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Old 07-05-2013, 04:05 AM   #181
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I have had disc based media since the original laser disc's and have never had a bad disc ever!!!! I have had players stop reading discs due to using the player souch, but I have never had disc not be playable in a player due to disc rot

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So if one person has a grandmother that smoked for 60 years and never got cancer does that mean that smoking doesn't cause cancer just because one person didn't get it?

Just because you personally haven't experienced a disc going bad doesn't mean it doesn't happen. Or I guess I just imagined my Battlestar Galactica DVDs failing me, just like all the other reviews on Amazon are imagining their Battlestar Galactica discs failing them too?

Simple - they were new, they worked - I watched the entire season and they played flawlessly. I put them away for storage. 4 years later I went back to watch some again - the discs wouldn't play - the same DVD player that I used to watch them on wouldn't play them - pixellated, frozen, severe blocking, and unplayable. My PC DVD drive couldn't scan the discs - it said there are many unrecoverable errors. The replacement discs they sent me worked.

But I guess I just imagined all that.

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:07 AM   #182
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Disc rot is where you can see physical signs of erosion, like this

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That's what blu-ray disc rot looks like, anything else is not disc rot, it's simply just a faulty disc or player.
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Old 07-05-2013, 04:08 AM   #183
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Oh geez know your stretching...I know several people that have never had discs as well from age. Could it be a bad bath of discs produced, well maybe....but due to age I never had one and I have over 5000 various disc based formats so I should have encountered this and I never have.

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:13 AM   #184
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Yep I have that on a few of my titles, it really bugs me, going to upgrade my Zombie blue underground dvd to blu ray because it has the worst rot of any disc ive had. Wasnt planning on upgrading zombi to blu because its a movie so boring I cant sit through but it has a couple very brief segments that I like enough to keep in my collection to revisit once in awhile.
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Old 10-04-2013, 04:32 AM   #185
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Disc rot is where you can see physical signs of erosion, like this

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That's what blu-ray disc rot looks like, anything else is not disc rot, it's simply just a faulty disc or player.
Yup, a few of my titles have that. A handful of them are Lionsgate titles and one is a WB title. They play fine now but who knows how long it'll be before they're unplayable.

I've owned a lot more DVDs than BDs and only encountered one DVD that went bad. So it seems as though BDs are more susceptible to rotting.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:02 PM   #186
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I bought a Blu-Ray of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" from a used movie/game/music store and it wouldn't play. Checking the disc, I noticed a weird deformity on the underside of the disc, like the data layer had pulled away from the plastic or something. By a miracle, I still had the receipt and took it back, pointed out the issue, and they quickly exchanged it for a working copy.

Is it possibly a manufacturing error?
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:29 AM   #187
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I bought a Blu-Ray of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" from a used movie/game/music store and it wouldn't play. Checking the disc, I noticed a weird deformity on the underside of the disc, like the data layer had pulled away from the plastic or something. By a miracle, I still had the receipt and took it back, pointed out the issue, and they quickly exchanged it for a working copy.

Is it possibly a manufacturing error?
Well, anything that is mass produced, especially as mass produced as blu ray won't have 0% failure rate.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:36 PM   #188
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Delamination is quite common on double-sided DVDs (DVD14s and 18s). I had hoped it was something confined to the past but I supposed anything subject to market forces (using a cheaper pressing plant, digipacks with glue interacting with the bonding elements used on the discs themselves) will rear its ugly head again...
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Old 07-02-2014, 05:42 PM   #189
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I've had a few disks skip or freeze, but after checking and giving a quick wipe they always play. But in over 500 (700? 800?) discs I've only had one permanent problem. I got Blade Runner in the briefcase package when it was first released. It played fine a couple hundred times (when I was single I turned on BR every night, I was usually out before the credits were done) and one day it wouldn't load. Tried it on two players and one at the store. They were able to exchange it for me, and that one was played probably another 200 times before my girlfriend moved in with me (now wife!). I checked that first disc and there were no scratches, dust, or layer separation. I at first thought maybe there was a play limit restriction on the disc, but it wouldn't make any sense that it wouldn't play in another player. Anyway I'm now on my third version of BR on BR and no issues yet.
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Old 02-01-2016, 04:45 PM   #190
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Thanks to everyone who posted pics of what disc rot looks like. I was watching Guardians of the Galaxy last night and it froze then skipped part of a scene. This is the 4th time I've watched my Blu-ray and I'm always really careful as not to scratch the disc. Looked at the back and didn't see any rot, not to mention I don't see how a movie that recent could have rot that quickly. Might have to rebuy it though.

As much as I hate having to inevitably go full digital years from now, I think when I get a new computer I'm going to start burning ALL my movies onto a couple of hard drives just in case.
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:05 PM   #191
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I don't know if I should stop buying Blu-rays and switch to buying iTunes codes and buying movies through iTunes since hearing about disc rot and I'm leaning toward iTunes if I ever go digital for movies again and buy an Apple TV. Also I wonder if I should stop selling the digital codes that come with my blu-rays and just redeem them in case of disc rot or physical media become obsolete, I still have some of my movies available on the cloud, if the service still is in business. I already own 270 Blu-rays and 2 TV show blu-ray sets and most of my discs are stored in a sleeved disc binder due to space issues and I'm not sure if that will accelerate disc rot. All my CDs are stored in a sleeved disc binder as well. I hate clutter but I hardly ever resell my blu-rays these days because I don't want to later regret it and as a result rebuy some blu-rays a few months later. I mean what is more likely to happen, Apple going out of business or my blu-rays rotting?
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Old 02-01-2016, 06:28 PM   #192
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I've had laserdiscs, DVDs, and BDs go bad. Off the top of my head, Anchor Bay had problems with some of their DVD releases like Heathers and The Wicker Man. With Blu-ray, my French import of Leon became unplayable after a few years (that was an expensive purchase, too). I just hope it's only a small percentage of BDs that will have a problem.
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