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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: We’ve seen the demo DVD, and it looks cool, but why do we need one?

A: It isn’t a matter of needing one, once you see all it has on it, you’ll want one. You see, My DVD Yearbook was never intended to replace your paper yearbook; it’s an exciting product that stands on its own. Paper yearbooks are great, we’ve got them ourselves, but with My DVD Yearbook you can see your classmates as they really were/are; their body language, their mannerisms, the inflection in their voices—it’s a much more complete memory of your high school experience. Why would you own a paper yearbook and not also get a movie version of your high school experience?

Q: But I don't have a DVD player, and besides, the technology's just going to change anyway.

A: You may not have a DVD player now, but it's highly likely you will, probably sooner than later.

The Rocky Mountain News, Denver, Colorado wrote, "DVD Players…have become the fastest growing consumer electronics product in history" (12-31-2001), and, "DVD to hit one-billion milestone faster than any format in history" (4-24-2002). Pretty much every new computer today has a DVD player built in. In addition, stand alone DVD players can be purchased for as low as $45.00.

--Besides, technology always trades up, which is to say, there has never been a format (beta, 8-track, super 8, etc) that technology could not change to the new format, in this case, DVDs. (Additional Information at Bottom of Page.)

Q: But I’m a Sophomore/Junior, why shouldn’t I just wait until next year when I'm a Senior to get one?

A: In that case, why buy a paper yearbook? You would buy our yearbook for all the same reasons you buy your paper yearbooks, because there are moments unique to this year, because there are upper classmen that you will want to remember who will not be on next years disc. And, finally, there is no guarantee that we will be back next year. If interest isn’t strong enough, we may need to move to a larger market.

Q: But dude, I hate school! I want to forget this place the minute I get my diploma.

A: That’s probably true right now, we didn’t much like our school experience either, but as time goes by, your whole school experience will be this one small, but very important segment of your life. High school is your last big transition into the adult world. Whether you like the people around you or not, they are effecting how you will make that transition. But, for most of you, it will just be fun to look back on that whole world and remember what it was really like. Look, after high school, most of you won’t see each other again until your high school reunions, and many of you will never see each other again; that’s just the way life works, but it’s still a part of you, and years from now it’ll really matter what happened while you were here.

Q: What’s in it for the schools?

A: The school gets a kickback for every sale, but that’s really not important because we didn’t make this DVD for the school, we made them for you. We know the school will benefit from this, and so far they’re happy with us, but we went into this with you in mind.

Q: Does this mean that you’ll be doing this at our school next year?

A: We really want to, but that’s up to you. Vernal has been our test market, a way for us to quietly pioneer our idea and see how it flies. If enough of you show interest in My DVD Yearbook, we’d be happy to come back next year, but like the rest of life, there’s no guarantee.

Q: $39.95…that sounds like a lot of money.

A: Well, Pixus uses the same hi tech equipment that Hollywood does to make its movies. If we were making these things out of our garage or selling millions of copies, we could probably charge less, but you’d see it in the quality. Forty bucks sounds like a lot of money right now, but in a week you’ll never even remember that you spent it, and you’ll have a lifetime of memories to show for it.

--The reason that those of us at Pixus wanted to make this product in the first place is because we understood how cool it would be if we could play back those school years ourselves, but that isn’t even an option for us.

Q: DVD Yearbooks sounds like a new idea…is it, and why start it in Vernal?

A: It’s just a roll of the dice. My DVD Yearbook is debuting in Vernal because this is where we live, and we’re the first ones to come up with the idea. Undoubtedly every school will do this eventually, though we are convinced theirs will never be as loaded or as slick as ours, but you are the first to get a crack at it.

Q: How do I get one?

A: There are several ways, but the easiest way is to just order one from us while we are in the school.You can also get them here on-line or by phone, but it will be better all the way around if you order them by the end of the school year because we will be determining how many DVDs we’re going to make based on your participation.We’ll be making a few more than those ordered, but when those run out, it will be much more expensive to get others produced unless they are made in bulk quantities-it's just the way the industry works.


Additional Information:

Q: Why Own a DVD?

A: DVD is digital, images comprised of ones and zeros--no format has ever been easier to transform, should the need ever arise, nor any format easier to reproduce if your copy should ever get lost or destroyed. In short, preserving your memories in a digital, DVD format is probably the safest way in the history of mediums of making sure those special moments never fade away.

  • DVD advantages:

Quality--Viewing quality is superior-Better resolution and raw material allows for a crisper, more life-like image than ever before.

Integrity--DVDs live longer, maybe even 100 years or more. The information is etched onto a thin metal alloy, and then preserved in resin which is resistant to water, fire and other natural and human disasters. In a worst case scenario, even if the resin of the outer shell is badly damaged, it's possible that the information inside, etched on the metal, can still be retrieved. DVDs are not indestructible, but they are much more resilient than paper.

Playback Durability--Because digital technology does not rely on magnetic particles to create the images, it isn't subject to the same "drop-off" rate that standard video has always suffered. Meaning, it doesn't lose any of its quality, no matter how many times you watch it.

Long-Term Storage--Ditto with storing DVDs, for the same reasons.

Space--DVDs require far less space than video cassettes for storage, and they contain much more room than VHS. This allows you not only to keep more of them easily accessible, but you can also fit more valuable information on them.

  • VHS tapes disadvantages:

Dying--Analog technology is a dying industry-just look in the video department of any movie outlet. Kids born today will need an encyclopedia to know what a VHS tape was, just like they do when referencing a vinyl LP today.

Degradation--Quality in a VHS tape degrades little by little with each playback. That is why videos you watched a few years ago that were new look fuzzy and speckled.

Destruction--VHS tape gets caught up in gears, tied in knots, and scratched to ribbons. This is just one of the many reasons the industry is dying. Try it yourself, and you'll gladly bid farewell to this dinosaur.

Please feel free to forward any questions you have to us [email protected]


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