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Some dvd's fade in and out and the picture scrambles a little when this fading happens. Not all dvd's do this. Have tried a cleaning disc, but it didn't help. Is there a problem with the player?

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SOURCE: My DVD player is, quite literally, on the blink...

Hi Your problem is Copy protection on your DVD's! Without going into techno-bable, your DVD player detects that you are connected to a VCR, (You have no choice in your case as it is built-in), there are methods such as "Copyguard" and "Macrovision" that try to stop you from copying your favorite DVD onto VHS. The audio is left alone, but the video will go bright and dim, and the colors will be messed up, making the result un-watchable. You will find that the cheap DVD's you get for a couple of bucks at the discount store will play fine, as it would be too expensive to protect them. There are "little black boxes" available as "video stabilizers" that will cure this problem, (but you didn't hear that from me!),otherwise you must connect into a t.v. without a built-in VCR. P.S. Make sure the t.v. you switch to has RCA type A/V inputs on it, as you will have to purchase a separate RF modulator otherwise. Good Luck!

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the codes might have got switched somehow (region codes.) go to this site follow the instructions.....I hope this helps!!!!

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You could try updating the firmware.

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