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From: Andrew Veliath <>
Subject: divx and circuit city suck bigtime
Date: 1997/09/11
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I thought DVD was doing well until I heard that Zoom/DIVX is suddenly
going to be the new thing.  This has got to be the dumbest damn thing
I've ever heard of (figures -- it takes Circuit City to love such a

It completely turns me off -- I hope I will never be forced to buy a
player with such crap.  This is like making the consumer do the work
of the video store (part of the reason I'll rent something is so I
don't have to keep the damn thing for instance...).

I just hope that the non-DIVX DVD disks will still be sold through
normal channels.  I hope this thing gets defeated in any way possible,
though I'd hate that it become a new standard.

Circuit City can kiss my ass...

Andrew Veliath <>
Computer Systems Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute