I've purchased a few bargins from here, and because everyone here takes pride in their collection, most are as good as new anyway.
Are there "legal pirate" copies?
Pirates of The Caribbean. That's a legal pirate DVD
there's always one......
Does the Federation against copyright theft (FACT) exist anymore?
If they do, surely they could make Ebay tow the line and make sure people cant sell pirated DVDs. Ebay should be hit with massive fines for this kind of thing IMO.
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