Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > DVD Discussions > DVD & Home Theater Gear
Reload this Page >

Bad to "Scan" movies? (Play at 2X all the time)

DVD & Home Theater Gear Discuss DVD and Home Theater Equipment.

Bad to "Scan" movies? (Play at 2X all the time)

Old 03-05-03, 07:17 PM
  #1  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: UNITED STATES!
Posts: 2,533
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Bad to "Scan" movies? (Play at 2X all the time)

Hi,

Is it bad to "overuse" the fast forward function on your XBOX or any DVD player for that matter?

I watch A LOT of movies, so much that to watch them quicker I often times "Scan" them, watching them at 2X with subtitles on so the fast forward function is almost always used. I'm worried that doing this may put a lot of wear and tear on the XBOX or my other DVD players.

On the XBOX, it's always been noisy, I an hear when the cooling fan or something goes up a notch because a whirring sound gets slightly more pronounced. I haven't really seen any big problems yet though...other DVD players you don't really hear the noise.

Does anyone who knows electronics or lasers know if this will put unnecessary wear and tear on the player long term or the laser?

Thanks
Old 03-06-03, 10:24 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: 3rd Planet from the Sun
Posts: 3,701
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I often times "Scan" them, watching them at 2X with subtitles on so the fast forward function is almost always used


Is your attention span really that short?
Old 03-06-03, 11:04 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Triangle, NC, USA
Posts: 9,142
Received 35 Likes on 27 Posts
I don't do it 'often', but I do do it sometimes....sometimes a movie will start dragging, but I want to 'watch' it. I did it for the puppet version of Alice, the last half of Alphaville, the last ten minutes of Princess and the Warrior, and the last disk of Lain series [after watching three disks, I realized I didn't really like it that much, but I wanted to finish the series, see how it ended--I liked the last episode the best.]
Plus, with all the stuff they're putting on DVD, and time constraints, it's hard to give a 2+ hour movie and extras the time they deserve.
Old 03-06-03, 03:35 PM
  #4  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: UNITED STATES!
Posts: 2,533
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Does anyone know then if it's hard on the laser or physically bad for the hardware to do this?
Old 03-06-03, 07:17 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: The Living Room on the Couch
Posts: 4,935
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I don't really know...but along those same lines, is it bad to leave one on pause for a long time?
Old 03-08-03, 04:17 PM
  #6  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: UNITED STATES!
Posts: 2,533
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
I'm not sure on this one either...c'mon, anyone????
Old 03-08-03, 05:30 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 2,041
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
You might try posting at the AVS forum or contacting one of the AV mags like Perfect Vision, Home Theater Guide, etc.
Old 03-10-03, 12:18 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 1,953
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Fast fowarding all the time will not really be a problem but pausing for long periods of time can be a problem but DVD players have timers built in to prevent overheating of the DVD (by having the laser on one point for a long time) that will put the DVD into stop mode (from pause) after a certain amount of time.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.