Same here, got a BR from Blockbuster (Little Man) today with a crack on the outside edge (about 1/4" long). In the 3+ years I've been renting DVDs (first with Netflix, now also BB), not once have I received a broken disk. Probably just coincidence.
Originally Posted by bdshort /forum/post/0
I rented X3 from NetFlix, and it too had a small crack at the edge of the disc (unfortunately large enough to prevent it from playing)... I hope we're not seeing an issue here!
Originally Posted by TwinTurboZX /forum/post/0
Over the years I've received at least 5 cracked DVDs from netflix, I'd say it's just the way they are handled in the mail.
Originally Posted by obispo21 /forum/post/0
Well this doesn't sound good. Does the crack show through both sides of the disc, or just the data side?
One of my biggest pet peeves about DVD & HD DVD is that the two halves of the disc are clearly physically separated in the center. This makes them prone to cracking when in cases with poor hubs.
(The 0.6mm halves seem much weaker than the 1.2mm whole glued together. I never had such problems with regular audio CDs.)
I thought BD would solve this, but if they actually use a 0.1mm layer of polycarbonate to cover the data... that's potentially prone to cracking - that would be a major down-side for me.
Originally Posted by Hoots /forum/post/0
I like Bluray but was curious if these are more fragile.
Originally Posted by rdodolak /forum/post/0
You would think they would be less fragile since BD uses one substrate (piece) of plastic like CDs where as DVD and HD-DVD uses two pieces which are glued together.
Originally Posted by Canuck21 /forum/post/0
Wow, that's quite a few cracks for such an early format. HD DVD on the other hand scratches easily.