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Consumable Media Announces Self Destructing DVD's

Postby Ian on Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:13 pm

Didn't Disney already try something like this?

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/2/prweb349642.htm

Consumable Media LLC, a Minnesota-based corporation, has announced that it plans to release its new restricted-use optical disc product in summer 2006. The premiere form the product will be introduced in is the DVD format. Known as BuyByeDVD™, the product will feature movie content on familiar DVDs, but can only play up to three times before expiring. The product works in all DVD, computer, and gaming console drives.


More info on BuyByeDVD:

http://www.consumablemedia.com/v2/products/buybye/
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:13 pm

It looks like they're even trying to satisfy the tree huggers:

Is BuyByeDVD recyclable?

Where available, some local or regional municipalities handle the recycling of optical discs. However, in many areas around the U.S., recycling of this type of media is not available. To combat waste from landfills, we provide to our licensing customers and along with our products a pre-printed label that is contained within the optical disc sleeve. After the disc is no longer readable, the disc may be reinserted in the sleeve and the pre-printed label may be adhered to the outside of the sleeve.

The spent optical disc package can be dropped in a mail box or at any U.S. Postal Service center. The disc will be mailed to our recycling center for 100% de-manufacturing and recycling. We accept the responsibility for ensuring that the product is delivered to our approved recycling facility and is recycled for its material use and prevented from release to the environment.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:34 pm

Hrm... if the laser bleaches the dye after 3 readings, I wonder how sticking it in a PC will affect it? Since the index will be be scanned when it's put into the machine, and then again when the DVD player software is started.

I also wonder how pausing, and resuming play will affect it?
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Postby burninfool on Thu Feb 23, 2006 7:02 pm

This will ultimatly fail as did Circuit City's "Divx" and the "EZ-D".No retail store want's to sell these limited use DVD's because the of the shelf and waste space.
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What about backups?

Postby jgs9455 on Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:48 pm

Can these be backed up? If they can, since it says "works in all current dvd players" and for $3.99 I could see these taking off unlike Circuit City's "Divx" and the "EZ-D". And it would probably hurt companies like Netflix.
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Postby Ian on Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:24 pm

These aren't for typical electronics stores. They're a replacement for rentable DVD's. Essentially a store or even a restaurant could have a rack of them out and not have to worry about getting them returned.
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Postby algrinch on Sun Feb 26, 2006 7:01 pm

How about a DVD vending machine......in the washroom at the bar beside the condom/cologne dispenser.
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Postby Ian on Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:09 pm

algrinch wrote:How about a DVD vending machine......in the washroom at the bar beside the condom/cologne dispenser.


I dunno about the washroom, but something like that would be a big hit on college campuses. Then again, all the hippies would protest the fact that they're "disposable".
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:00 am

algrinch wrote:How about a DVD vending machine......in the washroom at the bar beside the condom/cologne dispenser.


Interesting market to go after... it'd probably work :o
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