Comments Inspired by POLL - Talking Heads - REMAIN IN LIGHT [DVD-A DualDisc]

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I just bought the last copy of 77 currently available at Amazon. $12 after redeeming a $10 gift card I had !

The only one I'm missing is Fear of Music. As others have said, I hope these sell well and the rest are repressed.
 

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I got my '77 and Remain In Light .. keep up the good working finding these and before you know it I will have an à la carte Brick.
That's how i built my Talking Heads Wall--one brick at a time! With equal doses of patience and luck, the whole package came in at under $120; the first four are CD + DVD, and the last four are DualDiscs. What an AMAZING set! Stay Surrounded, Comrades!
 

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I certainly could be wrong but I understood it as that he separated a digital copy from the DualDisc. Anyway, DualDiscs are exactly what it states. Two discs glued together.
You're correct (sorry if I confused anyone with the play on words). The discs were really slow to come out of my Pioneer slot loader...one of them nearly got stuck. They are definitely thicker.
 

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I know, don't rely on wiki as the be all, but they have always seemed thicker to me.
 

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Dualdiscs supposedly play better in top loaders than in front loaders, presumably because of thickness.
An old wives' tail, maybe???
 

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Dualdiscs supposedly play better in top loaders than in front loaders, presumably because of thickness.
An old wives' tail, maybe???
What I remember hearing about that, is that because the discs are a smidge bit thicker than a standard disc to accommodate the double-sided nature, they may jam on loading or ejection from a slot loading player. I wanted to say it was perpetuated by orange/red DualDisc information inserts that came with the discs, but it seems I'm mistaken there. But I do think I own at least one disc that has wording somewhere in the packaging advising against using in slot loading players - that doesn't mean it's not still just a wives' tail though!
 

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How come many DVDs are flippers and have no thickness issues, but DDs do sometimes?
 

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How come many DVDs are flippers and have no thickness issues, but DDs do sometimes?
Do you mean double sided DVD's? You know, good question.

Jonatha Brooke: Steady Pull and Blue Man Group: Audio are I think both double sided DVD's, and I think I have a few films that are that way too.
Perhaps to get around use without license requirements for DualDisc (assuming licensing was required) they did a similar but different approach
which retained the "normal" disc thickness, and avoided this real or perceived issue of DualDiscs and slot loading players? Just guessing at this.
 
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CD is 1.2mm thick.
DVD is 2x .6mm and uses a different wavelength laser to read allowing both sides to be useable at dual layer.
DD is 1.5mm being a 6mm DVD layer and a 9mm CD layer. It appears that that thickness was selected to prevent CD tracking issues.
Bottom line, DD is thicker.
 
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