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#41
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Why is that?

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Aren't DVDs easier to scratch?

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If you think that's a big problem, take a look at the surface of any DVD from movie rental.

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What do you expect, you got the DVD from blockbuster. And when you rent games from there, they're just as scartched.

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What do you expect, you got the CD from blockbuster. And when you rent games from there, they're just as scartched.

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That's the point. Scratches aren't a big problem, because the DVD is still readable.

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What do you expect, you got the CD from blockbuster. And when you rent games from there, they're just as scartched.

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That's the point. Scratches aren't a big problem, because the DVD is still readable.

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I've rented several movies that were scratched and because of it they would skip or stick at certain spots.

I'm not convinced.

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Some DVD players are hardier than others, my PC one seems to be pretty good at plowing through disc problems.

Edited by Jumjalum, 21 May 2006 - 12:30 PM.


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This is silly. A DVD is just as scratchable as a CD and a CD is as scratchable as a DVD. If you have a huge scratch on a DVD yes there info on it will be screwed. The same would be true if you have a huge scratch on a CD. Scratchings is a lame arse argument against DVDs since both mediums are equally screwed if they get scratched and both can be easily scratched if you aren't careful with your discs. >_<

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It is easier to scratch (one of) 4 disks not packed well than 1 DVD that is just placed well...

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This is silly.  A DVD is just as scratchable as a CD and a CD is as scratchable as a DVD.  If you have a huge scratch on a DVD yes there info on it will be screwed.  The same would be true if you have a huge scratch on a CD.  Scratchings is a lame arse argument against DVDs since both mediums are equally screwed if they get scratched and both can be easily scratched if you aren't careful with your discs.  >_<

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Or if somehow your Xbox scratched Jedi Academy (It was one straight, deep line) and you have no clue why and it never does it again.

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SImple explanation of that would be the laser reader had a bit of a power surge and cliced through.

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This is silly.  A DVD is just as scratchable as a CD and a CD is as scratchable as a DVD.  If you have a huge scratch on a DVD yes there info on it will be screwed.  The same would be true if you have a huge scratch on a CD.  Scratchings is a lame arse argument against DVDs since both mediums are equally screwed if they get scratched and both can be easily scratched if you aren't careful with your discs.  >_<

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Not in my experience.

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"If this was a serious post... "

Deadly seriously. I'm with Darque. I have a DVD drive... and, enver bother to use it. If given a chocie between DVD and CD, CD anytime. That said, I'm sure I'll be brainwashed eventually into using the DVD drive.

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You're weird. >_<

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To each there own then. Be technologically backwards. In my experience DVDs are just as durable as CDs. No more and no less. If you actually take care of your discs they should last a fairly long time.

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CDs are dead.

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That's an interesting theory...

And yet, games and other media still come on CDs...

I see a flaw to this theory. >_<

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The only flaw is those who cling to the past and think CDs are still in when in fact DVDs are the new kid on the block.

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To each there own then.  Be technologically backwards.  In my experience DVDs are just as durable as CDs.  No more and no less.  If you actually take care of your discs they should last a fairly long time.

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Oh, poor baby, deal with the fact not everyone is going to agree with you >_<

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It has nothing to about you agreeing or disgreeing with me. It has to do with the fact that you are wrong. DVDs are no more fragile than CDs. They are made of the same basic materials and have the same basic function. The only major difference is that a DVD can hold more data.

I don't see how a DVD could be more or less fragile than a CD.

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It's ok, Hades, it's ok >_< Take a chill pill already >_<

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I am perfectly chilled, and shakened not stirred but that is besides the point.

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To each there own then.  Be technologically backwards.  In my experience DVDs are just as durable as CDs.  No more and no less.  If you actually take care of your discs they should last a fairly long time.

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I don't see why this is even a question... DVD, more space, more uses, more everything.

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I don't know, Haitoku. I guess Volourn and Darque are expressing their inner Luddite.

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Are you still tweaking out? >_<

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Nope, I am jut being my normal self. >_<




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