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While working the Video images breaking up and freezing? While playing a DVD-R the image skips, breaks, hesitates. I can play this dvd on my pc and a cyberhome dvd portable player and it plays fine. It is a newly created disc so there is no scratches on the disk. The Protron I have will not play DVD+R's. I tried cleaning the lens without any luck. I checked power pack vs. straight power without any luck. Any other suggestions to check?

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  • YUBinit Dec 01, 2007

    Having same problem with this unit. I recorded on my Samsung and checked and they play fine back from the Samsung unit, as well as from my PC. But my fiance's Protron PDV-288 is doing the same as you described with them. She is overseas and I had recorded 50+ movies and she can't view a one!

  • kbwatercolor Jan 12, 2009

    I have the same problem with the screen breaking up and freezing, only it is on dvds that played fine on the dvd player just a week ago. Now all the dvds play like this after about half an hour. It usually will play fine for about half an hour that the breaking up and freezing starts. What's the deal?



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Some sets, including this series, have a propensity for not being able to play DVD+R discs due to the colorization of the layers. Sorry...accordianman

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