Sony DVD Problems

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Chris Baucom, Jun 14, 2002.

  1. Chris Baucom

    Chris Baucom Stunt Coordinator

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    I have a Sony DVPC660 5-disc DVD changer that is 1-1/2 years old. Purchased in 12/00.

    Has anyone heard of read problems with this model? It sure seems that if the DVD or CD surface is not perfectly clean, with no lint, dust, or smudges at all, then playback either skips or fails altogether. We have three or four CD's that just won't play because they skip or hangup, no matter how much I clean the CD. I know that it could be a damaged CD, but the frequency of this problem makes me think otherwise. It doesn't happen all the time, but much more than it should for a unit of this price (like 40% to 50% of the time).

    I have also heard that newer models may have a different type of read laser (red vs. green?) that may help correct this. Just wondering if there is any history before I pursue this with the store or Sony.

    You can probably tell I am not an expert, so if anyone can help, I would certainly appreciate it.

    Thanks!
     
  2. TomCW

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    Happened a lot with my old (circa, 12/00) Sony DVD player too. I did exactly what is suggested above and no problem for 3 months since. May be this need to be done every once in a while.
     
  4. Chris Baucom

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    Thanks very much for the help. I have completed the calibration process and will keep an eye on it.

    I know this is going to be stupid question, but is there a way to tell if a DVD is single layer or dual layer without loading it into my player? Some type of marking on the keep case, etc?
     
  5. TomCW

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    Chris,
    I believe, (someone correct me if I'm wrong) silver are single layer, gold are dual layer.
    Tom
     

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