It is currently 06 Aug 2020, 20:41




 Page 9 of 9 [ 168 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Your experiences with Laser Rot
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2020, 21:52 
Serious fan
Serious fan
User avatar

Joined: 09 Jan 2016, 16:42
Posts: 254
Location: Netherlands
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 21 times
Following discs that I owned had laser rot:

Men in black
Air Force one
Double team
American President
Barb wire

After that I simply check Lddb to see if any discs suffer LD rot and simply
Stay away from them.
_________________
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqIv0_dV3_pjvruObJcukOw
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your experiences with Laser Rot
PostPosted: 05 Feb 2020, 00:26 
Hardcore fan
Hardcore fan
User avatar

Joined: 13 Sep 2012, 23:14
Posts: 1038
Location: United Kingdom
Has thanked: 123 times
Been thanked: 151 times
therussian wrote:
Following discs that I owned had laser rot:

Men in black
Air Force one
Double team
American President
Barb wire

After that I simply check Lddb to see if any discs suffer LD rot and simply
Stay away from them.


Perhaps being a bit assumptive here but looking at the titles are they all the US releases?

If they are then they are all the SONY DADC US pressings & sadly they are really bad.

Can't off the top of my head remember what it is but there is an issue number that after whatever it is (someone else here can perhaps pop it on) the discs are very poor, most are rot hell.

I don't think I have ever had an issue with SONY DADC Japanese or SONY DADC Austrian pressed LDs but had lots of their US plant pressed discs that have been a total let down.

The SONY DADC US pressed discs are always worth checking before buying & more often than not best avoided.

.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your experiences with Laser Rot
PostPosted: 05 Feb 2020, 01:56 
Serious fan
Serious fan
User avatar

Joined: 09 Jan 2016, 16:42
Posts: 254
Location: Netherlands
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 21 times
Yes US NTSC releases.

Never had issues with Japanese releases.
_________________
Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqIv0_dV3_pjvruObJcukOw
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your experiences with Laser Rot
PostPosted: 05 Feb 2020, 10:53 
Honest fan
Honest fan
User avatar

Joined: 28 Jun 2019, 18:26
Posts: 119
Location: UK
Has thanked: 8 times
Been thanked: 28 times
je280 wrote:
therussian wrote:
Following discs that I owned had laser rot:

Men in black
Air Force one
Double team
American President
Barb wire

After that I simply check Lddb to see if any discs suffer LD rot and simply
Stay away from them.


Perhaps being a bit assumptive here but looking at the titles are they all the US releases?

If they are then they are all the SONY DADC US pressings & sadly they are really bad.

Can't off the top of my head remember what it is but there is an issue number that after whatever it is (someone else here can perhaps pop it on) the discs are very poor, most are rot hell.

I don't think I have ever had an issue with SONY DADC Japanese or SONY DADC Austrian pressed LDs but had lots of their US plant pressed discs that have been a total let down.

The SONY DADC US pressed discs are always worth checking before buying & more often than not best avoided.

.


Someone on here advised that Sony DADC US issue number fairly recently although I can't seem to locate the post, from memory I think they said it was up to LDVS 2000 were generally all good then after that quality control seemed to go down the pan. I recently tried to run Jim Carreys- Ace Ventura When Nature Calls numbered in the higher 2000s and thats certainly a rotter, like yourself my experience of anything pressed at Sony DADC Austria or Japan has always been perfect. Surely Europe with PDO UK had the worst pressing plant of anywhere, is there actually any reliable list of their non rotting discs or is it just potluck with everything they ever produced?
_________________
Pioneer HLD-X9/CLD-925
Sony MSC4000
Arcam AVR 600
Sony VPL VW500ES
Lumagen Radiance 2144
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your experiences with Laser Rot
PostPosted: 06 Feb 2020, 02:23 
Serious fan
Serious fan
User avatar

Joined: 05 Jan 2005, 21:37
Posts: 189
Location: Lexington, Ky, United States
Has thanked: 1 time
Been thanked: 12 times
laserfanhld-gb wrote:
je280 wrote:
therussian wrote:
Following discs that I owned had laser rot:

Men in black
Air Force one
Double team
American President
Barb wire

After that I simply check Lddb to see if any discs suffer LD rot and simply
Stay away from them.


Perhaps being a bit assumptive here but looking at the titles are they all the US releases?

If they are then they are all the SONY DADC US pressings & sadly they are really bad.

Can't off the top of my head remember what it is but there is an issue number that after whatever it is (someone else here can perhaps pop it on) the discs are very poor, most are rot hell.

I don't think I have ever had an issue with SONY DADC Japanese or SONY DADC Austrian pressed LDs but had lots of their US plant pressed discs that have been a total let down.

The SONY DADC US pressed discs are always worth checking before buying & more often than not best avoided.

.


Someone on here advised that Sony DADC US issue number fairly recently although I can't seem to locate the post, from memory I think they said it was up to LDVS 2000 were generally all good then after that quality control seemed to go down the pan. I recently tried to run Jim Carreys- Ace Ventura When Nature Calls numbered in the higher 2000s and thats certainly a rotter, like yourself my experience of anything pressed at Sony DADC Austria or Japan has always been perfect. Surely Europe with PDO UK had the worst pressing plant of anywhere, is there actually any reliable list of their non rotting discs or is it just potluck with everything they ever produced?



Hi,

The DADC mint mark number I have been told to avoid is anything 2700 or higher. This mint mark number was reached sometime in mid-1995. That was when whatever went wrong at that manufacturing plant happened. Basically, the higher the mint mark number, the higher the risk of rot. I have seen very few with lower numbers than 2700 which have rot. However, copies can be found of titles with much higher numbers which have no trace of rot. For example, I have rot-free copies of the following in my collection: Alien Chaser (3315), Batman & Robin (3522), The Colony (3306), Dark Planet (3466), Jack Frost (3548), Foxfire (3227), Legend of the Lost Tomb (3423), The Limbic Region (3389), Mars Needs Women (3249), and Not Like Us (3322). My advice would be, if you are considering a DADC title with a mint mark number higher than 2700, ask the seller to check it first. If they are unwilling/unable to do so, I would avoid it, unless it's dirt cheap. The only one of the previously listed titles I did that with was Foxfire, of which I had seen one rotted copy previously. The seller checked it for me, and verified it as "clean". I am pretty sure all of the others I listed here only took one copy to find a "clean" one, but maybe I was just incredibly lucky on those. With persistence, you can usually find most titles rot-free, but it may take multiple copies to do so. Anyway, that's my experience with them.

David :)
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your experiences with Laser Rot
PostPosted: 16 Jul 2020, 11:04 
First post
First post
User avatar

Joined: 12 Jun 2020, 19:59
Posts: 1
Location: United Kingdom
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 0 time
I wonder if anyone can help me out with a query about laser rot. I recently bought a sealed copy of the Criterion edition of Annie Hall from eBay. On arrival, I spotted a mark on the edge of the disc. I've attempted to take a photo of it (see below). It's really small, and there are no other marks or visible defects elsewhere.

I've never seen visual evidence of rot on any of the surface of any of my discs before, and I'm uncertain if this rot at all, or whether it's something else (an inclusion or other pressing error, perhaps?)

This pressing also doesn't seem to be a known rotter according to the database. Unfortunately I don't currently have a working player to test it - I'm just hoping that it's far enough out from the centre to avoid huge problems...

Thanks in advance!

Attachment:
cc_ld.jpg
cc_ld.jpg [ 457.31 KiB | Viewed 70 times ]
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your experiences with Laser Rot
PostPosted: 16 Jul 2020, 15:46 
Hardcore fan
Hardcore fan
User avatar

Joined: 13 Sep 2012, 23:14
Posts: 1038
Location: United Kingdom
Has thanked: 123 times
Been thanked: 151 times
Hi,

the "rot" thing is something that you would see on-screen when watching the image during playback, colour dots/flashes on screen to a total loss of image & sound depending on the severity.

I have a few LDs that are pretty marked up, dark grey to almost black blotches but the discs play well - most are PDO UK pressed.

Hopefully when you get round to playing the disc it is okay.
Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Your experiences with Laser Rot
PostPosted: 16 Jul 2020, 18:28 
True fan
True fan
User avatar

Joined: 27 Jul 2014, 20:59
Posts: 277
Location: North London
Has thanked: 70 times
Been thanked: 84 times
Ive got a few discs like that, Mainly the gold PAL discs. If you dont see any visible artifacting on screen then I wouldnt worry about it.
Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 Page 9 of 9 [ 168 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 5, 6, 7, 8, 9


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to: