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In an effort to promote the culture of movie going, the media industry of Mumbai has decided to not release DVDs in India till about 5 weeks after the movie has been released. The industry director argues that this would force those individuals who are financially well off and wait eagerly for the movie to be released but are too lazy to go to a cinema hall to visit the cinema halls more often.

Which of the following if true indicates that the plan to hold off the release of DVD's of a movie is ill designed to have the desired effect?


A. Since the cost of watching movies in a movie theater is much higher than that of watching it on the DVD, only a few people who prefer to watch the movie on DVD would go to the movie theater.

B. If released 5 weeks late, the movie industry may have to reduce the price of the DVD to make it attractive for people to purchase the same

C. A recent survey has indicated that 15% of the people may forgo watching a movie if the movie is not immediately released on the DVD.

D. Even if the DVDs are not released in India, there is a high probability that DVDs from neighboring countries will make their way to the country.

E. Movie theaters in a number of metropolitan cities are running at 70% capacity and may have to increase their capacity to accommodate the surge in demand

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In an effort to promote the culture of movie going, the media industry of Mumbai has decided to not release DVDs in India till about 5 weeks after the movie has been released. The industry director argues that this would force those individuals who are financially well off and wait eagerly for the movie to be released but are too lazy to go to a cinema hall to visit the cinema halls more often.

Which of the following if true indicates that the plan to hold off the release of DVD's of a movie is ill designed to have the desired effect?


A. Since the cost of watching movies in a movie theater is much higher than that of watching it on the DVD, only a few people who prefer to watch the movie on DVD would go to the movie theater.

B. If released 5 weeks late, the movie industry may have to reduce the price of the DVD to make it attractive for people to purchase the same

C. A recent survey has indicated that 15% of the people may forgo watching a movie if the movie is not immediately released on the DVD.

D. Even if the DVDs are not released in India, there is a high probability that DVDs from neighboring countries will make their way to the country.

E. Movie theaters in a number of metropolitan cities are running at 70% capacity and may have to increase their capacity to accommodate the surge in demand


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A. Since the cost of watching movies in a movie theater is much higher than that of watching it on the DVD, only a few people who prefer to watch the movie on DVD would go to the movie theater.
- Incorrect. This doesn't make sense. Only few people prefer to watch movies on DVD? Then major part of the remaining population watches in theaters already? This looks like a strengthener
B. If released 5 weeks late, the movie industry may have to reduce the price of the DVD to make it attractive for people to purchase the same
- Incorrect. Making people purchase the DVD doesn't correlate with making people visit cinema halls
C. A recent survey has indicated that 15% of the people may forgo watching a movie if the movie is not immediately released on the DVD.
- Incorrect. 15% isn't significant
D. Even if the DVDs are not released in India, there is a high probability that DVDs from neighboring countries will make their way to the country.
- Correct. If DVDs from neighboring countries make their way to the country then that may hurt the media industry as there won't be any use of delaying the sale of DVDs.
E. Movie theaters in a number of metropolitan cities are running at 70% capacity and may have to increase their capacity to accommodate the surge in demand
-Incorrect. Theater capacity increases which means more people visit theaters. This one is a strengthener.
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Prethinking : Even if the DVD's are not released in India, if there is someother way that people can watch the movie other than going to the theater, then it is going to have an ill effect on the proposed plan.

A. Since the cost of watching movies in a movie theater is much higher than that of watching it on the DVD, only a few people who prefer to watch the movie on DVD would go to the movie theater.

Even if some of the people go to the movie theater to watch the movies instead of on DVD, the plan has some of its desired effect INCORRECT

B. If released 5 weeks late, the movie industry may have to reduce the price of the DVD to make it attractive for people to purchase the same

This talks about the price of the DVD but the plan was designed to make the people go to the movie theater and watch the movie. This doesn't talk about people going to theater, so this doesn't affect the plan INCORRECT

C. A recent survey has indicated that 15% of the people may forgo watching a movie if the movie is not immediately released on the DVD.

This option doesn't talk about the people going to watch the movie in the theater INCORRECT

D. Even if the DVDs are not released in India, there is a high probability that DVDs from neighboring countries will make their way to the country.

This option is inline with the prethinking. Even if the DVD's are not released in the country, there is still some other way that people can watch the movie and not go to the theater i.e by buying the DVD from some other country. This option presents a case which has an ill effect in the proposed plan.

E. Movie theaters in a number of metropolitan cities are running at 70% capacity and may have to increase their capacity to accommodate the surge in demand

This option specifies nothing about the proposed plan and talks about the capacity of the movie theaters. That remaining 30% may be enough to accommodate the increase in movie going population. INCORRECT

Hence option D
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its pretty easy if you can understand that aim is to promote the culture of movie going and it has nothing to do with pricing, now you can eliminate answer choices which are focus on pricing and not on availability of DVD.
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