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So I have purchased 2 blu-rays recently. They are used and come with a 7 day warranty. They are Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 1 and Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles Season 2. The only device that I have that plays blu-rays is my PS3. Now usually, when I buy used media, I rip the entire content of the disc onto my hard drive to verify that there wouldn't be any read errors when listening/watching/playing.

In this case, I cannot do that since I do not have a blu ray drive for a computer. I know that the data on blu-ray discs are more closely packed together (at least to my knowledge; i could be wrong on this) on these physical discs. I have done a visual check on the discs and there are no scratches on them, but just like some DVDs that I have owned in the past, read errors still manage to occur despite not visually seeing anything wrong.

Is there anything that I could do that would work besides playing back every second of these blu-rays to verify that the discs are not damaged in anyway, shape or form?
Edited by gamer11200 - 2/26/11 at 9:50pm
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It's really hard to say when you don't have a BR optical drive/writer. I personally wouldn't worry too much over a BR than I would a DVD since those optical medias have a pretty decent scratch resistant coating. I'm with you on being skeptical though cause you just never know until you actually check them thoroughly. If you're really worried then I'd just buy them brand new .

I'm still waiting for BR movies to go down even further. Amazon seems like the best place to buy them though (lower prices/free shipping/no tax depending on area).
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Im not sure how to check for errors, but I know blu rays are a lot more resistant to scratches and things like that, so I would assume they are okay, as long as they are retail copies.
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I read about blu-ray being more scratch resistant than DVDs, so that makes me feels better.

Thanks for the responses guys

ps. For some reason, the DVD was the same price as the blu-ray for TSCC: Season 1 :S
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