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DVD images freeze at certain points or playback becomes choppy

When playing certain DVDs, the playback will suddenly freeze momentarily, or skip over sections of the DVD (sometimes seconds, sometimes minutes, sometimes entire scenes or chapters of the DVD), or pixelate momentarily, or jog forward repeatedly. I know the DVD isn't the problem because the symptoms sometimes disappear when I replay the affected section. Furthermore, if the symptoms don't disappear immediately and persist despite repeated playbacks, the problems will disappear when I play the DVD on my old Sony DVP-NS315 CD-DVD player, so again, I know the DVD isn't the problem. Can this be fixed, preferably at no cost to Youys Truly? Of course, the warranty expired years ago.

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Re: DVD images freeze at certain points or playback...

Sounds like you will need to clean laser, there are cleaners you can buy out of walmart for this. Don't know if they work well, I take mine apart and use soft cloth and alcohol then letting dry, works fine for me.

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