Re: CD/DVD scratch removal units -- SYNOPSIS

Mike Boedicker (
Thu, 16 May 2002 10:03:18 -0700 (PDT)

A few people have asked me to summarize the responses to my question below
about CD/DVD polishers. I only heard from 2 people. One librarian has used
RTI DiscChek in her public library and is generally happy with it, though
they had to send the unit back twice for repairs and modifications (at no
cost to the library). The library purchased it immediately after it came on
the market, and she said they should have waited a few months longer before

Another person sent me the link below, which contains useful info on how
optical discs are made, repaired, etc. But it's also an ad for a company so
hardly objective:

Anyone know of a listserv for video or music store owners? I'm sure they
have a lot of experience with these units and are probably much harder on


Mike Boedicker
Audiovisual Director & Webmaster
Danville Public Library
319 N. Vermilion, Danville, IL 61832
(217) 477-5223 ext. 123 / Fax: (217) 477-5230

>Has anyone had experience with the more expensive industrial-grade polisher
> units which remove scratches from CDs & DVDs? Currently we use the
> motorized version of Skip Doctor but would like to upgrade to something
> durable. The three units I know of are: RTI's DiscChek ; Azuradisc; and
> unit sold by Video Store Shopper, brand unknown. If you've used any of
> these, I'd like to hear what you think. Reply to me off the list if you
> prefer. Thanks!
> Mike

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