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Old 08-22-2008, 03:49 PM
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Blu-Ray scratching?

When blu-ray came out much of the promotional information stated that it was more resistant to scratching than SD DVDs. Would you agree with this or do you think this is just promotional hype?
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:11 PM
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When blu-ray came out much of the promotional information stated that it was more resistant to scratching than SD DVDs. Would you agree with this or do you think this is just promotional hype?
Definitely, because it includes a protective coating. With out the coating though, Blu-ray discs would be less resistant to damage than DVD.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:14 PM
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When blu-ray came out much of the promotional information stated that it was more resistant to scratching than SD DVDs. Would you agree with this or do you think this is just promotional hype?
Take a BD and hold it up to a light. You'll see how thin it really is which is why it requires the protective coating. The data is written very close to the surface so even small scratches might prevent perfect playback
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The protective coating on BD is miles better than what was on DVD. I have purchased and rented dozens of used BDs and have yet to find one with a scratch. Just try and rent a used DVD that's scratchfree.
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Old 08-22-2008, 05:09 PM
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yes

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They seem to scratch less...Thankfully I've stumbled upon microfiber cloths to help remove debris.
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:15 PM
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Scratches shouldn't be a problem, as long as they're scratches and not gouges. Heavy fingerprints and smudging can definitely affect the playback of BDs (common in rentals), but those are easy to wipe off.
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