Originally Posted by JeffR1
Some of the rental discs are really dirty, so I wash them off in Dawn.
Many of the bran new ones I have, has had this film on them where I've had to wash them off in order to get them to play.
I use Dawn because there is no ammonia in it, like Palmolive for example.
I don't wipe mine with any cloths of any kind though, I never found it necessary, they are either in the machine or in their case.
I've had problems in the past with playability, but it's always turned out to be a dirty laser.
I've taken my machine(s) apart many times to clean the lens.
Never understood the human stupidity to have the "need" to touch (on purpose) the surface of the disc, & have seen others take a disc out of it's box & wipe it across their shirt out of some habit
. Noted Blue Rays are much less prone to scratch. Machines used to ruin tapes, where people mess up the discs.
I use 70% iso Alcohol, & lightly with a cotton ball, & attampt to do a shake dry & have a very soft cloth to absorb the remaining drops if needed.... you're right, there never should be a need to ever clean a disc if treated properly.
I had the occasional dirty laser too, the laser cleaning disc in that case may not help at all... not sure what causes that, but poping the top & hand cleaning the laser worked wonders a couple times for me. (70% alcohol & a Q tip).
Originally Posted by tenthplanet
They are migrating away from translucent blue boxes, some titles are now coming in black boxes both regular Blu Ray releases such Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Blu Ray-4k Blu Ray combo packs such Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice. With HD-DVD gone we don't need color coded boxes anymore, just a nice shiny black will do.
I see the 4K boxes are are black, but one thing I noted this weekend actually these new "Eco" boxes that they are using (the solid ones) have become so thin they now pass light... another thing I don't understand, they create a medium that should last a lifetime, but package it is such a flimsy way, it can get destroyed in normal use.
I kinda like the blue boxes, but always thought they should be a deeper shade of blue..... A few of my recent Blu-Rays have been packaged in a clear box. It was just a thought that light can become a problem for discs.