Some of our DVD-A's got heavy use and honestly did not take the absolute best care of them. Reason being is well I'll just buy a replacement later on.
Well I could not find my Porcupine Tree In Absentia DVD-A...well it's 7 years old I'll just go buy another on Amazon, it was getting a bit rough around the edges anyways. Holy crap I think my DVD-A collection is now worth more than the equipment it's being played on.
The prices for good/out of print DVD-A's are crazy. Most of the ones I own are over $100 used right now on Amazon.
So we scoured the house and found my missing discs. My plan is to move to all digital, multi-channel FLAC but still seeing the best way to do it. In the meantime I'd like to clean up the discs I have.
They do not have scratches so much as blotches. Best way I can describe it is if you put a CD in the bathroom for a week with my wife you'd end up with hairspray all over the CD, its very similar to what you find on your sink/mirror after hair spray builds up over the course of a week. But its not hair spray. Alot of my DVD/CD's are like that.
Most were played for a long time on a Yamaha C950 multi disc player. Now I have a Oppo 83 and soon to get either a 103 or a Dune HD.
I want to clean/care for them the proper way because the value has risen so much on them. At least my cases and that are in perfect condition. I do not want to ruin the DVD-A either.
The marks do not seem to effect the sound but I have to see if DVD-A Extractor does error correction so I can see if there really is any damage.