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Anyone else having playback problems with Netflix discs?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Chris Lockwood, Jul 14, 2005.

  1. Chris Lockwood

    Chris Lockwood Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone else getting more damaged or unplayable DVDs from Netflix lately?

    I've been with them since 2000, & until a few months ago only had 1 or 2 unplayable discs. Lately I've gotten several.

    I'm not talking about obviously cracked or broken discs, but ones that look fine but have playback problems.

    Some won't play at all, & some will play to a certain point, then stop. Dodgeball would only play the first half hour or so. I sent it back for a replacement, & the 2nd copy was just as bad.

    Yesterday I had a Buffy disc that would only play the first 2 episodes.

    I could list several more examples.

    I don't think the problem is with my player, which is fairly new and not a cheap model (Toshiba HD recorder / DVD recorder). I don't have playback problems with the discs I own, many of which I buy used. My player actually puts a message on the screen saying "Check the disc- it may be damaged or dirty."

    I try cleaning these discs- sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't.

    I wonder if Netflix is keeping discs in circulation longer than they used to.
     

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