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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by kevxross View Post

Put it in a ziploc bag with some silica gel packets... see if the fog starts to disappear...

It definately looks like moisture of some kind... agreed.

I may try and use silica gel in the room where they are stored too.

I have no reason to make this up guys. I'm just concerned that some of my discs may go the same way. And then what?
post #32 of 45
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Originally Posted by cadbury8 View Post

dont get all worried as its probably just an isolated incident. you got a bad disc with an air bubble in it.
have you checked your other discs?

Yes. Checked all my other HD-DVD's and BluRays too. All look fine except "AMERICAN WEREWOLF" which is "cloudy" beyond belief and "JOHN CARPENTER'S THE THING" which looks a little "patchy". Cleaned up O.K. though.
post #33 of 45
You could always try contacting Universal... They may be able to send out a replacement disc.

...This thread got me worried though. I had to run to my copy of American Werewolf, and make sure it was okay.
post #34 of 45
There are no photos of the actually problem.
post #35 of 45
That looks like a picture from the DVD side. The HD side has a more bluish instead of yellowish hue.

Sorry should have read farther before posting..... I like the Gel silica Idea. Any chance you were one of the clean in tap water people.
post #36 of 45
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Originally Posted by MJeeves View Post

Hello,

I was hoping some of you may be able to help me please...

I just reached for my "AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON" HD-DVD Combo disc to watch. When I got the disc out of the case I noticed that the HD-DVD side was all "cloudy". ::::

You might want to look at my post under "Unleashed" about plastic injectors and my take on the 'Universal' disc troubles???

--David
post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by Topweasel View Post

That looks like a picture from the DVD side. The HD side has a more bluish instead of yellowish hue.

Sorry should have read farther before posting..... I like the Gel silica Idea. Any chance you were one of the clean in tap water people.

No I've NEVER washed any of my discs. A little gentle wipe with a damp soft cloth to get rid of stray fingerprints is as heavy handed as I get.
post #38 of 45
Could be a problem with the glue is letting moisture in. I have CDs like that and they play. I can't be sure that an HDDVD would, though.
post #39 of 45
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Thanks guys. I'll keep an eye on my other discs. Meanwhile I've sent "AMERICAN WEREWOLF" back to where I got it from. I will also inform Universal.

I may invest in some "de-humidifying"...?
post #40 of 45
My "Miami Vice" HD DVD has a spotty / cloudy coating on the high definition side too. After various attempts to capture a visible image on a digital camera, I gave up! You can see it when the disc is angled slightly under bright light. Disc still plays fine.

-Murray
post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by ocd_guy View Post

My "Miami Vice" HD DVD has a spotty / cloudy coating on the high definition side too. After various attempts to capture a visible image on a digital camera, I gave up! You can see it when the disc is angled slightly under bright light. Disc still plays fine.

-Murray

Consider yourself lucky. Mine won't work past a certain chapter.
post #42 of 45
From what I am seeing in the sample pics, it looks very much like a separation problem. The plastic laminate cover is separating from the disk itself. I don't know if you have seen the transparent window decals that are placed on automotive windows, but when they separate the window is no longer very see-through at the point of separation (the glue layer becomes visible)

This can happen to ALL disks. Sometimes it's just defective... sometimes it's uneven heating, and/or improper storage that will do it. You can see it on a lot of older CD's for example.
post #43 of 45
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Originally Posted by MJeeves View Post

Thanks guys. I'll keep an eye on my other discs. Meanwhile I've sent "AMERICAN WEREWOLF" back to where I got it from. I will also inform Universal.

I may invest in some "de-humidifying"...?

... but don't forget to make photos first, and post them here. Just as a reference for us for things to come...?
post #44 of 45
Alot of my Hd-dvd's are like this now frown.gif

Guess it's good Blu won the format war
post #45 of 45
My experience with my large HD-DVD collection is . . . looking at the data surface doesn't mean much. I've had pristine looking discs fail, and cloudy looking discs play perfectly time after time.
I've had problems with a number of Warner titles as well as 1 each from Rhino & Magnolia. In all cases, they appear to have been manufactured by cinram under contract with Warner as the distributor.
Now THOSE I would be wary of!
The good news is that the applicable movie studios replaced every one of my bad titles with a new HD-DVD (Rhino & Magnolia) or a blu-ray (Warner).
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