A inspecter, au cas où, pour ceux qui veulent.Is anyone else having playback issues with year-old blu-rays from Arrow? I'm finding 'milk spots' forming on their discs about one year after purchase, causing the movies to skip and freeze around the mid-point. A few months ago this occurred while watching their Region B release of Demonlover. Then it happened the other night with their region-free Cruising blu-ray, and now I see a huge milk spot on their Region B release of Irma Vep.
All of these were first-batch releases, and they played perfectly right after purchase. Then they went on the shelf for a year, where they were stored properly. Went to play them again a year later and they're defective. Arrow says these are rare anomalies, but I've bought of three of their releases, at three different times, and all three failed in the same fashion.
Pas de photo des "milky spots" pour le moment. Je mettrais à jour si besoin.
Sinon, j'avais raté des mises à jour à propos des Blu-rays coréens problématiques (même période que QOL). La société ayant pressé ces disques semble avoir pris le problème à cœur à l'époque. Un programme de re-pressage avait été lancé (semble-t-il) mais évidemment uniquement pour les consommateurs locaux.
Ils ont reconnu le problème pour tous leurs disques pressés entre Septembre 2009 et fin 2011. Ils ciblent même très précisément la cause du problème selon eux. Je me suis donc dit que c'était intéressant de le retranscrire ici...
La liste ne semble pas trop avoir évoluée dans le temps. Hormis l'inclusion de tous les disques des coffrets de Retour vers le futur coréens (ainsi que des disques unitaires), du steelbook coréen de T2, de The chaser (décidément maudit) et quelques autres titres intraduisibles et inédits ici (il me semble).1. Our company, U-Tech Media Corporation, is a manufacturer specializing in DVD and Blu-Ray discs, and operates a branch office in Korea if it is located in Taiwan.
We are very sorry for the occurrence of defects due to browning of the Blu-ray Disc supplied by our company, and we intend to replace the disc for this.
2. The cause of the discoloration of the disk is considered to have a problem with the “Cover layer resin” among the materials used for disk production from the first production (September 2009) to the second half of 2011. The supplier and product name of this “resin” is “BRD-342” of “NIPPON KAYAKU” in Japan. Currently, “NIPPON KAYAKU” has suspended its BD-related business, and is avoiding responsibility for this phenomenon with the BD production facility company involved in the joint development of products.
Since then, our company has been supplied with “resin” of other products developed by “SONY” from the second half of 2011 and has been using it until now, and no problem has been reported for products produced with “SONY” supply materials.
Initially supplied discs are also very rarely browned in some titles (less than 1%). As the cause, we assume that the discoloration of the “Cover layer resin” has progressed from the part where the disk is in contact with air when it is exposed to light (especially sunlight) or high temperature for a long time during storage and use. However, it only occurs in a very small proportion, so we continue to observe and analyze it.
3. The replacement object is a disk with browning phenomenon. Not applicable for normal products. However, depending on the circumstances of “Copyright” and “Original Source”, some items may be delayed or impossible to supply.
4. Requests for replacement of bad disks will be processed by email application by November 30, 2016.
Upon successful reception, an acknowledgment email will be sent. After that, we plan to receive a return for the defective disk received by e-mail (to be paid in advance) and send the newly created product. (Re-announcement of period)
※ In the event of additional defective products after this exchange, we will proceed with the exchange through re-announcement.
Utek Media Korea Co., Ltd.