Re: [Videolib] 3M DVD overlay issues: Fact or Myth?

Jerry Notaro (notaro@stpt.usf.edu)
Thu, 13 Jul 2006 10:02:32 -0400

The problem as I have read, is not playability but getting stuck in slot
loaders, as opposed to top loaders.

Jerry

> We have been using them for just over two years and have had no
> significant playability issues. I haven't noticed any difference with
> dual-layer DVDs, either way. When a patron complains about poor
> playability, we check the DVD on a player here and over 90 percent of
> the time, the DVD is fine, so we assume the poor playability is more
> related to the quality of the patron's DVD player than anything else.
> We put the double-sided DVDs in security cases.
>
> Beth Williams
> Circulation Supervisor
> North Hall Library
> Mansfield University
> ewilliam@mansfield.edu
> 570-662-4690
> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:owner-videolib@lists.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Logan, Michael
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 8:15 PM
> To: videolib@lists.berkeley.edu
> Subject: [Videolib] 3M DVD overlay issues: Fact or Myth?
>
> Our public library has avoided using the 3M security overlays on our
> DVDs because we kept hearing reports of playability issues. However, in
> the nearly two years since I've started following this particular issue,
> whenever I've communicated with libraries that use them, nobody has
> reported any problems with them. I'm beginning to become suspicious. Is
> this, in fact, an urban myth? The poodle in the microwave, if you will,
> for us AV geeks?
>
> Let us shine a light on this matter. I would very much like to hear from
> any and all libraries that are currently using 3M Tattletape DCD-2
> overlays on their DVDs. Have you in fact had playability problems? Do
> they work like a dream? Do you wish you had never laid eyes upon them?
> Do they have a better/worse effect on dual-layer DVDs (as some
> preliminary reports indicate--and I don't mean double-sided DVDs)?
>
> There are "reports," sure. Rumors abound. Let us have fact. Let us have
> first-hand knowledge. Everyone who uses this product, share the wisdom
> of your experience. 3M overlay playability problems: cold, hard
> fact...or just another choking Doberman?
>
> I want to believe,
>
> Michael Logan
> Acquisitions & Technical Services
> Humboldt County Library(
> 707) 269-1962
> mlogan@co.humboldt.ca.us
>
>
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> relating to the selection, evaluation, acquisition,bibliographic control,
> preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and
> related institutions. It is hoped that the list will serve as an effective
> working tool for video librarians, as well as a channel of communication
> between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
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