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Planned obsolescence In DVD's and DVD Players


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Planned obsolescence In DVD's and DVD Players

Planned obsolescence or built-in obsolescence[1] in industrial design is a policy of deliberately planning or designing a product with a limited useful life, so it will become obsolete or nonfunctional after a certain period.[1] Planned obsolescence has potential benefits for a producer because to obtain continuing use of the product the consumer is under pressure to purchase again, whether from t More..he same manufacturer (a replacement part or a newer model), or from a competitor which might also rely on planned obsolescence.[1]

For an industry, planned obsolescence stimulates demand by encouraging purchasers to buy sooner if they still want a functioning product. Built-in obsolescence is used in many different products. There is, however, the potential backlash of consumers who learn that the manufacturer invested money to make the product obsolete faster; such consumers might turn to a producer (if any exists) that offers a more durable alternative.[citation needed]

Planned obsolescence was first developed in the 1920s and 1930s when mass production had opened every minute aspect of the production process to exacting analysis.[citation needed]

Estimates of planned obsolescence can influence a company's decisions about product engineering. Therefore the company can use the least expensive components that satisfy product lifetime projections. Such decisions are part of a broader discipline known as value engineering.

Added: Mar 30 2011
Recorded on: Mar 30 2011

By: hartistry



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  • Dagnamski#

    Dagnamski March 31, 2011 2:51:57 AM CEST

    The video and TV industry is sick. Every year a new screen type, size, HD, Plasma, LCD, DVD, region free? Blue Ray, Super Video, Vhs etc. What next? Tall Screen? Industry killed the video, You tube rocks.The problem is that people actually accept to buy this stuff, i like progression as a techno freak, but we are playing into their hands. Why not download the film off the internet instead bro?BTW, i had a playstation 1 the day it came out, worked for psygnosis (we made the original software as a subsidiary for Sony the kunts). 10 000 people laid off just in europe for the plastation II dev' cost to corner the software market. Although i still like thier products i's a parculairly sour. All big corporations have no real soul, it's just a money game. Apple blows big huge chunks. Gimme IBM compatable or anything else but a frigging show off machine, any day. please laugh at the next person you see with an apple because they will really still believe their gadget is the best thing since an Etch A Sketch. I tunes, LOL. So many people are leaving. The basic point is (and the big companies havn't got this yet - WHEN THE TECHNOLOGY CONTROLS YOU AND Fks UP), the user is left sour forever as they believe they are buying into a brand as an investment. Spend all your money on I-tunes and watch it lock you out or loose all your investment. Ha HA! Good design works forever and can be updated later. Amen

  • X-mog#

    X-mog March 31, 2011 2:26:45 AM CEST

    So sorry to retwit, but seriously, don't be a fool. Currently apple is the leading manufacturer of tablets and the like. You might as well throw your money in the toilet. I hate Apple. Their toys are for chachs. Support sony who surely knows about the whole planned obsolescence thing and has agreed to not go that route probably because they want to be regarded as an honorable company. The ps2 made games for 10 years. That says a lot. I kicked the fuck out of that thing and it truly suprised me with its endurance. Do you think anyone with an ipad will ever say the same. No. Nor will XBOX owners. My friends with xboxs all have been through several of them and as a result, they modded them to make up for the money lost for hardware failure. Now they're sales on software has been comprimised, never to make another gain. I hope all these bastards will eventually lose money over it all. My list of Implementers of planned obsolescence include: Apple, Microsoft, and Phillips. Actually I can't say about others but I'm sure there are more. My advice is to never forgive the company who ripped you off if you're certain they failed you. If everyone heeds this, all those greedy pricks will lose money and be forced to rethink their gameplan.

  • Evildweeb#

    Evildweeb March 31, 2011 2:13:47 AM CEST

    I happen to agree there - Sony or nothing :)

  • X-mog#

    X-mog March 31, 2011 2:01:41 AM CEST

    Why don't you make a video on apple. Their devices only last if you buy an extended warranty. My nano lasted only 13 months with the standard 1 year warranty. I knew then and there they had been implementing planned obsolescence. Never again will I purchase anything designed by apple. Furthermore my phillips DVD player did the exact same thing. If its quality you want buy everything Sony. I've never had any issues with my PS1,2, or 3. Never had issues with their various devices. With me, sony has made a friend for life.



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