At the beginning of this year I bought myself a DVD player. I was going to wait to venture into the DVD world when DVD recorders/players became cheaper but the DVD player I bought myself was only just over $100 so not too bad an investment.
So I’ve got my DVD player and I finally set it up. I don’t have the surround sound movie system so I had to press lots of buttons on the remote to set it up for my TV sound. Finally did that.
I sat down to watch Shrek 2 with my son and realised that it took quite some time to actually get to the movie. With a video you can sit there and fast forward all the introduction crap and get to the movie and press play. Not with a DVD. Silly me thought it would be more convenient. I thought you could either do a similar thing to a video by fastforwarding the stuff you didn’t want to watch, or select the movie part on the menu. But no. You have to sit there and watch the Dolby stereo sound bit, then you have to sit there and watch the writing on the screen saying that this movie is not for distribution blah blah blah. Unlike a video, it’s not so easy, or just not doable at all to fast forward this rubbish.
Of course every movie is different but there’s always these little bits and pieces that have to be endured before the actual movie starts.
I’m annoyed about that. I don’t like being forced to do anything I don’t want to do and why should I?
sarah the penguin says
Blame the people who break the law for making you wait for your movie.
They just want you to know that if you copy the movie, you are a criminal regardless of the reason you made a copy of the movie.
People who bootleg or buy bootlegs are responsible for those bits of reading you have to get past before the fun starts.
At least, though, on a video you can fast forward this stuff. Why can’t you fast forward these bits on a DVD?