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Video problem I've had this system for several years, and have had trouble with it for the past couple years. The video output is poor when I play DVDs. There is a lot of "noise" in the picture when the player reads the DVD for the menu. The "noise" dances on the screen as you can hear the unit reading the disk, and there is a slow line that goes through the picture during playback, from bottom to top. I can never really get it to go away, and the only way to minimize it is to adjust the contrast/brightness on my T.V. I am pretty sure it's not my T.V., but when it's not connected to my t.v., there isn't any problem. Does this make sense? I am to the point it either needs to be fixed, or I need to buy a new system. Please help!

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Re: Video problem

Lines going up the screen usually indicate a synch problem. Do I understand that when you use the DVD player somewhere else it is fine? Have you tried plugging another DVD into the TV. I take for granted here you use the A/V jacks in the front or rear of your TV?

Have you ever cleaned your DVD player with a cleaning disc? The "noise" could be just that. It's also the easiest and cheapest way to maintain your player.

Another suggestion is take the cover off the DVD player and use compressed air on the insides. Dust build-up causes static electricity which can make things go out of wack. TVs shoiuld be cleaned internally as well but there's dangerous high voltage depending on what type of TV you own so I will not recommend that for the lay-man. If you do try it, unplug the TV and wait a good 3-4 hours for it to completely discharge.

I usually clean all my A/V pieces every nine months. The trick is not to let it get "dirty" in the first place so keep the area vacuumed well.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 01, 2007

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