Is this DVD rot ?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Darren Tushingham, Jan 23, 2002.

  1. Darren Tushingham

    Darren Tushingham Auditioning

    Feb 6, 2000
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    Recently my DVD player (a Pioneer 525 I think) started

    to pixellate the picture and then stopped completely

    whilst playing the widescreen version of Jeepers Creepers

    that I had rented. I played the other fullscreen side no

    problem. Cleaning the disk did not help.

    This also happens now on a number of my DVD collection

    disks. Notably, Phantom Menace will always stop shortly

    into the movie. The disk is spotted and I cannot wash

    the spots off with warm soapy water. I've tried a couple

    of others and they failed too. What is up ?

    I thought I may have a screwed DVS player because I had

    pressed stop whilst watching a movie a couple of weeks

    ago and left it at the 'resume' prompt for a week or more.

    Would this screw my player up ?

    Are my disks wrecked?
  2. Michael Reuben

    Michael Reuben Studio Mogul

    Feb 12, 1998
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    It sounds like a problem with the player, not the discs (although it's not uncommon for rented discs to be scratched). I suggest you try some of the discs you own in another player, perhaps in a store.

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