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What's The Deal With CD's?  
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1373 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?

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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1369 times:

CD's...as in compact disks? Damn. I'm don't know to much about them. I actually thought this was a thread bout Cross Dressing. A subject I'm very astute in.

Signed, AA61hvy


User currently offlinePetertenthije From Netherlands, joined Jul 2001, 3364 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Haven't the CD printers added a safety feature to prevent illegal copying? That may be the reason!


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1365 times:

GoingBoeing - Try getting a new CD player, I have the same problem with mine and it occurs on some CD's but not others.

User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1354 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.

User currently offline777YYC From Canada, joined May 2000, 744 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1342 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.


User currently offlineMatt D From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9502 posts, RR: 47
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1337 times:

I've only encounted this problem with a few discs, and only on a couple of players.

Sometimes some discs and players just don't get along, but almost always changing either the player or the disc will work. I've never encountered a CD that wouldn't play on ANY machine.

I don't know what causes this, but it's a simple fact of life.

Now regarding these "copy-proof" CD's, there is a very simple workaround. But you need to have an actual component CD recorder with adjustable inputs to do it. A PC burner will likely not work.

Simply switch the source or input from coaxial or digital to "analog".

Now the player won't know if the source is a CD, a tape, an LP, or FM radio.

Voila! You will get a perfect copy.


User currently offlineAirT85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1326 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.

Tony


User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Nothing sticky here, and I have some 500 CDs and 8 CD players (I know, I know  Laugh out loud) ranging from about 1990 to current day.


I wish I were flying
User currently offlineBobrayner From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 2227 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1266 times:

A handful of mine have started to deteriorate... maybe tiny little scratches, or dirt/dust, or whatever. However, durability and sound quality is much better than vinyl, tape, or 8-track  Wink/being sarcastic

Not bad - consider that the format is over 2 decades old.



Cunning linguist
User currently offlineGoingboeing From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 4875 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1243 times:

Bob...yeah, but I've still got about a thousand "vinyl" albums, and they all still play without a scratch.

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