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Report Your Disc Rotted DVD's Here
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DVD Profiler Unlimited RegistrantStar ContributorCyclograph
Binome (since 2001)
Registered: March 13, 2007
United States Posts: 238
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A short while ago we tried to play "Wallace & Gromit: The Complete Collection", 884487104419, US Blu-ray from Sept 2009. Totally unreadable on two BD-ROMs and two standard players. I've read elsewhere that this is a known issue with this release.

As this has been OOP for some time I couldn't trust a replacement, so ended up picking up the UK release instead (5051561000621) which is working fine - still in-print and region free. 
DVD Profiler Unlimited Registrant69samael69
Registered: April 1, 2007
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The only disk I've ever seen "rot" was a CD copy of Judas Priest Live. It still plays to this day but had bad lacquer around the edges so the reflective layer pealed off a few millimetres around the edge. Luckily CDs read from the inside out. I don't think it had a UPC as it it was a Columbia House CD Club version from probably the late 80s. I still listen to CDs in the car, many of them upwards of 20+ years old and have never had problems with anything other than JP: Live. I've also been collecting DVDs since 2000 and have many older than that that I bought second hand, and never had a DVD arbitrarily become unreadable. I did have one video game that was very flaky. That was Rayman: Raving Rabbids for the Wii (DVD format), but it was bought second hand and while it looked OK I always figured the disk was polished incorrectly by the store making the laser read inconsistent.

I wonder if rot is more prevalent in certain climates, say coast ocean areas where the humidity is high and there is salt in the air.
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