[Videolib] [Fwd: [MLA-L] questionable dvd vendor?? any experiences

Carleton Jackson (cj2@umail.umd.edu)
Fri, 30 Jul 2004 09:36:25 -0400

Good morning everyone:

I'm forwarding a question from the Music Library Association Listserv on
behalf of a colleague. If anyone knows of this company and has any
information to share, please send it directly to me or to our list and I
will forward.

The company in question: Classical Video Rarities



Carleton L. Jackson
Nonprint Media Services
Hornbake Library
University of Maryland Libraries
College Park, Maryland 20742
Voice 301-405-9226/36
Fax 301-314-9419
E-mail carleton@umd.edu

-------- Original Message -------- Subject: [MLA-L] questionable dvd vendor?? any experiences with this company? Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2004 09:10:43 -0400 From: Kristina L. Shanton <kshanton@ITHACA.EDU> Reply-To: Kristina L. Shanton <kshanton@ITHACA.EDU> To: MLA-L@LISTSERV.INDIANA.EDU

Hello everyone,

I've just been sent a link by our orchestra conductor who is extremely excited after finding it. It's a website for a company called "Classical Video Rarities" (classicalvideorarities.com).

Here's a snippet from their webpage: **************** "Non-commercial Image Quality - please note that we emphasize non-commercial, since quality varies . Some of have very good picture. Some are a few generations removed from the original as these concerts and documentaries come from a variety of sources from around the world. They will not always be crystal clear. These DVDs should probably not be purchased if high resolution picture quality is the primary concern. The sound is almost always good, but the images are not perfect.

Feedback from the DVDs we have sold has been phenomenal, as most of these films are impossible to find and have never and probably will never be available! " **************************

They have no address information, just an email link to contact. I'm a bit hesitant about using them. Has anyone had any experiences ordering dvds from this company?

I'd appreciate your feedback!



Kristina L. Shanton
Music Librarian
1201 Gannett Center Library
Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY  14850

(607) 274-3887 (office) (607) 274-1211 (fax) kshanton@ithaca.edu