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Universe of Hong Kong now has a floater-proof keep case!

Old 09-07-01, 05:51 PM
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Universe of Hong Kong now has a floater-proof keep case!

I just received the R3 version of 'Brother' from DDDHouse and discovered that the disk is contained in a new style keep case that has prongs on the inside front cover that snap into the center of the DVD side effectively securing the disk in place until the case is opened.

The side effect of this is that booklets can't be included, but I'm in favor of anything that protects DVDs from coming loose in shipping.

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Old 09-07-01, 06:14 PM
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The "free" DVD that accompanied my computer mag this month was very securely affixed to its el-cheapo case: I almost needed three hands to prise it free!

This really isn't rocket science: I can think of only one reason why manufacturers dally when it comes to providing secure packaging for CDs and DVDs i.e. they do not care that at some time (early or late) in its life, the DVD/CD will be damaged through slipping around in its case. Sometimes this will occur in postage which may be to the disadvantage of (r)etailers etc but other instances will take place in day-to-day use and may well result in grudging repeat custom.

Just my two pennies, though....

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And another thing....

Originally posted by Damfino Comments anyone?
While I remember, there was an interesting article from Startide just reposted on the Feedback Forum which brings up a few other points concerning the way that DVD collectors can be poorly served by the industry:
Originally posted by Startide
The item below was extracted from my prior post's referenced thread: http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...0&pagenumber=2

One problem with DVD is the automatic herd instinct of the public to accept a DVD disc as being perfectly made or that the show even meets average technical DVD standards. Just because it has been stamped out on a dvd format platter doesn't mean it is all you expect it to be, right? The manufacturer might not even have included everything advertised.

Generally, studios don't issue factory recalls for mistakes and hope that the buying public just buys the darn thing and never realizes until it is too late (past the return date to the store).

EXAMPLES OF DVD PROBLEMS FOR WHICH STUDIOS KEEP MUM:

DVD Bug List are listed at this website with examples shown for anime DVD.

Re-releases on DVD sometimes may have slightly edited footage or cuts from the VHS/priorDVD/laser version are mentioned at this website with examples provided for anime DVD.

Web forum discussing DVD flaws and glitches for various anime DVD. Sometimes, studios quietly offer replacement deals for those who complain and mention the appropriate forum.
The suggestion made in the Feedback Forum thread itself may be of interest to people here. Link
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A bunch of my new DVDs from Universe have that case. It's nice... not only does it snap together - but this case can hold 2 DVDs. Also - when the case is closed, another safety feature is this little tab inside along the spine will lip over the edge of the DVD to make sure it won't float around. from me.
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Originally posted by Trigger
A bunch of my new DVDs from Universe have that case. It's nice... not only does it snap together - but this case can hold 2 DVDs. Also - when the case is closed, another safety feature is this little tab inside along the spine will lip over the edge of the DVD to make sure it won't float around. from me.
Well I got Happy End in one of these Universe cases in a trade last week. When I got it I vould hear it moving around in the case. I could not figure out how it broke lose from that type of case but it did.

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