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post #631 of 643 Old 05-21-2016, 12:23 PM
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I have 2 Toshiba A2s and I've been lucky so far, no probs with any HD DVDs. Even the WBs all play fine.

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I started to check my HD DVD collection and already found 15 faulty discs
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I already found more than 30 rotten discs. My heart bleeds
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I already found more than 30 rotten discs. My heart bleeds
I checked four discs and three were bad so I stopped rather than cause myself more pain.
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I officially retired my HD-DVD player about a month ago. I originally had about ~40 titles which I slowly transitioned to my blu-ray library over the past 8+ years
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I officially retired my HD-DVD player about a month ago. I originally had about ~40 titles which I slowly transitioned to my blu-ray library over the past 8+ years
I'd love to retire my HD-DVD player. But I have sooo many HD DVD movies and it would still be very expensive to replace them with Blu-Rays.
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I'd love to retire my HD-DVD player. But I have sooo many HD DVD movies and it would still be very expensive to replace them with Blu-Rays.
But how many of your discs still play?
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But how many of your discs still play?
So far most of them. But the disc error is a problem on enough of them that I'd love to ditch HDDVD.
But, as I said, I have too many working discs to replace at this point.

I'm trying to watch all my HD DVDs (because I never did get through them all) so I can decide how many I can get rid of.
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I've been going through my HD DVD collection lately, backing them up to a hard drive using MakeMKV, and I too am having major issues with HD DVD's from Warner. A few years back I already noticed that some of my discs from Blade Runner were not reading correctly, but back then that was still an exception. Now more than 50% of my Warner HD DVD's seem to have disc reading errors. This includes titles that I'm sure worked fine the last time I tried them and have been sitting quietly in their boxes ever since. Discs from every other studio (Universal, Paramount, Studio Canal, etc) all work without a hitch. Ironically the very first (Warner) HD DVD I ever bought still works fine too. I'm ripping them on an LG GGC-H20L and I've yet to try them with my Xbox 360 add-on drive, so maybe I'll have more luck with that. But overall this is a really really disappointing showing from Warner. If these discs don't last even when treated properly, then what's the point of owning physical copies in the first place?
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I guess I'm lucky. I have approximately 110 HD-DVD's, and have only found one bad one. Now, I did rip mine to my NAS at least 5 years ago, so I'm protected. I have been watching a few last week, and the ones I watched were fine. Now, 95% of my discs were bought early, when they were initially released in the format, versus during the fire sales. So, maybe later production runs weren't as good, who knows.
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Are Warner Brothers movies from Europe/UK also subject to the same disc rot issues? Many of them have different packaging so i'm wondering if the discs were pressed at a different factory and thus potentially void of the disc rot so many experience in the US.
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Yes they are unfortunately
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My Harry Potter Years 1-5 box set failed. I spoke with the woman at WB and got it replaced but she said they wouldn't replace any more.

So I'm not happy to discover that Terminator 3, The Matrix box set, and Blade Runner remastered all failed. And Planet Earth today. Same error code, and I'm not in a position to replace them. Really frustrating. My Blade Runner discs look like the surface of the storage medium is all messed up, while the protective layer is unscratched.

Any suggestions?

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