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Std movies played on HD-DVD player problems

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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   ralphPerez


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Posted February 17 2008 - 04:13 PM

Hi, have a question about a copied DVD ( I own the original ) and have a A1 and it seems that their seems a lot of pixilation and freezes on the A1 and when I play the same DVD on my OPPO first generation it play’s with out a problem, is this do to the first HD-DVD generation or just the High definition player, has any one experience this? Reason for the question since there are some HD players still available and the newer generation s have a better firmware or decoder thinking of grabbing one if available if copies can be played on them, better then the A1.
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#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H


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Posted February 17 2008 - 05:21 PM

Is your firmware the most current version available?
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Posted February 17 2008 - 06:04 PM

Hi, Had some workmen come in disconnect A2 player. When putting it back, loading is spotty, with no DVDs being able to load. Anyone have this issue? Before we could see the video signal, the player was reading MESSAGE. Suggestions? Thanks

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   ralphPerez


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Posted February 18 2008 - 05:00 AM

Just loaded the latest firmware, yesterday.
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#5 of 11 OFFLINE   bpickell



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Posted February 18 2008 - 05:06 AM

I used to have the same problem on some standard dvd players. What I did to fix the problem was to use quality recordable media and when burning the DVD I would burn it on the slowest speed possible. All of the freezes and pixelation went away after.

#6 of 11 OFFLINE   ralphPerez


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Posted February 18 2008 - 09:05 AM

Thanks for the info. using Verbatim media which is one that is recommended and was burning at 4X and had the problem on a HD-DVD Toshiba A1 player, so have tried that must be my high definition hardware.
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#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Paul_Dunlop


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Posted February 28 2008 - 05:36 AM

^ yup - slower burn speed usually helps these issues
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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Jari K

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Posted February 29 2008 - 12:21 AM

Quality DVD-R (or RW) media is the nr.1 thing when making DVD-Rs. Probably in 90% of the time, freezes and pixelation is due the bad DVD-R media. I don´t use much DVD-Rs anymore, but when I did, I only used Verbatim. Of course, some players are more "sensitive" than others (to dirt, scratches and bad media), so that could also be one reason. One player can play certain discs with "no issues", while with the other player there are some pixelation. Both players can still be just fine.

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   brap


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Posted March 04 2008 - 08:11 AM


This is the issue with my A2 I experienced. I haven't tested it yet with the latest firmware.

#10 of 11 OFFLINE   ralphPerez


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Posted March 04 2008 - 11:14 AM

well found out my mistake was burning at a low speed currently using 8x or 12X when my burner writing speed is 16x also bought the Samsung burner SH-S2003B for $30 delivered and that did it, no more coasters. They have giving this burner the highest marking on all the available burners that are out now, cannot beat the price nor the performance.
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#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Douglas Monce

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Posted March 04 2008 - 11:22 PM

A cheap DVD burner can cause lots of compatibility problems with players even if you use the best most expensive blank media. I have had the best luck with Pioneer DVD burners. They seem to be the most consistent at burning discs that are in spec and will play on the widest number of players even at 16x. Also the A1 seems to have a problem with sections of a burned dvd that have no data, for instance a fade to black with no audio. For some reason when the A1 is getting no actual data from the disc, it will freeze for a second even thought he disc is sending it time code. I have noticed that my A30 doesn't have this problem. It also doesn't seem to be a problem for the A1 with pressed or manufactured discs. Doug
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