HELP, My DVD Player is dying I think - what to get

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  1. Father John A

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    My Sony DVP-S360 is dying.....I think.

    Trying to watch the Incredibles tonight and half way through it started glitching out (freezing, pixelating, skipping, etc). I checked the disc and found it to be perfectly clean. I then tried it on another of the same model and it played fine. Ditto with my Mintek. So my questions are:

    - Is it most likely dying? Is there any chance it needs cleaning?

    - If I spring for a new one, what should I be looking for in terms of compatiblity down the road (connections, etc.

    I plan on getting a new TV withing the next year (I hope) and will most likely go with DLP or LCD RP.

    Any advice will be appreciated.
     
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    Fr. John, I have heard many complaints about the incredibles screwing up people's DVD players. I work at Best Buy and I keep hearing it from everyone, even on this forum. Try cleaning it if you don't want to buy a new player. If you do want to buy a new player, consider an upconversion DVD player. They do up to 1080i. But if you told me the TV you are definately going to get, I could make some good reccomendations. UNfortunately it varies from TV to TV.
     
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    Alexander,

    Thanks for the reply. Very helpful actually.

    I have no idea what TV to get yet. I'm working with a sub-$2000 budget so it leaves few choices.

    I think I will hold off on a new player until the HD units are affordable. I have a Mintek which, of course, works perfectly. Cheap isn't always bad.
     
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    I'm not sure what size your looking for but check out the Samsung DLP's. 50 inch is around 2250 and the 46 is around 2000. Great Tv's. IN case your interested
     

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