weird thing with a CD

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  1. PaulDF

    PaulDF Second Unit

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    I recently acquired a used CD. Not that you could tell by the look of it though, it was perfectly spotless. I looked closely at the layer of recording material and it was perfect.

    Then after I played the CD for the first time, I looked at it again. It looked different. You cloud see the leftover area on the outer edge of the layer where nothing had been recorded. Which is nothing new, but why the change from being perfect to having this change in appearance?

    What happened here?
     
  2. Will_B

    Will_B Producer

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    Different lighting in your room at a different time of day. I say that because the first "look" you had must have been wrong, since the difference between the blank part and the recorded part is inherently different and, under good lighting, always visible.

    And you're breaking that little disc's heart by implying it isn't perfect anymore. You made the disc cry! You bastard!
     
  3. Robert Powers

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    Was this a "Virgin Records" recording? :b

    Just kidding! I couldn't resist!
     
  4. PaulDF

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    [​IMG] Good one!

    Yes, you are right... I just looked at it again in the kitchen (fluorescent vs. halogen in the listening room) and its very hard to differentiate between the recorded and unrecorded areas.

    Whew! In a weird way I did sort of feel like I had devirginized it! Its good to know she's still the same.

    Thanks for pointing out the obvious.
     

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