Well I’m having a few issues with my current DVD player playing Taiyo Yuden x8’s
DVD Player: Philips DVP3962 (has the latest firmware)
DVD-Rs: Taiyo Yuden x8 TYG02 (found via DVD Identifier) (Purchased from Supermediastore.com)
Problem: On every disc that I’ve played from my new TY discs they are giving me issues on the DVD player. In a particular time in the movie the DVD just starts to freeze up, it plays perfectly up to that point then…BAM…issues. It happens for a while and then it can come back to normal (if I say switch to the next chapter or 2 in the movie). But it will happen again.
I don’t think it’s my media (as it plays just fine on my computer). I don’t think that it’s my burning process because I have burned ~100 DVDs that were Mitsubishi DVD-R’s which have played flawlessly.
DVD Rip to Rip DVD’s
DVD Shrink to Shrink them
DVD Nero Burning Rom (Nero 8) to Burn
If any one can give me any insight to this I would appreciate it.
Also, I bought this player at Walmart about 25 days ago, so I can still return it (and probably will).
This seems to be a good product (at a great price), but I don’t know whether or not it will fix the issues (it’s still a Phillips after all) Philips DVP5990/37B:
Thanks in advanced![/QUOTE]
I figured I would give you a warning about buying items from the Philips Outlet. First off there are no refunds at all, if the item is giving problems you have to send it back at your cost and wait 2-3 weeks for replacement/repair.
I bought a DVP5990 from the Outlet and the first one I got seemed fine, it read all of my TY Single Layer movies ok from what I could tell. I then tried a couple movies burned on Verbatim DVD+R DL media. Then that’s where the problems began! It took on average 60-100 seconds to recognize ANY movies I had burned on my Verbatim DVD+R DL media! That’s completely unacceptable to say the least. What lets me know it’s not the media, burner, etc is that I have the DVP3960 in another room and it reads those same discs within 10-15 seconds!
I called Philips about it got an RMA and sent back the DVD Player at my cost, nearly 3 weeks later I receive another one (at this point not too sure if it’s a replacement or my previous one “repaired”) and guess what? Doing the exact same thing! So it’s pretty much useless to me at this point, I refuse to pay money out of my own pocket again to ship it back to them and talking to their customer support the first time was a huge pain, for the little amount of money I paid for it ($40 shipped plus tax) it’s not worth the hassle, I’ll just take it as a lesson learned. Cheap items like DVD Players just buy them locally in case something is wrong you can take it back and exchange it easily or just get a refund. :a