I have an original DVD of The Outlaw Josey Wales that I have had for about five and a half years. I have probably watched it about three times. I got about half way through today when it started pixelating and breaking up like I have had some backup copies do especially on inferior media. We are being told that the archival properties of CDs and DVDs are supposed to be decades, I’ve even heard a hundred years mentioned. Now this was a print, not a backup were the signal is just written on the dye, yet it was basically unwatchable after just five years. As an aside, I stopped viewing and made a backup and the backup worked fine. (for now) So what is the archivability of DVD/CD media? This makes me real nervous when I think of the thousands of pictures I have stored on DVD. Mind you this is good media, Ritek G05 till they started having issues and now TYG03. I am wondering what others experience is and what other storage alternative we would have that will not break down. Anybody care to weigh in?