I have a strange problem where I get corruption (square blocks of colour in some or many parts of the screen). Once it happens, it gets worse and worse until the DVD won't play any further.
It appears to be totally random. I can play a DVD-R from start to finish without problems one day, then the next I get this problem 15 minutes into the movie. When it happens I can put a different DVD-R in the drive and get the same problem, but an original DVD-Video works fine. When it happens if I turn off the DVD player, wait 10 minutes then play again it is fine.
It does not appear to be heat related, I have tried moving the DVD Player to various locations (and it is never hot to touch).
At this stage I have only see this corruption happen on DVD-R's that have been transcoded, i.e. movies shorter than 100 minutes are yet to show signs of corruption.
All DVD-R's appear to play fine in my PC DVD drive.
Any ideas? The finger seems to well and truely be pointing in the direction of the Toshiba Standalone DVD Player, but it is not consistant enough to say that. DVD-R's I have loaned to friends have worked properly in their DVD players (as far as I know anyway, no complaints).
Has anyone else seen the corruption? Should I take a photo and post it somewhere?
Other disks such as CD-R's with MP3 are ok. VCD and SVCD's are also fine.
The DVD-R media (Shintaro) I am using is fairly popular in Australia and as far as I know is well regarded for this purpose (i.e. good price and always performs)
Hardware and software details:
Sony DRU-510A DVD Burner (4x + and -)
Toshiba SD2600 Standalone DVD Player
Shintaro DVD-R Media (both 1x and 4x)
DVD Decrypter 220.127.116.11
Thanks in advance.