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Nemmerle Advanced Member

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#1 16 years ago
Hollywood today will ask the Supremes to overturn an ancient decision protecting the use of VCRs and indirectly other devices that can be used to copy content for personal use.

Source :vikki: Companies sticking their nose where it doesn't belong again.




THE_UNKNOWN_SOLDIER

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#2 16 years ago

greedy bathbuns




Miltonmonkey

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#3 16 years ago

:vikki:




blurb23

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#4 16 years ago

now what about the poor people who cant afford DVD players? and those who choose not to use them?




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#5 16 years ago

DVD players are between 50-70 USD.

anyone should be able to afford that.




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#6 16 years ago

I wonder how they intend to remove the ones already in existence... Would they have a VCR amnesty? :confused:




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#7 16 years ago

Ummm...What's wrong with recording a news special? Like the State of the Union address. I put that on VHS, of course, the quality was terrible and only half of it was recorded, but you get my drift...Not everyone has DVD players. I bought a DVD burner for my PC a month ago or so...and have two other DVD players, but not everyone uses them. VHS is quickly becoming obsolete. I prefer my 5.1 DTS sound decoding over a VHS mono or stereo recording ANY day :naughty: and VHS quality sucks. But hey, it was great when it was in it's prime, ya know? but everything loses it's prime. Just like the first processors, I'm sure nobody thought they could get any better, but everything has it's time to go...I just think it's plain wrong to outlaw VCR's...Is this for the US or the UK? confusedx.gif




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#8 16 years ago

My DVD Player was $200.00, and my TiVo was $700.00.




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#9 16 years ago
AegenemmnoNDVD players are between 50-70 USD. anyone should be able to afford that.

i personally have 4, but you never know...




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#10 16 years ago

I have VCR/DVD players (its 1 unit)...what do I do then? Chop the thing in half with an axe?

Plus my DVD/VCR's have commercial advance, its cool cuz after it recordes a show then it goes back and it marks out commercials, so during playback the tape will auto fast forward thru the commercial and stop when the commercial is over.

I dont think they can make a media device illegal.