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Blu-ray discs go rotten

Discussion in 'News' started by D_o_S, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. D_o_S

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    A small group of Blu-ray Disc owners have discovered a manufacturing defect in the disc that renders the media virtually unplayable. As noted by members of the AVS Forum, the movie most commonly affected by the defect is The Prestige, from Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE).

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    The defect is immediately visible to the naked eye and appears as a pattern of dots on the reflective surface of the disc. Users are reporting that the surface of the unplayable discs is still smooth to the touch, indicating that the defect is occurring beneath the top coating.

    Other forum participants reported that their copies of Stranger Than Fiction, The Departed and Gone in 60 Seconds also suffer from the same defect.

    Source: DailyTech and AVS Forum
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    Ah, The Prestige just magically disappears.
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    That really looks like either dye, particles or some other defect during manufacturing (Im tributing it more to dye or dust than anything else). Funny thing happens when making discs like these. I Would assume its a dirty manufacturing room.


    I wonder, will they replace these folks' copies with good ones?
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    damn.......that sucks....
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    Looks like a disc media disease. Chicken pox for DVDs.
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    another sony/blu-ray cock up, when will they learn
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    Hd-dvd Ftw
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    oh man, this could put the format war back into the middle (after the blockbuster loyalty plan)

    so interesting, hope they both just end up tying and we get both so no one is shafted, and not just one format gets tons of money. competition is good!!!


    but seriously, that sucks
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    Hey kids, now you can customize your own bluray discs! They come in plain and spotted!
    That would have been a good coverup:laugh:
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    Or, better yet, would these customers now be justified in downloading copies of these movies from bittorrents, now that the original media they bought from the company has become corrupt? After all--as we've been told again and again by the MPAA and RIAA--we're not buying the media, we're just buying a "license"...
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    DaMulta My stars went supernova

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    But that's not your licensed copy:)
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    I had this exact problem with a whole batch of Philips DVD RW's I got. I bought 4 packs of 5 and two of the boxes were riddled with this stuff. Some only developedit after recording, but most were before. They were completely unusable, and it's true - they are invisible unless you look at it under a light and at a slight angle.
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    @theonetruewill: So did they replace it for you?
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    It happned to a mate too (I mean wtf - I thought Philips was quality:shadedshu), and I think I got them returned yeah. Yeah i did, just remembered cos the guy at the till said it looked like mould! Some pretty fast mould! It's probably bad conditions of storage while in transit if you ask me.
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    There are only a few companies who actually make the discs, and unfortunately, most of the old go-to brands are starting to skimp. Even Memorex (at least for CDs).
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    Well Blu-ray disc are hitting puberty, those are just pimples =) We need to wait for them to mature up :p

    Never seen something like that. Used to have bad DVD-r:s that had their dye melt during burning and I end up with error fested discs that only worked half way.
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    cheapness isn't always cheerful, my guess is this is a result of trying to keep costs to a minimum rather than design fault.
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    POOR SONY!!!!

    After the battery recall... can you imagine... in 3 years time... having to recall 100 million blue-ray discs! LOL
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    Why is everyone yelling poor sony etc. Sony isnt the only company behind bluray people. This same thing has happened countless times to dvd's, cd-r's, music cds, and every other disc format. Bad batch of discs...Boo hoo. Take it back to where you bought it and get a new one.
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    AH, another case of BSOD...
    Whoever guesses it right first gets a cookie.
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    Hmm... is it Blu-ray Spots On Disk?

    :)

    And does this affect PS3 games as well?
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    Blu-Ray discs have to be manufactured in a clean-room environment. My girlfriend's mother works in the Sony manufacturing plant in Indiana. My guess is the clean room wasn't totally clean during a run. Big deal, it happens. Take it back and get a new one. Yes, it is a hassle, but such is life.
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    No. It was Black Spots of Death :laugh:
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