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DVD player that does well with scratched discs?

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Jim Mcc, May 5, 2006.

  1. Jim Mcc

    Jim Mcc Producer

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    I'm looking to buy a cheap(less than $100) DVD player that does well with scratched discs. I want to run it in interlaced mode with my X1 projector. My 4-5 year old JVC player has been getting worse lately freezing up with scratched discs. Is this common due to the age of the player, dirty, etc? Thanks.
     
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    Nobody? That's hard to believe.
     
  3. Joseph Bolus

    Joseph Bolus Cinematographer

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    Jim,

    I think the Sony DVP-NS55P should do a nice job for you. It retails for $69.95 and includes their new Precision Drive 3:


    We have last year's version of this deck hooked-up to the TV in our den and have noticed that it does a much better job with scratched DVD's than our Panasonics. It also seems to handle the Universal DVD-18s better than most decks as well. Be aware that it doesn't have Panasonic's 4:3 "LBX Shrink and Zoom" feature which is a nice feature to have around for the X1 if you keep it exclusively in its 16:9 mode.
     
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    Thanks Joseph. Do you own that Sony player?
     
  5. Kelly Grannell

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    Yamaha/Philips tend to be able to read bad discs.
     

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