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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Whichever plant correlates to 2F** is problematic for Blu-rays. Based on Discogs searching, I've seen that plant called CMCA or Deluxe, not Cinram - but that info could be wrong, or Cinram could have owned it before or after those companies. I don't think the problem is AS widespread as this...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    That appears to be the master code, not the mould code. So there are two codes. The first is the master code. The master code relates to an earlier step in manufacturing (creation of the glass master), and is presumably not correlated with whether a disc fails or not. The master code is in...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Seems the problems are mostly 2006-2008 discs produced at the Pennsylvania Cinram plant. It'd be good to confirm that all affected discs were indeed manufactured at that plant by sharing the mould IFPI number (small text in the clear plastic at the very center of the disc). If the disc was...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Actually, one specific note re: Forbidden Hollywood vol 2. I saw a post at criterionforum about this specific disc, and the poster said that their copy seemed to get a residue on it because it was the one disc of the set that was touching the outer side of the fold-up packaging - they washed off...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Well that was certainly at least mastered at the Cinram PA plant - https://www.discogs.com/label/479093-Cinram-Olyphant-PA There is a Mastering IFPI code in the matrix runout area and a Mould code in the plastic hub area (see the picture at the bottom of page 4 in this document -...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    You'd think a manufacturer of that size would be stress-testing their product. Something like selecting a suitably random set of discs and subjecting them to accelerated aging (high temperature, high humidity, flex tests, etc.) and keeping track of the mean time until failure. The fact that a...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    What was the replacement disc's IFPI number? I wonder if it was leftover stock from the Cinram days or if you were just super unlucky and got a bad disc from a newer pressing.
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Wonder where that Cinram PA equipment will be used next and whether the problems will continue... These problems are such a buzzkill.
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    Was the Canadian Cinram plant pumping out defective discs too, or just the Pennsylvania one? Posting IFPI codes for defective discs you find in your collections would help sort that out. That PA Cinram plant was closed in May 2018 (according to articles I'm seeing online), but what did they do...
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    Warner DVD's not working thread - watch to make sure they still play

    For people receiving replacement discs for Forbidden Hollywood vol. 2 from WB, are they sending pressed discs or MOD discs?