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 Post subject: Re: Last HD DVD you watched?
PostPosted: 02 Feb 2021, 16:25 
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Last night I watched For Love of the game on my Toshiba XA2
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 Post subject: Re: Last HD DVD you watched?
PostPosted: 20 Feb 2021, 01:43 
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videofx wrote:
You are lucky. None of my Warner Bros HD-DVD's work anymore. So in the bin they went. But even so I still have 100+ discs that are working :)


I agree 100%. Total surprise when one makes it through with no issues but nothing says that the ones that currently work will the next time.
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 Post subject: HD-DVD rot testing (2021)
PostPosted: 15 Mar 2021, 19:47 
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Hi, new user here, found the site looking for some LaserDisc info, but go distracted by HD-DVDs.

I've been meaning to go thru my collection to see how much of it is rotted, for literally years now. Finally got motivated/bored enough last weekend after reading some older threads on the subject here. Seems the theory of most Warner releases and few others being affected holds true, but the idea of only _American_ Warner discs rotting does not, at least in my quite limited sample, UK/EU Warner disc were just as likely to be bad (chances are for many of these, the US release is identical, as quite a few HD-DVDs seem to have European language options on US discs too).

Discs were tested on PCs with LG GGC-H20L/GGC-H20N drives plus an Xbox 360 / Toshiba USB HD-DVD, using IsoBuster's Surface Scan function (should be a more comprehensive test than just playing the movie, I use this on all second hand CDs and Blu-rays - and PS1 games etc - I sell or buy to avoid disappointments). Any disc that failed was cleaned and re-tested on another drive.

Here are some results, divided by distributor:

Warner: 15 titles tested, 12 rotters
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Universal: 27 titles tested, 2 rotters
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Paramount: 7 tested, No rotters


Others: 13 tested, 1 rotter

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 Post subject: Re: HD-DVD rot testing (2021)
PostPosted: 15 Mar 2021, 23:49 
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If I had several LG GGC drives I would probably feel motivated to run the same test on my discs.
But unfortunately I only have one such drive :(
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 Post subject: Re: Last HD DVD you watched? (rotten discs)
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2021, 09:50 
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Yeah, I bought a couple of GGC/W drives some years ago (30-40eur each on eBay), mostly because before hearing of the Warner rot issue, I thought it was my drive that was dying, not the disks. :roll: So now I have two GGCs at home and a GGW at work. Haven't been able to find any other makes or models of HD-DVD/BD -combo drives on the used market for some reason, guess these were the most common ones.
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 Post subject: Re: Last HD DVD you watched? (rotten discs)
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2021, 03:58 
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All this talk of disc-rot WB HD-DVD releases has me worried now as 11 of my 23 HD-DVDs are Warner titles, including two of my favorites on the format.
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 Post subject: Re: Last HD DVD you watched? (rotten discs)
PostPosted: 15 Apr 2021, 04:48 
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trekky wrote:
Yeah, I bought a couple of GGC/W drives some years ago (30-40eur each on eBay), mostly because before hearing of the Warner rot issue, I thought it was my drive that was dying, not the disks. :roll:


Made the same mistake/wrong assumption and imported an Integra DHS-8.8 on top of my my Toshiba HD-A2.

Just to realize that problem was the (mostly at that time) USA Warner releases!

So I sold the Toshiba to recoup some of the Integra costs. :-(

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