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Movie freezes, skips.

I have a sony dav-s550, its about 5 years old, when you try to watch a movie it starts to skip and freeze,and so on, but plays music just fine, ive been told the laser is at fault ? ive have tried a dvd cleaner, i like the system, but i am wondering if its worth repairing, any advise please..

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Re: movie freezes, skips.

Does sound like the laser. Realitically, not worth repairing. I'd say you'd be worth connecting a cheap DVD player to the system - then the Sony can carry on providing the surround sound audio and the new DVD player can provide the video. Then, if the cheap DVD player is still going, it can move to a bedroom TV if and when you replace the surround system....

Otherwise, I would imaging the speaker set (and even the non-working DVD player) on its own might fetch a reasonable price on an auction site - anyone who has a stolen DVD unit will probably be desparate for the speakers as Sony don't sell them separately!

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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