Do any of you on here clone your DVD movies and just keep the originals on display?
Some movies we love to watch over and over again, but you will find the more you watch a DVD the more damaged it becomes, and also it will start to freeze and you have to to take it out and wipe it and it will become even more damaged than before, even if you are as gentle as a lamb when wiping it, as the discs are very fragile and scratch and mark easily.
The VHS did last longer than the DVD, infact I still have some working VHS movies that are older than I am (I am 25). Of course with the VHS you don't get the same amount of quality as you get with a DVD, but like all good things there's always a catch, and the catch is that the DVD might have the quality, but it just don't have the life span of a VHS.
What I have been doing for maybe the past 12-18 months is when I buy a new DVD I will clone it and watch the clone rather than watching the original movie.
Clones are just as good as the originals, and that way if the DVD ***** up on me I will just go and clone it again, but not one of my cloned DVDs has yet ****** up on me.
If the DVD is under 4.7, I will of course use a 4.7GB blank DVD disc, and if the DVD is over I will of course use a bigger blank DVD disc. The only problem is when the DVD is over 4.7 is that the bigger discs cost £1.50 each, whereas I can buy 50 4.7GB discs for £10.
I must have pushing 250 cloned DVDs, all of them being in my draw in their little plastic wallets, while mny originals are on display in my cabinet. The plastic wallets that I buy are £3.50 for 100. I will normally just buy £20 worth of 4.7 DVDs and 100 platic wallets.
I don't know if any of you do what I do, but I find it much easier, I mean I have had to replace 2 original DVDs in the past, one of them only playing I think twice, but none of my cloned DVDs have yet let me down.