RE: [Videolib] Azuradisc

Fred Sandner (fsandner@rcls.org)
Thu, 21 Apr 2005 15:04:53 -0400

We've had the same experience as Michael with our RTI Eco-Junior. We've had it two months and have repaired about 60 discs. Does a great job. But it does guzzle distilled water!

Fred Sandner
Head, Circulation/Media Services
Finkelstein Library
Spring Valley, New York

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Logan, Michael" <MLogan@co.humboldt.ca.us>
Reply-To: videolib@library.berkeley.edu
Date: Thu, 21 Apr 2005 11:04:46 -0700

>I can't address the Azuradisc machine, but our public library purchased
>the DiscChek Eco-Junior in January of this year, and so far we're very
>happy with it. It does an incredible job removing scratches on both DVDs
>and CDs-very few (out of 100+ discs put through the machine) have been
>beyond repair. A few caveats: it is loud to operate-not so loud you need
>ear protection or anything, but loud enough that you don't want to
>operate it in an area where people have to concentrate on their work.
>Also, it has an intake tube and an outflow tube, so the unit has to be
>somewhere where you can set a gallon of distilled water and a receptacle
>to receive the waste water. Neither of these is a problem for us, so
>we're very happy with the unit.
>
>The sales rep (and the review in the May 15, 2004 Audio/Video supplement
>to Library Journal) said to expect to spend fifteen to twenty cents per
>disc in "consumables" (replacement pads, cleaning solution, etc.), and
>so far I think that's about right (though probably closer to twenty
>cents, I think).
>
>Strangely enough, even though DiscChek is an RTI product, it's
>distributed by Recorded Books(!) At the time we purchased our machine,
>there was a promotion going on where they threw in 5 audiobooks at no
>charge (my recollection is that this amounted to a $500-$600 value).
>That certainly took some of the sting out of the high price tag. I don't
>know if that is an on-going promotion, or a limited-time-only deal.
>
>Feel free to contact me off-list if you have any additional questions.
>
>
>Michael Logan
>Technical Services
>Humboldt County Library
>mlogan@co.humboldt.ca.us
>(707) 269-1962
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu
>[mailto:videolib-bounces@library.berkeley.edu] On Behalf Of Barb Read
>Sent: Thursday, April 21, 2005 7:28 AM
>To: videolib
>Subject: [Videolib] Azuradisc
>
>Has anyone experience with this companies machines? If so which model
>do you have and what is your opinion. We would also appreciate any
>other DVD maintenance machines that you have had actual experience with
>and your comments.
>Barb Read
>Rolling Hills Consolidated Libraries
>bread@rollinghills.lib.mo.us
>
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