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Cuts out for a second when watching dvd's and then resumes

When watching dvd's, only dvds on my PS3, it cuts out(sound and video go blank) for a brief second and then resumes where it left off almost as if it is having trouble keeping up with the upscaling process. It does it on every dvd just once per dvd and it last for only a second. I have rewound the dvd and then played back over the same spot with no problem. I have tried many different dvd's new and old.

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Wow its weird the ps3 dvd drive is not messed up my the laser that reads data every mili second is actiong up skipping over movies with a lot of dialoge

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