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Anyone experience this strange phenomena?

Discussion in 'DVD±R for advanced users' started by BetaZeta, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. BetaZeta

    BetaZeta Guest

    I would appreciate anyone’s input into this matter
    Funny Thing...I went out to shop for new media and happened to read the fine print on the back of a TDK DVD-r case. It says not to play there DVD r's on any unit but the one that produced it.....Warning that when that skipping occurs...which it did for me....the over exertion of the laser trying to read the disk will cause the laser lens to "fog", damaging its performance and even rendering the DVD player useless. I find this disturbing considering my player now has trouble reading a new original movie after my , freezing and skipping and so on. My last post I described how after I would backup a movie. It would run perfect 2-4 viewings then start to skip at certain chapters in the movie. This skipping would then happen more often in other chapters and even other movies that previously would run flawless. Gunna pawn of my burning to put towards a new DVD player and pop my good'ol CD-RW back in.
    Thanks for taking the time to read this thread!!!
    Running Dell P4 2.6ghz
    1000 megs Rambus
    LG Supermulti 4X with latest firmware
    Using E3 dvd-r media with silver burn surface.
    I now understand that I should purchase higher quality media....
    Guess the question I am asking is.... Has anyone else read about or experienced this reaction to there Stand alone players. Does this really occur when media fails (skips) and the player struggles to read the disk?
    Flip218 wuz kind enough to give me some cleaning suggestions but I ran a lens cleaner and Gas dust my dvd. When I reflect light off it, the surfaces is clean and flawless!
    P.S. last time i will post this question : )
  2. RWG

    RWG Regular member

    Jun 2, 2003
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    A few months ago I bought my parents an Apex 1200 player for $39.99 that came with a $10 rebate. It plays some DVDs ok but won't read others (even new). Says "No Disc." I ordered them a Magnavox from Circuit City that is speced to read DVD, DVD+R/+RW, CD, CD-R/RW, MP3, VCD, Picture CD, for $59.39. So far it's taken everything I've thrown at it, even DVD-Rs. I haven't tried SVCDs yet.

    MAG MDV45817 Magnavox Progressive-Scan DVD Player

    Also my GE 5803 nd Sylvania DVD/VCR combo both play backups made from day one...Feb of 2003.

    I've used all brands of media including some real cheap stuff from Shop4tech.

    Try your backups in a friend or neighbors player.


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