clear, and I apologize. There were a number of
specific details that we were not able to outline
in the limited space of the article. The staff
and the brochure at the 1-Hour Photo Lab
explain each service in much greater detail.
You are correct that processing a full DVD
with 1,600 feet of movie film costs $193.99.
That price includes a second DVD at no extra
charge, and we use archival grade DVDs
which protect the data for more than 100
years. At another retailer, transferring the
same quantity of movie film would cost
$402.98 for two DVDs and would not be on a
true archival-grade Gold DVD.
I appreciate that you let us know of your
concern. Our goal is to provide a service to
preserve family memories at a great value.
VCR to DVD is A-OK
I had several family VCR tapes transferred
to DVD [at the Costco Photo Center]. I was
very impressed with the DVDs that we received. Not only had they done their best with
poor-quality tapes, but they also provided an
index and menu just like a commercial product. Because of the great job that was done, I
am going through other family tapes and will
be having Costco Photo transfer them onto
DVD. This was another Costco job well done.
Dan Daley failed to mention in his “
Energy vampires” paragraph (“Living in the green
house,” August 2009) that some entertainment devices really do need to remain powered up when not in use.
Cable boxes and personal satellite receivers need to remain on because they are constantly downloading digital information
needed to keep them authorized and to populate their program guides. Attempts to turn
them off overnight or for longer periods will
almost certainly lead to support calls to trip
those devices and to frustrating issues with
Most of the newest cable boxes and satellite receivers now being installed have built-in
Have something to say?
Readers are encouraged to submit letters
to our editors on any topic or issue covered
in The Connection. Please include your full
name and phone number or address. Send
an e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org; or write
to: Dialogue, The Costco Connection, P.O.
Box 34088, Seattle, WA 98124-1088; or fax
to (425) 313-6718. The editors reserve the
right to edit letters for publication.
DVRs, and they need to remain on in order to
record programs requested by their owners.
Green-conscious owners of entertainment devices need to exercise some judgment
if they decide to unplug their equipment to
San Rafael, California
You’ve changed ...
For subscription address changes or to stop
receiving the print edition of The Costco
Connection, send an e-mail with the code
directly above your name, and your name,
address, city, state and zip code as they appear
in the mailing-address area of the magazine,
and your change/request to: subscription@
costco.com; or mail to: Subscription Dept., P.O.
Box 34088, Seattle, WA 98124-1088. Be sure to
include your Costco membership number.
Subscribe to our
To subscribe to the Online Edition, an
electronic replica of The Costco Connection,
go to Costco.com and enter your e-mail
address where you see “Sign up to receive
offers.” Each week you’ll receive product
news, special offers and a link to the Online
Edition. Costco does not sell or share
members’ e-mail addresses.
Please take a moment to complete our anonymous member
information survey. Just go to Costco.com and
search “Connection.” Click “Reader Survey”
on the welcome page. Upon completion, you
will have the option to enter a drawing for a
$100 Costco Cash card.
GREAT HOLIDAY ITEM
Crayola® Crayon Maker™ Bonus Pack Welcome to the play zone!
The Crayola® Crayon Maker™ lets kids
recycle crayon pieces into swirling color
concoctions! Melt crayon pieces, pour
into a mold and let harden. Makes new
crayons in cool color combinations.
Includes crayon maker, crayon mold,
6 crayon holders and 72 crayons for
endless coloring surprises.
Create awesome, animated light-up
drawings with the Color Explosion™
Glow Board! Includes 12 markers
and 16 image sheets to keep the fun
glowing. The Glow Station™ On-the-Go
lets you design and draw with light.
Portable glow pad with handle stores
light wand, stencils and texture sheets
for take-along fun.