Originally Posted by Worf
Do remember that HD-DVDs are more vulnerable because they use a slightly enhanced DVD pressing process, but the basic equipment is identical, so problems that affect DVD will affect HD-DVD as well. It was a major advantage that the factories could undergo a very minor upgrade to their DVD equipment to produce HD-DVDs.
Blu-Ray uses a completely different process than DVD, and those factories are tightly controlled. However, that doesn't make them immune to specific Blu-Ray manufacturing problems.
Very true what you just said. ...And some Blu-ray titles (DVDs too) from the Criterion Collection have also the "rotten disc" issue.
...Bad manufacturing plants with no QC. ...That leads to bad batches and more. ...All in order to save a buck; and us the customers we suffer by paying the price...for a defective, unplayable product.
It hurts when you pay over $30 for a movie or on DVD, or on HD DVD, or on Blu-ray, and that you have them unplayable after a certain time.
It adds up, a lot...into frustration and disenchantment towards the studios with their manufacturing plants. ...It's expensive too, very much, for us.
Anyway, I believe that they should replace all defective discs; all the studios...Universal, Warner Bros, Criterion Collection, FOX, Lionsgate, Paramount, Columbia, Disney, ...for all physical disc software, all mediums.
Their willingness and commitment to do so shows their responsibility and integrity in supporting their customers who first support them.
This is simply good business practice. ...And it pays off on both sides (product manufacturers and customers).
Have a lovely day everyone.