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Would you prefer a single DVD-18 dual sided disc or 2 DVD-9 discs?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by cybersoga, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. DVD-18 (Dual Layer, Dual Sided), film on side 1, extras on side 2

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  2. DVD-9 (Dual Layer, Single Sided), film on disc 1, extras on disc 2

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  1. cybersoga

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    A single DVD-18 dual sided disc would contain the feature film on side one, and the extras on side 2, so to watch the extras all you have to do is turn the disc over, as opposed to 2 DVD-9 discs where you have to take the disc out, find disc 2 and play disc 2. A DVD-18 disc is like having 2 DVD-9 discs glued together. The quality of the picture will be the same as the same capacity will be available.

    Don't confuse this with early flipper discs that were single layer and forced you to flip the disc to continue watching the film.
     
  2. Squirrel God

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    2 x DVD-9
     
  3. Jeff

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    2 x 9's, hate flippers.
     
  4. cybersoga

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    Any particular reason? Pehaps because you can't put artwork on a dual sided disc?
     
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    Definately 2 x DVD9 discs

    I hate double sided DVDs as they're a) not as pretty as single sided discs and b) are more difficult to handle.
     
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    I couldn't have put it better, even if I tried:D
     
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    ditto.
     
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    And you get lovely pictures on on single sided discs :)
     
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    It would hardly be that far away , would it !!!

    :boring:
     
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    It would have been nice if DVD players had heads for both sides of the disc, so you wouldn't have to take it out and flip it, but since they havn't, it doesn't make a lot of difference to have 2 dvd9's or one dvd18.
     
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    i definatly prefer 2dvd9's. i have a tosh SD200E twin tray. can put both discs in at once and so wont have to off the sofa for several hours:)
     
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    :confused:
     
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    2x9 - get a multi-disc changer.
     
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    2X9's as a rule of thumb, ie you can't rest your thumb on the surface of a dvd-18 when you're putting it in the tray.
     
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    2x9s on an 18 you can't polish the static off the label side.
     
  16. norliss

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    Sorry to resurrect a very old thread but I have to say I prefer DVD9s.

    I've just received my R1 Universal set "The Hammer Horror Series". I was really looking forward to getting this and 8 old classics for $20 seemed such a bargain.

    Alas there are problems and two of the films lock up - tried in 4 different machines. I've only encountered DVD18s once before (my Outer Limits set) with no problems but judging by Amazon.com feedback I'm not the only one who has been having problems with this Hammer Set.

    Frankly, I'm not surprised by the scarcity of DVD18s if this set is anything to go by....
     
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    They are pretty common now for TV series in R1 and getting more popular in R2. The R1's I have are American Gothic, Space: above and beyond (DVD 10's but still double sided), House MD, Without a Trace (also in R2), The Lone Gunmen (also DVD 10).

    I never had any DVD-18's lock up.
     
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    If they made DVD 18's a lot cheaper, and I mean half price at least, I'd go for it.

    But other than that, it has to be DVD 9's
     
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    If the same content is on either DVD 18 or a DVD 9, the DVD 9 will win everytime.

    DVD 18's are already cheap if bought at the right time. My Without a Trace seasons cost £12 and £16 for three DVD 18's and one DVD 9 each.
     
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    HI,

    DVD-9's only, for me! Flippers are just the worst kind of discs. Not only do you have to be ultra ultra careful when handling the damn things, you have to be even more careful to make sure that you've got the right disc, and the right side face-dwon in your DVD player, to watch the part of the film/TV show you want to watch. Otherwise, you end up with the wrong bit!


    Pooch
     
  22. norliss

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    A single-sided DVD-18 is Dual layer, double-sided whilst a DVD-9 is a single-sided dual later. No such thing as a single sided DVD-18 - such a thing would be a DVD-9 :D
     
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    think you might want to go back and read the line after the lines you quoted.... :)
     

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