dvds/player - stop and slow - help

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  1. pm666

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    I have a dvd player that plays some dvds just fine and other dvds that it plays slow and/or stoppy choppy. What causes this? I have an older TV, but the dvd player is less than two years old and does not get a lot of use. The dvds are usually brand new, right out of the wrapper. For example, Rambo 4 plays without a hitch. However, I just bought the collector set and I'm watching First Blood and it stops and plays choppy. It drives me nuts - the dvd player before this one did the exact same thing. Is is possible it's the TV itself? I have this issue with brand new dvds - I'd say about a 50/50 chance of it not playing correctly. The TV is a Sony and so is the DVD player. I can buy another dvd player, but I'm not 100% convinced this is the issue.

    ANY thoughts concerning this would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks,
    Paul
     
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    The laser eye should be clean on a regular basis and the DVD should be wipe clean(watch for finger prints) every time you insert it in the player.
     

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    Any idea on how I clean the laser eye?

    Thanks,
    paul
     
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    Are you always holding your tongue the same way when you put DVDs in the player?
     
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    Go to store of choice and buy a DVD cleaning kit.
    Or open the DVD player with Q tips and cleaning solution.
    Use the method that is more convenience to you.
     
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    No, but at this point it is something I should consider.
     
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    Ok, that I can do...wouldn't you think if the laser was dirty that it would affect all dvds the same?

    Thanks,
    p