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Old 04-25-14, 11:45 AM
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Unburned/blank discs or bad player?

I've recently come across three blu-ray discs that can't be read by my player: two copies of Goodfellas and one of A History of Violence. All three discs appear to be unburned, but then I have others that look the same but still play.

One of the Goodfellas is from the Digibook package, and the second was bought much more recently as a steelbook from Best Buy to replace the first copy I though was defective.

My player spits the discs out after about 2 minutes of trying to read their contents. I did a search via Google but couldn't find anything relevant, nor did I find anything on here via search.

Thanks for any insight!

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Old 04-25-14, 11:53 AM
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Re: Unburned/blank discs or bad player?

I have had this happen with DVDs. Particularly TV shows from FOX. One of the discs in the set wouldn't have any data on it. Never heard of it with a BD though.
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Re: Unburned/blank discs or bad player?

Do you have access to another player? I'd try that first. Some other things to try are: clearing your storage, making sure you have a memory card/stick installed, and check your internet connection and change it between on/off. These are some things that have helped problem discs in the past. Good luck!
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Re: Unburned/blank discs or bad player?

You could try a firmware upgrade as well.

So far I have had only one disc, Basic Instinct, that didn't play even with the latest firmware.

I did read that Lion's Gate had a few manufacturing issues at the time this title was released.
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Re: Unburned/blank discs or bad player?

Store-bought discs are pressed, not burned. The only legit 'burned' discs you'll ever get are mail-order stuff from Warner Archive and the like.
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Re: Unburned/blank discs or bad player?

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
Store-bought discs are pressed, not burned. The only legit 'burned' discs you'll ever get are mail-order stuff from Warner Archive and the like.
Even then, Warner Archive presses their Blu-rays, not burn them.
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Re: Unburned/blank discs or bad player?

Thanks for the information everyone. I ordered a new blu-ray player and will test it tonight.
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The discs played properly in the new player. Thanks again.

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