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17th June 2005 6:41  #1

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
You know, You'd Think They Would Stop Making Those Damn Annoying Flipper Discs
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I mean I understand that there had to be flipper discs (2 sided DVDs) when DVDs first came out but by this time, it should not happen. Sadly, every once in a while you buy a DVD only to find out that it is a flipper disc. Don't ask me why I hate them.

Maybe it is the fact that they are more harder to take care of, maybe it is the lack of some nice disc art, maybe I don't mind getting off the couch to change Disc 1 and pop in Disc 2 but I do mind having to flip the damn thing. It just feels so outdated. Granted, some DVDs will let you know that it's a flipper disc on the back of the DVD cover but some just don't.

This recently happend to me when I purchased the Girl Next Door DVD. I open it and I see the god awful flipper disc. I only paid $10 for it so it didn't get me that upset. Plus, Elisha Cuthbert made me forget about it.

Today however, I purchased the new Casino Anniversary Edition DVD and the first thing I see when I open it is that the DVD is a damn flipper disc. I don't understand why they still do this, is not like the extra features couldn't fit in one disc and if they didn't fit, why not go the extra mile and make it a 2 Disc Edition instead?

I don't know if there's anyone that feels the same as I do but as you may have noticed, this is one of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to DVDs.
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17th June 2005 11:25  #2

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
In theory though, when the new formats  come out (that have many times the capacity of a dvd), the flipper should soon be defunct...

17th June 2005 14:52  #3

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
I don't mind a double sideded disc. A true flipper is one where the movie ends half-way through and you gotta flip it. Those were aweful. DVD-10's, 14's or 18's dont bother me so much because I would have had to open to the dvd player to stick in a second disc of bonus content anyhow.

Although, it is nice to feel like you have more with multiple discs.

17th June 2005 15:13  #4

- - Senior Member Join Date: March 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 594

17th June 2005 16:09  #5

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Well, I dunno what Elisha Cuthbert has to do with flipper discs, but who cares? lol

17th June 2005 21:17  #6

John Oaks Senior Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 951
I <3 Danny Boy.

17th June 2005 21:21  #7

rob murray Member Join Date: November 2004 Location: United States Posts: 477
yeah i hate when you have to flip in the middle of a movie but aww what the hell that picture rocks

17th June 2005 23:06  #8

Stefano Agostini Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 116
She makes those flip dvd's all good.

19th June 2005 2:53  #9

Eva Unit02 Member Join Date: June 2004 Location: New Zealand Posts: 634 Send a message via ICQ to Eva Unit02
Quote: Originally posted by -MFDOOM-
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Today however, I purchased the new Casino Anniversary Edition DVD and the first thing I see when I open it is that the DVD is a damn flipper disc. I don't understand why they still do this, is not like the extra features couldn't fit in one disc and if they didn't fit, why not go the extra mile and make it a 2 Disc Edition instead?[/rant]
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R2 is getting a 2-disc release. :p

I don't understand why they keep producing double-sided discs either. DVD14/DVD18's are supposed to be harder to manufacture than single-sided discs too.

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