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post #601 of 609 Old 04-06-2015, 01:03 PM
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See.
Sorry, I don't see anything.

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Yes, I've gone through all of them over the past year, mostly by starting discs before I go to bed and seeing if the player got stuck the next morning. I've had several fail but they were all Warner discs. I haven't had a single disc fail from any other studio. That implies to me that Warner made defective discs.

I've also not had any problems with combo discs (at least the HD-DVD sides) but apparently everyone else had nothing but problems with them. Maybe I have a tip-top player.
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Sorry, I don't see anything.
One movie studio (WB) failure is good enough to situate you in the average member of this thread; like most of us you too have some defective HD DVD discs. ...Rotten disc issue or other.

Other members, like I, we have other issues from other movie studios, in addition to some of WB HD DVD titles.
No one is a winner; we all lost money because of it. ...And some people, like I because of a large collection of HD DVD titles, more than others ($).

That is all what I truly meant; no more no less.

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Yeah, the whole failure aspect of HDDVD discs sucks. I'm sure I have a post earlier in this thread where I had not experienced this and questioned if this was a valid concept. Since then I too have experienced disc failures on both my HDA2 and on an XBox drive. Thankfully my investment was never that great into HDDVD, though I still love the concept and think it was the better of the two implementations at the time HDDVD folded. I do believe that if it had gone forward, the bad discs would have only been a glitch that was easily solved and one that the studios would have gladly compensated consumers for. I haven't tried to get replacement BDs for my defective discs, though don't know if it's even worth it at this point.

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What about DVDs from that era? Remember, HD-DVDs were pressed on basically the same equipment as DVDs. Blu-rays require new equipment which is why they have to include a separate disc in the combo versions, and the data layer is at the very bottom, which is why all Blu rays have a scratch resistant coating - wear that off and the Blu Ray disc dies as well.
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What about DVDs from that era? Remember, HD-DVDs were pressed on basically the same equipment as DVDs. Blu-rays require new equipment which is why they have to include a separate disc in the combo versions, and the data layer is at the very bottom, which is why all Blu rays have a scratch resistant coating - wear that off and the Blu Ray disc dies as well.
The same; I lost a bunch of DVDs, mainly from Universal Studios, and some too from the Criterion Collection, due to the rotten disc issue, and bad glue (DVD9). But because I don't watch DVDs anymore I don't know the full damage extent. ...I own over 5,000 DVD titles.

My old Blu-rays, circa 2006-07 fair much better than my HD DVDs and DVDs. And they are more recent of course.
And true too, Blu-rays are built better, stronger, with that anti-resistant/scratch layer.

Remember the first CDs with pin holes? ...And other manufacturing defects (un-centered holes, rough edges, discoloration, etc.). ...Also, some CD-Rs are better quality build (Maxell Music Pro, with extra layers). ...Some CD-Rs are really poorly built.
Some LPs are light as a feather and they bend like a boomerang. ...Cheap, real cheap.

Commercial CDs from the 80s (and 90s too), many of them they sound very bad. ...So bad actually that they are extremely painful; simply better to just toss them out (garbage bin). LPs from the 60s and 70s are much better, in most general, as compared to CDs of the 80s.

Today everybody is streaming from a music/movie server, or from Netflix. ...Or they buy hi-res music downloads.

It is quite a different world the one we live in now as compared to the one from the 50s and 60s (and even before, in the time of my parents; 30s and 40s with 78s).

And one hundred years from now; can you just imagine! ...WoW. ...Everything will be lift up in the air. ...We might start a new colony on another planet.
And music will play freely simply voice-activated. ...It won't be anymore a music business industry. ...That's what I think.

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HD DVD bit the dust...

Only have 6, or so left, gonna call WB...
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I just watched Tremors (Universal) - no problems.

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I just watched Tremors (Universal) - no problems.
And The Mummy too! Yay Universal!

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This thread is about having bad luck with your HD DVDs from Warner, not good luck with your Universal ones.
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