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Old 10-01-09, 12:36 PM   #18
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Default Re: Blu-Ray\HD video recommendations?

Ok I got Cloverfield from netflix over a week ago and the disk wouldn't play in TotalMedia Theatre 3 on my brother's computer. It had some strange lines that looked like dents in it and there are these crazy wavy lines all over the surface of the disk that aren't on any of the other disks I've played.

I had them send me another one because it looked to me like this one was either damaged or defective.

When I got the replacement it had the same wavy lines and similar sharp dents in the surface of the disk. All I can think is that its some kind of copy protection.

I tried playing the second disk on my system in Power DVD 9 and it worked fine for a while then froze up about 3/4 way through the movie. I've been trying to just rip the disk to a video file just so I can watch it at least once on the HDTV but it keeps coming up with read errors.

I shined the disk up as best I could and it at least allowed the movie to play... once... but after sitting over night its giving me read errors again.

What the hell is this crap? I've lost over a week of my netflix on this one movie and still have yet to watch it.

EDIT: Well, between the two disks they sent me I managed to get all the files off that I need to actually watch the freaking movie. This will do for now but I'm going to tell them this disk is messed up as well. I'm not asking for another one, but they need to know that this is completely unacceptable. Whether its due to damage, defects or copy protection, I shouldn't have to spend a week of my netflix service trying to get two copies of the same movie working.
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