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X-Files Season One Problem

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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   Joseph Grieco

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Posted September 02 2001 - 07:55 AM

Let me start with the facts. I have gone through three - count them, three! - copies of this product. The first time I had a problem with episode one, Pilot. The picture starting breaking up in the middle of the episode the siezed to play. I cleaned the disc, etc., but to no avail. The second copy played the first episode fine - I thought, "Great, problem solved!", but had the same problem on the second episode, Deep Throat. It happened again in the middle of the episode when they were going to the airfield. Now, at this point I'm assuming a bad luck run with the discs as the problems surfaced in different spots. Mind you, I haven't had any trouble with my player for three years up until this point. I have a Sony DVP S-300. So again, I returned it. Now, with my third copy, I have the same problem in episode one and episode two won't even play! So my questions are: 1. Has anyone had a problem with this set? 2. Should I resign to the fact that it's a glitch with my player? 3. Should I resign to the fact that my player is simply broken? Note: This I find hard to believe as I previously mentioned, I haven't had any trouble with my player in over the three years I've had it. 4. Is it possible it's just a bad batch? 5. What is the absolute correct way to clean the disc and my player? This afternoon I plan on bringing it to my friend's house were we can test it on three other DVD players. Hopefully this will answer some questions. I greatly look forward to any help this forum can offer. Regards, Joseph Grieco

#2 of 6 OFFLINE   Matt Wooten

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Posted September 02 2001 - 08:36 AM

hey. well i have had season one for quite some time now.. so i can't remember every single episode for that set, but im pretty sure i didn't have any problems with any of them in season one. i skimmed through the pilot a second ago and it didn't glitch. so i think it might just be a bad batch. but u said your going over a friend's house to test it so we'll see. Posted Image

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#3 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff Kleist

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Posted September 02 2001 - 09:07 AM

Your store got a bad run of discs, any problems like that are a bad disc. Player problems are usually more like it refusing to play Jeff Kleist

#4 of 6 OFFLINE   Frank L

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Posted September 02 2001 - 09:44 AM

I've got all 3 seasons released thus far and have had no problem with any of the discs, for what it worth. If you're not sure whether it's the discs or your player, take them to a friend to test them, or to the store where you got them from and see if they also get the problem, otherwise it may be your player.


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#5 of 6 OFFLINE   Jeff F.

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Posted September 02 2001 - 10:25 AM

I've had no problems with Seasons 1-3. My only gripe is that Season 2 doesn't look as good resolution-wise as the others - must have cut costs on the mastering. Unfortunately, I would guess that this may be a player problem.

#6 of 6 OFFLINE   Joseph Grieco

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Posted September 02 2001 - 12:31 PM

Conclusion: I brought the disc to my friends house and it wouldn't play on either his PS2 or his Toshiba bringing us to the conclusion that it was indeed the disc. So I brought it back and picked up a new copy at a different store and lo and behold - drum roll please - the new copy works fine. A little side note. What I didn't mention in the original post due to its lack of relevance was that I am now currently on copy five ... not four. The missing copy was the very first one. My wife bought it for me for my birthday tomorrow, but what she didn't notice was the case was beaten to shreds. I mean, maybe two of the seven disc still had a hub to rest on. Plastic fragments all over the place. So this has been an ordeal like you could not imagine. Fortunately, after viewing the first five episodes, it looks as if it all may have been worth it. What a good show! Thanks to those who have responed. Regards, Joseph Grieco

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