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Change new DVD's to the style of floppy disks

DVD's are too fragile. Change the standard so that they are permanently in cases, in the style of floppy or magneto-optical disks.
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Many of my DVD's have damaged syrfaces due to wear and tear (especialy taking them out of and putting them into the cases). If they were protected all the time there would be far lass damage. If you bought one of the new DVD players for this style of disk, it should come with a few empty cases so you can use your old DVD's
dare99, Nov 29 2001

Same idea for CD's from Susen http://www.halfbake...ned_20CDs#985819740
[dare99, Nov 29 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

Kenwood DVD player with 400-disk player http://www.kenwoodu...Id=25&productId=782
Never take a disk out of your player again. 1800 USD, sadly. [pottedstu, Nov 29 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

(?) Pioneer 300-disk changer http://www.dvdoverseas.com/dvd_727.htm
Only 749 USD. If the alternative's a $2.50 sleeve, it'll pay for itself. [pottedstu, Nov 29 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]


       Would you be willing to pay the difference? Probably would triple the cost of goods. Maybe add a dollar or three to the cost of a DVD. Perhaps just a special DVD player that plays encased DVDs and ships with, say, 20 cases that you can put your most used DVDs in, would solve your damaged DVD woes. That way, those who worry about their DVDs can buy a solution that is backwardly compatible with the DVDs they already have.
bristolz, Nov 29 2001

       Do you remember when CD-ROMS had the weird little cases that were like cd cases with metal bars and stuff (I was young so I don't really remember.) Anyway, theses things were like cd cases you put into a special cd driver andit would work just like normal. In other words, if anyone can find one of these and somehow transmute it so it plays DVDs, your idea will be baked.
salmon, Nov 29 2001

       Yeah, those cases were called "caddies" and that is exactly what I was trying to describe in a really convoluted way in my first anno
bristolz, Nov 29 2001

       One of the competing DVD-rewritable standards already uses this.   

       Fishbone, considering I'd need to buy "one of the new DVD players for this style of disk".
mrkillboy, Nov 29 2001

       Rods: Or a DVD jukebox? Place the DVD case in a rack, and the player automatically takes out the right one.   

       You already get large-capacity DVD changers (players taking multiple disks and selecting between them) such that if you didn't have too many DVDs, you'd only need to take them out of the case once to place them in the player. Kenwood do a 400-DVD changer (see link), and I've seen a 500-disk version.
pottedstu, Nov 29 2001

       Hewlett-Packard make jukeboxes for M-O disks which hold 2.2 TB on 238 9.1GB disks. (There are two of them in the basement of my office building.) Similar things should be possible for DVD.
angel, Nov 29 2001

       I have only one response: Look after your DVD's better. I have a copy of Mallrats that I've watched loads of times and it's still in perfect condition.   

       Besides, it would make the DVD player function of my PS2 useless.
CoolerKing, Nov 29 2001

       Well then don't buy the silly disc caddy version. It would be offered only for those people who want to protect their DVDs and pay for all those caddies.
bristolz, Nov 29 2001

Acme, Feb 18 2004

       I would like to see a design of player, for both games and video DVD's, which allowed users to put disks in child-resistant caddies. The old Atari 2600 cartridges were designed to be nearly indestructible; many DVD's, by contrast, can be damaged very easily. A player which allowed disks to be inserted with or without child-resistant caddies could thus be very useful to restoring the level of 'protection' that existed with the game media.
supercat, Dec 05 2004

       It's a good enough plan: stop having to worry about scratching your DVDs. But as long as DVDs are resilient enough to be saleable without protective cases, manufacturers and consumers will go for the cheaper option.
lebobtheavenger, Jun 12 2005

       is it like the PSP U.M.D.s?
HAK, Dec 24 2005

       Wow, I'm drowning in nostalgia just thinking about what this could mean. [+]
Honduras, Dec 24 2005


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