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Old 02-06-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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What is your feeling about double sided DVD's? Personally, I hate them. For one, they don't mark them clearly enough to tell which side is which. Another reason I hate them is that I have a DVD changer. It holds 400 dvd's. When they double side them, I can't load them and leave them there because to see the other side, I'd have to pull the dvd out and flip them over. It's not the end of the world, but it kinda defeats the purpose of the dvd changer. What's with the studio's? How much money are they saving? Personally, I'd pay the extra buck or 2 to get the dvd's single sided. The other drawback is, if you break or lose a double sided dvd, you've in fact broken or lost 2 dvd's. Do this bother anyone else? or is it just me?
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The King of The Hill boxsets are like that and i hate it! It's confusing I think.
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they are crap - especially the double-layer double-sided disks, i haven't had a set with those yet that DIDN'T have at least one disk that freezes up or won't play.
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I agree. Worst idea in the world. Warner Bros. was almost going to do this with 3 of there releases, but changed them last minute to 4 single sides discs, thank god. The double sided discs scratch easily, are confusing to see which side is which, and are not colorful as single sided.
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I hate those too. They scratch easy. When I got Knight Rider sea 1 I diddnt realize that the dvd's were double sided and i skipped a crap load of episodes! But I don't have many dvd's like that.
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I don't like those either. ER- Seasons 1 & 2 are like that. It's annoying. I'm always afraid they will get scratched.
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I don't like those either. ER- Seasons 1 & 2 are like that. It's annoying. I'm always afraid they will get scratched.
Joan of Arcadia S2 discs are single-sided, so at least you don't have to worry about those, especially when you don't pay for it.
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I cant stand these! They can get marked up so much easier then the one sided ones.
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I don't have too many double sided DVD's. My only TV-DVD is the Simple Life 4. They don't mark which side is which clearly enough at all. I can barely make out which side is A or B. I definitely prefer single sided discs.
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Single discs for me too. I hate trying to read the small print on the disc and the disc 1 side b, disc 2 side a gets confusing when you're in a hurry.
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The discs in all of the Munsters sets are like this. It makes me a little nervous that they may get scratched.

The upcoming Cagney & Lacey set is said to be double-sided discs too.

Personally, I think it is someone in the technology department becoming overzealous about something new in dvd without testing its quality. They are so quick to release something like that solely on the strength of the money they might save without taking into consideration that dvd-buyers will not be happy with the release.
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I hate double sided dvd's, especially the dual layer double sided ones. I much prefer single sided and do not care if it runs to 9 discs (like some of the Dukes of Hazzard sets do). Of course, Universal is the worst as their quality control is non-existant. I have had endless trouble with Adam 12, Dragnet 1967, The Munsters, and Alfred Hitchcock Presents - Season 1.
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I do like the single layer DVD's, but I have no problems with the double sided ones. My Dukes of Hazzard Season 1 set is like this, plus some Wrestling DVD's I have, I think its cool to have 2 DVD's in 1.
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The discs in all of the Munsters sets are like this. It makes me a little nervous that they may get scratched.

The upcoming Cagney & Lacey set is said to be double-sided discs too.

Personally, I think it is someone in the technology department becoming overzealous about something new in dvd without testing its quality. They are so quick to release something like that solely on the strength of the money they might save without taking into consideration that dvd-buyers will not be happy with the release.
yes, you are right, I forgot about the munsters being double sided. I have them loaded in my changer, but I am going to pull out all the double sided dvd's so I can flip them over easier.
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Count me in as one of the double-sided dvd haters-they stink! I have a 6 disc changer so it does kind of defeat the purpose like an earlier poster said of having the changer. Watching sitcoms this way is not so bad because I just play one side of each all the way through and then flip them over. But tv shows with a story arch are the worst like Dallas. What I end up doing is watching one disc, flipping over and watching the other side and then skipping to the next disc and then the same thing. But it is a drag. I noticed on my Munsters double-sided dvds that there is fluttering on the sides and my disc player becomes noisier than normal. I will be glad when the industry gives up on them. I have never had any freeze up on me though so I have been lucky that way. Well that is my gripe for the day. Thank you and good night.
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