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horrorlover
08-13-2009, 04:34 AM
Today someone told me that blu ray discs won't scratch like a DVD does, is this true or not? From what I knew I thought Blu Ray discs were pretty much the same as a DVD or Cd as far as how they are manufactured.

Grim
08-13-2009, 05:55 AM
Their surface is a lot slicker and far more resilient than DVD's that makes scratching them almost a task in itself. However, it is possible. So, much more durable? Yes. Indestructible? No.

Matt89
08-13-2009, 06:33 AM
Yeah, this is why it bothers me that some people call them "Blu-ray DVDs"...Blu-ray DISCS are COMPLETELY different than DVDs. They're a different format, the dsics have a different texture (if you hold one up to the light, you can actually see through it), so yeah, they're completely different than DVDs. I mean, sure they're the same shape, but other than that, blu-ray discs are completely different altogether.

And yes, they are actually very hard to scratch. I mean if you took a pin or a needle or something to it (or sandpaper or something lol) yes it's gonna scratch. But for general use, yes they're MUCH harder to scratch than DVDs. If you have a smudge, you can basically wipe the blu-ray disc off with your shirt or something (something that would normally scratch the fuck out of a DVD). They're definitely much more durable than DVDs. By far.

~Matt

Bad_Ronald_1983
08-16-2009, 07:36 PM
Yes. They are harder to scratch. They have that protective coating on there because there is much more data crammed together on a blu-ray disc than a standard dvd, so that is why they made the hard coat layer on it, because s scratch would almost ruin the playback of a blu-ray movie unlike a scratch on a DVD would.

-MATT-

Vlachio
08-24-2009, 07:48 AM
Yes. They are harder to scratch. They have that protective coating on there because there is much more data crammed together on a blu-ray disc than a standard dvd, so that is why they made the hard coat layer on it, because s scratch would almost ruin the playback of a blu-ray movie unlike a scratch on a DVD would.

-MATT-


I second that, your totally correct. I bought a few used blu-rays DVD's. They all looked like shit when I flipped them over. I grabbed a very soft cloth (made for cleaning glasses) to clean them. Less then 2 minutes later they looked brand new again! HELL YEAH these disks are built strong! I heart blu-rays now big time, to hell with standard DVD!

Katatonia
08-24-2009, 08:03 AM
Blu-rays are tough as hell against scratches, but hardly indestructible. As I stated recently in another thread, I received a new Blu-ray which looked like it had been sliced in half with a blade.

Vlachio
08-24-2009, 09:08 AM
Blu-rays are tough as hell against scratches, but hardly indestructible. As I stated recently in another thread, I received a new Blu-ray which looked like it had been sliced in half with a blade.

Totally agree not indestructible. The only shit that pisses me off when I spend $35 for a disk. Is when I pop the case open it looks like this! WTF!

http://www.horrordvds.com/vb3forum/picture.php?albumid=61&pictureid=411

springjack
08-24-2009, 06:50 PM
A friend of mine loan me some Ps3 games and I can tell you... Blu-Rays can get scratched.
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bigdaddyhorse
08-24-2009, 09:42 PM
Having just bought a bluray player and grabbing 7-8 BR discs from the library to watch, I can say that they get scratched. Not to the level of many dvds I've got from el library, but someone put some effort into Terminator 2 as it has gouges in it. Haven't tried to play it yet, figure it won't work with my cheap-ass botttom of the barrel player anyway. It just sounded better at the time and was free to check, so I did.

Slightly related: I bought 28 Days Later blu and watched the other night. It had some smal dust specs on the playing surface which made the picture pixelate and break-up every 20-30 seconds. I know it was teh dust as I couldn't stand it, took the disc out and cleaned it, then played again with no issue.
Do al players act this way when dealing with dust or scuffs? I find it odd that my dvd player has no problem with small ammounts of dust or fingerprints but my blu does. Think I'm already regretting buying the cheapest player I could find local. No BD-live, I don't even have an internet connection port.:eek:

Bad_Ronald_1983
08-26-2009, 05:16 AM
Having just bought a bluray player and
Do al players act this way when dealing with dust or scuffs? I find it odd that my dvd player has no problem with small ammounts of dust or fingerprints but my blu does. Think I'm already regretting buying the cheapest player I could find local. No BD-live, I don't even have an internet connection port.:eek:


Most players are the same when it comes to this. That is a problem with blu-ray discs. They are more resistent to scratches and dust etc, but if they cannot be wiped off, they will be more prone to playback issues unlike dvd's, because more info is crammed closer together on the blu-ray disc, rather than standard dvd.

-MATT-