Trip to thailand

November 30, 2009

I planning of celebrating by new year in thailand as I had heard from my friend that partys in thailand are great. I was seraching for the sites which could offer me great deals to thailand. I came across a number of sites like yatra, makemytrip and so on which were offering a number of packages. Though these sites were offereing packages they were not providing information thailand. Then I started my search for places to explore in Thailand. I came across a site created by tourism authority of thailand known as Amazing thailand. This site provides a complete information on the different places that I can visit in Thailand. Based on the information, I have planned by own trip to thailand.


Original DVD vs Pirated DVD

May 20, 2008

The piracy of DVD has increased to a very great extent in all the parts of the world. Many of us prefer original dvd over the pirated dvd; however when it comes to price the pirated dvd always wins. The main reason for this is that the pirated dvds are very cheap as compared to the original dvd. The reason for this is that these dvds are made from the original dvd and do not have the features that are there in the original dvd. In case of dolby digital discs the sound quality is not up to the mark as they do not include the codec to play it. But still we prefer the pirated dvd. I don’t say that pirated dvds are not good they are good but only for the dvd manufacturer’s. You may wonder how this is possible. The reason is that though these dvds are supported by the dvd players they spoil the mechanism of the dvd players. As in some of the cases the lens of the player is not able to read a particular sector so it starts reading it over and over again resulting in the weakening of the lens. But how does it matter we will still 50 odd rs and still get the pirated dvd.

There are a number of options that are available which can replace the pirated dvds but people are not aware of it. There are number of online stores in the US like Netflix, blockbuster, and in India like showtimevideo and moviemart. But peple are not aware of these stores. These stores allow you to rent the original dvds at dirt cheap prices of 50 rs or so. It is as cheap as the pirated dvd. But there is only one disadvantage that there are not as visible as the station side pirated dvd vendor.Though there are a number of options available that can replace the pirated dvds but who cares.

Latest Movie on Rental

May 19, 2008

There a number of movies that are released in the theaters every week some of these movies are successful and some are not. These movies then go out of the theaters now someone what’s to watch these movies has wait for these movies to release in the DVD and VCD format or buy pirated DVD’s. These pirated DVDs are good has they help in spoiling the DVD players and increase the sales of DVD players, who cares these DVDs are just 50 Rs or so and DVD player costs somewhere around 2000 Rs. Not a big deal right. The movies are also not complete and some scenes are missing on these pirated prints but still people go for them as these are more visible as compared to the DVD rental space which is just around the corner.

With the Online DVD rental space booming now you don’t need to buy these pirated movies as you can simply rent these movies online. Online you need to do is just create your login in any of the following sites like showtimevideo, netfix, and so on. These DVDs would be delivered to your doorstep. You can watch these movies at your leisure and you don’t even have to go to the store to return the movie. Just call and they would have someone from the story coming and picking up DVD for you. Simple isn’t. Then why watch your favorite movies on pirated DVDs when getting original print is so simple.

Online DVD Rentals

May 17, 2008

Online DVD is a brand new concept in the India Online marketing space. This is whiole new concept which might bring in a whole new dimension in the DVD viewing segment. There are a number of market players in this segment who are engaged in this business. The concept of online DVD rental originated from the market leader netflix who introduced this section online. The concept of online DVD rental is fairly simple any person can rent DVDs by mail. Generally, all interaction between the customer and the rental company takes place through the company’s website.

Most companies operate on any of the following models:

  • The customer joins the rental service and creates a list of titles
  • DVDs from the list are mailed to the customer
  • The customer watches the DVDs and sends them back

Most companies will let customers keep the DVDs for as long as they want; customers are, however, limited to a set number of discs out at any one time. Once a disc is returned, another is sent out—except for pre-paid memberships. Some companies or plans may have a limit on the total number of DVDs rented in a month. Memberships are usually billed monthly, and includes postage both ways. Some companies also offer video game rentals.

An example online DVD rental company are the American company, Netflix. Indian Online company, Showtimevideo and so on.

DVD formats available

May 15, 2008

With the advancement in technology there are number of DVD formats which are available in the market. These formats have helped not only in improving the picture quality but it has also helped in taking the entertainment quotient to the next level. The various formats that are available include Blu-Ray, HD, and Dual layer DVD and so on.

The Blu-ray format makes use of high-definition video and data storage. The disc has the same dimensions as a standard DVD or CD. A dual layer Blu-ray Disc can store 50 GB, almost six times the capacity of a dual layer DVD. The Mini Blu-ray Disc (also, Mini-BD and Mini Blu-ray) is a compact 8cm (~3in) diameter variant of the Blu-ray Disc that can store approximately 7.5 GB of data. It is similar in concept to the MiniDVD. 

HD DVD or High-Definition Digital Versatile Disc is a high-density optical disc format designed for the storage of data and high-definition video. HD DVD was designed principally by Toshiba, and was envisaged to be the successor to the standard DVD format. However, in February 2008, Toshiba abandoned the format, announcing it would no longer develop or manufacture HD DVD players.

Dual Layer recording allows DVD-R and DVD+R discs to store significantly more data, up to 8.5 gigabytes per side, per disc, compared with 4.7 gigabytes for single-layer discs. A Dual Layer disc differs from its usual DVD counterpart by employing a second physical layer within the disc itself. The drive with Dual Layer capability accesses the second layer by shining the laser through the first semi-transparent layer. The layer change can exhibit a noticeable pause in some DVD players, up to several seconds.

Online DVD Rental Business

May 13, 2008

The online DVD rental business seams to be growing in all parts of the world and there is an increasing demand of DVDs. The DVD rental business has grown lepas and bounds. Now there are many big players in the market who are competing against each other in the online as well as offline DVD rental space.

In India there are big names like ADAG groups Bigflicks, Moviemart, Nimbus Communication’s showtimevideo and many others who are trying to grab the online dvd rental space in India. These companies are offering different schemes to attract the customers. Companies like Moviemart are offering services within a time frame of 20 mins to 2 hour, where as Showtimevideo would be commiting a delivery time of 30 mins.

To support the online DVD rental module, the ADAG group and Showtimevideo have offline stores as well from where the customers can obtain the DVDs that they require. This not helps the online DVD rental space but also helps in increasing the offline sales as well. Showtimevideo is also offering the latest Blu-Ray fromats DVDs on rent.

DVD Rental Business in India

May 8, 2008

The DVD rental market seems to be growing in India. There are a number of big players that have entered the market like ADA Groups Bigflicks, Nimbus Commication’s Showtimevideo, Moviemart are few among the market leaders in this segement in the Indian market. The concept of these companies is to generate revenue by giving DVD’s on rent. Each of these companies have their own unique way of functioning. The increase in the DVD market is due to the increase in the sales of big screen LCDs and home theater systems. They not only add value to your house but also help in entertainment. With big brands like Sony introducing the blu-ray disc format the whole convetion of movies have changed. It has helped in adding an whole new spectrum to the movies section.