Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




2584 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

# 79867 23-Mar-2011 12:35
Send private message

For some time now I have been using a LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray drive in my media center and it generally does a good job however it does not seem to handle scratches/finger prints etc. very well. I am wondering if it is worth getting a newer model as the DH-401S is a early Blu ray drive.
Does anyone else find their Blu ray drive does not handle marks well? If someone has a more recent model how do they find it handles blu rays? Most of our disks we play are from Fatso and sometimes you can barely see a mark on the disc but it seems to be enough to upset the drive.







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

Create new topic

xpd

Chief Trash Bandit
10158 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 451103 23-Mar-2011 12:50
Send private message

Ive noticed my PS3 dosent like fingerprints on discs, even light ones. It may just be the way Blu-ray is, its that fine any little mark can cause issues.




XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ

 

Server : i5-3470s @ 3.50GHz  16GB RAM  Win 10 Pro    Workstation : Ryzen 5 3600 / 16GB DDR4 / RX580 4GB    Console : Xbox One

 

Now on BigPipe 100/100 and 2Talk               Add me on Steam


362 posts

Ultimate Geek


  # 451348 24-Mar-2011 10:11
Send private message

My 6month old LG drive doesn't like fingerprints or marks either, and it was one of the best rated drives when I brought it. I believe it's a fact of bluray - the blue laser is a lot more focused (prob not the tech term!) so it takes smaller imperfections to upset it.

I use isopropyl wipes on all the discs now when I play them - esp rented ones. It's amazing how much dirt comes off. And it solves almost all problems :)




Lounge:
WIN7 HOME x64 HTPC -  E6420 2.13Ghz -  4Gb 800MHZ PATRIOT RAM - ASUS HD5670 1GB
ASUS P5B-VM MOBO - LG BLU-RAY DRIVE - BG3595 TUNER - 1.5TB STORAGE
PANASONIC 42" FULL HD PLASMA - PIONEER VSX1019AHK RECEIVER - WHARFDALE DIAMOND 10 SPEAKERS

Man Cave:
XBOX 360 MODERN WARFARE 2 EDITION - PANASONIC 37" PLASMA - SONY MONSTA 5.1 SURROUND SYSTEM

 
 
 
 




2584 posts

Uber Geek

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 451532 24-Mar-2011 17:25
Send private message

Thanks for the feedback. Looks like I can save my pennies for something else. Cheers







Media centre PC - Case Silverstone LC16M with 2 X 80mm AcoustiFan DustPROOF, MOBO Gigabyte MA785GT-UD3H, CPU AMD X2 240 under volted, RAM 4 Gig DDR3 1033, HDD 120Gig System/512Gig data, Tuners 2 X Hauppauge HVR-3000, 1 X HVR-2200, Video Palit GT 220, Sound Realtek 886A HD (onboard), Optical LiteOn DH-401S Blue-ray using TotalMedia Theatre Power Corsair VX Series, 450W ATX PSU OS Windows 7 x64

1773 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  # 451782 25-Mar-2011 13:42
Send private message

Rollux: I use isopropyl wipes on all the discs now when I play them - esp rented ones. It's amazing how much dirt comes off. And it solves almost all problems :)


I use a window cleaner and microfibre cloth for most troublesome optical media. Just be careful using tissues or paper towels as they leave a ton of microscratches and can defocus the laser. And wipe inwards from hole outwards towards rim - never around the disk.





My thoughts are no longer my own and is probably representative of our media-controlled government


Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01


NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00


New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33


IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07


Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42


MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40


NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15


Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00


Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08


Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55


Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19


Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48


CarbonClick launches into Digital Marketplaces
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:42


Kordia offers Microsoft Azure Peering Service
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.