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Old 22 Jan 2006, 06:03 AM   #1
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Default Verbatims get scratched too easily!!

I can't believe this, but those "great" Verbatim discs get scratched WAYYYYY too easily. I burned a disc, took it out. No scratches. Put it on the desktop and wrote on it with a Sharpie. Picked it up. There were scratches! What the heck is that!

And, of a 10-pack of DL's, 3 of them have more then just miniscule scratches - to the point where they might not even burn all the way!!!!

Memorexes on the other hand, you can even take your fingernail and scratch the surface, and they won't scratch. VERY scratch resistant. Now if only those two companies could combine and make discs that were "excellent" and not just "great".

Which is better, discs that burn well and then get scratched each time you take them out of the extremely protective case, or discs that don't always burn well but never get scratched unless you take a nail and make gouges?

I am so mad at Verbatim for not using the "scratchguard" that other companies use.

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Old 22 Jan 2006, 06:20 AM   #2
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if you put it in the case before you mark it, it can't happen. decent cases have that little ridge line around the outer area of where the disc edge is so it doesn't lie on the bottom of the case.
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Yeah, but if I take it out of the case, even rubbing the disc with my finger can scratch it. I mean, that is nuts. Do I have to "carefully" set it in the player and very slowly to avoid the disc touching the plastic? Yeah right!
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maybe one of the reasons they burn so good, is because they don't have
that protective layer

kinda like how well you see with lab googles on

I just hold the disk with one hand and mark with the other
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Yes, but the point is, unless you are 100% careful with the discs, when taking out of the case and putting in the player, they will get scratched. Even in the spindle if you turn them enough they will scratch each other.

What about those never-burned DL's with the semi-gouges in them? Is it even worth trying to use my repair kit to buff the scratches out and risk it screwing up instead (that happens 50% of the time)
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This is how we have to handle dvd's. why would you turn them in the case? or rub your finger on it. you wouldn't play catch with a 1000$ vase.
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LOL! I mean... just handling... that is the meaning of "wear and tear"

Oh yeah LT. I am at the library now, and they got Columbo first season disc 5 DVD. Should I get it?
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try it. it's free right? which ones are on that disc?
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Just took it off the shelf, not sure what eps cuz it just says "the complete first season" on it, and a description of the series. I am going to check it out once I get off the computer
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i see. you're in for a real treat.
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Alright, as soon as I watch it, I'll let you know what I think!
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alright, but i think you won't care for it much based on your age. post your review here plz
http://forum.digital-digest.com/show...hlight=columbo
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When I watch it, in the next week.

Why do you think I wouldn't like it - I am a mystery and sci/fi fan, if it falls under mystery I would probably like it.
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i was just thinking perhaps because of the fact that it's older. season 1 has two pilots from the late 60's and the rest in the early 70's. i hope you do like it though! if you don't there is something wrong with you!
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I like some older stuff. I will watch it before next Saturday when it is due

Just for the record I go to the library every Saturday so if anyone thinks I should get something feel free to let me know on Friday or something!
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