Question about Televison & Video

2 Answers

My DVD player is becoming very selective about the DVD's it will play, and the ones that it rejects as the wrong "format". It seems to be getting more selective by the day, and prefers newer DVD's with less scratches. I suspect perhaps the laser is dirty or damaged. It's a very new player, and I've only encountered problems recently. Any advice? Is there a simple and safe way to attempt cleaning it at home, or does it need a professional service?

Posted by on

  • heidiwearne Jun 25, 2008

    This is very helpful, but would like confirmation that this will work first.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 2,071 Answers

Put a little amount of type -A grease in the rail roller bars .. rail roller bars is under the tray ,moving back and forth bringing the lense set,,only the rail roller bars not the moving parts and buy a special lense cleaner to clean the lense this i do treat a problem like yours..

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 121 Answers

Ya, it does sound like the lense is dirty. To clean it you can pick up a cleaning CD or DVD. It basically will clean your lense while it plays. You can find them at bestbuy or circuit city. The CD actually has a brush on it and will wipe the dust from the lense while the disk plays. Keep me posted. If you thought this solution was helpful please rate it when you get a chance. Thanks - Tech101

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

HOW COME WHEN I INSERT MY DVD IT IS REJECTED


The DVD is in a format that the player cannot read. You could check what formats your player supports. If it is a writable CD your player may not support that particular format. If other discs play then the fault is obviously with the one that wont.

May 01, 2015 | Televison & Video

Tip

Mac iPad 2 Blu-ray DVD Ripping Software-Rip Blu-ray to iPad 2 iOS 5


Downscale BD/DVD video to 1280x720 for iPad 2 with H.264 MP4 <br />Transfer Blu-ray DVD Movies to iPad 2-Rip/Stream Blu-ray DVD Movies to iPad 2 compatible MP4 format<br /> <br />The Apple iPad 2 has been unveiled, which is dual core, front and rear facing cameras, an all new A5 dual core CPU and a nine times more powerful GPU. With up to 10 hours battery life, 720p HD video support, 9.7 inch large screen. With such a cool tablet, you will not miss enjoying high quality Blu-ray/DVD movie for travel. But you can not play Blu-ray/DVD on iPad 2 directly. So how to let your iPad 2 become your Blu-Ray/DVD player with ease? The only way is to rip your favorite Blu-Ray/DVD movie from Blu-ray/DVD disc and then <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/imedia-converter-mac/">Convert Blu-ray/DVD movie to iPad 2 compatible MP4 format</a></b>. <br /><br />Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac as a <b>Ultimate Blu-ray/DVD to iPad 2 Ripper</b> is powerful tool to remove the AACS(up to MKBv24), BD+, region code from any BD/DVD disc and rip Blu-ray/DVD to iPad 2 720p H.264 file for enjoying. Now just follow this guide. <br /><br />It is obviously that Blu-ray/DVD movies can not play on your iPad 2, so you need first rip your Blu-ray/DVD movie from Blu-ray/DVD disc and then convert it to iPad 2 compatible format, after that, using iTunes to transfer or sync. <br /><br />Step 1: Please download for free at: <b><a href="http://membercenter.aunsoft.com/download/?s=dc7edd5bce66308e4a77b3a84b500faa&n=www.aunsoft.com/imedia-converter-mac/">iMedia Converter for Mac</a></b>, install and launch. <br /><br />Step 2: Add Blu-ray/DVD movies into this <b><a href="http://www.aunsoft.com/imedia-converter-mac/">Mac iPad 2 Blu-ray/DVD Ripping Software</a></b>. <br />Click "BD/DVD Rom", "BD/DVD Folder" icon to load Blu-ray/DVD movies. You also can click the "IFO/ISO" button to load the .iso ,.ifo image file from your Mac computer for conversion. <br /><br />Step 3: Select subtitle for hard-burn into iPad 2 movie and audio track. <br />Click on the dropdown list of "Subtitle" and "Audio" respectively to select your needed subtitle and audio track. <br /><br />Step 4: Select iPad HD Video MP4 as output format. <br />Click the downlist menu of "Format" to select <b>iPad &gt; iPad HD Video MP4 for iPad 2</b>. For comparing H.264 MP4 and MPEG-4 MP4, you will get higher quality by choosing H.264 MP4, which is currently the best used format for the recording with its high quality and maximum compression. And choose HD H.264 MP4 can let you enjoy HD movie effect.The <b>Mac iPad 2 iMedia converter</b> will <b>Downscale BD/DVD video to 1280x720 for iPad 2 with H.264 MP4</b>. <br /> <br />Step 5. <b><a href="http://panasonic-avchd-converter.com/2011/06/downscale-bddvd-video-to-1280x720-for-ipad-2-with-h-264-mp4/">Convert BD/DVD files to iPad 2 iOS on Mac</a></b>. <br />Click the convert button under the preview window, and the <b>Mac BD/DVD to iOS 5 iPad 2 converter</b> will start converting Blu-ray/DVD Movies to iPad 2 format in 720p. <br /><br />When the conversion is done, use iTunes to <b>sync and transfer the 720p videos to iPad 2</b>. Then you can <b>Watch/Play Blu-ray/DVD Movies on iPad 2</b>. <br /><br />Tips: With this iMedia Converter for Mac software ,you also can convert and put/play TiVo, MKV, VRO, EVO ,AVI ,VOB .ect videos on iPad 2.It is a perfect combination of a Mac Blu-ray Ripper, Mac DVD Ripper and a Mac Video Converter.

on Jun 17, 2011 | Sony Alpha DSLR-A580 Body Only Digital...

Tip

How to convert DVD to MP4 Mac


Compared with other video formats, DVD video is inflated and inflexible. Besides, frequently playing DVD video can greatly shorten the lifespan of your DVD player or DVD-ROM. A proper solution is to convert the DVD video to video files on your hard disk to overcome the shortcomings of DVD video. MP4 is an ideal format for DVD-like picture quality and compact file size, while <a href="http://www.dvdrippermacos.com/mac-dvd-to-mp4-converter.html">Mac DVD to MP4 Converter</a> is the fittest tool to make such MP4 files from DVDs. To enrich video enjoyment on the go, professional Mac DVD to MP4 Converter furnishes lots of MP4 profiles for iPod, iPhone, PSP, PS3, Apple TV, etc.<br /> Step 1. Load DVD Files<br /> Click "Add" and select the DVD-ROM drive with DVD disc inserted. Another option is to import IFO files from VIDEO_TS folder. Then the titles and chapters of the DVD movie will be shown on the list. If you have multiple DVD-ROM drives, you can continue to add DVD movies to the list.<br /> In this step, you can select DVD subtitle, audio and angle, select titles and chapters to be ripped, as well as to preview the DVD movie in the built-in player.<br /> <img src="dvd-ripper-for-mac.jpg" /><br /> Step 2: Select Output Video Format<br /> Select the MP4 format from the "Format" drop down list.<br /> Tips: Tick "Merge into one File", you can merge multiple chapters into a single file to output.<br /> Step 3: Start the Conversion Process<br /> After all the settings, click "Convert" to start the conversion. When the conversion process is finished, you can click "Open" to locate the file in your hard drive and then enjoy it on your iPad or iphone etc.<br /> About author:<br /> Marin Matt, the writer of digital multimedia software from <a href="http://www.dvdrippermacos.com/">mac dvd ripper</a>, More information, visit: <a href="http://www.dvdrippermacos.com/tutorial/mac-dvd-to-mp4.html">how to convert dvd to mp4 mac</a>. Any suggestions to my writing please leave your precious message.<br />

on Jun 08, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Why is my dvd player always saying wrong disc


When it says wrong disk there must be a reason why. To test the system, you should put in a bought DVD, not one you burned yourself on the computer. If that DVD does not give a message, you know the player is 100%.
What could be wrong with self made disks?
First a normal DVD has a silver or gold layer to reflect the light coming from the laser. A disk you can burn yourself, has a dye, which changes colour when the laser burns its info. It ls less and less reflective, compared with the silver or gold plated ones.
Then when you have burned the DVD's from your computer, with a video format, other then the DVD format, most DVD players can't play that. There is only one DVD format and there are hundreds or different (not with DVD compatible) video formats, you can play on computer and MP4 players.
I hope this is enough info for now.

Apr 19, 2015 | Spectroniq PDV-70X

1 Answer

The disc is stuck in the player and the tv screen says it cannot get a signal.


Barbara, your dvd player needs to be either on channel 3 or 4. If you have a local channel 3 or 4 switch it to the one that is not local. Or it could be a video 1,2 or 3. Just keep using the remote in that format and you will find the signal.

Nov 21, 2011 | Cyberhome CH-DVD 300 DVD Player

1 Answer

I have the Toshiba D-R410 it is several years old and I used it for quite a while making recordings in both DVD-R and DVD+R. And now a year and a half later I went out and bought a pack of both...


I believe you only need to format DVD RW disks. These are re-writeable and need to be pre-formatted before use. "R" disks can be extended with additional material before finalization, but existing material can't be written over. They are not formatted before use.

Sep 13, 2011 | Toshiba DR410 DVD Recorder

1 Answer

When I put in any DVD Disc, you can hear the disc spin. I opened the unit and put a disc in and could see it spin and you can see the laser light come on to try and read the disc. After about 10 sec or...


Is this a blueray player? If it is, the disc you put in probably isn't formatted to the blueray. If it is a standard dvd player there is probably something wrong with the player. You have two options. One, to take it in for service or two, to get another dvd player. If you have another dvd player in your home, try the disc you can't play from the one player and put it into the working player. If that works, then something is wrong with the dvd player you are having issues with.

Apr 03, 2011 | Televison & Video

1 Answer

I just don't know what program and format to use so I can listen on my AVH-P4900


It can play Audio CD, MP3, WMA, including formats like Video CD (VCD), DVD, Div. It has 4 channels, with In-Dash Player, In-Dash Monitor. Th inputs it recognizes & plays are DVD Video, VCD, SVCD, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD (Audio), CD-R, CD-RW. In the radio you can hear AM, F. It has a 6.5 inch dipla. A quote from their website reads "The AVH-P4900DVD lets you take your digital music files with you, whether they're MP3 or WMA format. Burn files onto one CD-R and play them in any mix you want. Use the touch-panel to easily navigate through your file and folder lists to find exactly the song you are in the mood for." I hope this is enough to answer your query!......sodeep

May 08, 2009 | Pioneer AVH-P4900 Car Video Player

1 Answer

I can format dvds or record what is wrong


make sure that when trying to format dvd's you are using the bottom portion of the controls. i know it sounds silly, but the center arrows are for dvd playing and control....ff...rw....play, and the lower controls are more functional.
i'm not sure, but if you put in a blank dvd-r disk, it will allow you to format after going to the "setup" then using the lower arrow moving the selection over DVD. format is allowed in that selection. If you have already recorded on the DVD-R i don't believe it allows you to format, it only allows you to edit or finish.
i'm not sure how the dvd-rw works as i haven't used one in a long time. in theory, you should be able to format a DVD-rw.
hope it helps.

Jan 25, 2009 | Emerson EWR20V4 DVD Recorder/VCR

1 Answer

Unable to play dvd's as it always comes up with "this disc may not be played in your region". Was purchased in New Zealand and all dvd's purchased here with the correct region numbers for New...


yes the dvd player might not be suitable to play the dvd some players reject the dvd if it is a double sided disk and it will say things like what has come up on your screen
if you want a good dvd player get a samsung or an LG they can play lots of different dvd's played on them and have little problems
hope that helps

from the best man

Jul 27, 2008 | Panasonic Televison & Video

Not finding what you are looking for?
Televison & Video Logo

Related Topics:

75 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Televison & Video Experts

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

71705 Answers

Electro Med Services...
Electro Med Services...

Level 3 Expert

6694 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

67930 Answers

Are you a Televison and Video Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...