The End of Scratched CDs

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Business 2.0: One of the most frustrating things about CDs and DVDs is that one bad scratch can render them worthless. Now a Denver startup called Scratch-Less Disc is marketing a version that can be clawed at, dropped–even smeared with peanut butter — and still play like new. Read on…

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Eric B

Shoot… should have RTFA: “With nearly $1 million in funding, Scratch-Less is bringing its brand of CD-Rs and recordable DVDs to stores”

That makes sense. Sony/BMG/TimeWarner using this tech doesn’t make sense (at least, from their point of view – for consumers it would be great).

Eric B

The problem is… why would the media companies want this? How much of their revenue is from people purchasing CDs that they already own? I know I’ve replaced a good number of CDs and a couple of DVDs because they’ve been scratched up quite a bit.

If I remember correctly the protective coating on Blu-ray discs is actually optional.

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