Based on the information provided, I'm not quite sure what's wrong with the unit. Are you able to get a DVD picture, and unable to pause the DVD player, or is it a different question?
I apologize, but I'm trying to imagine the problem, and it'd be better if you could explain what you were trying to do. The DVD player should be doing the pausing, rather than the TV.
I have tried two dvd players both are brand new, and Im not sure what to do. Is it all possible that my brand new Sumsung LCD LN22C350 can Pause for a very very short time while watching a dvd movie?(by the way we tried 3dvd movies all with no damage to the disk. I have never come across this before.Any help would be great before I return another dvd player.