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DVDs: Public Library vs. Netflix

 
 
gollum
 
Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 12:43 pm
When I borrow DVDs from the public library, many are defective. When I rent DVDs from Netflix, I have not encountered defective ones.

How does Netflix prevent or deal with DVDs?
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Reyn
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 12:52 pm
@gollum,
gollum wrote:

When I borrow DVDs from the public library, many are defective.

I haven't had any experience with Netflix, but I do borrow from the library.

Occassionally, I do have a problem with a DVD getting "stuck", but most times it's because there is dirt or grease on the grooves.

When cleaning doesn't work, it's due to someone being careless with the DVD and having put a bad scratch on it.

The advantage, to me, is that it's free. Very Happy
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 01:05 pm
@gollum,
I believe they have a machine (some DVD rental stores have them here in NYC) that cleans, polishes, and removes scratches off of the DVD's by buffing the clear protective layer of the DVD that covers the information layer on the bottom of the DVD that holds the bytes and files of the DVD film.
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Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 01:25 pm
@gollum,
gollum wrote:
How does Netflix prevent or deal with DVDs


When people return the DVDs they can report problems with it and Netflix replaces the DVDs, taking the bad ones out of circulation.
gollum
 
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Reply Sat 30 Jul, 2011 01:31 pm
@Robert Gentel,
Robert Gentel-
Thank you. I believe that is also true at public libraries.
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