Clearplay: An Ingenious DVD Player That Filters Movies Without Altering Them
Clearplay is a DVD player that filters out profanity, extreme violence, and sexuality from movies, toning them down from R to PG-13, or from PG-13 to PG (if you want).
Whereas other filtering methods involve physically altering the media, Clearplay works differently. You download filter files from Clearplay's site, load them onto a flash drive, plug the flash drive into the Clearplay DVD player, select to apply the filter to the movie, and voila, your R movie is suddenly much more family friendly.
The filter doesn't alter the movie's physical media at all. And you don't have to buy special pre-edited movies -- you can rent them from Blockbuster or wherever.
Clearplay may not appeal to many of my readers, but in the event that you're interested, you can get special discounts by mentioning that I referred you. E-mail [email protected], include my name ("Tom Johnson"), and you'll get a discounted price for players and memberships. Actually, if you just email that address expressing interest, I get some kickbacks.
It's a technically ingenious solution and I'm not sure entirely how it works -- it just does.
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