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I read an article in the San Francisco Chronical one day (I can’t find the news story online, else I’d post a link here) about how CDs are rotting and decided to make a site about it. This issue really hit me hard because I have a lot of CDs that really can’t be replaced. They are really old, limited print dance music CDs that just can’t be found ANYWHERE! So hence I was really shocked when I found out that the makers of these CDs are to blame…at least partially! My lack of care for them is also to blame (ie not putting them back in case after listening). But there was never any sort of warning about potential damage.
As you will see on this site, the CD makers said the disc should last 50-100 years under normal use…this is hardly the case! When I first found out about this I contacted friends to see if they were experiencing the same problems as myself and were as interested as I was in finding more out about this. So I’ve added a Tell a Friend about CD Rot feature to this site so you can let your friends know about this!
At this site you will find REAL INFORMATION that was carefully researched focusing on this trend of “CD Rot” or degredation of the sound quality, and overall playability.
Also, we will get into the various issues behind a CD production and longevity. CD manufacturers have been making faulty products for decades now. The cheap foil on the top of the compact disc can easily scratch, rendening it almost useless.
This website was also made for you! Its point is to let anyone interested leave comments and even write articles about their experences. I ask all consumers and CD manufactures to continue the dialog that I’ve carefully researched for you.
I would personally like to see what happens with this. I’m tired of buying CD repair kits and would like to see the makers take some responsibility for making claims that just aren’t true. Signup for our newsletter so you can stay informed on the latest news regarding all of this.
Thanks for coming to the site and hope to see you around often. Feel free to contact me anytime….phil at cdrot.com
PS: I’ve put in controls so that not just anyone can post a new article. Register to post , then email me and I’ll be able to give you full access.