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
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if they decide to unplug their equipment to
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