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BluRays won't play, gold spots on burned surface???

Postby jellyhead on Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:02 pm

I have an LG WH10LS30 and have been using cheap BD-Rs. One disc brand was Acro Circle, I don't remember the other brand. My problem is that after a year or less I found that some of the discs couldn't be read even in the burner. On closer inspection I see many very small gold colored spots (the same color as the base of the BD-R before burning). These spot are actually just specs, I used a magnifying gless to see them better.

Does anyone know what could be causing this other than cheap media. If it's cheap media, how can they sell crap that won't even last 1 year
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Re: BluRays won't play, gold spots on burned surface???

Postby Ian on Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:50 pm

You get what you pay for, especially when it comes to recordable media. Still.. only a year? That is pretty bad. How were they stored?
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Re: BluRays won't play, gold spots on burned surface???

Postby jellyhead on Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:28 am

In a cabinet next to my TV. They may have gotten too hot.
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Re: BluRays won't play, gold spots on burned surface???

Postby Ian on Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:51 pm

That's definitely possible. Heat is one of the biggest killers of optical media.
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Re: BluRays won't play, gold spots on burned surface???

Postby jellyhead on Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:11 am

I just checked some BluRays I had stored in a different location where heat wouldn't have been a problem and they're bad too. I think it's just the crap Acro Circle (Optodisc) BD-Rs. I just bought a stack of Optical Quantum BD-Rs, I hope they are better quality. I know these are also cheap but I used cheap DVDs for years and never had a problem. So far Optical Quantums look good but only time will tell.
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