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The Bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-08 17:47
Subject: Question about CDs
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Is one supposed to be able to see through a CD? I'm not talking about the centre hole, of course, but about the main playing area.

I've a pair here, just arrived, which seem to creep out my CD player on the later tracks. I find it deeply suspicious that if I hold the CD up to my screen, I can actually read through it where some of the printing is. If white light can go through, I can't see laser red being reflected.
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Barry: 12 Wizard Speed Time
User: hobnobs
Date: 2008-10-08 17:51 (UTC)
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I've seen slightly translucent CDs before, mostly Music CDs now I think about it, but I don't know if it's the norm.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-08 19:04 (UTC)
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Well, they may not have played on the old CD player at work, but they just ripped quickly and cleanly on this PC here at home. so I'll keep them.
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aardvark179
User: aardvark179
Date: 2008-10-08 19:48 (UTC)
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That sounds slightly thinner than normal, but you should certainly be able to see a light bulb through them.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2008-10-08 19:57 (UTC)
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Much thinner than usual - being able to read LJ through the readable area isn't what I'd consider normal, and I was distinctly surprised that the drives on this PC could actually read them. However, it's obviously a half-silvering effect.
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