Im a little uninformed on disk rot. When some of you posters talk about DVD disk rot, did it happen right away? Will all DVDs eventually rot; by that i mean, is this a problem with disk it self, or how they were stored, treated etc? I was under the assumption that DVDs that are pressed will last a lifetime, vs burned DVDs. I hope none of my old collection has rotted, id idnt even know it was possible.
This is an isolated phenomenon that inevitably happens when a new technology is introduced. It has happened on a limited basis with some CDs, LDs and DVDs. There is no reason to believe or suggest this is a widespread problem. I believe two or maybe three titles including "The Prestige" and "Stranger Than Fiction" have been affected with the majority of AVS members reporting no problem whatsoever with those or any other titles for that matter.
I've heard of disc rot before, but I just don't get what people do to their discs to make it happen. Even my brother is not that careless with discs.
CD/DVD rot can happen if left in extremely humid and salty environments, DVD delamination occurs simply because of manufacturing problems with the way the two layers are joined together.
This Blu-ray rot is something similar to the latter, some manufacturing problem which destabilizes over time.
I have been afflicted by it and I am extremely careful with all my discs, which dont even have a finger print on any of them and are stored in a low-humidity controlled room. Repeat: Its not mistreatment, its a manufacturing fault.
In the dozens of media forums I visit daily, I can count on just one hand the number of people that have reported a problem with their Blu-ray discs. I have a minimal amount of concern at this point. My real concern is that this subject is monitored closely to avoid the sickness of fanboyism from infecting this thread in order to exploit a rather isolated occurance into an indictment of an entire format. AVS Forum already has a somewhat negative reputation in some quarters because of this type of juvenile behavior.
Ok I just got home and it took me like 4 tries to finally be able to watch it but it freezes.
Here is the pic of my Prestige BD:
Wow. I checked all my Blu-ray discs (have over 60) and none of them have this problem. They are all pristine. Several years ago I accidentally left some DVDs out very near to where I was painting a wall with a roller brush. And guess what? They ended up looking exactly like this picture. I was always more careful with my DVDs after that.
If you sprinkled cinnamon on a disc it would probably look like that also. Of course, if you accidentally sprinkle cinnamon on one of your discs, just blow it off & it will be fine.
And if you "accidentally" spatter paint or sprinkle cinnamon on an HD-DVD disc, take a picture of it, post a picture of the disc on the HD-DVD forums and tell the world you've discovered HD-DVD Disc Rot.