Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

A post and 3 photographs of a rotten BluRay disc in AVS forum have spurred several users to post their own BluRay rotting stories.

It seems that the problem is confined to a limited number of discs of specific movies. The movie most commonly affected by the defect is "The Prestige" from Buena Vista Home Entertainment (BVHE), but it has also been witnessed on copies of "Stranger Than Fiction", "The Departed" and "Gone in 60 Seconds".

According to the forum users, the "rot" forms in less than a month and renders the disc unreadable. It is visible to the naked eye and appears as a pattern of dots on the reflective surface of the disc. Users are reporting that the surface of the unplayable discs is still smooth to the touch, indicating that the defect is occurring beneath the top coating.

Sony was quick to admit the problem. A Sony Pictures Blu-ray Disc engineer replied in the thread: " I did some checking on this issue and found out that this is an isolated case with a limited number of discs affected from 1 title. Apparently there was some sort of impurity that was mixed in with a batch of material used for this production run and it was simply a fluke. Your Blu-ray library is safe. "

Users who were affected by the flaw said that they received postage-paid envelopes from Buena Vista Home Entertainment to return their discs.

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Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

Yet another reason the PS3 and its technology sucks.You know you have made a pretty s**tty product when it actually begins to rot.How can a disc made (presumably) out of silicone literally, rot?BluRay is going the way of the dinosaur.I hope Sony enjoyed their fame and fortune while it lasted.Maybe they should stick to making cheap ass PC's and CD players.

Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

OMG the dvd format is doomed too cos i have some packard bell dvd-r that split down the middle and corrupt data if you even breath on em too hard !!!Face it kids this is a badly manufactured bunch of disks just like my packard bell dvd-r ones, so you can all stop dreaming of the sony downfall and go back to playing halo!

Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

A Sony Pictures Blu-ray Disc engineer replied in the thread: " Apparently, there was some sort of impurity that was mixed in with a batch of material used for this production run and it was simply a fluke. Your Blu-ray library is safe."Sounds more like a marketing guy talking than an engineer. I've never heard a true engineer use words like "Apparently" and "some sort of" and then (evidently not knowing the specifics) jump to the massive conclusion, "Your Blu-ray library is safe."

Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

Good News Sony Lied again." I did some checking on this issue and found out that this is an isolated case with a limited number of discs affected from 1 title"Even megagames found it to be on more than 1 title. Thnx again for the lies sony.

Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

Anonymousat 5:14 24/6/2007HD-DVD didn't win either. It's too damn early for a new video format! It was 20 years before DVD's really became "standard" in the home, replacing the VHS.dvd hasnt even been out for 20 years you dumb f**k

Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

FrenzyYou dumb c**t, did you even READ the whole post?! f**ktard!!Skeptic - Yea Yea, at least they adimitted it UNLIKE f**kING MS, look how long it took them for a f**king console problem!PS3 Hater - You didn't even read the whole thing either, f**king c**t!Wanna talk about s**t technology? Lets talk about how many people had to replace there 360s!!In fact, lets bring up the whole 360 dying for a s**t load of people topic!!!Your all f**king morons!! You can't even read a post fully!!f**king jokes!!

Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

well console fan boys why dont you get your ps3 and your xboxs crush them up put em in a bag and stick em up youre ass then go get a pc and all youre problems will be over and you will have s**t loads better graphics as well....get a life

Rotten BluRay Discs Spotted

Actually this happend to some cds way back when cds were fairly new and the cause was some form of bacteria growing between the lairs of the disc.It only happend in warm damp climates too i believe.get out your domestos!

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