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Re: Many DVD's pixelate even after cleaning

Maybe it's the TV you're using, or maybe it's the DVD Player. Try fixing or replacing one of them.

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I have a Samsung DVD-v5650 which has always worked great. A couple of days ago, it suddenly stopped playing dvd's. We purchased a new dvd and it will start to play, then it will get choppy and show...

That sounds like a classic case of DVD laser and spindle motor failure (traverse unit). The squares you mention are pixels, the picture pixelates and breaks up, then freezes (caused by voltage changes in the laser and the motor speed). Being as this is not a DVD recorder, it is probably not economical to repair. You can try carefully cleaning the laser assembly (tips on how to do this may be found elsewhere on FixYa or similar forums) and/or spindle hub. If that does not solve the issue, sadly, you would be reduced to just the VCR part (or you could purchase a new player since the cost of such would be cheaper than repairs to this - assuming parts were available).

Not the best news, but you can try the simple in-home cleaning of the unit first before taking any further action.

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Please clean the disc lens with the lens cleaner.

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My dvd won't play. every dvd i put in, it says bad disc. the vcr works fine. is it time for a new system. i tried a head cleaner and it says bad disc

Not necessarily time for a new one. I would give the DVD player a good cleaning before you consider a new unit. A good cleaning disk with some little bristles on it. Run it through three full times. DVD players are far more sensitive than VCRs and have to be cleaned even two weeks or so. When they get real dirty it can take some fooling with to get the DVD player to even accept the cleaning disk. But if it just won't accept the cleaning disk and you can't watch a DVD in it then it's time for a new one. I had a DVD player one time that took an hour of fooling around with before it got cleaned good enough to play DVDs. Worked for a couple years afterward.
Regards, Tony

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Dvd player not able to play dvd's w/out pixels

Hi; dvd disk cleaner that not verry good ,the best thing is to get it clean manually by using a q-tips
and wood alcool and wipe the lens gently
to removed dust and other greasy thing on the lens thats all; and be care to not apply to much pressure on the lens and it should work .because in your explaination its sounds like a dirty lens
hope that will help

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DVD plays with green stripe and pixelation

try turning off / on progressive scan. You could also change the Scanlines in the settings / display menu until u find one that clears up the issue.

Its more than likely a settings issue.

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At the beginning of playback, picture pixelates then resumes,does the same thing, about one hour in the dvd plays perfectly. LG home theqtre LHT874

clean laser lens, probably resolve the problem. use a Good Cleaner CD Kit available on top Audio/Video stores.

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DVR making bad DVDs

Three suggestions:
1) take it apart and clean the laser and the spindle 'hub' that the DVD rests on
2) get a 'cleaner' disk that will 'whisk' any dust from the laser diode.
OR as a final suggestion
3) replace the DVD recorder with another. Plain old EIDE parallel interface units fit fine.
This is a very friendly machine in that it will accept PC compatible hard disks and DVDR drives.

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Pixellated and freezing

hi most of the time a cleaning disk or canned air is not enough but you can tray it, you have to open your dvd player and clean you laser lens whit a cotton swabs and alcohol do not use peroxide. Do it slowly and be careful
bye and good chance.

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Hi. dvd pixelates when playing. have cleaned lens but still pixelates when playing. thanks.

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