Pixalation problem Panasonic DVD Recorder

Can anyone tell me the usual source of a pixalation problem with DVD player/recorders? I have a Panasonic DMR-E60GK multisystem which is experiencing it. Thanks from a grateful new member. - Stephan James

You need to provide a lot more information. Is this a playback problem? On what sort of discs?

It is a playback problem when using all DVDs, both original film DVDs and home copied DVDs. Thanks.

Thanks for the reply. Yes, it is a playback problem on all DVDs, both original film DVDs and home-copied ones. The player/recorder is about five years old and has been used to copy approx. 400 movies from videos.

Try running a cleaning disc through it, sounds like some dirt, hair, smoke, etc on the laser. It’s having trouble reading all discs, so a dirty laser is a good bet.

Tried that, CDan, but it didn’t help. Yikes.

Might be time to look for a replacement, laser could be crapping out. Last resort would be to open it up and clean the laser with q-tips and alcohol. (isopropyl)

CDan, could you recommend a replacement DVD recorder/player with multisystem capabilities as I have tons of PAL DVDs from my time in europe? Thanks.