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RCA Digital Video Disc Player

DVD player plays all of our owned DVDs fine, but when we rent, it plays them randomly--meaning, when you put it in it may play or it may not.  If not, I get a message that the disc may be dirty, wrong region, etc.  It is neither.  After 5-7 tries it usually plays.  However, if you pause the dvd for more than a minute, then it freezes, and you have to start again.


Any ideas?  Thanks, Mike

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Re: RCA Digital Video Disc Player

It may be that the lens on your player is dusty, and with nice clean well cared for disks, like the ones you own, it's ok, but for disks that have small scratches or bigger smudges on them, (look carefully on the rented ones) it may be just enough more that it confuses the player.  you might look into getting one of the lens cleaner disks you can find in electronics stores.

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