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. Here are some photos
Ouch, hope this is an isolated issue. I lost too may Laserdiscs to rot for my liking.
I think you should not have a problem getting the disc replaced either by the retailer or the Studio. I'm sure Disney would want the disc so their can isolate what happened here. If this a production related they definitely want to know about it.
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The PS3, The thing is that the movie "Froze" at 20 minutes so I took the disc out to check it and all these spots where there, the same ones like on your pictures. I cleaned it, but it didn't appear it needed to and it read fine and I could watch the whole movie just fine. I'll try to watch it again this afternoon to see if it is still readable. I'll let you know.
Last time I've watched it i had the 1.70 firmware though
The exact same thing happened to my BD copy of the "Prestige" (I also uses PS3 as my BD player). I have never seen this before and thought it was an isolated incident...interesting to hear that others also suffer the same issue. Seems like there were some manufacturing issue with the "Prestige" BD.
I had to check my copy immediately; I've had some bad experiences with rot in the past.
Gad-zooks! One half of the disc was covered with tiny dots, while the other half was pristine. I wiped the disc on my shirt real quick-like, and most of the dots disappeared. Turned out it was simply dust, gathered on that half of the disc which had protruded out of the PS3 for a day or so. Whew!
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That really is interesting. I agree with plasmabuyer about it being a coating problem, since you can see it over the hub and everything.
Venom5 and MaxDam77, do you know if your discs were like this when you first got them, or did the spots develop later?
Also, has anyone else had this happen with a title other than The Prestige?
I bought the Prestige in April. I've watched it 2 or 3 times, then, two weeks ago I watched it again and it froze around 20 mins of the movie. I ejected the disk and i saw thoses weird spots. I cannot recall if it was there before or when I first got it.