Self Destructing DVD's

  Distressed 07:48 31 Aug 03
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I thought I read an article about DVD/CD media that oxides after a certain amount of time that will allow film distributors to sell movies that the customer does not have to return because they will oxidise after a day or more making them unusable.

Does anyone know any more about this, and if they would be commercially available?!

  -pops- 08:01 31 Aug 03

There was something about this on the BBC website a few weeks ago but I can't find it now.

Looks like a non starter to me though. Get your self destruct DVD, open the pack, copy it (by whatever means, fair or foul) and then cease to care whether it oxidises or not.

It's seems to me yet another method to fill the world with unwanted 8cm disks of highly reflective plastic.

  BURGMAN02 08:23 31 Aug 03

Good point there Distressed.
Some years ago a Hi-Fi magazine carried an article about "CD rot", where it had been found that the aluminised layer carrying the digital information was deteriorating and developing "pin- holes".
I have two CD's with numerous pin-holes which were definitely not there when I bought them. They are both unplayable now.
Let's hope the manufacturing process has improved.

  Distressed 06:21 01 Sep 03

Thanks to you both for your reply.

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