Certain BluRay (video) discs can't be read

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  1. frogboy
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    frogboy lacking both style and grace

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    Picked up a Steins;Gate BluRay set from Funimation. Long story short, disc 2 and 4 play just fine, but 1 and 3 simply cause the drive to make a faint clicking sound and never load. The bottom of these discs seem to have some funky coating that looks like a magnetized CRT when held up to the light. All four discs work fine on my friend's BluRay player. Are these discs simply a format that the PS3 doesn't read?

    And if it matters (which it probably does), I'm on Rogero 4.55.
     
  2. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Blu-ray is Blu-ray, there is no special format within, even Blu-ray 3D is an extension of Blu-ray (no special format and is backward compatible to Blu-ray player contrary to the packaging).

    That said it is definitely possible one Blu-ray drive can read a disc but not another. Either the laser is failing or the disc is slightly damaged and other drive having a better luck.
     
  3. frogboy
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    frogboy lacking both style and grace

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    Thanks for the insight. I suppose it could be the drive, even though it plays everything else perfectly.

    Just to give an example of what I mean by "funky coating" I took this picture...
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    Disc on the left doesn't read (1 and 3), disc on the right reads (2 and 4).
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    That's actually pretty common among many Blu-ray discs. I don't see anything wrong with it.
     
  5. frogboy
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    I thought this might be the case, as they play fine on other BluRay players. Might it have anything to do with the fact that I'm running CFW?
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    I don't see how CFW can make one disc play fine but not another.
     
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    frogboy lacking both style and grace

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    Alright, just checking.

    Looks like it's the laser then, unfortunately.
     
  8. SickPuppy

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    Maybe just cleaning the lens will help you out.