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Old 09-29-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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To all those who say "you are only paying $1, be glad with that...blah blah" my argument stands, when people make no fuss, companies will take more advantage but even if I agreed with you for a second, then I still point out:
Why include the "special features" on the menu of the movie if it is not included?
That "teaser" tactic is extremely annoying. Here is another very annoying thing some of the studios have been doing EVEN with the movies you purchase:
Absolutely NO WAY to fast forward or skip the previews! You have to wait and watch whatever announcements and previews they stuffed in the DVD, now that is BS I don't care what anyone says.
Not true - I always press menu and it takes me right to the menu.
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Old 09-29-2011, 10:50 PM
 
Location: 10110001010110100
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Generally, hitting menu twice on your remote will let you skip the previews. As for speaking up, money speaks louder than people. Remember the days of going to the movies and having curtains that opened at the beginning of the movie? The advertising revenue was just too much for that to survive.
Generally yes but I have run into movies that absolutely wouldn't let me skip, no matter what buttons I pressed and however many times. I even tried the same movies on 3 different DVD players I have and no dice.

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Not true - I always press menu and it takes me right to the menu.
What do you mean "Not true"? I have not given any specific titles so how can you can you make that kind of a statement?

They are not common but they do exist!
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Old 09-30-2011, 06:58 PM
 
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I'm finding that a lot of newer films I get from Netflix don't allow me to skip the previews. If you try to hit menu, chapter skip, or fast forward you get the "No" symbol. It may be one particular company doing it, I notice it with certain indie comedies.

It's annoying because sometimes it can take nearly ten minutes to get to the menu screen.
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Old 09-30-2011, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Hmmm, haven't run into it yet. When we do, it'll be "talk to the hand" while we switch from DVD to tivo for a few minutes.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Your getting to watch the movie, right and doing so without purchasing it? If you want all the features fork over the cash to buy it. I do not blame the studios and distributors at all for doing this. They are losing a ton of money over the ability for people to see things without purchasing it now.
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Old 10-03-2011, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Not true - I always press menu and it takes me right to the menu.

That may be your experience but I can assure you that some of the new Rental Only disc due not allow this to happen. You have to watch the previews and other content prior to the movie. There is no way around it.
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Old 10-07-2011, 06:17 PM
 
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That may be your experience but I can assure you that some of the new Rental Only disc due not allow this to happen. You have to watch the previews and other content prior to the movie. There is no way around it.
Oh yes there is...

Guy at the strip mall sells new releases for 5 bucks a piece. No previews, bonus features, warnings, or other nonsense.

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Old 10-07-2011, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Hilarious!

Me:
rent DVD
stick it in the player and leave the tv off
have supper
watch DVD

Studios can be really really stupid. A few years back it was cast billing that was the big thing. There was a while they tried to directly dictate which trailers showed in front of their films in movie theatres. Then they wanted to dictate showtimes. Hollywood is made up of egos in suits, some of which are empty above the neck. One of the funnier things I experienced was a few years back at a trade show, where a fellow who had admittedly made some really good decisions at Columbia had the cohones to stick his wife or girlfriend's face on the Columbia logo statue and call it the new logo. The place broke out in applause.
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Old 10-10-2011, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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Oh yes there is...

Guy at the strip mall sells new releases for 5 bucks a piece. No previews, bonus features, warnings, or other nonsense.
I meant for those stuck with those DVDs.

It sounds like that guy is going to go to jail.
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