Sorry if this isn't the place to ask but I didn't know which forum to post to....
Anyways........ :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
I've got a real problem here....... I've been noticing that alot of my recorded DVD's are pixelating or locking up my set top players. When I record a disc, either in my Sony 510 recorder or my NEC 2500 recorder, I do a scan with DVDInfoPro and they usually test perfect with no bad blocks. I watch them within a few days of when I record them and have never had a problem in the over 400 movies i've recorded. However lately it seems like every recorded disc over 6 months old is either pixelating or locking up my set top players. When I scan them with DVDInfoPro again or CD/DVD Speed Scan Disc, these discs have numurous errors and unreadable blocks, no matter what recorder or dvd-rom i scan them with. The discs vary in brand, I have Verbatems, TDK's, Princo's, Fuji (Taiwan), CMC's and Riteks. As I said earlier, When recorded, these discs scanned and played perfectly so I doubt it's the 2 recorders. I store them in jewel cases in my home office. Now I have a ton of Princo and CMC CD's which I recorded several years ago and I've scanned random discs and none have shown any errors. Today, I scanned around 8 random age recorded DVD's and every one has unreadable blocks. Now this really sucks BIG time !!!!!! Are all these discs prone to short term failure ????? I can't believe I'm the only one noticing this problem but I haven't seem mention of it in these groups. Have I wasted hundreds of dollars on media which won't last beyond a few months ????? Is anyone else getting these failures ????