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 Post subject: How do people scratch up laserdiscs?
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2023, 03:42 
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Just found some laserdiscs on ebay and sellers claim that the discs are badly scratched up but play perfectly fine in their laserdisc player. I probably own close to 200 laserdiscs and I don't notice any deep scratches or excessive scratching on the discs. The way the discs are designed I thought it's pretty hard to have scratches on them unless someone is intentionally scratching them up with a knife or something. Maybe I have to put my laserdiscs under light on a certain angle but I never really notice a ton of scratches.
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 Post subject: Re: How do people scratch up laserdiscs?
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2023, 04:04 
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I found an old SONY LD player that would release the clamping BEFORE the disc had stopped turning.

The disc would basically be rotating at high speed on the tray... you can imagine how quickly that gets bad scratches on a disc!

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 Post subject: Re: How do people scratch up laserdiscs?
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2023, 16:11 
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Ex rentals, library or lending to jerk friends.
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 Post subject: Re: How do people scratch up laserdiscs?
PostPosted: 25 Jan 2023, 18:28 
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jesuslovesgood wrote:
Just found some laserdiscs on ebay and sellers claim that the discs are badly scratched up but play perfectly fine in their laserdisc player. I probably own close to 200 laserdiscs and I don't notice any deep scratches or excessive scratching on the discs. The way the discs are designed I thought it's pretty hard to have scratches on them unless someone is intentionally scratching them up with a knife or something. Maybe I have to put my laserdiscs under light on a certain angle but I never really notice a ton of scratches.


Some people in Japan say things like that, too, but they may be exaggerating a bit.
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 Post subject: Re: How do people scratch up laserdiscs?
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2023, 02:56 
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Let's have a contest then: post picture of your worst case of scratched LDs!

Then try to play and report if it has any effect at all.

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 Post subject: Re: How do people scratch up laserdiscs?
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2023, 05:25 
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I have often wondered the same query.

Picture peeps standing on LD's in driveways on loose gravel !
Throwing them like Frisbees at a Frisbee golf range !
Or just plan old abusing them by letting young children throw them around the house lmao !

Funny, some of my worst beat up domestic Godzilla LD's i bought used still play and sound nominally !
Beyond all hope, could not believe that fact !

Treat 'em nice mates !
Long Live LaserDisc !

Cheers to the membership !


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 Post subject: Re: How do people scratch up laserdiscs?
PostPosted: 26 Jan 2023, 22:05 
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As far as I know I don’t have a single side with any kind of significant scratch. I’ve never scratched one and I never bought a used one that had scratches.

LD wasn’t a slob’s format…originally. Who’s going to scratch a movie they just paid $150 for? It’s either in the jacket, in the player, or making the trip between the two. Just don’t f it up during the 15 seconds you’re holding it and you’ll be fine.
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 Post subject: Re: How do people scratch up laserdiscs?
PostPosted: 27 Jan 2023, 02:13 
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For extreme scratches... we already knew about this experiment:



The sound quality was OK, the disc was still playable but audio was destroyed.

Here comes another attempt and this time the sound appears vastly better.



Sadly they couldn't test the LD after etching.

Based on these videos, I'd say the problems with LDs are in this order or importance:

Laser Rot (can't be fixed), then warping (can be fixed), then scratches (a distant issue).

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