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Does the PS3 scratches discs?


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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Blips

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Posted January 08 2008 - 03:03 PM

*Does the PS3 scratch discs? With Warner Brothers move to Blu Ray I'm finally considering buying a player. The PS3 seems like my best option considering there's a few games on there I currently want and many upcoming, but I'm not thrilled about the PS3 not having a tray drive and was worried about discs getting scratched. Is anyone having any such problems with the front loading drive? I'm kind of OCD when it come to that kind of thing.

#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted January 08 2008 - 04:00 PM

With the scratch resistant coating, it's a non issue.

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted January 09 2008 - 03:13 AM

I am too, but have been impressed with it so far...no problems with scratches although as the previous poster pointed out, there's a resistant coating on it.
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#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted January 09 2008 - 03:13 AM

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Posted January 09 2008 - 04:54 AM

I used to be worried about this kind of disc loading mechanism too, but not anymore. Haven't noticed any problems w/ our car's CD player for instance -- and they pretty much all use this type. Yeah, it *looks* like it'd be less safe than the old tray mechanism, but I've had the old tray mechanism leave a scuff ring on a couple CDs in the past too just from how a disc could still be spinning when it's dropped into the tray inside the player. Posted Image Not saying the old tray mechanism is bad since that didn't really happen *that* often, but I don't think it's really all that much better, if at all. At least now I don't have to worry about my kids accidentally bumping into the tray and breaking it while it's extended out -- that happened to a previous DVD/SACD player I had.

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#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Blips

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Posted January 09 2008 - 05:09 AM

So no scratches at all? Because I have plenty of DVDs I'd like to upconvert as well.

#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Shane Martin

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Posted January 09 2008 - 05:19 AM

Not a single one. I haven't seen a scratched Netflix rental either.

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Posted January 09 2008 - 06:33 AM

No scratched discs here. Like others, I was leery of slot loading devices. Between the PS3 and my Macbook Pro, neither has scratched a disc in over a year of ownership for both devices.

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#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Steve Schaffer

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Posted January 09 2008 - 07:00 AM

I've had my PS3 for almost a year and have yet to scratch any dvd or BD.
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Posted January 09 2008 - 07:22 AM

I haven't had any issues with my PS3 scratching a Blu-ray, DVD, or CD in the 3 and a half month's I've had it. It's a great system, just wish they'd include the Blu-ray remote with the console.
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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted January 09 2008 - 02:47 PM


That would make me livid. Guess it's good we don't have kids. Posted Image
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