Re: DVD upkeep

John Holland (
Mon, 16 Apr 2001 08:01:07 -0700 (PDT)

DVD's are just like CD's - surface scratches can prevent them from playing
properly; and like CD's, I don't think anyone has ever come up with any
sort of protective surface which will keep them from scratching AND allow
them to play (someone told me that there is a plastic laminated cover that
is supposed to protect them, but I can't imagine it wouldn't create more
playing problems than the scratches). RTI is supposed to be developing a
machine for CD/DVD inspection and polishing that will take care of
relatively minor surface damage, but the last I heard it is behind
schedule in its release.

John Holland
Chicago Public Library
Media Express

On Mon, 16 Apr 2001, Lucinda Dubinski wrote:

> Has anyone else experienced any problems with DVD's developing scratches
> ?? We've had a few that apparently have gotten scratched and therefore
> won't play. Is there some kind of extra coating, or cleaning and repair
> that can be done to lessen this problem?
> Thanks for any suggestions. Cindy
> Lucinda L. Dubinski
> Coordinator, Interlibrary Loan and Reserve Services
> Vassar College Libraries
> 124 Raymond Ave, Box 20
> Poughkeepsie, New York 12604-0020
> 845-437-5795
> 845-437-7128 (fax)