Originally posted by Wild0ne
DVD discs can deteriorate after a relatively short time. I saw an article about a fellow in Queensland I think, whos DVD collection was affected by oxidation or something like that. Whether they are origionals or recorded wasnt specified in the article I read.
There is evidence for cd-r(w)'s. They did an extensive test with lots of cd's here in The Netherlands. They put some discs inside a safe for more than a year , only to find out most of them were practically unreadable , especially the very very cheap brands.
I haven't seen a DVD test yet , but i think it's fairly the same here. The crappier (usually cheaper) the media is , the less protection it has , and thus .. rots.