[QUOTE=alienbuc;2177635]And somehow, I don’t believe going out and replacing all of my DVD players is the solution… This is a recent issue and has just started to pop up in the last 2 weeks. What has changed?
This is really giving me a headache…[/QUOTE]
I’d like to believe there is a good explanation for this somewhere, but I sure can’t find it. Within the past year, I’ve been through:
2 Toshiba DVD players
1 RCA DVD player
1 Philips DVD player
Like others, I backup my movies with DVDFab using an internal LG DVD burner using all default settings. I write to Imation DVD+R media and things work very well for while. Then one day the DVD player won’t read a backed up disc. I conclude something has gone wrong with the back up so I try the disc in my bedroom player and it plays fine. Of course it plays fine on the PC it was created on as well.
So now I jump to the conclusion that DVD player is failing so I put in the original media and much to my surprise, the disc plays fine. However, within 4 to 6 weeks, I begin to get ‘no disc’ or ‘bad disc’ or ‘disc read error’ on the player (or PS2) no matter what media I put in.
Now I conclude my player (PS2) is dirty. I follow instructions for cleaning it and it helps. Excited, I grabbed on of the Toshiba players from the recycle bin and clean it. No change - won’t read any discs. I return it to the recycle bin and keep using the PS2. Within a month the PS2 won’t read any discs again. This time cleaning it does not help either.
Now I conclude somehow I have really bad luck with DVD players. Through out all of this, my Philips player in the bedroom is playing everything just fine. I think this time I’ll try a Philips player in the family room. Being sort of tired of buying these things, I get a very cheap player from WalMart and, like so many times before, everything is fine (Sep 08). Now (Dec 08) this player too has stopped playing backed up DVDs. I’m sure it will quit playing the original discs soon too.
How can one room in my house go through 5 DVD players in a year? I’ll fiddle around thinking about dirt, use and electricity (though I think the outlets connecting the equipment in both rooms is on the same circuit). Anyone have any other ideas? This is too bizarre.