DVD Writer or Blu-Ray Reader/Writer For Reading Bad DVD's?

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#61

[QUOTE=jcroy;2786853]Also nowadays if I come across an older problematic disc from my collection, I will frequently just buy a new copy if it is $10 or less, instead of trying to “salvage” it with isopuzzle.
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For example back in the mid-2000s, Universal released many of their dvd tv season sets on double-sided flipper discs. I had many Universal shows which were released on these cantankerous double-sided flipper discs, such as:

  • Magnum PI (seasons 1 to 4)
  • the original Knight Rider (all four seasons)
  • the original Battlestar Galactica
  • Murder She Wrote (seasons 1 to 3)
  • Columbo (season 3)
  • The A-Team (seasons 2 to 4)
  • Miami Vice (seasons 1 and 2)
  • Rockford Files (season 1)
  • Sliders (season 3)
  • Quantum Leap (seasons 2 to 5)
  • etc …

(Universal eventually discontinued releasing stuff on double-sided flipper discs, probably due to too many complaints and returns).

These Universal double-sided flipper discs were largely salvageable using IsoPuzzle. But after awhile, I just got sick and tired of dealing with them.

In the end, I ended up just buying the single-sided discs re-releases of all these flipper disc titles, which were eventually re-released a few years ago. Most of these single-sided discs re-released season sets were around $10 a pop (or less).


#62

Got some old Mediarange DVD+R DL 8x with Ricohjpn D01, burned in 2008/2009. on one disc my iHAS 124 F slowdown very hard, stopped with an read error. Tried next with an eBAU 108. It also slowed a bit down at the end, but read it without bigger probs.

I´m a bit disappointed about the 124, my older drives like the 1653S was a very good reader


#63

This is an old thread, but since my original posts this is the present situation.

First, comments noted, thank you.

Stopped trying to read one seriously failing DVD-DL disc I have as there were very little gains when trying to read the remaining faulty sectors using different DVD writers/readers. So I managed to get hold of a “rental” copy of the disc and make a successful copy of that instead.

I haven’t purchased any other DVD writers as I can’t really afford to (some drives costing close to $100 !!), plus there is no guarantee that the drives would read my failing DVD’s anyway; an expensive gamble!

Replacement of the failing/faulty DVD’s is just about impossible now as they are no longer available for sale here. I’d have to try to find an international source for these DVD’s instead, a potentially expensive option!

At this time I’ve managed to make backup’s of my dual layer DVD’s -

Magnum PI
Murder, She Wrote
The Professionals
The Saint

I haven’t purchased any other series DVD’s (yet) as either they are unavailable here (yet), or too expensive when available.