OFF: CD Rot
bart at B-MOVIES.NL
Mon Oct 18 08:49:33 EDT 2004
I also have a few of these disks. The're brown, but still play (some UK pressing
of Alternative Tentacles cd's), and mabey even some other ones (but then i'll
have to check the all).
Supposedly, you should be able to send the defected disc back and get a new one...
Citeren Chris Allen <beautiful_foot at HOTMAIL.COM>:
> I've had the same thing happen twice, but both CDs were Mike Oldfield
> albums, both on Virgin too...
> I have a copy of Tangerine Dream's Rubycon (curiously also Virgin) which has
> gone from silver to a lovely burnished bronze and gold sunburst, but it
> plays perfectly.
> Wasn't it just Philips CDs that were meant to degrade like this?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Carl Edlund Anderson" <cea at CARLAZ.COM>
> To: <BOC-L at LISTSERV.ISPNETINC.NET>
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 1:27 PM
> Subject: Re: OFF: CD Rot
> > On 18/10/2004 13:12, Henderson Keith wrote:
> > > Bummer that it's QSC, a rather rare disc, but not so tragic as I believe
> > > have a Griffin copy back in the US in storage. But anyway, was just
> > > as to whether anyone else had problems with this particular disc, or
> > > Virgin CDs of the same era. This one is rather 'early generation' of
> > > and suppose that the quality/durability of more recent discs against
> > > like CD rot has been improved. The only other disc I had problems with
> > > the Dovetail "Pungent Effulgent" (Ozrics) which (like many of those old
> > > discs) simply became unreadable by any player. I forgot to check to see
> > > whether this one was also a PDO disc.
> > My old Virigin _QS&C_ did the same thing quite a while back. Rare or
> > not, I think I ditched it when the Griffin one came out (since I'm only
> > interested in the music, not the media :)
> > My old Dovetail _Live Underslunky_ has looked rotted for years (a weird
> > bronze color), but still plays/reads fine. I had a Tull live disc from
> > Strange Fruit (?), I think, which was reported to have CD rot and the
> > company actually sent a new one to anyone who asked, if I remember
> > aright, though mine never actually failed to play (I think I might still
> > have both of these, somewhere ....).
> > Cheers,
> > Carl
> > --
> > Carl Edlund Anderson
> > http://www.carlaz.com/
> Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.
> Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).
> Version: 6.0.778 / Virus Database: 525 - Release Date: 15/10/2004
This mail sent through IMP: http://horde.org/imp/
More information about the boc-l