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Always-On, 24/7 DVD players: suggestions?

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by AgnoStick, Feb 27, 2005.

  1. AgnoStick

    AgnoStick Guest

    I work in at a 24/7 clinic and I have setup a dvd player that plays children's movies all the time, just looping it for the kids who are in the waiting room.

    I have gone through 4 5-DVD carousel players within the last 18 months, they just stop working. The motor dies or something, definately a mechanical failure. I was searching online for a dvd player that would fit my needs or are designed for this kind of situtation, I found some industrial ones but I wasn't sure on if they were the right fit (a lot of features and non specifically said they would play non stop movies).

    I would prefer a Carousel player but if what I am looking for is only a one disc player, thats fine, I can put 2 movies on 1 disc and just have staff swap them every so often.

    Basically 2 questions:

    Will DVD-R media "go bad/stop working" if played for to long (right now I am using pressed DVDs bought in store, but I am planning to cut out menus and put 2 movies on 1 dvd-r disc) and is there a DVD player out there that fits my needs or is designed for being able to play DVD movies non stop. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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  3. larrylje

    larrylje Active member

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    are they copy protected childrens movies? you could look at buying a stand alone DVD burrner player with a hard drive in it and copy the movies to the hard drive and have the hard drive loop them over and over. most are between $200 and $600 bucks. Just a sugestion.

    Even if they are copy protected as long as you own them if you had a DVD burrner on your computer you could make backups of the DVDs and then copy the unprotected copy onto the hard drive of the stand alone player.
     
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  4. zippyd

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    wow I never thought of that larry. I didn't realize they had hard drives that large. I just googled and found a liteon unit with 160Gig HD. That's close to 40 movies if you run them through Shrink....lol
     

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