AMAZON MSCL DVD SALES RANK

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Post by andrewgd » Oct 20th 2002, 5:57 pm

I made up an excel file so I can easily input new data from the log, but I don't have any webspace that I can post the picture of the fancy shmansy new graph to. Any suggestions? Geocities doesn't let you link pictures...
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Post by quagmire » Oct 20th 2002, 6:02 pm

Jason's review talks up the video quality. I wonder if it's better than the first DVD? Although the sound was great, the video quality of the first DVD was quite poor -- very soft and lacking detail. I didn't believe it was a problem with the source material because I'd seen only months before MSCL broadcast on satellite here in Australia and those episodes, even after I'd recorded them to VHS tape, had superior visual quality.

So I assume the DVD transfers for episodes 4-19 in the box set look better, but what about the first three episodes? Did they use the transfer from the original DVD or make a new one?

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Post by Jason R » Oct 20th 2002, 7:33 pm

All of the discs, to my knowledge, were remastered. I mean, they could have used after effects type stuff to make it look better, but I don't think this was the case.

Their source was digibeta. However, I do think that the quality of episode 1 is still somewhat lower than the rest. I think the color is a bit off. Many people, including MSCL experts, have told me that this is the case with the source itself.

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Post by quagmire » Oct 20th 2002, 9:00 pm

Jason Rosenfeld wrote:All of the discs, to my knowledge, were remastered.
Having had an AU order for episodes 4-19, this is something I've been wondering about. Is the box set DVD containing episodes 1-3 of better quality than the old one? I had the impression from early on that you'd just slip your existing DVD into the new box and it would be as if you'd bought the complete 1-19 set, with no difference in quality.

Not that it matters much for me now since I've ordered the complete set from Amazon.com.

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Post by pgh kenny » Nov 1st 2002, 11:33 am

I finally got around to parsing the mscl.com amazon dvd sales rank log into something I can easily import into excel.

In case you are dork like me and want to see the spreadsheet, it's here:
http://pages.prodigy.net/unice100/chart.xls It's a Rube Goldberg sort of thing, so don't laugh.

Does anyone want to try to explain the trends by significant date?

Seeing this graph, the least BMG should be doing for Jason is sending him a very nice holiday fruit basket or beer basket. I wonder how many units per day the rank correlates to.

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Post by pgh kenny » Nov 1st 2002, 11:45 am

for my friends in canada:

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Post by Sascha (sab) » Nov 1st 2002, 1:19 pm

Very nice :-):-)
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Post by Jason R » Nov 1st 2002, 1:21 pm

HAHAHA. Yeah right. Lucky if I end up with a free copy of this DVD. :P

Seriously though, I'd rather not make light of the situation until people have the discs in their hands.
pgh_kenny wrote: Seeing this graph, the least BMG should be doing for Jason is sending him a very nice holiday fruit basket or beer basket. I wonder how many units per day the rank correlates to.

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Post by pgh kenny » Nov 1st 2002, 1:34 pm

I guess you'll have to settle for the memories you'll always have of 2002 in lieu of the basket. You can't pay for those types of memories.
Jason Rosenfeld wrote:HAHAHA. Yeah right. Lucky if I end up with a free copy of this DVD. :P
pgh_kenny wrote: Seeing this graph, the least BMG should be doing for Jason is sending him a very nice holiday fruit basket or beer basket. I wonder how many units per day the rank correlates to.

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Post by Jason R » Nov 1st 2002, 5:34 pm

You can't get paid for those types of memories either. . .
pgh_kenny wrote:I guess you'll have to settle for the memories you'll always have of 2002 in lieu of the basket. You can't pay for those types of memories.
Jason Rosenfeld wrote:HAHAHA. Yeah right. Lucky if I end up with a free copy of this DVD. :P
pgh_kenny wrote: Seeing this graph, the least BMG should be doing for Jason is sending him a very nice holiday fruit basket or beer basket. I wonder how many units per day the rank correlates to.

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Post by mglenn » Nov 4th 2002, 12:10 pm

I guess you'll have to settle for the memories you'll always have of 2002
And 2001 and 2000... how long have we been tryin for this Jman?

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Post by Jason R » Nov 4th 2002, 12:12 pm

Sheesh. Years. Remember how we used to IM every day about this thing? I think we started in 2000.
mglenn wrote:
I guess you'll have to settle for the memories you'll always have of 2002
And 2001 and 2000... how long have we been tryin for this Jman?

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Post by mglenn » Nov 4th 2002, 2:39 pm

Yup first reference I made to it in public was in Oct. of 2000 here
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Post by Sascha (sab) » Nov 5th 2002, 12:37 pm

I just found the original email from 2000 when Jason contacted us for the first time:

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Date: Thu, 5 Oct 2000 13:41:27 -0500
From: "Rosenfeld, Jason, BMG - NY1540"
Reply-To: "Rosenfeld, Jason, BMG - NY1540"
To: "'comments@mscl.com'" <comments@mscl.com>

To the Project Team at MSCL.com,
[...]
More than two years! :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Post by pgh kenny » Nov 20th 2002, 11:52 am

If there were any doubts about the success of the MSCL product....

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