Blu-ray disc coatings starting to rot?


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http://www.engadget.com/2007/06/16/blu-ray...tarting-to-rot/

Blu-ray disc coatings starting to rot?

Posted Jun 16th 2007 6:11PM by Conrad Quilty-Harper

Filed under: Home Entertainment

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A thread over at the AVS Forums has highlighted a potential problem with the coating of Blu-ray discs, described by many as "disc rot" due to the mould-like spots that have made several owner's Blu-ray discs unplayable. The five page thread has reports from dozens of forum members, many of them discovering spots which can't be rubbed off on Blu-ray versions of "The Prestige." It's impossible to judge how widespread the problem is from a single forum thread, although it's not unheard of to see a product recall after a problem is discovered by users on a forum. It's also worth noting that for every user that has reported the spots, there's one or more people with discs that have no problem. If you've encountered the same issue, your best policy is to try and get a refund / replacement disc from the place where you originally bought it from. If enough people are reporting a problem, then retailers will be a much stronger voice than a bunch of consumers sounding off in the echo chamber that is "the internet."

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valhalla_rk

Is their product will fail to gain public trust and market again? (like in the beta, it was superior, but VHS conquered the top).

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gigapixels

Holy crap, this will tarnish Blu-ray's reputation heavily if it becomes a large problem. Even if they get it fixed, it'll probably turn out to be a stigma on the name.

Can't say I'd be unhappy with that happening... :shiftyninja:

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PL_

Lol, I can't see this being a big problem. Well, even if it is, it probably won't affect sales.

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Sethos

If this turns out to be a real 'problem' not a user-caused one, i think we've just found a winner of the next-gen optical disc battle; HD-DVD ( Imo ofc. )

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Brian M.

I dunno if it's the same problem, but i've had similar problems with lots of DVDs.

I usually use one of those "scratch repair kits" to get rid of them.

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azz0r_wugg
I dunno if it's the same problem, but i've had similar problems with lots of DVDs.

I usually use one of those "scratch repair kits" to get rid of them.

Sony Defence Force FIRE!

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Sethos
Sony Defence Force FIRE!

On Neowin? :laugh: I think He's busy.

Sony Defense Force was scrapped a few months ago.

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primexx

I dont feel one bit sorry for Sony. LOL they so had it coming!

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gigapixels
Lol, I can't see this being a big problem. Well, even if it is, it probably won't affect sales.

Even if it doesn't affect a huge number of people, if the media makes a big enough deal about it you can bet that Blu-ray will fall.

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Gavin001

Is the article not just about The Prestige?? All my Blu Rays are fine atm anyways!

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gigapixels
Is the article not just about The Prestige?? All my Blu Rays are fine atm anyways!

It still means that there's the potential for this to happen on any other Blu-ray disc out there. Until we get a statement from Sony we really have no clue what's causing it and whether or not it's bound to happen again.

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Julius Caro

Well, if it's only happening to those prestige things that's a lot better than random BDs "rotting"

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rajputwarrior

good, more bad crap about them the better, go HD DVD!

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BlueFiberOptics

Personally, I don't want Sony to win the next gen video format war. However, be it Blu-Ray or HD DVD, someone needs to become the standard and the other die off.

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Gavin001

Does Sony own Blu Ray format?

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BlueFiberOptics
Does Sony own Blu Ray format?

I was under the impression the majority of Blu-Ray was Sony's doing. As well as royalties.

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Gravitas

I personally want HD DVD to win. ;)

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Mike

i thought it was a well known fact that Blu-Ray discs have a coating to stop that happening? seems to me a batch either has a faulty coating/not enough/non existant one.

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valhalla_rk

and where is JVC in all of that :D

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Xero

They only mentioned one movie. Perhaps it might just be one company trying to cut corners? The format hasn't bent over just yet. Also why must everyone considering Sony when talking about Blu Ray, they are just one of many supporters. Everyone seems to think Sony is the one in charge.

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Jason S.
Does Sony own Blu Ray format?

yes. Sony and someone else made the format.

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what
Lol, I can't see this being a big problem. Well, even if it is, it probably won't affect sales.

A Best Before date on a disc is something that will affect sales if it doesn't get fixed x.x

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Boeing 787

People think that Sony is the creator of Bluray but it's a group effort.

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Gravitas
Does Sony own Blu Ray format?

Sony developed it. But I'm not sure if they exclusively own it, though. :blink:

The guys up there beat me to it... I guess they are right. :p

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