Pearl Harbor one year on

dts borg

Active Member
Anyone here on the forums had problems with dvds not playing after they have been in the box for around a year:mad:

Pearl Harbor R1 watched once when it came out will not play from chapter 18:mad:

No marks or dust on the disk:confused:

switched players and still the same thing:eek:

Picture just starts breaking up then stops!

What could this be:confused:

All my dvds are kept away from any source of heat & stored upright.

Could the disk have deteriorated?
ARRRR the thought 400+ movies that won't play in a few years :eek:

Can anyone help with this one please.

Thanks dts..............
 

Phil Hinton

Editor
Staff member
Laser Rot.

My american beauty is the same, look for discolouration in the layers of the disc.
 
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mr chadwick

Guest
thats ******** mate! laser rot was the reason why i got rid of my laserdiscs and got into dvds.now i am panicking that i will have a pile of unwatchable movies in a year or so.arse!!:mad: :mad:
 

johnny

Standard Member
same has happened here on my R1 Directors Cut - mine pixels and blocks up in the dogfight scene over the english channel (cant remember the chapter)

dts borg: what will touchstone do about replacing an R1 boxset to the uk? surely this has to be taken up with the supplier?
 
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Spazwunkle

Guest
Aaaaahhhhhh, this answers a question I've been wondering about for aaages.

Pixelation and freezing started to happen with my Blair Witch DVD (though only on the extras, not the film).

The situation sucks, but at least I know whats going on now.

Thanks for bringing this up.

P.S I think some MGM Special Edition disc where having some "rot" problems, to do with the glue they used or something. Probably the same problem thats happening with these other discs. If memory serves me correctly (and it usually doesn't), you can get these MGM discs freely replaced if you contact them.
 

James45

Standard Member
yep Silence of the Lambs and Terminator misted up but this didn't cause playback probs in all cases. Wonder why none of my CDs have had this problem?!
 

dts borg

Active Member
Called Play, Hey they answered after the fist ring:D
They have had calls on this laser rot thing before on quite a few titles....oh ****e :eek: Play said sorry mate your 28days are well up give Disney/Touchstone a ring, oh ok I said you got a number,no sorry mate its private call 192:mad:

So after a few searches on the web I got a number for Benua Vista home video;)

Called them & they just said mmmm never heard that one before!
Send us an E mail with the laser rot link and we will get back ASAP.

Yeah Right...........:p IM a mug I dont think so:clown:

Looks like I will just have to go buy it again on R2 swap the disk over and hope they dont look at it when I take it back for a refund;)

Anyone know if the R1 & R2 have the same picture on the disk?

Oh I never told TouchStone it was the R1 movie.

dts.......
 
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Yummy Fur

Guest
Buns said

but what causes the rot?! i havent even noticed it on LD's!

Ad, Laser rot has existed in every optical disc format. It's usually caused by the oxidation of the subsurface layer. There are a number of reasons for this. Pinholes on the discs surface caused through imperfect manufacture. The disc being corroded by the inks on the label side. Discs being stored in cardboard sleeves that had a high Sulphur content. Usually in LD's the problem originates in poor glueing of the two sides and the disc flexing (much more likely on a 12" disc), but having said all this, it's still very rare.

Yummy Fur
 

buns

Banned
Thanks....... so basically it is unlikely if you are keeping everything in their plastic sleeves and taking care...... well ill hope that i continue not to see it!

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Yummy Fur

Guest
Actually ad, I think that if the disc is duff through manufacture, then no matter how well you store it, it will eventually go...
Unless of course you have access to a vacuum chamber! :D

Yummy Fur
 

buns

Banned
Originally posted by Yummy Fur
Actually ad, I think that if the disc is duff through manufacture, then no matter how well you store it, it will eventually go...
Unless of course you have access to a vacuum chamber! :D

Yummy Fur

You mean you dont!? :eek:

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bh

Standard Member
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Yummy Fur

Guest
buns said

You mean you dont!?

Well, I thought of constucting my own vacuum chamber, then found out those 'vacuum pumps' are sold for other purposes entirely.....:D

Yummy Fur
 

buns

Banned
Thanks bh, I hadnt gotten around to searching just yet since i havent got a problem to this point, but interesting reading!

yummy,

I discovered that too! :D Noisy buggers too!

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