View Full Version : New self-destructing DVD launched
06-02-2004, 07:42 AM
from the regsiter ... A French company has developed a disposable DVD, or DVD-D, which self-destructs after a few hours. Like the classic DVD, DVD-D is made of polycarbonate, but it contains an extra layer of coating that reacts to an oxidisation process which begins as soon as the disc is exposed to air. The self-destruct process can be pre-set to occur between eight and 24 hours. http://www.theregister.com/2004/06/01/self_destructing_dvd/
06-02-2004, 08:35 AM
sounds like a poor idea to me
06-02-2004, 09:10 AM
Makes me wonder why anyone would want one?
Its bad enough when they get scratched without having them self destruct :scratch:
06-02-2004, 10:14 AM
Another dumb idea bites the dust, thankfully. Seriously, a leak would screw up the whole disc, while not being particularily noticable. (Somehow I doubt the packaging sloows you to see the backside, ala AOL's latest snail mail spam.)
06-02-2004, 10:25 AM
As the Merovingian would say.. "But what is the reason?"
06-02-2004, 11:15 AM
"As usual, should you or any member of your I.M. Force be captured or killed, the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your existence. This DVD will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck, Jim."
06-02-2004, 11:26 AM
aaahhhh its all becoming clear!
06-02-2004, 12:01 PM
The reasons why anyone would want this,
The Cynical View:
Because the entertainment industry would like nothing more for you to have to pay for each individual viewiing of a movie. Rather than have you be able to "own" a physical copy, they would like you to pay for each individual viewing. Your only choice is to go out and pay each time you want to view the damn thing.
The Less Cynical View:
Because instead of having to return a DVD to the video store, you could just go and buy a destructible version of the DVD at the same price you pay to rent a video, and just throw it away after you have finished viewing it.
Video stores don't have to worry about inventory, you don't have to jump in your car and return the thing after you've finished watching it. A win-win situation.
Personally I never a rent videos anymore. I hate video store crappy selection, and I always rack up a fortune in late fees. It's easier for me just to buy the damn thing for $15-20. Now there are things I know I'm never going to watch more than once, but I still buy. If I had a more affordable version which I'd pay $5 for it, I'd be there like that.
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