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  posted on 12/27/2013 at 11:35 AM
I have yet to get a Blue-Ray player but am getting mighty anxious to get one. My Crossroads 2013 DVD is skipping very badly or locking up completely. At first I thought it was my DVD player but I have two of them so I tried the DVD on the other player............and that verified that it's the disc because it locked up in EXACTLY the same place. I HOPE the store where I bought it will give me some kind of credit. I've only owned it for three weeks but their exchange policy is only good for a week.

I need advice because I've had similar problems with a LOT of DVD's and it's very frustrating...........really getting into a concert DVD, then it freezes or starts skipping. Is Blue-Ray more reliable? I'm particularly interested in hearing from those who've owned both DVD and Blue-Ray. I want to know if changing to Blue-Ray will largely solve these issues or if I'm likely to encounter skipping again.

[Edited on 12/29/2013 by robslob]

 

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  posted on 12/27/2013 at 12:16 PM
The problem is with the disc not the player. Try cleaning it with a soft cloth forward and back, not around. Look for cuts or smudges.
Blu Ray players are a bit more tempermental but they do play DVD's too so they are more versitile. That said a good Blu Ray looks so much better than the same DVD.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2013 at 12:29 PM
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The problem is with the disc not the player. Try cleaning it with a soft cloth forward and back, not around. Look for cuts or smudges.
Blu Ray players are a bit more tempermental but they do play DVD's too so they are more versitile. That said a good Blu Ray looks so much better than the same DVD.


Looks like your advice was great. I never thought it could be a smudge since I've only owned the disc for three weeks. But I did exactly what you suggested and now it plays on both DVD players. Gotta thank ya!

 

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  posted on 12/27/2013 at 12:35 PM
Hi Rob...you touched a nerve....my blu ray player has been doing the same things that you experience and as often as my DVD player.Yes,it's often the disc that is the problem.

Blu ray has nicer picture and sound when it works.

For me,I'd be happy if these machines had less capabilities and features and if they instead,worked more consistently.

I'd also be happy if stereos from the 70s with albums came back...the biggest problem back then was needle replacements on turntables.The sound was great and in the early 80's I started getting my hands on master recordings from a buddy and the sound was better than anything these modern day contraptions provide!

Rant over!.....for now...geez,modern technology is useful in many ways but so darn over rated and has created way too many problems...

 

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  posted on 12/27/2013 at 02:01 PM
Being that BluRay is Sony technology, I use my Sony PS3 as a BluRay player. I've had it for 4 years, use it constantly as game console and movie player with no hassles.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2013 at 02:54 PM
I've heard the first Sony PlayStation is one of the best CD players available.

I don't like the loading times for the features on blu-ray. Quite frankly I've moved more toward streaming technology.

 

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  posted on 12/27/2013 at 04:50 PM
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I'd also be happy if stereos from the 70s with albums came back...the biggest problem back then was needle replacements on turntables.The sound was great and in the early 80's I started getting my hands on master recordings from a buddy and the sound was better than anything these modern day contraptions provide!


uhhh, they are back

my CD's are basically for car use or newer stuff only available on CD. all my classic recordings are vinyl. got the reel to reel rebuilt and am making tapes again.

as to topic, I will be stepping up to Blue Ray soon for video. I would be surprised in any difference in reliability in how either read the bit stream.

 

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  posted on 12/28/2013 at 11:47 AM
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I don't like the loading times for the features on blu-ray. Quite frankly I've moved more toward streaming technology.


Never compared it with anything else, so that's not an issue with me.

I'd dig on some streaming action, but I live out in the middle of bum-fuk-Egypt and band width is very, very poor. But since the view is great, along a river and surrounded by mountains, I am not planning on moving.

 

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  posted on 12/29/2013 at 01:04 PM
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Being that BluRay is Sony technology, I use my Sony PS3 as a BluRay player. I've had it for 4 years, use it constantly as game console and movie player with no hassles.

The PS3 may be the greatest all around player, even if you don't play games. One of the best Blu Ray players with quick start times. It is a great DVD and CD player. It has 160gig hard drive so you can burn music and make playlists. Hold pictures and videos too. It also has a browser so you can surf the web and download shows to it form sugarmegs and other places. Incredible machine.

 
 


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