RE: DVD rant

From: Lisa Dusseault (
Date: Thu May 03 2001 - 09:49:05 PDT

Seems unlikely I admit, but could it be the player or the software?

I've been a fan of DVDs for a year and a half; in fact, ever since several
DVDs (with director's commentary, score-writer's commentary, bonus material
and previews) kept me going for days during recovery from wisdom tooth
removal. I've never had a problem with DVDs missing material. I've rented
from NetFlix (a happy member), Tower, Blockbuster, and that excellent
independent place on the corner of San Antonio & El Camino. Also I own a
number of DVDs including cheap ones bought for $6.99 with "oldies" movies or
cheesy martial arts flix. None of these have been problematic.

In the matter of CDs that get scratched and skip, there is a tool that can
buff them and perhaps restore to playing quality. I think it's called CD
Doctor and we bought ours at Fry's. I assume it would work on DVDs as well.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Adam L. Beberg []
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 10:39 PM
> To:
> Subject: DVD rant
> I got to watch half of 'Chasing Amy' tonight, yet again a DVD thats
> scratched in the slightest way and so is missing 5+ minutes of content.
> So the offer is this, we'll put 15 minutes of extra stuff on new
> medium XYZ,
> but to do so we have to take AWAY 5 minutes of the stuff you pay
> THREE times
> as much for, and the thing is only fully viewable until you put
> it onto the
> machine a couple times to be scratched. Sounds to me like the recording
> industry already found their limited-read format, who needs digital rights
> management when you have atomic rights management! Just wait for organic
> media, woohoo!
> Man, I want to meet the marketing GENIUS that figured this one out, I'll
> hire him and we'll bring back the pet rock!
> (no, I don't own a single DVD since I've never been able to watch one all
> the way through, my CDROM drive just happens to read anything
> disklike, and
> I record on SVHS - no warblies for this audiophile)
> - Adam L. "Duncan" Beberg

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