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Here Come Scratch-Proof DVDs

Tired of DVDs rendered useless by scratches? Researchers at TDK have the answer with a new protective coating for DVDs that should help eliminate the problem. The new technology reportedly protects DVDs from harsh attacks from screwdrivers and Sharpie markers while preserving playability. The company began selling blank recordable DVDs treated with the patent-pending polymer coating earlier this year and expects wider adoption in the future. The coating is expected to play a large role in next-generation DVD formats, such as Blu-ray, in which scratches to the high-capacity discs become a much bigger risk. The Blu-ray Disc Association recently endorsed the new coating. Nice

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