Old 30th December 2004, 01:08   #1
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Self-disabling DVDs

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...Flexplay, the self-disabling disk designed to carve a niche between the rental and purchase markets...

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Old 30th December 2004, 01:44   #2
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That's interesting but stupid and wasteful at the same time. I don't think I'd ever even consider renting a DVD for 5 bucks.

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Old 30th December 2004, 02:23   #3
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48 hours?

Say goodbye to Netflix.

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Old 30th December 2004, 02:32   #4
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last i checked, renting a DVD from Hollywood Video was something like $3.99 for 5 days. why would i want to pay $5 for a DVD that lasts 2 days.

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Old 30th December 2004, 02:36   #5
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Wow, such a great idea! I wonder why nobody tried this before! Oh wait!
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Old 30th December 2004, 02:46   #6
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OK, so rub it in. I thought it was a interesting news story. BTW, I have a feeling that Flexplay will share a fate similar to DIVX disks/player.
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Old 30th December 2004, 02:52   #7
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Actually I like the idea, it should be far easier to get good rips from those disks than from scratched rental DVDs.
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Old 30th December 2004, 03:52   #8
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that's just dumb, a huge waste of plastic if nothing else.
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Old 30th December 2004, 04:42   #9
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Old 30th December 2004, 06:59   #10
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What an assinine waste of time. I can pay 24.99 and rent all the movies I want all month long. I hope the recycling people climb up their rears for this waste of resources.

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Old 30th December 2004, 11:55   #11
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Are these the ones whose technology was originally supposed to be called DVD-A?

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Old 30th December 2004, 19:34   #12
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""Instead of paying $20 in late fees, you can now own the product, and it doesn't really address the issue of convenience," LeBlanc agreed. "You could keep a half a dozen of these (Flexplay disks) by your television and, when you feel you have the right audience, you can pop one open."

So instead of paying 19.99 to own the movie I can spend 5.00 X 6 and have a half a dozen discs that once opened die in 48 hours? 40.00 to watch the movie six times or 19.99 to own it?

Bite me!

24.99 a month at Blockbuster I can posess any two movies or swap them out for any other two movies as many times as I like in a month. No late fees, no penalties.

I suppose the only place these discs would be useful is promotions like the mentioned discs in soda cup lids or crammed under a Big Mac. I sure as hell couldn't see spending that kind of money on watching a movie one time.

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Old 31st December 2004, 01:25   #13
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This would be a good idea for companies that send out CD/DVD's to be reviewed. It would help stop piracy.

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Old 31st December 2004, 03:38   #14
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That's stupid. Just copy the DVD's and congratulations, you have a 5 dollar movie.

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Old 31st December 2004, 06:33   #15
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Still cheaper to rent movies.

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Old 31st December 2004, 08:57   #16
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i still think pay-per-view movies is the dumbest one, though... who wants to pay 3.99(is that the right price.. maybe more) for a one time viewing on tv when *they* want you to watch it

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This would be a good idea for companies that send out CD/DVD's to be reviewed. It would help stop piracy.
You can copy a DVD in a grand total of 5 minutes. That 48 hours means jack to pirates.

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Old 31st December 2004, 18:57   #18
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It is such a waste of plastic. So irresponsible. They should be creating technology to minimise the amount of domestic waste produced, not make it as high as possible. Morons. It is also pointless and... a complete waste of everything.
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Old 2nd January 2005, 01:47   #19
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What the fuck? That's the single stupidest idea ever to be created by anit-piracy attempts. No one would buy these DVD unless the "pirate me in 2 days or else" notification was printed in a size 0.001 font.
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Hehe. That's a cheap way to get a movie. 25 cents DVD-R, say, 10 cents for the DVD burner (pro-rated), and $5 for the DVD. Way to go, YOU'VE STOMPED OUT PIRACY! Whee.

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25 cents DVD-R? I gotta start buying them from the US! That's like, less than 15p!

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25 cents DVD-R? I gotta start buying them from the US! That's like, less than 15p!
That was a special at CompUSA (100 for $25). It's normally about 50 cents.

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""Instead of paying $20 in late fees, you can now own the product, and it doesn't really address the issue of convenience," LeBlanc agreed. "You could keep a half a dozen of these (Flexplay disks) by your television and, when you feel you have the right audience, you can pop one open."

So instead of paying 19.99 to own the movie I can spend 5.00 X 6 and have a half a dozen discs that once opened die in 48 hours? 40.00 to watch the movie six times or 19.99 to own it?

Bite me!

24.99 a month at Blockbuster I can posess any two movies or swap them out for any other two movies as many times as I like in a month. No late fees, no penalties.

I suppose the only place these discs would be useful is promotions like the mentioned discs in soda cup lids or crammed under a Big Mac. I sure as hell couldn't see spending that kind of money on watching a movie one time.
This is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard of. Whoever came up with this crap ought to be fired. Immediately.
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I love how comcast onDemand charges 4 bucks or so for a movie that lasts for 24 hours. onDemand is such crap as is this.

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get a DVR, or rig one up yourself using a computer.

Forget onDemand.

Although, the only reason I would get digital cable would be for the music videos, and movies. The rest...eh, it can wait until I get a HD Television set.

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get a DVR, or rig one up yourself using a computer.

Forget onDemand.

Although, the only reason I would get digital cable would be for the music videos, and movies. The rest...eh, it can wait until I get a HD Television set.
I hear comcast includes alot of free on demand stuff though. I like on demand but my cable company doesnt give anything free that fits my intrests heh. They want $7/m just for here! Tv


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