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SHORT TERM USE - DISPOSABLE DVD


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#1 KoanYorel

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 03:22 PM

Self-Destructing DVDS to Reach More PeopleLOS ANGELES (AP) The Christmas-themed movie "Noel" most likely won't be coming to a theater near you - but if you miss it on cable, there's always the self-destructing DVD. The movie's producers hope its "trimultaneous" roll out this month, which starts this weekend with a theater release in just five major cities, will prove the public is willing to "rent" movies that must be tossed in the trash after just a viewing or two. Disposable DVDs look and play like normal DVDs, except that their playable surface is dark red. Each disc contains a chemical time-bomb that begins ticking once it's exposed to air. Typically, after 48 hours, the disc turns darker, becoming so opaque that a DVD player's laser can no longer can read it. (Discs can live as little as one hour or as long as 60 hours.)
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Posted 13 November 2004 - 04:08 PM

Just more trash to throw in the dump and fill in landfills! What ever happened to us un lazy people , who took our DVDs back?

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Posted 13 November 2004 - 04:15 PM

And I wonder what kind of hazardous material is used to make that
chemical time-bomb???

And what will be the clean up problems in a few short years???
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Posted 13 November 2004 - 05:37 PM

Maybe add them to your AOL Christmas tree ornaments?

When are we going to stop making more trash to dispose of? Short-term use, long-term environmental degradation.

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Edited by jgweed, 13 November 2004 - 05:39 PM.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 01:15 PM

Maybe this is the wrong thing to say on this board (I'm new here), but what is in this to stop me (or anyone else for that matter) from opening this "temporary" dvd and popping it into my DVD-RW drive to make a copy right away?

The discs can be illegally copied and pirated, just like regular DVDs.


Oh... nothing...

Now if they could find a way to cross this technology with discs made from corn this would be great, even though it would still get pirated.

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Posted 15 November 2004 - 01:28 PM

That is very interesting technology. Especially the corn one.

In most cases, when you place a movie or music disc in your computer, it will save the information in a temporary folder. Oh wait, that is a setting that you have to do manually... :thumbsup:
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