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DVDs are known as Digital Video Discs or Digital Versatile Discs. They are an optical storage disc which can store a variety of media. Though they are the same size as a CD, they store more than 6 times more data. There are DVD-Rs, which can record data only once. After that, they become DVD-ROMs. There are also DVD-RWs, which can be rewritten over and over. The advent of the DVD caused video cassettes to become obsolete for many reasons, including the end of having to rewind and fast forward, and the nonexistence of a chance that the tape will become damaged, thus ruining the video.

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1 User Operation Prohibitions Can't skip ads or warnings on many DVDs
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2 Advent of Blu-Ray Planned obsolescence against DVDs
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3 Never Boned Still rocks.
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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5 internet killed the video star easier to dl
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6 1998 Still Better Than VHS
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1 VHS is only good to have around as novelty. Nothing wrong with that, hippyman. But, VHS tapes are prone to deteriorate in time. I mean, their life expectancy is 10+ years and everytime you watch them, the quality will go down. Just saying, that nobody will help you if a VCR or tape malfunctions. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on October 17, 2014, 4:06 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I'm probably in the minority here, but I still avoid dvd and bluray. My favorite format was, and always will be VHS. The players are becoming easier to find now too. -- Submitted By: (hippyman) on May 12, 2014, 1:46 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 I'm fine with DVD. Blu-Ray is overrated. I don't care of the picture quality "enhanced" when really, I see more blurs in a TV and Blu-Ray projection than DVD. Blu-Ray is too expensive to even remotely enjoy. -- Submitted By: (Infyrin) on October 8, 2013, 7:35 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 You can always skip ahead or just press main menu - at least on mine you can -- Submitted By: (lrbloom) on November 28, 2010, 4:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I didn't get into DVDs when it first came out - I waited a while before making the switch. Right now...I don't give a hoot about Blu-Ray because I'm not interested in the finest detail in every scene being SO visible. I watch for the MOVIE, not how many hairline cracks are in that brick in the lower-left corner. -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on November 3, 2010, 9:59 am - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
6 As for user operation prohibitions: With the right DVD player, this isn't a problem. Certain makes of DVD player can be "deprogrammed" to disable region codes, allow skipping over commercials, disable Macrovision, etc. Do a web search and see for yourself. You may even find that the player you have now can be modified! -- Submitted By: (Eugene) on September 1, 2009, 5:47 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 I like DVDs! I like the quality of them, I like the variety! However, I'm ready for the latest! -- Submitted By: (SVN) on August 28, 2009, 6:22 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 I just got Wall-E on DVD. The packaging is ABSOLUTE S***! The WHOLE THING is just a cheapo cardboard package! The DVD holder (also cardboard!) got stuck in the case as I tried to get it out. I wound up having to bend the case to get it out! Eco-friendly packaging, indeed. Now we're cutting down more trees instead of recycling plastic. That's ecologically sound, cutting down the very things that remove greenhouse gases from our air. Going green? Hmph! It's more like SAVING green. I'm going to keep the DVD out now. I'm not going to put it back in, lest it get stuck once again. To anyone who bought a Blu-Ray recently: Do they pack the Blu-Rays in cardboard, too? -- Submitted By: (Robert) on June 1, 2009, 12:35 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 Blu-Ray, my butt. What't the point? It's just going to go obsolete in a few years once someone makes a better format. Then that format will go obsolete, then the one after that, then the one after that after that... -- Submitted By: (Robert) on May 27, 2009, 12:08 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
10 DVD's are great, Im never going to upgrade, they are good enough and priced affordably, and I have almost all of the titles I want on them. I laugh at Blu Ray ads where they show these newer crap fests like Ghost Rider and Van Helsing, where they tell you- NOW SEE IT IN UN PRECEDENTED DETAIL. Guess what, Blu Ray doesnt write good scripts or direct good movies. Ill watch my DVD's of Animal House and Goodfellas any day of the week before I spend a cent to upgrade them for more "clarity". -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on May 26, 2009, 3:35 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I got totally screwed by VHS. I spent hundreds, if not thousands on owning VHS movies. They all went into the garbage. In a year or two, people will be discarding their 'regular DVDs' because they only want BluRay, or whatever comes out next. -- Submitted By: (rick283) on May 25, 2009, 10:02 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 DVD's haven't boned just yet, but I'd much rather download a movie (I have blazing speed) than get a DVD. I'm way more likely to watch an 'On-Demand' movie than I am to go get a DVD. I haven't bought a DVD in ages. -- Submitted By: (rick283) on May 25, 2009, 10:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 What's NOT to like about DVDs? YOU control the programming, there's no Commercials or any other Interruptions to butt-in whatever you're watching, and, best of all, after watching them, YOU GET TO KEEP THEM!!! -- Submitted By: (Regulus) on May 25, 2009, 7:40 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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