DVD skipping and pausing with Sony NC85 5 disk player

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  1. ChrisMark

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    My Sony DVPNC85 player has recently begun skipping and pausing when playing DVDs. IT seems to happen to most disks, but never occurred before. Any have this issue?
     
  2. DougR

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    Lens may be dirty ?
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  3. ChrisMark

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    I actually purchased a new NC85 and have the exact same issue. When I play the same disk on my older panasonic dvd recorder, it plays fine. It also does not skip on my very old Sony single disk player?
     
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    Yeah, I had a Toshiba DVD/DVD-A player for a couple of years, and then it started skipping like that. I cleaned the lens, but it didn't help. it was time for a new player.
     
  5. ChrisMark

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    That's what I thought, so I bought a new one and had the same problems. I did not mention that this was only on DVD -R disks recorded on my PC. Store bought DVDs have no problem.
     
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    LOL - just a minor omission. [​IMG]
     
  7. Steve_Pannell

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    FWIW, mine plays DVD-Rs ok. I haven't had any problems with it so far.

    As far as store-bought discs it hasn't failed yet. It probably will now that I've said that. [​IMG]
     
  8. ChrisMark

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    That's the odd thing. Even the brand new NC85 I bought skips at the same exact places as the older one on the disks. I only find it odd because the issue does not occur on other machines (that are not HDMI) in the house.
     
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    Yeah, minor issue you left out there. #1 problem is bad media, and most burnable DVDs are just bad. The best course of action is to use only Verbatim or Taiyo Yuden. They cost more for a reason. Store your burned (and unburned) discs away from daylight. #2, don't try to burn them too fast. It just isn't worth saving a couple minutes when the discs eventually won't play. I typically don't go over 4x but sometimes do 6x.

    Those discs which have trouble in the Sony but not others will most likely eventually have problems in all players.
     

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