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Topic # 32084 11-Apr-2009 16:51
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Did you ever wonder why the cases here, in OZ and the UK are thicker than the US ones?

It’s because they can then fit the red tag security system

http://www.amaray.com/

We don’t use it here but perhaps Australia does.  The Americans of course had tags inside the case which can trigger alarms at the door. The red tag system can’t do that – it just makes it really hard to open the case if you steal it where as here of course, they remove the disc from the case (which I don’t particularly like)

Seems like a pretty reason from my point of view but I guess Australia is a bigger market and we have to get our stuff  from them



 





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  Reply # 206474 11-Apr-2009 17:06
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Red tags are used here for DVD's - quite a few places using them these days.

The reg tags are easily defeatable though - brute force can easily open a DVD case which is my most retailers using EAS systems opt for the larger clear outer cases.



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  Reply # 206475 11-Apr-2009 17:17
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I meant we don't use them (well I have never seen them) for BR discs. They either remove the discs (which I find annoying), insert them in the larger plastic cases (Borders and sometimes JBHiFi does that) or wrap them in plastic wrap with a tag (I guess) inside.




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  Reply # 206480 11-Apr-2009 17:45
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Yes I did wonder that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I recently bought Top Gun on BR from Amazon, and it kind of looks a little strange mixed in with the rest of my BR collection because it's noticeably thinner.

After that I've been hesitant to buy from overseas in case they were all like that outside of here and Australia, but after your post I think I'll be buying from Amazon.co.uk from now on, so..... thank you!

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  Reply # 206483 11-Apr-2009 17:56
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sbiddle:
The reg tags are easily defeatable though - brute force can easily open a DVD case which is my most retailers using EAS systems opt for the larger clear outer cases.


lol, the website states: "When excessive force is applied, box is deliberately designed to break with a loud cracking sound."

I'd prefer it to explode like a nailbomb in the persons face.


I did a research project in trying to defeat the store secirity systems a while back.
I won't post full deatils here for obvious reasons byt some were effective and some were utterly laughable.



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  Reply # 206486 11-Apr-2009 18:25
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corksta: Yes I did wonder that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I recently bought Top Gun on BR from Amazon, and it kind of looks a little strange mixed in with the rest of my BR collection because it's noticeably thinner.

After that I've been hesitant to buy from overseas in case they were all like that outside of here and Australia, but after your post I think I'll be buying from Amazon.co.uk from now on, so..... thank you!


I am the opposite. Since I got my PS3 in June 2007 90% of my BR's are from Amazon (US) and therefore the thinner cases. I have purchased very few from Amazon (UK) or locally since there was always the chance they were region B only and I couldn't play them. I do purchase a few now and they look funny next to my US BR and HD-DVD discs.




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