Does Heat hurt DVD's?

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  1. Scott Thomas

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    I recently decided to store some of my DVD in my Attic, I went up there and discovered that the temperture has reach about 100 degree. Will this type of heat damage my DVD's?
     
  2. Scott Strang

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    Why the attic? How many? Perhaps you could squeeze them into some closet space.
    Personally putting any kind of media in a storage area that isn't enviromentally controlled is something I would never do. I bet most other forum members would say the same thing.
    Depending on where you live, that heat could be combined with high levels of humidity. Certainly not healthy type of storage for your DVD's.
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  3. Ron Eastman

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    100 degrees shouldn't harm them. DVDs can warp from heat, similar to record albums, but it takes much more heat to do it. Consider that many people leave compact discs in their cars, easily reaching 130-150 degrees on a hot sunny day, without problems. Still, isn't there a more convenient place to put them that has better climate control?
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  4. Scott H

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    100F is nothing for optical media. Many of your DVDs have seen temps 120F or higher during shipping with no adverse effect. Ambient temperature extremes shouldn't negatively effect them, though direct exposure and sunlight will damage them.
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  5. MaxY

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    I have to say that an Attic in Fla gets much hotter then 100 degs in the sumer time. I know it is not uncommon for my attic to reach 115 over the summer.
    It might be a little easier over near the coast like you are.
    I still would not consider it a viable option to store my DVDs in the Attic. To much chance for damage in oh so many ways up there.
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