DVD player Problem

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Rick Hodgson, Nov 29, 2003.

  1. Rick Hodgson

    Rick Hodgson Extra

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    I've had a pioneer DVD player for about 5 years. I'm planning on upgrading after the new year (Just bought a 50" grand vega and funds are tight).

    Anyways, it plays DVD's fine that I have in my collection but won't play rented ones anymore. They display Artifacts and blocks, like when digital tv signals get messed up.

    Can I fix this just to get me to the new year.

    Thanks
     
  2. Paul S

    Paul S Stunt Coordinator

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    Rental disks are usually covered with fingerprints and smudges. Simply take some windex and a nice paper towel and clean off the disk before you play it. The windex will not harm the disk in any way. Also, if you happen to have eyeglass cleaner it will work just as well.

    When you are drying the disk be sure and go from the center out. DO NOT clean the disk in a circular motion.

    I have had many rental disks that worked just fine after cleaning.
     
  3. Rick Hodgson

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    WOW thanks....I feel kinda, uh, stoopid. That had happened on the last movie I rented from Hollywood as well.

    Now I can watch movies and wait till the new year to upgrade.....much appreciation [​IMG]
     
  4. Don_Berg

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    Sounds like that old player has poor error correction, that causes such problems in reading rental discs. Yes clean the discs and it might help if they are not scratched.
     

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