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skynyrd45

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« on: 06-10-2005 12:39 »

where I could get a replacement dvd.  My volume 4, disk 3 is very badly scratched, and I really dont want to by a whole nother volume 4 just for one disk. 

Thanks in advance!
GreyThinkyWhale

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« Reply #1 on: 06-10-2005 16:37 »

You could probably find one on E-Bay. If it came scratched then you could probably replace it if you still have the reciet. Or, I thought of a probably illegal way that I have never used: Read at your own risk. I am not responsible for people doing this:
Krokei

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« Reply #2 on: 06-10-2005 16:39 »

I think by posting it you become responsible for people doing it. *shames*
Lrrr_Fan

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« Reply #3 on: 06-10-2005 16:45 »

hm...sounds tempting..if i was in the position of skynyrd45 ofcourse..

sneaky!
Teral

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« Reply #4 on: 06-10-2005 17:11 »

 
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Originally posted by GreyThinkyWhale:
Or, I thought of a probably illegal way

Replacing your defective property with another persons functioning ditto? Try "very, very illegal", not to mention unethical.
TheGlob

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« Reply #5 on: 06-10-2005 17:11 »

I've done that before
CombienReaction

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« Reply #6 on: 06-10-2005 17:31 »

Yeah, that's ridiculous. Swapping broken DVD discs for working ones? Pffft... I'll stick to my "renting special editions of movies at Global Video and swapping them with the bare-bones releases" plan.  tongue
btyrie

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« Reply #7 on: 06-14-2005 06:47 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2005 06:47 »

Swapping broken disks for new ones? That sound's like something Bender would say. But I don't think it would be a good idea, they check their disks before and afterwards so they would probably find out.

The best thing to do would be to simply go out and buy a disk repair kit. What it basically is is a bottle of fluid that can be used to repair scratches on DVD's and CD's, I've seen it for sell in shops likE WHSmithes for less then 10 but I've never used it so I don't know how good it is.

If that does't work and you have to get a new boxset, then buy it from sendit.com, they're selling the boxsets for 13.99 (brand new, region 2)
davelipscombe

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« Reply #8 on: 06-14-2005 08:17 »

i recently wrote to fox home entertainment as one of my season 3 discs has cracked due to those silly clips they introduced. havent had a reply yet though...  frown
btyrie

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« Reply #9 on: 06-14-2005 13:43 »
« Last Edit on: 06-14-2005 13:43 »

That's the problem with DVD's, they're more fragile then VHS's, but I still prefer DVD's as you don't get the audio comentries on VHS.

I just hope that when they replace DVD's with either HD-DVD's or Blu Ray disks that they more durable.
i_c_weiner

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« Reply #10 on: 06-14-2005 16:55 »

Or DVD2.

VHS's are fragile as well. Look at the old "my VHS got stuck in the VHS player and the tape is coming out" thing, and you'll see why they're fragile. Also, you can get audio commentaries with VHSs. They could release a CD or cassette(sp) that you could play while the episode plays. Hey, that's a great idea. I'll get right on that!...later.

Back on topic, try calling or mailing("old mailing method" ) the place where you got the DVD, or either of those methods to Fox's entertainment department.
bart182

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« Reply #11 on: 06-16-2005 05:23 »

 
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Originally posted by btyrie:
That's the problem with DVD's, they're more fragile then VHS's, but I still prefer DVD's as you don't get the audio comentries on VHS.

I just hope that when they replace DVD's with either HD-DVD's or Blu Ray disks that they more durable.

speak for yourself. VHS constantly would die out on me. DVD's are much sturdier.

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marla_singer

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« Reply #12 on: 06-16-2005 06:41 »

my boyfriend works at a video shop, and the check the dvd's upon return. if they're badly scratched, they fine the person who rented it last (cost of replacement). some places put their barcodes on the actual disc as well.

it's funny cause my friend was on ebay today and was wondering why people were selling/buying individual futurama discs from each season. and here we are. 
bankrupt

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« Reply #13 on: 06-16-2005 13:00 »

If you've got a DVD burner and the know how, you could rent the DVD and then rip a copy of the disk you need.  It's much better than stealing a disk from a rental place, but it probably still runs afoul of the horrible law known as the DMCA.  I think you should be able to make a backup of media you've legally purchased, but Orrin Hatch doesn't and he's the one who helps make the laws.

Here is an interesting article that has guidelines on what media may or may not be legal to make backup copies of:
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=868&page=1
Jonny Wobbs

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« Reply #14 on: 06-16-2005 14:48 »

 
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Originally posted by bankrupt:
If you've got a DVD burner and the know how, you could rent the DVD and then rip a copy of the disk you need.  It's much better than stealing a disk from a rental place, but it probably still runs afoul of the horrible law known as the DMCA.  I think you should be able to make a backup of media you've legally purchased, but Orrin Hatch doesn't and he's the one who helps make the laws.

Here is an interesting article that has guidelines on what media may or may not be legal to make backup copies of:
http://www.pcstats.com/articleview.cfm?articleid=868&page=1

Thanks for the info. Its really usefull!
Chug a Bug

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« Reply #15 on: 06-16-2005 15:47 »

They've got to catch you first...
alenacat
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« Reply #16 on: 06-16-2005 19:55 »

Unless they are independent, most rental places use a different longer-lasting type of disc too, they would easily notice a switch
skynyrd45

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« Reply #17 on: 06-17-2005 10:43 »

Thanks for the ideas everybody, right now I am bidding on a season 4 set on ebay that only has 2 good discs, but one of the good ones is the disc I need. 
btyrie

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« Reply #18 on: 06-17-2005 16:42 »

And when you've swapped the disk you need you could sell the others.
Jonny Wobbs

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« Reply #19 on: 06-19-2005 11:27 »

 
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Originally posted by skynyrd45:
Thanks for the ideas everybody, right now I am bidding on a season 4 set on ebay that only has 2 good discs, but one of the good ones is the disc I need. 

Thats a good idea! Make sure it is the right ones though, because they often scam you.....
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