| 1. No Price Advantage
Compared To Renting DVDs Now - With a $5 - $7 price tag there
are no big savings to rent EZ-D DVDs compared to renting DVDs at your local
video store or online
| 2. No Selection
- As of January 20th, 2004 the EZ-D format is offering 35 titles. Compare
that to the 15,000 titles Netflix
offers. No matter how big EZ-D gets, there will never be the selection
you can get with normal DVD rentals.
| 3. Environmentalists
Condemn Disposable DVDs - Let's face the facts. The majority
of the people will not recycle these discs. According to the Associated
Press, at the city of Austin's recycling center, where one of two
local designated EZ-D recycling bins are located, city spokeswoman Stephanie
Lott said that only about 10 disks have been turned in.
| 4. No Reason To Believe
The Price For EZ-D DVD Rentals Will Drop - There is no reason
to believe that the rental price will drop because there is no direct competition
for this type of rental.
| 5. Rental Period
Too Short - Many local rental stores have increased the time
you can keep your rental. Sometimes they let you keep your DVD 7 days or
more. EZ-D DVD rentals only offer 48-hours after you open the disc before
the disc becomes unusable.
| 6. Limitations In
Their Technology - Since the discs react to the atmosphere and
change color after 48 hours rendering them unusable, they will never be
able to offer extended viewing periods for older rentals.
| 7. Possible Problems
- Since we are dealing with a product designed to break down and not work
after a very short period of time, what guarantee will be offered that
I get a full 48 hours before I start having problems reading the disc?
And who will give me a refund or believe me that my disc stopped working
only 30 hours after I opened it?
| 8. Not As Convenient
as NetFlix - Sure you don't need to return an EZ-D DVD, but
you have to leave your house to pick them up. Online rental stores will mail you DVDs and let you keep them as long as you
want and they even pre-pay to have you mail them back.
| 9. Controlled By
One Company - Who controls EZ-D DVDs? Buena Vista Home Entertainment,
a branch of The Walt Disney Company, introduced EZ-D DVDs in September
2003 using technology from the Flexplay Technologies Company. So who gets to set the prices? Who gets to control
what movies can be in their format and which can not? Are they going to
deals with the movie studios like DIVX did a few years back to offer
certain new releases in their rental format only? It is never a good idea
to have one company completely control something.
| 10. Do We Really Need A
10th Reason? - Stick with what has worked for years. If you
haven't already tried renting DVDs online, now is a good time to try it
out. Some sites even offer a
Free Month to test out their services. You don't pay late fees, you keep
the movies as long as you want and you don't even have to leave your house.
We do not need a new pay-per-view rental system so please don't support
this one or any other disposable DVD rental system.