Scratched DVD's - Is the picture effected?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Greg_M, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. Greg_M

    Greg_M Screenwriter

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    Recently bought a DVD. When I got it home I noticed a couple of Large scratches running from the center to outer end of the DVD. The DVD seems to play fine. Do the scratches present a duller picture? pr effct the picture in anyway? Or would the DVD just not play? Anyone know?

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  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

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    If it plays fine, the scratches aren't affecting the picture. If they were a problem, the image would break up or the disc would freeze. Video problems caused by physical damage to the disc are anything but subtle.

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  3. Sergio Martorel

    Sergio Martorel Second Unit

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    Depends. I have some DVDs that have lots of scratches, mainly superficial ones, and the image stays clear and dandy. Of course, all depends on the laser-reading thingie of your player. Some deal with scratches better than the others, like my Pioneer DV333. And some are TOO sensitive, and even the smallest scratch can interfere with the reading.
     
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