Blu-Ray, self-destruction over time?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by RichA, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. RichA

    RichA Guest

    http://www.gameshout.com/news/062005/article897.htm

    Look, another Blu-Ray in a caddy! Could it be because
    a non-caddy'd disc would simply refuse to play, owing to the
    fact even dust particles are large enough to obscure and disrupt the
    sub-micron sized pits that define the Blu-Ray spec.
    Could it be that even with a caddy, gradual dust incursion into the
    caddy will render the Blu-Ray discs unplayable, thereby ensuring the
    disk has a "finite lifespan?" Is this the "solution" Hollywood
    has long sought?
     
    RichA, Jun 13, 2005
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  2. RichA

    David Z Guest

    Er, how would a caddy solve the dusty problem? If dust can get on the
    surface of a disc, it could just as easily get on the surface of a caddy
    that holds a disc?
     
    David Z, Jun 13, 2005
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    Biz Guest

    You'll have to forgive RichA, he's a little slow on the uptake...
     
    Biz, Jun 13, 2005
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  4. RichA

    RichA Guest

    Doesn't matter since the caddy surfaced isn't what is read. Once the
    dust gets inside, it's game over. Caddyless discs are an accident
    waiting to happen. How long (given the physical size of the data
    pits) do you think a Blockbuster rental will be playable?
    -Rich
     
    RichA, Jun 13, 2005
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  5. The very first CD players in PCs also had caddys. What a pain.

    Bill
     
    Bill Vermillion, Jun 16, 2005
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