Hi folks! Every time I forget about this nagging issue, I will see yet another alarming post here at the forum as a reminder. It used to be simply the older discs like CONTACT that had trouble, but now O BROTHER WHERE ART THOU and Anchor Bay titles like THE WICKER MAN and FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN are displaying - for some - symptoms of playing great the first time, but later on, malfunctioning. I understand from the debate on this forum that "ROT" is misleading, and that the cause for this problem is still debated. Also, many enthusiasts here - like myself - have not had any problems of this nature - yet (After hearing of the defective coating on FRANKENSTEIN CREATED WOMAN, I have inspected the disk several times). Since I collect DVDs and enjoy the idea of their permanence - thus relying on their archival stability - it naturally alarms me that my large collection is housing in its umpteen thousand hours of viewing little glitches that will render disks unreadable. My questions to this great Forum are: What is the official word from the studios and manufacturers on this issue? Are they still suggesting that our DVDs will outlast us? Do collectors out there still consider DVDs largely to be an excellent and reliable archival format for our favorite media? Is the daunting example of Laser Rot in LDs something to consider here - insofar as the fact that LDs were once considered a longlasting means of collecting movies? Thanks for your time.