Originally Posted by James
The major problem with Blu-ray is, that the data layer is directly below the disc surface. A little dirt will cause the read to fail, because both data & dirt are "in focus" of the laser. HD DVD didn't have this problem, but well ...
Rather weird considering one selling point I kept hearing about was how much less prone to playback problems from dirt, fingerprints, scratches, etc. Bluray discs are compared to DVDs. In my experience the exact opposite is actually the case. Look wrong at a BD and it might not play properly.