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If you put the media against a (monitor's) light and see the other side, does that means that it's a bad quality dvd media?

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No, this is a property of all optical media that I am aware of. It does not effect their quality or ability to function, it is just the way optical discs are.

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More precisely, a disc is transparent plastic with a very thin layer of reflexive material on it. – grawity Mar 18 '11 at 20:09
Note, also, that some are not transparent. So my question if it implies in bad (worst) quality. – Tom Brito Mar 21 '11 at 12:47
@Tom Brito I have never seen a disc that was not transparent. Even an old Playstation disc that was black with heavy graphics printed on the face could be seen through if held up to a really bright light. I think the transparency of a disc is inconsequential to its quality. – ubiquibacon Mar 21 '11 at 15:40
This is the first dvd I get that is transparent. I have others (LG, Maxtor, etc) and none is transparent. And they work fine, so I'm still not sure if it's or not a quality indicator.. – Tom Brito Mar 24 '11 at 13:12

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