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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

What To Do With Your HD DVDs

Transform your HD DVDs into something useful with these tips below.

If you haven't heard the news already, the long-fought Hi Definition DVD format war pretty much ended when Warner Bros. switched from HD to Blu-ray. HD DVD currently only has Universal and Paramount studios backing them, while six major studios, like Disney and 20th Century Fox, are all backing the Sony. So, now that Blu-ray has essentially won the Hi Def DVD war, i hear you asking yourself, "Is HD DVD really dead?" and "What am I going to do with all my HD DVD movies?" And what about that obsolete HD DVD player?

Let DMC & ME give you some ideas.

HD DVDs are round and therefore, by nature, can fill a variety of needs. You could sell your HD DVDs as totally rare "designer" coasters... at garage sale prices! How about sabotaging Blu-ray's chances at success by jamming stacks of HD DVD discs into the display models at Wal-mart? Who needs knifes? Spread butter with your HD DVD discs. They're even dishwasher safe.

There are so many possibilities. You could donate the discs to a local gun club as clay pigeon replacements. Or, you could brighten the day at a very poor dog-training school that can't afford frisbees.

The discs sure seem easy to get rid of now, don't they? But what are you going to do with that bulky HD DVD player? You can use it as storage for a single, medium-sized pancake. Ah, you never thought you'd see Toshiba make a pancake cozy, did you? With the disc tray ejected, tether it to the dashboard of your 1989 Ford Tempo winter beater for an instant hot-chocolate holder. Or, pair it up with your 1980 Toshiba Beta and start an obsolete technology museum. (I'd suggest donating half the proceeds to a worthy cause - like hungry families of ex-Toshiba employees).

Got any other ideas? Use your imagination! Like they said, HD DVD isn't dead. It's just a roaming, exiled and unwanted zombie looking for a home, but it's certainly not dead.

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Blogger SJ said...

They could make good disco style lights


8:30:00 AM

Blogger Martini said...

Perhaps a giant disco ball Halloween costume?

9:33:00 AM

Blogger The T-Dude said...

They already have a whole in the middle so glue several hundred together with lenses at the approriate points and make yourself the coolest telescope on the block

10:37:00 PM

Blogger Ms. Creek said...

can't you use your old player that suz got you for christmas??? still watch the movies? come on...i still listen to my 8-tracks! (shhh) nothing like that channel click/switch in the middle of a song!

11:58:00 PM

Blogger Martini said...

Yes it's true, the HD player will play old DVDs. But so will a $99 DVD player! Then again, $99 players aren't cool.

Never thought of combining them all! If you glued all those discs together, you probably could make a really cool tank/artillary barrel, or other cylinder-type object. Pillars for your front entryway?

1:36:00 AM

Blogger Patti said...

Just remember "Everything old is new again". Does that apply to technology??? (i'm thinking not).

Thanks for your kind words about Maddie! I really appreciate it.

11:05:00 AM

Blogger Jay said...

Your museum idea, and the profit sharing, it's genius. I'm not sure it sounds like the kind of museum I'd really like to go to, but in principle, just smashing.

6:02:00 AM


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