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Is this mark normal on a blu-ray disc?

Old 12-03-13, 07:53 PM
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Is this mark normal on a blu-ray disc?

im new to blu-rays and im not sure if this line is normal. it forms half a circle. its not on any other BD.

is it a scratch?

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Old 12-03-13, 08:27 PM
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Re: Is this mark normal on a blu-ray disc?

Looks like a scratch to me.
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Old 12-03-13, 09:05 PM
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it only appears in the light, its virtually invisible on the surface out of the light.
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Old 12-03-13, 10:19 PM
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Re: Is this mark normal on a blu-ray disc?

Logically speaking, it has to be some kind of mechanical abrasion that happened during manufacturing. All optical disks are made of different layers...perhaps it's below the anti-scratch coating or even further down? As long as it plays, I wouldn't be concerned. It won't be getting any worse.
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Old 12-04-13, 12:53 PM
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Re: Is this mark normal on a blu-ray disc?

I had this same thing on my blu-ray of Brave. I think it just appeared. Either that, or I just didn't noticed it. I played the movie twice, then it would only play the first 3 minutes or so of the movie before freezing and skipping. I'm going to have to shell out the 8 dollars to get it replaced. I haven't noticed this on any of my other blu-rays. I tried all the traditional scratched disc methods, even rubbing it with toothpaste. Nothing worked. Don't know why it worked before but not now. Oh, well.
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Old 12-07-13, 04:24 PM
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Re: Is this mark normal on a blu-ray disc?

Wow, you have tiny hands!
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Old 12-07-13, 06:00 PM
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Re: Is this mark normal on a blu-ray disc?

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im new to blu-rays and im not sure if this line is normal. it forms half a circle. its not on any other BD.

is it a scratch?

Yeah, it's probably a scratch.

It looks like one that might interfere with playback since it looks like it runs parallel with the data tracks. The data on blu-rays is smaller and denser than it is on DVDs and CDs and even small scratches can affect playback.

Contrary to popular belief, blu-ray discs can be scratched and some brand new blu-rays can come scratched. I've had a couple that look like the scratch is under the anti-scratch coating so it's probably something that happened during the manufacturing process before the coating was applied.
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Old 12-13-13, 05:20 PM
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I dunno. All I can think of is the shower scene from Porky's.
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