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J.L
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posted 03-06-2013 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for J.L   Click Here to Email J.L     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TLI:
Dennis is correct, burned discs have greatly reduced lifespan (depending how their cared for) but that lifespan will be even further reduced because of the use of paper stick on labels which damage the top coating of the disc (which the laser needs to read) and can also unbalance the disc in the drive. Believe me, these discs will probably be unplayable within 5 years!
My two cents here...

I have an rather extensive collection of space related video that I transferred to DVD-R discs (Phillips, TDK, Fuji) at least 10 years ago. There are approximately 400 two-hour discs. I tap into them on a regular basis. None have failed me yet.

And yes they are stored well.

jimsz
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posted 03-06-2013 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jimsz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SpaceDust:
Slightly off topic, but as of March 1st, Mark is now streaming SCF DVDs at $79.99 a year on spacehistory.tv. At the price I would rather have the DVDs.
I have purchased all my discs from 3rd party vendors and would never deal with SF directly. I would enjoy their web streaming offerings but it seems that to many customers have been burned by their practices so I will simply watch the video elsewhere.

Dennis Beatty
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posted 03-07-2013 08:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis Beatty   Click Here to Email Dennis Beatty     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Offered as a comparison from my personal experience: I go to the gym most days and try to cycle 3 times a week. In the bottom of my gym bag is a collection of CDs that I listen to. A handful are standard pressed discs with the others being burned discs with my own music mixes. Eleven years in, the pressed discs play just like they did on day one... while the burned discs have been replaced numerous times.

All are kept in the same type of holder (jewel case) but the moisture from sweaty clothes and wet towels takes its toll on the burned discs in a year or so. While I realize that no one stores their SCF discs in the bottom of a gym bag, I believe that the comparison is valid as it shows the inherent "quality" of the burned disc media.

TLI
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posted 03-08-2013 01:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TLI   Click Here to Email TLI     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Without trying to get into the debate on the merits (or not) of DVD+Rs I think a point is being missed here, I have been making my own CDs/DVDs for some time now, mostly just labelled with a CD marker pen and yes they still play, but when I first started I used to make these nice arty labels for them with paper stick on labels, none of them still play!

If I ordered the latest blockbuster film from Amazon I would be appalled if it arrived burned on a DVD+R with stick on labels, it would be unacceptable, and yet we seem to have to accept this from SCF (plus year long waits for delivery).

These sets although excellent are not cheap but now it seems we have accept cheapness in quality, SCF never used to be like this, they used to represent first class quality in product and service, things have seriously changed for the worse.

BA002
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posted 12-21-2013 01:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BA002   Click Here to Email BA002     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Just out of curiosity: has anyone received their DVD set of "Apollo 11: To The Moon"? The problem with Mark's sneak previews on his blog is that they only serve to wet the appetite even more.

Saturn V
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posted 12-23-2013 11:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Saturn V     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have not. But I requested a refund and received it. It did not seem to me that the product would ever ship and apparently it still has not, even at this late date.

I think it has been 14 months since the announcement came that they had begun shipping pre-orders. Everyone can take that to mean whatever they want though. Six years and six months waiting was enough for me.

It would be interesting to hear if you ever get it. Let us know when you do.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 12-23-2013 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not to speak for Spacecraft Films (as I don't), but I can attest from recent contact that the company is continuing to regularly ship out DVDs, though not necessarily of this title.

Several issues, some outside Spacecraft Films' control, compounded to significantly delay the bulk availability of "Apollo 11: To the Moon." It has not been canceled (to my knowledge) but it has resulted in a less than ideal situation for Spacecraft Films and its customers.

Asking for patience at this point is moot; either you are content to wait until it is available or not, in which case (as noted), the company has and will issue a refund.


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