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Advice wanted on DVD player and/or HTIB

by morgausedragone / October 19, 2006 8:38 PM PDT


I'm looking for a new DVD player or a HTIB. The DVD player I currently have is extremely sensitive to scratches on DVDs (I once had a DVD which kept "skipping" on my player but my friend's player had no problem with it). Are there particular brands or features I should look for (or avoid) if I want a player that's not as sensitive? The player I have is several years old---are newer players generally less sensitive about scratches? I'm looking for either an inexpensive (less than $200) player or a mid-range (less than $800) HTIB.

Thanks in advance.


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Advice wanted on DVD player and/or HTIB
by jcrobso / October 20, 2006 12:52 AM PDT

A Good DVD player with HDMI output and upscalling is around $100. Panny,Sony,Toshiba, etc.
With a $800 dollar budget don't get a HTIB!!! Buy a seprate $300 AV reciver and a $500 5.1 speaker system.
There are many very good AV recivers in the $300 price range. HK, Dennon, JVC, Pinoneer, etc.
As for speakers, JBL, Klisph, Polk Audio, Boston Acoustics, Inifity, Etc.
Take some of your CDs to the store and spend a couple of hours JUST listing to speakers, NO video just listen! John
P.S. Have you tried a cleaning CD on your DVD player?

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by stewart norrie / October 20, 2006 3:41 AM PDT

Here is what I do I apply dish liquid soap on my fingers and clean the d.v.d. and rince with water then dry with a diaper this works great also my Denon is always freezing up if the disk is not perfectly clean. good luck steweeeee

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Thanks. Yes, tried cleaning the disks.
by morgausedragone / October 20, 2006 6:14 AM PDT

Thanks for the tips. Yes, I've tried cleaning the discs...I actually have a bottle of that cleaning goo and a cloth on my coffee table. It usually takes care of it, but on the rare occasion even three cleanings doesn't do anything.

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by stewart norrie / October 20, 2006 10:15 AM PDT

TRY THIS take your d.v.ds that freeze up and try them on another player and see what happens and if you have to replace the unit make sure it has h.d.m.i. output I have the Denon 2910/955 hooked up with a h.d.m.i. cable and the picture is super actually try componit vidio cable and a h.d.m.i and see which looks best please reply I would like to know what the problem was have a sweet day steweeeeeeeee

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New player, no more skipping
by morgausedragone / October 21, 2006 1:25 AM PDT

I picked up a new Panasonic DVD player (I couldn't find the Denon 2910/955 locally) and it doens't have the same problem as my current unit. It played two scenes of a DVD which the old one didn't like and there wans't even a delay. I'm guessing you're right and it was the lazer diode.

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