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Old 01-05-2020, 05:37 AM   #1
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This is my copy of The Love Bug on DVD from the Disney Herbie 4-Movie Collection.




I watched the movie and it played fine, but I'm concerned as none of my other DVDs look like this.
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This is my copy of The Love Bug on DVD from the Disney Herbie 4-Movie Collection.




I watched the movie and it played fine, but I'm concerned as none of my other DVDs look like this.
I think I may have a few that look like that and I think they all work fine.
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I think I may have a few that look like that and I think they all work fine.
Same here, and many looked like that brand new. Pretty sure it isn't disc rot.
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I've come across a number of DVD's with that "cloudy/milky" pattern (not sure how else to describe it), but they've always played perfectly and the discs were already like that from new. In fact I still have some discs from way back to the early years of DVD's which have that pattern and they still play fine - no problem.

On another forum when this has been mentioned, one reason given was because of the adhesive used between layers not drying evenly. It certainly won't be disc rot, as otherwise I would have thought the DVD's would become unplayable within a short period of time after buying them.
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:26 AM   #5
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I think it's just the silver metalized reflective layer that's imperfect, or something like that.

I have quite a few pressed DVD's from various studios that look that way (since they were newly purchased) but they play perfectly fine and I've not had any playback problem with them years later. It's not the same as disc rot.
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I agree with the comments above. If you have a disc that looks like that and doesn't play right, the appearance is most likely not the cause. I have a lot of DVDs right out of the box that looked like that and all played fine.
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I purchased Clear and Present Danger on DVD back in 2006 and the disc had that same exact cloudy/milky pattern on it. It still plays just fine all these years later.
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I got an Xbox 360 game (Halo Wars) like that on release day and had no problems with it for several years before I sold it. I'm fairly confident that is not disc rot.
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