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
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

Topic # 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

Runnin' and Gunnin'
8122 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1033

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 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 / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 68/13  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch


362 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 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
+1 received by user: 5

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 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

1503 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 223

Trusted

  Reply # 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 »

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 »

Push notifications: A productivity killer
Posted 25-Jul-2017 14:15


Intergen takes SKYCITY to the cloud
Posted 25-Jul-2017 14:04


Nothing nebulous about Microsoft’s cloud-transition
Posted 21-Jul-2017 15:34


We’re spending more on tech, but not as much as Australians
Posted 21-Jul-2017 11:43


Endace announces EndaceFabric for network-wide packet recording
Posted 20-Jul-2017 20:49


Acorn 6: MacOS image editing for the rest of us
Posted 20-Jul-2017 17:04


HTC faces backlash over keyboard pop-up ads
Posted 19-Jul-2017 15:53


BNZ adds Visa credit cards to Android Pay wallet
Posted 18-Jul-2017 19:44


Still living in a Notification hell – Om Malik
Posted 18-Jul-2017 13:00


Duet Display uses iPad to extend Mac, PC
Posted 18-Jul-2017 10:58


PC sales could be worse
Posted 17-Jul-2017 07:34


Crypto-currencies, tulips, market bubbles
Posted 17-Jul-2017 06:38


NZ Tech Podcast: Big batteries, solar cars, cold war, IoT
Posted 16-Jul-2017 16:53


Vodafone Australia mulls Wisp alliance, NZ implications
Posted 13-Jul-2017 16:49


Rural health professionals see fibre pay-off
Posted 13-Jul-2017 11:52



Geekzone Live »

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



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.