Posted by Bob on February 10, 2003
In Reply to: DVD Rot posted by Bookworm on February 10, 2003
: When your DVD doesn't work after repeated use. I am not sure how soon this occurs. Anyone?
It's an odd forum to ask the question, but ... since DVD's are digital, not magnetic, they don't "wear out" in the sense that magnetic tape does. And since the laser does not damage the 1's and 0's, it's not erosion by means of contact. They do, however, become unplayable as they get dirty, or scratched, or the plastic base gets warped by heat, or whatever. Give the physical disk good care, and they should be good for 1000 years.
- DVD Rot Barney 02/10/03