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What is this manufactured on demand BD-R?

Old 02-02-17, 07:22 PM
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What is this manufactured on demand BD-R?

I want Not Another Teen Movie. But it is on this format. Will it play on normal Sony player? Good quality? Anyone have this or any other? And why so damn expensive for an older title on whatever this format is? Bluray.com seemed to praise.

Apologize if thread already. I did a little search, but wasn't sure what to search for...
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Old 02-02-17, 10:55 PM
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Re: What is this manufactured on demand BD-R?

A BD-R means that it's a burned disc, not a professionally pressed copy. Sony has taken this route with its manufactured-on-demand line, presumably because it's cheaper for them to do it that way for a low-volume title. It should play fine on most Blu-ray players, but the risk with burned discs is that they may not have the same longevity as a pressed disc.

As for why it's so expensive, Sony is simply being a bunch of greedy bastards with this line.

I can't speak to this movie specifically, but many of Sony's other MOD releases have been criticized for having poor video quality based on very old DVD-era masters.
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Old 02-05-17, 08:37 PM
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Re: What is this manufactured on demand BD-R?

BD-R's actually use an inorganic alloy rather than phase-shift organic dyes like DVD-R (and CD-R), so their stability and longevity should compare quite favorably to pressed media.
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Old 02-11-17, 08:51 AM
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Re: What is this manufactured on demand BD-R?

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Apologize if thread already. I did a little search, but wasn't sure what to search for...
How about this thread from from last August that you posted in, asking the exact same questions.

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/hd-talk/635...-releases.html

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