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Quote: Originally posted by Cheddar J. Cheese
So there's no permanent damage done to the player?
One way to look at this is really the dvd players own software it uses is 99 times out of a 100 read only so there would be no way a disc could damage your player (the 1 percent is for players with computer upgrade capability).
Quote: Originally posted by Malcolm Campbell
It'll just be the memory problem. Early on many players weren't built to spec, just means they will freeze or similar like a PC would if it has Windows running on it.


I think it was more a problem of many early players being rigidly built to spec, and the discs not conforming. That was certainly the case with The Matrix.
the chances of it even remotely screwing up are slim and none
Ok, thank you everyone for your help, much appreciated.
Quote: Originally posted by Cheddar J. Cheese
So there's no permanent damage done to the player?
Not really.
Mal
It'll just be the memory problem. Early on many players weren't built to spec, just means they will freeze or similar like a PC would if it has Windows running on it.
So there's no permanent damage done to the player?
My DVD Player is 4 years old. The only thing busted up is my remote.
If I remember correctly, the Fockers DVD uses seemless branching for the extended version of the film and some older players have troubles with features such as this.
If you have a a way older player, it might not have enough ram or storage buffer to run the feautres properly, that's all. It's a way for the studios to avoid lawsuits if you bought a DVD and it didn't work for you.

My way old DVD player from a while back would take any disc from The Ultimate Toybox and loop the menu's over and over, no matter what was pushed. Sometimes the menu's wouldnt play properly at all.
It wasn't for me.
Extended Movie choice warning
I recently picked up "Meet the Fockers" and when you select play, it brings you to a new menu with the choice of theatrical or extended versions to play. There is a disclaimer that says: "This feature may affect playability on some players" or something along those lines. I was wondering if there was any real threat to this message and if so, what it does.