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Old 02-12-2005, 12:30 PM   #16
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Ooh dear my post multiplied here like u2girl1978's did on PLEBA! there was something wrong with the site this morning, real slow, then it wouldn't let you post or register your post if you did see it! They don't show in the post count on the thread and they didn't bump it! We didn't know it so we just kept trying to post! Now we have ghost posts in some threads (see also the 'help' thread in PLEBA)

Just wanted to let everyone know what happened!
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Old 02-12-2005, 12:36 PM   #17
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Buy a Sony. I would be surprised if one of those died on you.

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No, buy anything but a Sony. They die quickly. Although I don't know with DVD players, I had a Sony CD player twice and both broke down quite soon. That was the last time I ever bought something by Sony. It's not worth it.

*has a Philips now and no problems whatsoever*

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Old 02-12-2005, 12:50 PM   #18
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No matter what I buy, it will break
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Old 02-12-2005, 02:17 PM   #19
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No, buy anything but a Sony. They die quickly. Although I don't know with DVD players, I had a Sony CD player twice and both broke down quite soon. That was the last time I ever bought something by Sony. It's not worth it.

*has a Philips now and no problems whatsoever*

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I like Philips too. They just tend to be harder to find in the U.S.

I do love my Philips computer monitor, though.

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I used Sony discmans (discmen?) in the past and went through them like toilet paper.

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Old 02-12-2005, 02:42 PM   #21
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I used Sony discmans (discmen?) in the past and went through them like toilet paper.

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I bought a Philips discman in 1998. Now, my sister uses that one without any complaints.
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No, buy anything but a Sony. They die quickly. Although I don't know with DVD players, I had a Sony CD player twice and both broke down quite soon. That was the last time I ever bought something by Sony. It's not worth it.

*has a Philips now and no problems whatsoever*

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wondering if some of us are "branded for life"

sony has gone down hill

my sony cd players cost more
and performed poorly, too.

my combo govideo dvd/vcr is holding up well
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a little off subject but i found this really funny..

back in 1992 my grandma got me a discman for 110 dollars..

now you can buy discman's for 12 dollars at target.
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Even the DVD player in the kids' Playstation 2 died!
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I refuse to buy Sony dvd/disc players. All my Sony discmans and cd players bit the dust in a short amount of time.
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Tell them they're not getting more than one every 3 years so they need to take better care of their things. That's how my mom was. Our only TV was broken (the power button stuck so sometimes it wouldn't turn on, and it only got 3 channels anyway) for probably 3 years and my mom just said, too bad you kids were too rough with it so you guys can buy a new one since you broke it. Our VCR used to break a lot b/c my sis watched so many movies and my parents couldn't have cared less. Luckily, I could usually take it apart, figure out what was wrong, and fix it or rig up some workable solution. My sis broke the VCR again and keeps bugging me to fix it for her.
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I can't say this about the game system, but the 2 DVD players that sat on the TV were not abused. They just sat there, never fell, never moved, no cookies in the hole. They just plain died

David, what do you mean 'read error?' That's what mine is doing, claiming there is no disk!
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I would get a read error in my PS2 when viewing (trying to) DVD's after 2 years of owning it.. So I did some research on the net and found out you can just take it apart and adjust the lens and it will read DVDS again.

I wonder if the same do it yourself fix it method applies to regular DVD plays that give people read errors?
I used to have a beta vcr you had to open up and adjust the bands on and it would work again. The first thing I did to the DVD player was move it around and blow in it, thinking it would change the laser thingy or whatever. But I can't get it open
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I've never had a DVD player so I don't know, but can you manually open it (poke a straight paper clip in the hole and pry it open) like you can w/ computer drives?
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I've never had a DVD player so I don't know, but can you manually open it (poke a straight paper clip in the hole and pry it open) like you can w/ computer drives?
I can get the drawer to open but I can't get inside to where the 'guts' are, I don't even see any screws it must have been welded or sealed or something.
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