Brand new old Dvd's not working

BAN5HEE

Well-known Member
Ok I know the title sounds weird but here goes. I have over 600+ normal DVD's. Some of those has never been watched and are still packaged.
Now Sunday I thought of watching Scary Movie 2 because one my Rugby Team mates broke his arm and every time I see him I shout out "Grab my strong hand!"
Anyway so I thought I would sit and watch that again. The Disc was still in its wrapping. I stuck it into my Pio 868, then my BD50 and then my X1. Neither machine recognized the disc. It's a region two disc and all my machines are multi region.
Anyone else ever had issues like this? Makes me wonder how many of my other disc aren't working....
 

Pecker

Distinguished Member
Ok I know the title sounds weird but here goes. I have over 600+ normal DVD's. Some of those has never been watched and are still packaged.
Now Sunday I thought of watching Scary Movie 2 because one my Rugby Team mates broke his arm and every time I see him I shout out "Grab my strong hand!"
Anyway so I thought I would sit and watch that again. The Disc was still in its wrapping. I stuck it into my Pio 868, then my BD50 and then my X1. Neither machine recognized the disc. It's a region two disc and all my machines are multi region.
Anyone else ever had issues like this? Makes me wonder how many of my other disc aren't working....
What does the surface of the disc look like?

Steve W
 

BAN5HEE

Well-known Member
Check out a few more.

It's almost certainly the disc - probably a manufacturing fault, but possibly how it's been stored.

Steve W
HOw do you mean how it's been stored? Most of my dvd's stand upright. Is that wrong?
 

BAN5HEE

Well-known Member
I was thinking if they'd been stored in the cold and/or damp (a garage? loft?).

Steve W
Aah ok no they are at room temp in my study. Have a dedicated wall with all of them on it. I guess it's just a flakey DVD.
 

alagermound

Novice Member
i watch everything i buy and keep the receipt until i have, never understood buying films only to have them sit unopened on the shelf for years, but i know its the norm as my parents and friends have films still in wrappers on their shelves much to my annoyance, maybe its cos i only buy films i really like and intend to watch more than once every couple of years (still have 800-1000 though)
 

BAN5HEE

Well-known Member
i watch everything i buy and keep the receipt until i have, never understood buying films only to have them sit unopened on the shelf for years, but i know its the norm as my parents and friends have films still in wrappers on their shelves much to my annoyance, maybe its cos i only buy films i really like and intend to watch more than once every couple of years (still have 800-1000 though)
It's because normally when I buy DVD's I buy in bulk. SO I will wait for 3 for 2 offers and end up buying 12 dvd's in one go. I will watch some of them but don't always get time.
 

alagermound

Novice Member
like i say im not knocking you i know lots of people that do that, i just dont myself as i only want things im excited to watch otherwise its not money well spent, as rest assured even if it was cheap that day if you dont watch it for a year plus its bound to be even cheaper a year down the line, i dont want to get into the habit of buying stuff just because its cheap something i constantly struggled with during the hd dvd fire sales.
 

brian s

Distinguished Member
like i say im not knocking you i know lots of people that do that, i just dont myself as i only want things im excited to watch otherwise its not money well spent, as rest assured even if it was cheap that day if you dont watch it for a year plus its bound to be even cheaper a year down the line, i dont want to get into the habit of buying stuff just because its cheap something i constantly struggled with during the hd dvd fire sales.
I often buy TV series which can be 20+ episodes. I'm not one to watch them all in one weekend. I may watch one or two episodes a week and this will depend on how many I've bought. Also the amount of good TV on at the time will slow down watching the DVDs. As a result I've found a DVD that doesn't work in one way or another at the end of a TV series.

Regards
Bri
 

alagermound

Novice Member
yeah good point, im too impatient for that if i bought a tv series and only watched an episode a week i might as well just watch it as it airs on tv, i actually avoid tv series while there on and buy the box set so i can watch large chunks in one go so much fun.
 

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