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How did these Blockbuster guys know?

Discussion in 'Safety valve' started by pu1po, Mar 4, 2005.

  1. pu1po

    pu1po Member

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    I've always thought there is no way you could tell if a DVD has been copied, but today when I was renting out one DVD at blockbuster, the guy checking it out told me: "Well, it seems like you have been burning many of your rentals, I'm going to have to ask you to stop doing that". He really caught me by surprise and I told him I didn't know how that was possible (well, I had copied two or three...), then he elaborated a little more, he kind of said they noticed it because one of the sides of the DVD looked "burned".
    Now, I still don't believe any of that, How is it possible that by just reading it, it gets "burned"? Or is it that silly disc-shield thing that gets transformed when you read the DVD at high speed?
    Anyone have any theories?
    ('cause the only thing certain is, somehow these guys knew)
     
  2. DSYF3R

    DSYF3R Regular member

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    The response that you give to him next time needs to be worded exactly as follows "Well, it seems like you have been pulling your dick, I'm going to have to ask you to stop doing that", if you need to elaborate further tell him you know this because he looks like a wanker.

    The moral of the story, there is no way you can tell if a DVD has been copied, fullstop...
     
  3. geestar20

    geestar20 Active member

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    ask him/her if they are accussing you of pirating and if they say yes then ask to speak to the manager and se if they don't shit in their boots.

    They cant accuse you of copying rentals, especially a customer.
     
  4. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    That Blockbuster guy is so full of crap it must be coming out of his ears. The laser in a PC drive is the same as those in set top DVD players so there's no way a PC drive will make a disc look different when a set top won't.

    I'd tell him to eat my shorts. Ask the manager if he wants your business or if he'd rather you give your money to NetFlix (which is a better idea anyway).
     
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    Now do you have that unlimited rentals offer or whatever it is. Because if your renting 3 dvd's at a time, and returning them within an hour or two, then it dosen't take a rocket scientist to know your not watching all of them. That's the only way I can see him suspecting anything, unless you returned a copied disc. Neph is right on both accounts, the laser and the Netflix.

    I had a group of kids go around all the BB's and start fake accounts with my personal info. I got charged over 2000.00 in unreturned <sp?> charges, after I brought in the police report not so much as an I'm sorry or free box 'o milkduds. I'm not gonna start about their No-Late-Fee's propaganda, I'll save the rest for the safety valve.

    Bottom-Line your the custom, the customer is ALWAYS right. I had to eat sh*t when I worked retail, and so should they.
     
  6. geestar20

    geestar20 Active member

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    As far as blockbuster is concerned it shouldn't matter what they think. They cannot and should not ask that from a customer.

    I can watch 2 movies in a few hours and be done with em and take them back and rent more. i never seen a policy where you cant rent them and bring them back the same day and rent more, if you have seen this policy then show it.
     
  7. megabyte2

    megabyte2 Guest

    LOL, renting and returning with 2 hours thats funny! Now I dont think anyone here has ever thought about renting movies from netflix or blockbuster and copying them have we? The original person is a bad bad person naughty!
     
  8. madgreek

    madgreek Guest

    Ok I definetly need to way in. Why do you think netflix, blockbuster online , or blockbuster exist? The average person has the net, tv, cable and so many other things to watch. Why do you think they came out with unlimited rentals??? They might not want to admit it, but they are cattering by default to copiers. There is no way blockbuster could ever tell you copied a disk. Never. No way. Not possible. Now if you go rent 2 disk bring them back and get 2 more 10 times in one day...ok yeah they got you. But they can't prove it....
     
  9. amaze122

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    madgeek is on the right track. The only reason the Blockbuster and Netflix plans stating "rent five at a time" would ever exist is strictly for people who are copying them; [bold]nobody[/bold] watches that many movies...
    As for them knowing you copy movies, you probably just turned in a burned copy along with your returned movies one day,(I have almost done it myself).. [​IMG]
     
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    The next thing you know, some guy is going to figure out if you join Netflix, time-shift every rental immediately then remail it same day, he will end up with a DVD library for < $2 a pop. When that happens, the industry will SCREAM that they are being ripped off, when the truth is that guy would never have actually bought a DVD at the ridiculous prices they charge.
     
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    I have bollywood mvp and I can get 3 at a time which I do sometimes get 9-12 movies in a day. (I watch them in fast forward;p) I'm gonna get my money's worth and I dare one of them pimple-popping movie boys to say something. The reason they said is cause you let em. You gotta dive down their throat and pull their nads inside out. You are the customer and paid so tell em "STFU noob". Really though if you challenge them they will back down just ask me how I didn't pay the 35 in late fees..
     
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    I did read on the forum new one day that blockbuster and netflix disks had hidden encoding and connect to the internet when you put them in your computer. Could that be it? If so I recommend a firewall or a different video store.
     
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    LMAO @xxme2xx
     
  16. xxme2xx

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    what? hehehe
     
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    That's not even funny anymore
     
  18. pieman

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    EEK.And i thought they knew cos they hide a tracking chip in the case.And the tv takes a photo of whoevers watching when the discs inserted.Boy can i sleep tonight!!By the way jacsac,what the hell is that metal tin thing your showing??lmao
     
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    next time you take one back if he says the same again ask him if he would like a copy Ha Ha only jokeing guys.......
     
  20. geestar20

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    Thats funny! Im gonna have to remember that one.
     

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