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A question about the DVD playback of PS2.....

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Dome Vongvises, Mar 30, 2002.

  1. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

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    Does anybody have any clue why the Playstation 2 has so many problems regarding DVD playback?
     
  2. Jim Can

    Jim Can Stunt Coordinator

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    Which ones are you having a problem with? If I have them I will try them on mine. I haven't had a problem playing any on my PS2, though I don't use it for DVD's that often.
     
  3. Iain Lambert

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    When you say problems, do you mean incompatible discs, or just the fact that it looks like over compressed VideoCD?
     
  4. Dome Vongvises

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    Lawrence of Arabia
    - couldn't even start the movie part. Had to get creative and fast foward right at the point where the music begins
    Seven Samurai
    - Had to fast foward through the layer change just so it won't freeze up
    I was also curious because I have a Sony DVD player (not sure of model) that will play some slightly scratched up discs, but my PS2 won't even play them at all, and it will just freeze up. I was also suspecting hardware problems when I had to return two copies of Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
     
  5. Jim Can

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    I don't have any of the DVD's you listed. I looked at your DVD list and I do have some of those if you would like me to try any on mine to see if there is just something wrong with your PS2. I have Toy Story, Matrix,Titanic, Something About Mary,Sixth Sense, Shrek,Saving Ryan,Fight Club,CTHD,Das Boot, Austin Powers. Let me know if you want me to check any of these.
     
  6. Scott L

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    The new DVD driver update disc that comes with the official Sony PS2 remote should fix the incompatibility problems, but the video will still look like shiet. [​IMG]
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  7. Demetri K

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    Even though the ps2 DVD playpack doesn't look that great. I would not compare it to VCD. It is far better than VCD. The driver disk should fix your problem though!!
     
  8. Joseph Young

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    My PS2 refuses to play 2 of my DVDs. They are:

    Clerks (Animated Series) Disc One (disc two plays fine)

    The Rock (Criterion) Disc One (disc two plays fine)

    Interesting, because a year ago, the first Clerks disc played just fine on my PS2.

    Eventually I will actually break down and get a 'real' player so I can watch these discs again. The PS2 has a difficult time displaying pure blacks... dark areas look somewhat muddy and indistinct, more so than on other DVD players I have seen.

    Despite these problems, however, I have found the PS2 to be a more than adequate player which has paid for itself a thousand times over since I bought it.

    Joseph
     
  9. Iain Lambert

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    I suppose 'VideoCD' is being a bit harsh (although even more annoying is the fact that it won't play home-made VCDs at all, so thats watching Buffy on the small TV out), but I was _really_ disappointed with it.
     
  10. pablo

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    I was having some problems with certain disks as well: Die Hard: 5 Star Edition, Heat, Something About Mary: SE, as well as SSX.

    I popped in Saving Private Ryan in today and got a disk read error, got pissed off and popped in my ancient CD lens cleaner, for shits and giggles.

    To my surprise, all of those disks worked afterwords! I was just going to wait on a new DVD player before I watched Heat and Something About Mary, but it was like getting 2 new DVDs tonight =).

    This is a first-generation PS2 as well, purchased on launch day.

    You may want to invest in a lens cleaner and see if that very cheap solution is the answer to your problems.
     

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