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Damaged Disks
Topic by: FGaipa
Posted: July 20, 2007 - 12:20 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 1, 2007 - 5:05 PM PDT

author topic: Damaged Disks
post #1  on July 20, 2007 - 12:20 PM PDT  
Lately roughly a fourth, maybe a third of the disks I receive abort at some point during playback. "Please check the disk. It may nead cleaning or be damaged." Suspected my player, but examination always reveals serious dings and scratches. My alternate player, an all-region, is more forgiving, so I've nearly always managed to finish, but it's a hassle.

I treat rental disks as delicately as if they'd been loaned me a a dear fanatically pristine friend. I'm as certain as it's possible to be that I've never scratched, knicked, smudged, smeared even one GC disk.

The rest of you, PLEASE, treat your rentals as carefully as I do.

(That is, if we ever see another disk. One week and counting. See the throttling harangs below.)

post #2  on July 21, 2007 - 1:15 PM PDT  
It could be most people's players are letting the disks slide through... I like to think that when you check the checkboxes for 'disk didn't play well', they do some inspection/resurfacing on them (but of course, you can only do so much before the disc is trash).

That said, I've only had two disks that didn't play right in my player, and they looked awful when I looked at them.
post #3  on July 21, 2007 - 1:42 PM PDT  
I've had two discs out of over 270 that didn't play. That's less than .75%. I consider that a very, very low percentage.
post #4  on August 1, 2007 - 5:05 PM PDT  
I could be wrong, but I'm willing to bet that GreenCine members take slightly better care of their disks than the great unwashed masses. I mean, yes, the discs I get almost always seem to be much, much more scuffed up than anything I've ever owned (I've only had to have one cd in my life resurfaced and that was because the case it came in was a rough, cardboard sleeve that was damaging it), but that's one of the side effects of volume and transit.

An idea though that will likely never happen is to have GreenCine start using those little plastic disc protector things on some of their more rare stock to better preserve them. That way the damage will be lessened and they won't be as likely to lose something that can't easily be replaced.

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