you are very likely need a new dvd player. The player is probably damage now because of what has happened. There are two possible reasons for the cause of what you describe. Cheap dvd media (too light/thin), or the dvd was not proper set in the tray...which may have cause the player to be malfunction now. Of course it is a puzzle as to why your sister's player don't play either. Of course the VCR should still be ok.
Hi Everyone! Happy New Year. Could you please read the following and tell me what you think -- or direct me to some of your videos that might help?
I'm sorry this is so long!
1. Can I salvage my DVD Player/VCR combo?
2. Can I hook up the above to my TV and cable box with a new DVD or Blue-Ray player?
3. Can I get a player that just requires the power cord and HDMI cable hookup to the DVD player?
4. Any product recommendations for someone who doesn't want to get so frustrated that she might throw all the equipment out the window?
5. Would a Smart Blue-Ray just complicate issues if I combine them with my TV, DVD player/VCR, and cable box?
My Samsung DVD Player/Video recorder, about 8 years old, was working fine, until I inserted a homemade DVD copy of a movie and tried to play it. It tried to load it, but did not recognize the DVD. (I wasn't sure what type of format was used to create the DVD movie. I only know it was made by a friend who has experience in creating DVD copies.)
Anyway, the DVD player kept making weird crunching/scraping/whirring noises, and the TV screen read "Can't read disk" or something to that effect. Afterward, I tried other DVDs (store-bought shows like "The Munsters") that used to work in the player, but they don't play either. I tried them in my sister's DVD player, with the same results. Do you know why? I can play these DVDs in my computer, though.
I would like to play DVDs in a player, so I can watch them on my HDTV screen rather than my small laptop screen -- especially when I have friends over. Is there a way to fix the DVD/Player combo? Using my laptop as a player is a big ordeal I don't want to undertake, since it involves changing too many settings than the ordinary laptop.
I like to keep my VCR, since I do occasionally record programs that air while I'm away or sleeping -- but not enough to warrant paying extra money for TiVo/DVR and my cable subscriber.
I did call Samsung, who instructed me on how to reset the unit to factory settings, but that didn't work. The VCR part works fine.
I have an HDMI cable hanging around and my Sanyo TV is HDMI compatible.
I hope someone can help! Again, I'm sorry this is so long!
Please let me know if I should post this on the Samsung Message Board.