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Impossible

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« on: 04-26-2002 14:01 »

Hi there! Now soon I hopefully will be getting Futurama Series 1 box set. I don't know whether to get it on VHS or DVD.
VHS: Advantages - can watch in bed   
                - can watch in front room
                - can lend 2 mates.
   Disadvantages - not much stuff at end.

DVD: advantages - more stuff at end!!
     Disadvantages - have to watch on computer = uncomfy chair  frown

what do you think?
Kryten

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« Reply #1 on: 04-26-2002 14:03 »

At least you have a choice.

(Don't mind me, I'm bitter)
Mitsui

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« Reply #2 on: 04-26-2002 15:06 »

^ I thought you bought yourself one for birthday or Christmas.

Id get the DVD personally. I have the VHS and the extras arent worth talking about. Also, the DVD (as well as having extras) is easier to manoever around, ie you can move from one episode to another in one straight click. Also, theres a chance you will get a DVD in the future, so Id get the DVD.
Also, do you really want your mates getting hold of your Futurama Series 1. Make them buy it themselves, they'll only return it with the box all broke and the tape thingy inside alll pulled out  wink
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« Reply #3 on: 04-26-2002 15:16 »

Go for the DVD, maybe at the moment your only choice is to watch it on your PC, but one day, when you can afford a stand alone DVD player you'll be glad you did smile
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« Reply #4 on: 04-26-2002 16:49 »

There's been some grousing about the lengthy copyright notices and clunky menus on the DVD set, but I just don't get that--the copyrights take a grand total of one minute to complete; the menu is pretty straightforward. No problems. I'd definitely go with DVD.

If you have a DVD drive on the PC and a PlayStation2, there's no problem. For those who don't have a PS2 or second player but don't want to honk out the money for a unit just to play Futurama, consider this: there's plenty of other Region 2 DVDs to enjoy, many at prices comparible to US ones. I'm getting Godzilla movies without the damned stupid dubbing, and a few kung-fu movies long unavailable in the US, and I'm trying to decide which South Park collection is best...

Impossible, your problem is easy to solve: get a comfy chair!!
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« Reply #5 on: 04-26-2002 16:54 »

I went with the VHS option, watching in bed is better than watching on the computer, although if you think you might be getting a DVD player in the near future get the DVD.
PCC Fred

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« Reply #6 on: 04-26-2002 18:52 »

I went for the DVD's and I suggest you do the same.  Better picture, lots more extras, takes up less shelf space.
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« Reply #7 on: 04-26-2002 20:56 »

I would go for DVD -- the picture quality is astonishing compared to what is aired on TV, plus tons of extras (the commentaries are worth the price of the DVD alone)
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« Reply #8 on: 04-26-2002 21:03 »

Well, let me just chime in with my 0.02$.

Get the DVD set. The extras are well worth it. The audio commentaries are very informative and funny. Particularly Cohen, Groening and DiMaggio shine here. The rest of the extras are exually good. Earlier drawings of the characters, storyboard for "Space Pilot 3000" and an early script of the same episode, complete with David Cohen commentaries and ideas.

Beside all these great extras you get a crystal sharp image, and easy access to different chapters without the continually winding and rewinding.

I don't get the complaints about the lengthy copyright notices either. I speed past them in a matter of 2-3 seconds. The menus are a bit odd, I have to go through the selection process a few times to activate the audio commentaries, but that's really a minor point.

Even if you do only have a DVD drive on your PC right now, it's still a good idea.
Impossible

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« Reply #9 on: 04-27-2002 04:49 »

Yeah thanks all! It will hopefully be my sister  smile who will be buying it for me so I think i will go with the DVD, cos i like seeing who the voice actors are (dont know why, just curious). And as far as i know, only 2 of my mates have DVD Players, and I probably will buy one in the future. I'm sure I will find a comfy chair somewhere!  smile smile
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« Reply #10 on: 04-27-2002 05:53 »

About the copyright notices, all you have to do is press "DVD Menu" on your remote and you'll be passed them in less than a second. I don't know if PC's have a "DVD Menu" button on screen, but I would expect so.
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« Reply #11 on: 04-27-2002 09:45 »

I know you've already chosen, but I'd have to agree that the DVD set is a better choice.  The only DVD player I have is on my computer, but I'd rather watch it on that with all its extras than on VHS.

There is a way of getting past all that legal stuff on the PC.. Well, the player I use can do it, anyway.  I just right-clicked the screen, chose a title (which will take you into an episode), the right-clicked again, and chose 'root menu'.
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« Reply #12 on: 04-27-2002 10:48 »

Got both sets, DVD Player only on my PC, so needed the vids to watch without having my PC taken over.
payndz

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« Reply #13 on: 04-27-2002 11:34 »

Guh! DVD. Not only are the image and audio quality vastly superior, but they'll also survive the second coming of Jesus.  big grin
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« Reply #14 on: 04-27-2002 12:35 »

DVD. Every time.

(DiMaggio's laugh is scary)

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koolj

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« Reply #15 on: 04-28-2002 08:37 »

DVD is the better option- it will last forever while on VHS the quality is worse every time you watch it
Impossible

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« Reply #16 on: 04-28-2002 10:57 »

yeah, and i have that tv in/out thing on my computer. now if i get a cable and drag it into my room, then i can watch it on TV. mmmm. But just now my sister hinted that she might get us a DVD player. mmmm.
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« Reply #17 on: 04-29-2002 19:47 »

Yeah, get the dvds  big grin  I just got them...theyre awesome to look at!  But sadly, I dont have a dvd player  tongue

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« Reply #18 on: 05-01-2002 03:36 »

If you press them tightly against your forehead, you can pick up bits and pieces. Plus it'll get them all smudged and cracked.
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« Reply #19 on: 05-01-2002 09:31 »

 
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Originally posted by Impossible:
Hi there! Now soon I hopefully will be getting Futurama Series 1 box set. I don't know whether to get it on VHS or DVD.
VHS: Advantages - can watch in bed   
                - can watch in front room
                - can lend 2 mates.
   Disadvantages - not much stuff at end.

DVD: advantages - more stuff at end!!
     Disadvantages - have to watch on computer = uncomfy chair   frown

what do you think?


DVD most definitely.  Is your computer anywhere near your other TVs?  If so there's a product called DVD Anywhere that I used before I got a DVD player.  It attaches to your computer and lets you play DVDs and transmit the signal to a TV (even through walls and stuff although the audio might crackle a bit if it's too much).  Of course the downside is that the company that makes this product also makes the X10 camera of pop-up infamy.  (I bought my DVD Anywhere before the pop-up stuff.)

DVD players are pretty cheap.  Etronics.com has a Toshiba SD-2700 model listed for $139.99.  (Then again, you'd want to get a Region 2 one for the UK.)

Impossible

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« Reply #20 on: 05-01-2002 13:49 »

THat is exactly what my sister said. She said i should get the DVD cos then, if i really want to, i can get that cable thingy and attach it from the computer through to the VCR. ah crap, why dont i ever listen to peoples opinions?
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« Reply #21 on: 05-02-2002 23:22 »

did i welcome wiggles yet? ah hell, welcome wiggles!  big grin
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« Reply #22 on: 05-02-2002 23:34 »

cant forget Impossible now can we? welcome!  big grin
Impossible

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« Reply #23 on: 05-03-2002 14:11 »

eeek. now im thinking about getting both VHS and DVD for no apparent reason. :S.
koolj

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« Reply #24 on: 05-03-2002 16:22 »

Buy the DVD and put the money you would spend on the video towards a DVD player
BrainSluggo

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« Reply #25 on: 05-03-2002 16:25 »

You're just Impossible!
Impossible

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« Reply #26 on: 05-04-2002 05:43 »

hehehehehehehehhehehehehe.
Otis P Jivefunk

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« Reply #27 on: 05-04-2002 06:38 »

DVD players are so cheap these days, I'm waiting for the day when recordable DVD players go the same way smile
Tor

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« Reply #28 on: 05-08-2002 19:31 »
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I bought a DVD player recently, Mustek V560, and it's great! Pays all regions and DVDs with region 0 protection. Plays ANYTHING: Standard and non-standard VCD/SVCD, MP3 CDs, etc. Good picture and sound, digital and analog audio output. Has 2x/4x zoom for AL1 studying. Can force video output to PAL/NTSC/AUTO (no pitch shift). Cheap: 1600 NOK ($160) probably much cheaper outside Norway.  http://www.mustek.de/eng_/html/produkte/dvd560.htm
bartman

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« Reply #29 on: 05-09-2002 12:20 »

if you ask me,dvds are in,vhs is out,so i think the best idea would be to get it on dvd.
pygmee thomas

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« Reply #30 on: 05-09-2002 19:30 »

dvd definately, the uncomfy chair is nothing in compare to the easter eggs. 
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« Reply #31 on: 05-09-2002 21:18 »

welcome to PEEL, koolj!  smile
pygmee thomas

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« Reply #32 on: 05-11-2002 17:50 »

Tor is just a brag nothing else!
he have to jap about every thing else don`t he.
ho want too know about his dvd alright it is cool but just say what you mean!!!
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« Reply #33 on: 05-11-2002 19:59 »

Hello, I'm new. When's season 2 out on DVD's if anyone knows? Or is it out already?
Teral

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« Reply #34 on: 05-12-2002 08:33 »

Welcome to PEEL, ~FazeShift~. Enjoy it here.  big grin

September 30th 2002, seems to be the date. Read more here: Season Two due out in September!!!

Oh, and yes: Buy DVD! Sorry, seems like it's mandatory to say in this thread by now.  laff

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Impossible

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« Reply #35 on: 05-12-2002 10:30 »

I have no idea what my sister plans to do now...
koolj

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« Reply #36 on: 05-12-2002 15:55 »

I hope Seaon 2s not delayed like the Simpsons
Impossible

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« Reply #37 on: 05-25-2002 06:33 »

Well, it's one week until me birthday, and finally i will find out what my wonderful(?!) sister has got me!

All hail the groundhog!
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« Reply #38 on: 05-25-2002 08:11 »
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I'll probably get both sets again, until I can be arsed to buy a seperate DVD player, as my video collection is extensive and would cost a meer fortune to try and replace on that format.

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« Reply #39 on: 05-25-2002 14:13 »

Welcome to PEEL ~FazeShift~!

Well, I got a DVD player, and if available here, I would go for the DVD. It's so much better to maneuver around with than with VHS. Plus, with a DVD player, you get VCD playing power!
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