Broken remote receiver!

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Chris Bardon, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. Chris Bardon

    Chris Bardon Cinematographer

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    So last night I popped a disc into my 4 1/2 year old Apex player, which loaded up fine just like usual, but I noticed that my remote wasn't really responding. After about ten minutes of trying different remotes (universal + original) with fresh batteries, I realized that the remote receiver on the player was dead (or close to it). Maybe one button press in 50 would register. Thing is, this player was working just fine last week. I suppose something like this could go all of a sudden, but it just seems kind of strange.

    I suppose this means buying a new player, but I really don't feel like spending much on one right now (not with new stuff around the corner). Still, I don't know if this is a reparable problem. Anyone successfully fixed something like this?
     
  2. Allan Jayne

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    Apex. Isn't that one of the el cheapo brands?

    I doubt if it is worth repairing, unless you are an electronics whiz. You would be better off buying another player rather than take this one to a service shop. If your TV has a decent de-interlacer, any ordinary player will do for the time being while waiting for new technology.

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    Since I have a good external de-interlacer (a Lumagen Vision) I only have an ordinary interlaced DVD player.
     

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