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Topic # 79867 23-Mar-2011 12:35
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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.







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  Reply # 451103 23-Mar-2011 12:50
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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.




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  Reply # 451348 24-Mar-2011 10:11
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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 :)




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  Reply # 451532 24-Mar-2011 17:25
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Thanks for the feedback. Looks like I can save my pennies for something else. Cheers







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  Reply # 451782 25-Mar-2011 13:42
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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.





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