Hi, my mains is in a box in my living room (U.K.) and I was thinking of
making a dvd rack which would sit on top of this box to utilise the wasted
space above it. The DVDs would be about 14 inches above the mains and I was
wondering if the electric field would have any affect on the DVDs in the
Thx for any replies,
Absolutely no effect. DVDs utilize reflected light, not magnetism. The
prewritten ones are not damaged by electromagnetic fields - well, keep them
outside of a microwave oven. The user written ones can be damaged by sunlight or
high temperature - but not your electric mains.
From NIST Special Publication 500-252 on CD/DVD media - published October 2003:
Effects of exposure to sunlight on prerecorded (ROM) CDs/DVDs:
"Light effects on ROM discs, therefore, are considered negligible."
Moisture or humidity, and physical damage are the agents of degradation for
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