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post #1 of 3 Old 07-09-2013, 02:06 PM - Thread Starter
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First time this has ever happened to me and i am bummed the hell out!
Pulled out my hd dvd of Planet Earth to start watching all the episodes over the next few weeks. All the discs played fine on my A30 about 2-3 years ago last time I watched it.

First episode on first disc played fine until about 16:00. Then stuttering freezing and eventually blank screen. (Later in the day I played the entire movie "The Departed" flawlessly, so I know it's not my A30).

Looking at the disc showed some pretty weird streaking / mirroring. Hard to explain. But I gave it a gentle cleaning with tepid water and mild dish detergent (this has worked nicely on some problem blu discs for me). No difference. Same problem in the same place.

Have not checked the other episodes or discs yet but I will eventually. This is not a Universal title, I thought those were the most common ones to have this problem.
Anyone else run into this with Planet Earth? I hate to have to buy it again on Blu, its still pretty pricey after 6 years or so! mad.gif

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Huh, that really sucks, are all the disks getting some smearing or just a couple. I recently watched mine about two weeks ago, and didn't have any problems. I do recall seeing some disks that had a weird smearing type glaze over some disks. I cant remember if they were hd dvd or blu ray, but I remember the disk worked ok. I'll have to go through my disks and see which one it was and see if it still plays. I noticed the smearing probably 6-7 months ago, so maybe its doomed now
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Looking at the discs, there is smearing....kinda looks like an oil slick floating on water. It's def not on the surface though. mad.gif

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