Let me say publicly that DonBoy’s answer exudes a combination of intuitive genius and confidence that make me think DonBoy is going to do big things in his life. -- Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics blog)
Sunday, January 04, 2004
I'm too worn out to get into it in detail, so just take it from me: computer DVD burners are not a mature technology, especially if you want to make DVDs that play in arbitrary standalone DVD players. This is partly because of all the machines out there that aren't explicitly designed for burned media, and partly because of compatability issues with 8 million kinds of media and dozens of software programs.
On the other hand, with just several hours of work, -- and about $2 per blank -- you can either save the $4 on a movie rental, or make a (usually compressed) copy of a retail DVD.