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Blu-ray Disc Rot?

Postby Ian on Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:14 pm

Anyone's Blu-ray Discs start rotting?

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthre ... ge=1&pp=30

Has anyone else been hit by blu-ray disc rot? I've just discovered it in my The Prestige blu-ray disc.

I've only watched it once, on the PS3, about 1.5 months ago. Couple of days ago, I tried it again and realised that the PS3 wasn't able to read it. The surface of the disc looks like it has lots of blotches or specks, but when you run your fingers over the surface, its smooth, which means that the problem is happending below the top surface layer.

There are more pictures in that forum thread.
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Postby hoxlund on Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:11 pm

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:45 am

Seems to have been a couple of bad batches from Sony's manufacturing plant. It happend before with CD, and again with DVD (and still happens with DVD). HD DVD is susceptible to it as well. Certainly not a good thing though! I'll have to keep an eye on my discs!
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