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Defective from the get-go!

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Nathan*W, Aug 7, 2002.

  1. Nathan*W

    Nathan*W Screenwriter

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    This happened twice today![​IMG] Bought Simpsons:Season 2 and Disc Two has a big scratch from the center hub outward. (No, it wasn't floating free) and STII:The Wrath of {b]Khan[/b] Disc 1 had a broken tab and was floating free.
    [​IMG] [sigh] It just isn't my day. Has anyone else experienced this lately?
     
  2. Dave F

    Dave F Cinematographer

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    Man, that totally sucks. I've had to shy away from mail order due to the high percentage of broken discs from the shipping. Now I get only my Criterions from mail order. In a retail store you can at least give the case a shake to listen for floaters.
    (BTW: DVD Trio Playright can fix most scratches, and Inet DVD is a good source for replacement cases)
    -Dave
     
  3. Brandon_S

    Brandon_S Second Unit

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    Nathan,
    I picked up Star Trek II last night. My disc 1 was floating free in the case [​IMG]. There was a small scratch on the data side of the disc near the hub. However I played the movie last night and noticed no breakup. Close call!
    Brandon Smith
     
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Supporting Actor

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    Shake the DVD cases before you buy them. This is what I do, and I never get floaters now. Buying online, of course, is a different story.


    Jeff
     

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