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How to detect Pirate DVDs
The purpose of this guide is to help the novice buyer detect inferior DVD product.
I have been working in the video/dvd industry for over 20 years, and I hope my expertise/knowledge can help others avoid being scammed.
AVOID PIRATE DVDs !!!
They are cheap & nasty and they hurt the film and DVD industry.
Ebay do their best to ensure that no illegal or pirate DVDs (ie. copies that breach copyright laws) make it through to the listing pages, but some people are clever...
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Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) Problems
The purpose of this guide is to explain some of the problems that can occur with DVDs, and possible ways to avoid them.
The biggest problem with DVDs is their vulnerability to scratches and damage to the recorded surface. At least with video cassettes the tape was within a plastic housing, and not exposed.
Most discs that have numerous surface (i.e. light, non too deep) scratches can still be read in most players without a problem. Usually, it's not until they suffer a deep gou...