equipment reviews
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
Denon AVR-X3100W Home Theater Receiver Review
Tisbury Audio Mini Passive Review
Denon AVR-S700W& Envaya Bluetooth Speaker Reviews
CLONES Audio 25p Power Amplifier Review
Audioengine A2+ Desktop Speakers Review
Latest AV News
AV News Forum Topics:
 
Protecting Your Software Collection  Print E-mail
Home Theater Feature Articles Audio Related Articles
Written by Jerry Del Colliano   
Tuesday, 01 March 2005
Article Index
Protecting Your Software Collection 
Page 2
Page 3


Are DVDs More Fragile That CDs?
It is not commonly known that DVDs are actually far more sensitive to scratching and destruction than CDs. On CDs, the data is able to be stored closer to the label side of the disc, which provides a little bit of extra physical protection. However, since DVDs store data on both sides, each has only a thin layer of protection between your beloved Angelina Jolie movie and the harsh outside world. This means that even the smallest scratches can cause a great deal of difficulty in your DVD player’s ability to read the disc.

Scratch-Proof DVDs?
Earlier this year, the manufacturer TDK released a new DVD that can withstand the forces of a screwdriver, a permanent marker and, yes, even a two-year-old child. They are still awaiting the patent for their polymer coating. These discs are certainly more durable than the majority of DVDs currently being sold. However, you can expect to pay five or six times more for this new technology. Naturally, these prices are expected to fall over the next few years, so unless you’re willing to shell out big bucks for a DVD that can double as a Frisbee, follow the above tips and be careful with your discs.

Your music and movie collection is valuable and can be enjoyed for years to come on many evolutions of your system, as long as you care for your discs as though they are fine art – which in many ways they are. You can save space by storing your CDs away in cases or you can have unprecedented access to your music and movies on innovative new servers, but no matter what, keep your archived discs protected and waiting for you in the event you need them. If you are careful, you can make them last a lifetime.
Resources:
Slappa Storage Cases
http://www.slappa.com

TDK Recordable Media
http://www.tdk.com/recmedia/index.html

Sharpie Markers
http://www.sharpie.com/






Like this article? Bookmark and share with any of the sites below.
Digg!Reddit!Del.icio.us!Google!StumbleUpon!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!


 

 
  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  Subscribe to Us   |   RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
   
  Advertise with Us | Specs | Disclaimer
  Sponsors | privacy policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy