goingboeing
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What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:08 am

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?
 
KROC
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:09 am

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.

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petertenthije
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:19 am

Haven't the CD printers added a safety feature to prevent illegal copying? That may be the reason!
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EGGD
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 1:26 am

GoingBoeing - Try getting a new CD player, I have the same problem with mine and it occurs on some CD's but not others.
 
goingboeing
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 2:22 am

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
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 2:56 am

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.
 
Matt D
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 3:31 am

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.
 
AirT85
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 4:23 am

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
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jwenting
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sat Oct 18, 2003 2:19 pm

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.
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bobrayner
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:16 am

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.
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goingboeing
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RE: What's The Deal With CD's?

Sun Oct 19, 2003 10:03 pm

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

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