Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 19 Posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 840 times:
Okay - here's my pet peeve lately. I bought my first CD player and started my CD collection back in 1987. Every one of the CD's I have bought prior to about 1995 is perfect. But lately it seems that no matter how good of "quality" of a CD I buy, the damn things skip or "stick" - usually on one of the best tracks of the CD. Have they changed the technology they use in making music CD's? Why would something that is 15 years old, and has been from home to car, still play flawlessly, but one that is less than a year old skips like crazy. Back in 1993, I found a CD in a schoolyard that had been run over by a mower, and I swear, it played better than CD's I buy today. Okay...that's a slight exageration, but not by much. So what gives? Why are CD's today of such low quality? Are they trying to push us away from CD's and over to DVD's?
Goingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 19 Reply 4, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 821 times:
That's the thing EGGD - I've got two CD players in stereo systems, one CD boom box, a CD clock radio, a CD walkman, and the CD in my car, not to mention the CD drives in my computers. I thought it might have been the player, but the CD's skip on EVERY CD PLAYER I've got.
777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 8 Reply 5, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 809 times:
Haven't the CD printers added a safety feature to prevent illegal copying? That may be the reason!
Only CD's released in the last year or so are copy controlled and even then, there aren't very many.
The copy control technology that EMI Canada is now using for all their new releases makes it so the CD is essencially scratched beyond repair as soon as you by it. Those "CDs" aren't even allowed to carry the Compact Disc logo.
I've had no problem with any CD's, new or old.
AirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 7 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 793 times:
Some CD's are just picky, as are some players. One of my personal CD players refuses to play either Michelle Branch CD I own-yet they play flawlessly on my stereo CD player. Go figure. Each CD will only get the first 3 songs played on my personal, and after that every songs skips uncontrollably.