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Bibo
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Icon 2 posted April 28, 2004 15:49      Profile for Bibo   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
(CNN) -- The world's biggest retailer is offering a DVD player that slices out potentially offensive content from movies, such as nudity, violence and foul language.

The device, available at Wal-Mart for about $70, merges video-editing technology developed by ClearPlay with an RCA brand DVD player.

The DVD player works by cutting scenes or muting parts of the movie, according to guidelines from ClearPlay's staff of editors, said ClearPlay CEO Bill Aho.
......... Full story here

Yet another reason I don't shop at Walmart!

If someone is that concerned about "naughty things" in movies would they even own any DVDs rated over "G" to begin with? Just another excuse to let the TV be the babysitter.

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Elvermere
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Icon 1 posted April 28, 2004 22:24      Profile for Elvermere     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yup gotta agree. Just another way for parents to FEEL GOOD about letting the TV be the babysitter.

I mean, how about TALKING to your kids, or reading to them.

Or perhaps care enought to know what goes on in the movies that your kids are watching.

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Drazgal
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Icon 1 posted April 29, 2004 05:25      Profile for Drazgal   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey! I spent all day in front of the TV as a child and I turned out TV!

[oh how I miss the simpsons]

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crazyarlo
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Icon 10 posted April 29, 2004 09:29      Profile for crazyarlo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I love television! I force my kids to watch stinging social commentary on it!

Like South Park!! Or The Daily Show! Or Dave Chapelle! Or Iron Chef!!!! ROFL

Well, OK.............and the History Channel........

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Icon 1 posted April 29, 2004 15:51            Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That reminds me...our cable system is being switched today. We had this really non-standard system called "TVMAX" that apparently serves a bunch of apartment complexes...only Comcast just bought them, so now we're being switched to Comcast, which is what most of the rest of Denver has. We'll gain a few channels as a result, and won't lose any important ones. But now I have to reprogram the three TVs and two VCRs... [ohwell]
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Icon 1 posted April 29, 2004 23:27      Profile for Elvermere     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It still blows my mind about cable. I mean, we only have foxtel over here which is pretty expensive for the programming that they offer (the lowest option is AU$68.90 per month). This seems extortionistic to me, but then I don't value TV watching too hightly?

We do have some OK (sort of) channels still.

Anyone else (US and elsewhere) want to comment on this?

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