Friday, December 02, 2005

On Two-Sided "West Wing" DVD

From Video Business Online:
"Warner Home Video has recently switched from DVD 18 to DVD 9 on certain TV DVD titles.

Dukes of Hazzard was released on DVD 18s for season sets one through three and DVD 9s for seasons four (out Aug. 2) and five (coming Dec. 13). Similarly, The West Wing was DVD 18 for seasons two and three and DVD 9 for seasons four (released April 5) and five (coming Dec. 6).

Universal declined comment on format decisions.

“We have not received any consumer or retailer complaints for the titles we have released using DVD-18 discs,” a Warner spokeswoman said. “We continue to sell a handful of TV DVD titles in this format, although the vast majority continues to be released in single-sided discs. The change in disc format on West Wing and Dukes of Hazzard was not related to specific consumer complaints but rather to operational capacity constraints on the manufacturing of these discs.”

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