How to get your business phones to ring off the hook.

Originally Posted By: gromicko
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This is a marketing help video produced by NACHI.

Each NACHI member will receive a copy.

The question is should it be on DVD or CD-ROM? The advantage of DVD is higher quality and the option to watch on your TV. The advantage of CD-ROM is that anyone with a computer can view it.

Nick


Originally Posted By: kwilliams
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I vote for dvd, It would be nice to watch on Tv


Originally Posted By: Nick Gromicko
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I vote DVD.


Chris votes CD-ROM.

Nick


Originally Posted By: Steve Thorne
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I vote DVD an im not yet a member but will be soon


many of todays computers run dvd movies as well


Originally Posted By: dbush
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I vote DVD. I think it would be more beneficial that way.



Dave Bush


MAB Member


"LIFE'S TOUGH, WEAR A HELMET"

Originally Posted By: psabados
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Ditto on the DVD


Of course Chris would vote CD-Rom.

Paul


Originally Posted By: jpope
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CD-ROM



Jeff Pope


JPI Home Inspection Service


“At JPI, we’ll help you look better”


(661) 212-0738

Originally Posted By: chorne
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Looks like I am out numbered but I agree with Chris


Carla


Originally Posted By: jpeck
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DVD, most newer computers can also play DVDs (and by ‘newer’ and am referring back a number of years). Unless your computer is a dinosaur, you probably can ply a DVD on it. If in doubt, take a DVD and try it.


A DVD would let the inspector, if they so chose to, watch it out in the field while marketing to remind them of some of the tips. Also, many people have (we don't) portable DVD players.

Heck, if on a DVD, it may be able to be copied to the hard drive, and then you have it right there, whenever you want to view it.


--
Jerry Peck
South Florida

Originally Posted By: thauswirth
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DVD gets my vote.


Originally Posted By: ecrofutt
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DVD, then I can watch it on my computer or on TV.



Erby Crofutt


B4U Close Home Inspections


Georgetown, Kentucky



www.b4uclose.com

Originally Posted By: jonofrey
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I’m with E.C.



Inspection Nirvana!


We're NACHI. Get over it.

Originally Posted By: rfrancis
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DVD is my choice. Yes up here in igloo country we have such devices. Just kidding. Please ship when ready if shipping charges please advise


Thanks



Bob Francis


Shamrock Home Inspections Inc


Toronto, Ontario Canada

Originally Posted By: Chris Morrell
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Here’s my reasoning:


Though many members may have DVD Players/DVD-ROM Drives, many more are likely to have a computer with a CD-ROM drive. Most of you who frequent the message board are more tech savvy than those who don't use the board. I'd like to make our video available to as many people as possible. VHS might be the best option for universality, but we can use the same rapid-production methods with regular video tapes. We also can't use some of the more advanced features that DVD/CD-ROM offers.

The other thing about CD-ROMs is that we would be able to make the CD more interactive. We could also possibly make the CD-ROM download updated content from the internet so that you could view up-to-date information after viewing the video.

The last thing to consider is that CDs are much less expensive to produce. Though we'll be offering the video free to our members, it still is your membership dues going towards the cost. A CD costs less than 10 cents to produce, and a rapid CD copier is cheaper producing more CDs in less time. A DVD, on the other hand costs over a dollar to produce, and DVD copiers cost much more and are much slower.

Lastly, it's possible that we could produce the CD-ROMs such that they can be viewed in a VCD compatible DVD Player. Many newer DVD Players can play VCD, SVCD, and Picture CDs. That would mean that you'd still be able to watch the video on a TV, but those who don't have DVD players would be able to watch it on their computer.

I'm not an expert in digital video, so I'm not exactly sure what's possible. With my limited knowledge, though, I feel as though the CD-ROM option would be the best option.


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Chris Morrell
Director of Information Technology
http://www.nachi.org/

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Originally Posted By: rfrancis
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Chris


Good points I'll be happy with either but I was given a choice thats why I picked that one but if it gets me more business I take what ever is decided on

Thanks


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Bob Francis
Shamrock Home Inspections Inc
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Originally Posted By: mbailey
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I agree with Chris… CD’s have quite a few points in their favor. And outside of VHS are the lowest common denominator for accessibility and usability.



Mark Bailey


Stonegate Property Inspections LLC


Ponca, NE

Originally Posted By: Blaine Wiley
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Either will work. I suppose I prefer DVD, so I can watch it on my big screen from the pool. icon_biggrin.gif


Originally Posted By: lhenning
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Put me down for DVD


Originally Posted By: rwhitehouse
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DVD has my vote.


Originally Posted By: mroach
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DVD Please.



Mark


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Mark Roach
A Professional Home Inspection
TREC# 6467
http://www.aprofessionalhomeinspection.com
"Your Best Protection is a Professional Home Inspection"
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