what's WRONG with my dvd player?

  • rnch

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    Sep 04, 2010 3:34 AM GMT
    i'll be viewing a dvd, everything's ok..then the picture will freeze for about 4 or 5 seconds like i had pushed the "pause" button, then it will play ok..

    or

    the picture will stop and the "canot read disc" caption will appear on the tv/monitor screen,

    WTF??

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  • rnch

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    Sep 04, 2010 3:55 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidIs it only happening with one DVD or is it happening whenever you play any DVD?...
    it doesn't seem to happen on any one disc...just happens radomly.
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    Sep 04, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    Dirty laser lens. Or maybe you have an old DVD player, and it can't read the new style DVD's.
  • kew1

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    Sep 04, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThen Adrien above has the right idea. If you've owned your DVD player for years and you've put it through it's paces.. all you need it a DVD lens cleaner..
    If it still skips,,, then skip on down to Target and snag a new one for pretty cheap these days I'd think...icon_cool.gif


    If you want to buy a region'less' DVD player I can send you a link. I found one for about $88 dollars. It plays any DVD made from anywhere in the world. Canada and the US play region 1 DVDs. Europe is region 2. This comes in handy if you like international movies.

    Otherwise get one that allows you to use an HDMI cable. Best Buy sells them for around $25 but I found one brand new on eBay for about $7 which included shipping to my door. HDMI creates a a clearer better quality picture.


    Most cheap DVD players can be made multi-region via a hack using the remote, they just program them to be single region as it's cheaper not to make separate models.
    The CA tested HDMI cables over here, found negligible picture difference between £1.99 & £100 cables. Scarts did vary.
  • rnch

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    Sep 04, 2010 2:41 PM GMT
    alas, not as easy as simply replacing the player as it's part of thehead unit of the bose lifestyle system.

    i'll definately try a cleaner.
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    Sep 04, 2010 2:54 PM GMT
    If it's a Blu-ray player, it may need to be updated. They periodically add new features to the disks and they may not play in players with old software.
    To update you should plug it into the internet through the ethernet port on the back and select update from the menu on the Blu-ray player.
    Alternatively, you can go to the manufactures website and download an update and burn it to a dvd, and insert it...just be sure to let it finish..if you shut the blu-ry player down during an update you can really mess it up.
  • rnch

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    Sep 04, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    moscowmikey saidIf it's a Blu-ray player, it may need to be updated...
    dunno if it is a blu-ray player! it's a 4 year old bose lifestyle system.
  • Sparkycat

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    Sep 04, 2010 7:41 PM GMT
    N00000000000000000000000!!!!! Gay people don't shop at Target. Or Best Buy.








    TheGuyNextDoor saidThen Adrien above has the right idea. If you've owned your DVD player for years and you've put it through it's paces.. all you need it a DVD lens cleaner..
    If it still skips,,, then skip on down to Target and snag a new one for pretty cheap these days I'd think...icon_cool.gif
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    Sep 04, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    Check the discs for any scratches or dirt.

    But it could also be that your player takes a bit longer with some discs that are dual layer. Not much you can do about that. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 04, 2010 11:39 PM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor saidThen Adrien above has the right idea. If you've owned your DVD player for years and you've put it through it's paces.. all you need it a DVD lens cleaner..
    If it still skips,,, then skip on down to Target and snag a new one for pretty cheap these days I'd think...icon_cool.gif

    Yes. Though not sure about Target as the place these days.
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    Sep 04, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    MENINLOVEfingerSTARLITE saidyour ugly and fat and your eyes are weird rnch lmfao


    Again, neither offensive nor hurtful, just puerile. Are you thick as pig's shit as well as nuts?
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    Sep 04, 2010 11:54 PM GMT
    MENINLOVEfingerSTARLITE saidbritbloke thanx for feeddin the troll aka me lmfao... BURP


    You're more than welcome. But I thought you might have the intelligence to make this a challenge. Bored now. Nite. x
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    Sep 05, 2010 3:06 AM GMT
    rnch said
    moscowmikey saidIf it's a Blu-ray player, it may need to be updated...
    dunno if it is a blu-ray player! it's a 4 year old bose lifestyle system.


    It's not a Blu-ray is it's a 4 year old Bose.

    That's a nice system...well worth sending in for repair...which is what I think you're gonna have to do. If the dvd is built into the system, the pick-up assembly has prolly gone bad and you're gonna have to send it into service.
    Google search Bose service in your area.
    If by some miracle you have an add-on dvd...celebrate by throwing it in the trash and spending $40 to buy a new one, or beter yet a little more for a Blu-ray player (plays both....but try to get a 3d one).
    There is no way it's worth $60 an hour to pay someone to look at it unless it's built in.
    Disposable society...but it is what we chose.