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18 January 2006

DVD Player Blues...

Well, after buying our new camcorder, we decided to take some footage, try to burn it to DVD, and try to decide what software to purchase (since it didn't come with any).

After making 5 discs that I assumed were platters, come to find out that my DVD player has this issue of not playing DVD-R discs if they aren't full enough. WTF?  I have other discs from the same batch that work fine - because they are mostly full - so I never realized the DVD player was at fault.  It wasn't until I read a post online about someone having the same problem with DVD-R on this player (note: not DVD+RW).

I tried it in the PS2 and it worked fine... but the PS2 is not my ideal DVD player.

So, looks like it is finally time to replace the DVD player that never once did as advertised.  Don't really want to spend the extra cash to get a DVR or Recorder version, since BlueRay and HD-DVD are coming out soon. Don't want to deal with increased risk of failures by getting one that includes the VHS. Don't want to buy anything of specific brands like Panasonic. Don't want to spend too much money (cuz again, HD versions coming out this year). But DEFINITELY want it to be able to play DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R[om], Audio CDs, SVCD, VCD, and a few others would be nice as well....

now to figure out which one before the beta trial versions of this software run out and I can't test the unit (or the camcorder or software) properly.

use the PS2 until the PS3 comes out, or a blu-ray DVD player is available. that way you are not spending that money. and I use my PS2 as a DVD player all the time, I don't have any problems with it....
optical audio, the only thing I don't have is the component output for the television, but my TV doesn't support that anyway.  

Posted by Silver on Wed Jan 18 06:43:00 PST 2006
Ah-ha! Once again, the porn industry will lead the charge and support both formats.

Posted by Malachi on Mon Jan 23 05:58:00 PST 2006

Yeah, after Sony announced they were going to INCREASE the cost of the PS3 to cover the cost of modifying the hardware to allow them to remotely destroy it if they think you are running a burned game, I don't think I want a PS3.  When will they get it through their skulls that it is MINE if I buy it?


Posted by Malachi on Wed Jan 18 06:56:00 PST 2006