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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2009 12:18 am
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Okay, this goes out to the tech gurus out there.

I buy a regular DVD player or a blu-ray DVD player today.  I never open the box, until 10 years from now.  What problems could I experience? 

You can also apply this to the old VHS players or any other typeof gadget like that. 

If you do not open the box, never use it, are there negative aspects in doing this?



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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2009 01:52 am
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Other than it being obsolete in 10 years, there wont be any problem with it, as long as you store it in a decent place. I mean, don't put it in a damp basement, but the electronics shouldn't degrade or anything...if you aren't using the laser, its gonna be fine no matter how long you store it.



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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2009 02:57 am
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Married Jo wrote: Other than it being obsolete in 10 years, there wont be any problem with it, as long as you store it in a decent place. I mean, don't put it in a damp basement, but the electronics shouldn't degrade or anything...if you aren't using the laser, its gonna be fine no matter how long you store it.

Well, that is my concern about DVDs becoming obsolete, then I am stuck with all these DVDs and shitty players to use.  I do not think DVDs are going to be around too much longer, and everything I have will become obsolete, also.



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 Posted: Sat May 9th, 2009 01:57 pm
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You'll still be able to find players for a long time.

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I agree with KHawk because you can still buy VCR's right now and at like a 40 dollar price tag. DVD players will be around for quite some time.



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victhestick wrote: I agree with KHawk because you can still buy VCR's right now and at like a 40 dollar price tag. DVD players will be around for quite some time.

The only thing I was thinking is that the new trend will do away with all hardware such as tapes and discs, and we will see everything in streaming and file formats.  My concern is that TVs will be built without the capability to use these older things as a way for the market to force us into going with the file formats.  It seems that new trends try to totally squash all former things and it becomes more and more apparent as time goes on that they try and eliminate all other options thus forcing consumers to buy the newest products.

The VCRs and even the VCR tapes being sold today seem to be total crap and made cheaply, so that is why I was questioning if it would be possible to buy dependable and better built DVD players of today. 

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 Posted: Mon May 11th, 2009 01:45 am
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Papa Voo wrote: victhestick wrote: I agree with KHawk because you can still buy VCR's right now and at like a 40 dollar price tag. DVD players will be around for quite some time.

The only thing I was thinking is that the new trend will do away with all hardware such as tapes and discs, and we will see everything in streaming and file formats.  My concern is that TVs will be build without the capapbility to use these older things as a way for the market to force us into going with the file formats.  It seems that new trends try to totally squash all former things and it becomes more and more apparent as time goes on that they try and eliminate all other options thus forcing consumers to buy the newest products.

The VCRs and even the VCR tapes being sold today seem to be total crap and made cheaply, so that is why I was questioning if it would be possible to buy dependable and better built DVD players of today. 

And I think you're right about all of that.  Like in "Brave New World" where toys and games were only allowed to be made if they used more equipment that you needed to buy than anything currently on the market.  But you'll still be ale to find stuff compatible with DVD players in 10 years.  Maybe not in 20, but in 10.



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 Posted: Mon May 11th, 2009 02:05 pm
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also, I don't think DVD drives are going away from computers anytime soon either..so there's always that option..



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