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New disposable DVD's

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by defline, Jan 20, 2004.

  1. defline

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  2. drchips

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    If they can be played on a regular standalone player, then they must conform to the DVD Standard.

    If they conform to the DVD Standard, they can be ripped.

    Some thoughts:

    We can buy thin clear plastic labels that are designed for printing onto, these labels would probably be impermeable to oxygen - so the application to the top surface would stop or severely slow down the rate of degradation due to oxygen passing through the top layer of the disk.

    Furthermore, we can buy so-called disk repair kits which contain a plastic-based coating compound in liquid form that is designed for application to the bottom surface of a badly scratched (but otherwise clean) disk, which can be polished to a very smooth finish after it is dry - this would stop or severely slow down the rate of degradation due to oxygen passing through the bottom layer of the disk.

    Judicious application of the same compound to the edges of the disk would give us a fair chance of having an oxygen-impermeable coating over the whole disk, that does not interfere with playback....

    Interesting thought, is it not?

    What does everyone else think?

    Byeee...
     
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    I could throw a thin coat of clearcoat on them at work in the paintbooth when I paint cars... lol

    Matt
     
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    drchips:

    It's an interesting solution, but I think it would be difficult to seal the disc properly without causing problems with playback due to unbalancing the disc. Many people have already experienced problems with using labels, and I think coating the edges would cause be even more problematic if not done just right. Of course if you could make some kind of tool or mechanism that allowed you to make sure you got an even application all the way around, the edges might not pose a significant problem.
     
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    [bold]Motomatt,[/bold]
    You laff, but it might be worth a try...

    [bold]vurbal[/bold]
    A very fine layer (like a spray-on) might just work...

    Hmmmmm...

    Wonder when we'll see these in the U.K.??

    Byeee..
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small]Life is just more of the same:[/small]
     
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    Dont know about yours.. But my Verbatim DVD's look like someone dipped them or something.. I was really surprised to see this.. almost like small drips on some of them around the edges.. thinking I will spray one and try it. I will thin the clear out alot so it's not real thick and will lay out super thin..Just to see if it will still read. Think I should bake it at 160 degree's?

    Matt
     
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    Yeah, 106 degrees should be about right, though no more than 2 hours - LOL
     
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    Hairspray? Or would it degrade too quickly?
     
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    Corrosive effect on polycarbonate I believe.
     
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    would the lacquer that sprayers use do it? A good friend of mine is a top sprayer, I know that there is a selection of materials available.
     
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    Interesting thread. Personally if I'm going to spend any money on a disc I want a half-life of about 5,000 years.
     
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    Uranium 235 has a substantial half life, the discs would glow in the dark too!!
     
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    But would only work in a Blu-Ray player..
     
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    At least you could see the disks in the dark.. Plus they would double as a night light..

    Matt
     

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