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DVD freezes I bought a set of 6 used DVDs and have watched the first two. They freeze at odd intervals. When I take the discs out and wash them with warm water and mild detergent and dry them with a lint-free towel, they play well for a while and then freeze again, but not in the same place. I don't see any scratches.My wife uses the DVD player frequently and has not run into this problem before.

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If these disks are copyed DVD your player may not be able to read them the right way! Try them on another player to see if its the dvds or the player! (all Players do not read all dvd types)

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Many of my burned DVDs tend to freeze while watching! After about 20 minutes into the movie the freezing begins...ONLY ON BURNED DVDs +r or -R !


It is not the system it is the dvds. If they are burned or have been burned that means you have to get new dvds.........

Dec 30, 2010 | Zenith DVD2201 DVD Player

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The DVR keeps freezing on a frame. When it does,


Usually when a player keeps freezing on a single frame of a dvd, it means that the disc is scratched. When it "sticks", the dvd will usually stop moving (on the part of the disc with a scratch) and the remote will not work. First, look at the dvd and look to see if there is a visible smudge or scratch on the disc. Fingerprints are a common problem with dvds. I suggest you try to clean the dvd in case it is just dirty and if it still doesn't work, some companies make disc repair kits. You could probably find one at walmart or radio shack. These kits repair the scratches in the disc I hope this helps, and good luck! Sincerely, Der Strom

Apr 26, 2010 | Cyberhome DVR 1600 DVD Recorder

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Freezes during playback


Hi. What I am trying to establish from my last question is whether the laser has become heat sensitive or whether there is a bit of dust buildup on the spindle table that might be causing the disc to have excessive wobble.
If the disc has excessive wobble, then the machine will have trouble tracking the outer tracks and will constantly skip as you have described after say 30 to 45 minutes.
If the laser has become heat sensitive then the same problem could potentially occur - The only difference being that if you were to restart the movie at that point, then the skipping would continue even at the beginning of the movie.
The first problem (wobble) is easy to fix - Clean the spindle table, the second problem may render the unit uneconomical to repair.

Mar 16, 2010 | Samsung DVD-V5500 DVD Player/VCR

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Philips HTS3565D dvd player, recent Paramount DVDs (Star Trek and Transformers 2) freeze during the Paramount DVD introduction at the exact same spot: as the stars are flying in toward the camera's view....


I have the same problem, though I don't recall which exact movies. They were all from Blockbuster. Sometimes they start to play and then halt at the end of track 1 and sometimes don't even make it tot he menu. The same movie will play on our portable dvd player. A Philips rep told me about 6 weeks ago it was a problem with a new security feature on some movies and to watch the website for a possible firmware upgrade to fix it. Now you can't even talk to someone at Philips so I don't know what to think. The "live chat" folks just want to tell you to take it to a repair shop - not much help there.

Mar 04, 2010 | Philips DVP5140 DVD Player

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Bd370 freeze


your lacer needs to be clean or it has to be replace

Aug 25, 2009 | LG BD370 BLU RAY PLAYER

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The movies are begining to freeze. how do we clean the dvd player and do you think that is what is causing it


Hi I am vortash the most likely reason for pixel freeze is dusty and dirty discs .. or scratched and badley treated discs .. when these marvellous dvds an cds came out I remember when the selling point was that they could be scratched and still play ... RUBBISH ... if scratched the laser is deflected and the system struggles to catch up with the stream of information coming off the disk .. so yes it will cause this get a good cd dvd cleaner and run it in the machine and use the solution and cloth on your dvds before you insert them .... Regards Vortash

May 17, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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Movies are freezing


it depends on the condition of your dvds and how old your player is.
try using a DVD disc cleaner. This cleaner looks just like a disc with some extra little brushes on its surface. Some DVD cleaner kits even come with supplies to clean and modify scratches on your discs. if this dont work you may want to get a new player..

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Apr 26, 2009 | DVD & Blu-Ray Players

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DVD player freezes


If it's a very cheap unit, it's possibly because the machine can't process the information quickly or efficiently enough, thusly causing the picture to freeze up while the processing catches up with it. Friend has a $30 unit, which happens to constantly.

Nov 07, 2006 | Sanyo DVW-6000 DVD Player/VCR

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Movie skips and freezes during play


CD and dvd disc cleaners will not solve the problem, a deeper and delicate cleaning procedure by cleaning the lens manually with an cotton swab is needed...
Although the quality of newer discs is to be discussed.

Oct 09, 2006 | Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Player/VCR

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