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  1. Speedpass

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    I predict that they will become more popular than what you put in a VCR in a couple of years. However, I am disturbed by what alot of them do by showing alternate endings to movies. To me, doesn't that seem like creating your own version of a movie?!?
     
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    Jimmy, My husband purchased "The Rookie" after reading a review on Christian Spotlight on the Movies. We bought the DVD. It was rated G. The DVD was an uncut version that had some cuss words AND a locker scene with some Michael Jackson style dancing and implies masturbation. We were VERY upset!

    So, I believe VHS is going the way of 8 tracks, records are coming back for the audiophile and tapes are out already. DVD is THE way to go.

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    That is distressing about the "The Rookie", I loved that movie.
     
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    No, I love the alternate endings, and the deleted scenes. I just got a DVD that had an alternate ending that they didn't use becasue it didn't test well. It was the original ending. There was another movie that I saw that had an alternate ending that was actually better than the ending that was attached to the movie.

    To me, that's what makes DVD's so much better...the extras. [​IMG]

    We won't ever get rid of our VCR, that is unless of course we have all our home movies converted somday to DVD. Until then....
     
  5. dianetavegia

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    Jimmy, My husband purchased "The Rookie" after reading a review on Christian Spotlight on the Movies. We bought the DVD. It was rated G. The DVD was an uncut version that had some cuss words AND a locker scene with some Michael Jackson style dancing and implies masturbation. We were VERY upset!

    So, I believe VHS is going the way of 8 tracks, records are coming back for the audiophile and tapes are out already. DVD is THE way to go.

    Diane
     
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    I completely don't remember that scene in my copy of The Rookie! Mine says it's rated G, though. I do remember the locker room scene, with the kids dancing around in victory, but not the implied masturbation. :confused:

    Anyhoo, I like the alternate endings! It's not creating your own version of a movie, but showing you another of the filmmaker's visions. I think it's cool.

    Aren't they already becoming more popular than VHS? Or am I weird (I have about 150 of 'em, and only about 40 videos)?
     
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    Sure, DVD's cost more, thats why we are seeing fewer and fewer VHS tapes. Some stores aren't even selling tapes anymore. Our son got us a DVD player for christiams or we wouldn't have considered buying one, the DVD's are so expensive I won't bother buying them unless they are on sale.
    I don't mind all the extra they add, as long as they leave the movie as you saw it at the theatre or on tape. Like wiht the Rookie, no need to add junk that wasn't in the movie at all. Put it as an extra that is your option to watch.
     
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    Wal Mart sells DVD's for $5.95. I guess they don't really cost more if you're careful where you shop. They usually have new releases at a discount price too for the first week after they are released.

    VCR's are going out of style like Beta Max did and 8 track tapes. I'm all for making things like this better. I can't imagine what changes will be made in the next 20 years should the Lord tarry in his coming.

    God Bless You,
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  9. dianetavegia

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    That's right, Charlotte. And if you PRE-buy something on Amazon before it's released you can usually get it for cheaper! I'va also bought a few off Ebay for Nick.

    Wow....... don't know why my post showed up twice hours apart! I had noticed my Today's Active Topics was hours old and then got a message saying I needed to refresh the page...... and then got two posts. Oh well.

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    The $5.96 DVD's at our WalMart are old movies, all the good ones I would want I have on VHS, and the rest aren't worth having. New releases are more then VHS by several dollars, they don't come down till they are several years old.

    Diane, I don't knows going on, but I've had problems on the BB the last few days, threads disappear, and when I back click out of the forum and back in there it is. Thsi ahppened once before a year or so ago and went away a few days later.
     
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    I think when technology is new, it costs more. After a little time cost always go down.

    Newly released DVD's are usually about $15.00 at Wal-Mart the first week after they are available. That's pretty close to new Video prices. I agree, it depends on where you shop.

    DVD's are way better than Video tapes. And they can virtually last forever. And the sound and visual quality is far superior.

    I wouldn't waste my money on old technology. Especially since it will be obsolete very soon.

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    I like the old, and really don't have a need for the new. I don't need more, bigger and better.
     
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    For a while we subscribed to "Netflix", they have a great selection. Anyone ever see the "Long Grey Line"?
     
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    Popeye, you're so right about technology. My husband is a rep for audio and video. Turntables are making a comeback but we laugh and say it's for us old folk who are trying to regain our childhood.

    I remember us paying over $800. for our first VHS player! Now you can get them for $49. I have lots of kids VHS tapes so we'll keep a player as long as we can or eventually transfer all these to DVD's.....

    Jim sells a t.v. that is a pull down 100" screen with a small projector that is attached to your ceiling. Too rich for OUR blood but boy what a picture! LOL... but like he says, "All we get to watch is SpongeBob and RugRats".

    Diane
     
  15. Dan Todd

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    Gaither and other Southern Gospel groups are now offering DVDs.

    Videos are easier to destroy than DVDs.

    I too like some of the extra stuff on DVDs. We recently watched one where the director explained why they cut the scenes that were cut. Interesting.
     
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    It's also much easier to jump aroung on DVDs that on videos.

    There are a lot of extra plusses with DVDs.
     

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