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Nov 20, 2009 9:06 pm

Does anyone here know of a DVD player that does not restrict your ability to fast forward through previews and warnings? There's got to be one out there.

Nov 21, 2009 10:07 pm

bestbuy.com

Nov 22, 2009 2:49 pm

I went to a similar store and they said none of them have this feature. 

Nov 23, 2009 12:21 pm

It's not the DVD players, it's the DVDs themselves.  They have safeguards written into them that prevent that. 

Nov 23, 2009 12:37 pm

Easy solution.  Take a DVD and run a flame from a lighter over it for a minute - that will get rid of that restrictive feature.

Nov 23, 2009 1:06 pm

I've heard that a microwave is a safer, quicker, more sure-fire approach than the lighter.  Plus, lighters can be dangerous: see post about client cancelling appointment at the last minute.

Nov 23, 2009 3:39 pm
Spaceman Spiff:

It's not the DVD players, it's the DVDs themselves.  They have safeguards written into them that prevent that. 



DVDs aren't that smart...nothing but Ones & Zeros on those suckers.

Nov 23, 2009 3:53 pm

The other option then is to just learn how to burn copies of the DVD.  It's illegal of course, but I've heard that once you copy them, you can skip through to the part you want. 


Question - if it's just 0's and 1's on the DVD, how does the DVD player know what is previews vs FBI warnings vs actual movie content? 
Nov 23, 2009 7:57 pm

I take back my last comment. A CD is only ones & zeros. Not sure about a DVD.
Probably won't make a copy of something I only want to watch once.
I heard some of the really cheap dvd players (<$20) will let you fast forward anything.
Maybe I'll check this out next.

Nov 24, 2009 10:16 am

I seriously think it's the DVD, not the player. 

 
Of course $20 won't kill you to find out.
Nov 24, 2009 11:25 am
Spaceman Spiff:

I seriously think it's the DVD, not the player. 

 
Of course $20 won't kill you to find out.
 
I think you are right - since Region Restrictions are applied to the DVD - hence why someone may not be able to play a UK DVD on a USA DVD Player.
 
Overall I think you should just suck it up and sit through the Interpol Notice.
Nov 24, 2009 12:03 pm

Or...you could ethernet your PC/Mac to your HDTV, run the DVD through the computer and find a program that allows you to fastforward through the notices, previews, etc.  They exist, if you want to spend the money for them.  

 
Or, like you said, spend the extra 3 mintues and watch the DVD extras.
Nov 24, 2009 12:15 pm

Or he can pay a local theater troup to recreate the movie - that way he doesn't even have to push ANY buttons!

Nov 24, 2009 12:47 pm

they've got some good VCR's at target now a days?  random question

Nov 24, 2009 1:47 pm
Wet_Blanket:

Or he can pay a local theater troup to recreate the movie - that way he doesn't even have to push ANY buttons!



Sure, that will be fine for action & adventure movies, but i think my appreciation for high-quality porn will certainly break some zoning laws.

Nov 24, 2009 2:29 pm
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Wet_Blanket:

Or he can pay a local theater troup to recreate the movie - that way he doesn't even have to push ANY buttons!



Sure, that will be fine for action & adventure movies, but i think my appreciation for high-quality porn will certainly break some zoning laws.

 
As long as it isn't a public viewing, you should be fine.  However, if you want to participate - then you need to reside in Nevada or Rhode Island for that.
 
Now that I think about it...if you are watching porn - then I understand your lack of patience with the regulatory notices, etc.
Nov 24, 2009 2:49 pm

Side question:

 
What do you guys think about Blu-Ray...is it here to stay or not worth the transition?
Nov 24, 2009 3:10 pm

Christ...I'm still working on getting a TV that doesn't require a RF Modulator.

Nov 24, 2009 3:18 pm
Wet_Blanket:

Christ...I'm still working on getting a TV that doesn't require a RF Modulator.

 
I bet you're still enjoying the sounds of logging onto the internet with your 56k dial-up modem...
Nov 24, 2009 3:19 pm

No, I figured I can "splurge" on the $19 high speed cable connection.

 
However I don't have caller id or call waiting for my home phone.