I have two dVds of Elton John in concert, that I bought from Amazon.com about a year ago. I have played both of these dvds many many times (about once a week, and often times more than that for the last year).
Recently, within the last two months, I notice that these dvds seem to be degrading:( On one of the dvds, during part of one particular song performance, the picture turns from color to black and white, then comes back into color, only to go back to black and white again. This never used to happen.
Then, when I play it the following week, it does not do that, and the dvd appears to be fine, only to have it fade from color to black and white and back again the following week:sad:
On my other dvd, the color has begun to blur, so that the picture looks really fuzzy and blurry at some parts of the performance, but not during the entire disk. Later in the performance, the color turns so that EJs hands go from flesh colored, to sunburnt colored, to jaundiced looking. This also never used to happen until about a couple months ago. And it will do it one week, then not the following week, and then it will do it again the following week after that:sad:
Are my dvds degrading from playing them so many times? Do I need to buy new ones? I had previously been under the impression that dvds lasted a lifetime.
I keep all my dvds in their cases, and standing up on shelves (like books) in my aimoire (sp), and I even took all the leaflets out of the cases, as I had read somewhere that those could be damaging as well. The temp where they are is moderate, neither cold nor hot.
I admit that I play these two dvds way more than any other dvds that I have…but when I have played some of my other dvds (including today) those ones appear to be fine. It is just these two that appear to be going bad