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Old 02-10-2005, 04:42 PM   #1
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DVD player life expectancy- 6 months

My second DVD player in a year just passed away. My kids were watching a movie and it froze up and now it claims there is 'no disk' no matter what movie we put in. The same thing happened to our other one last fall. I am afraid to even buy another one and have it break too. Are these fuckers made with a built in time bomb that makes them self destruct so you'll have to keep up the economy by buying another one? Does anyone know what could be causing this? I am frustrated!
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Old 02-10-2005, 04:47 PM   #2
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What brands have you been buying? If you're buying an "off-brand," then it will suck.

Buy a Sony. I would be surprised if one of those died on you.

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This was a Samsung, the other was a JVC.
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I have 2 Toshibas - never had any trouble with them. My brother has one of the very first generation JVCs and it does tend to overheat on occasion.
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I was hoping it was just overheated but it never came back
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I had a zenith and now a panasonic. I never had problems with either (so far ).

The zenith lasted a good two years, and it stills works, but I gave it to my brother and bought a panasonic because I wanted something that could play vcds.
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I had one and my two year old stuck sugar cookies in it and that was the end of that. Now we have a Panosonic from Costco. So far so good. It plays videos and DVD's.
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I have a Panasonic that also plays VCD's and CD/CD-R's...well it used to play CD's. I barely used it for either DVD's or CD's but now it only plays DVD's. It's about 3 years old but doesn't get much use because I have a DVD player in my computer. But I'm still really pissed that it won't play CD's anymore. It's hooked up to my stereo and I have a small portable CD player but nothing else I can hook up to the stereo so it sucks now that I dont' have anything to use when I want to listen to stuff other than my little portable thing.

My parents bought a cheap combo VCR/DVD player that gets used a lot more than mine does and they haven't had any problems at all.
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This was a Samsung, the other was a JVC.
Then try a Sony. They are very well made.

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melon would make a good sony salesman
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My parents bought a cheap combo VCR/DVD player that gets used a lot more than mine does and they haven't had any problems at all.
Since both my VCRs are also broke I am going to get one of those. There's an Emerson on sale for $79, I can't really afford it now but we can't do without any around here people will go nuts. The Sony was $147 I can't afford it sorry Melon. I can't afford either of them but gotta go with the cheaper one. I'm afraid no matter what I buy it will break.
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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?
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My brother and I have had a cheap $29.99 Mintek for the past two years... no problems... I think you probably just have bad luck.
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Since both my VCRs are also broke I am going to get one of those. There's an Emerson on sale for $79, I can't really afford it now but we can't do without any around here people will go nuts. The Sony was $147 I can't afford it sorry Melon. I can't afford either of them but gotta go with the cheaper one. I'm afraid no matter what I buy it will break.
If you're willing to buy from Amazon.com, you can get a Sony here for $75.00.

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...onics&n=507846

I'll be honest: I don't have a good opinion of Emerson products. My parents bought them, and I'll say this: you get what you pay for.

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I hate buying by mail, the postage and handling run up the bill. I also don't trust them not to have been knocked around. This latest one I had came by UPS, it was a free gift for buying a cell phone!

Fu, I think you're right, I do have incredibly bad luck and no matter what I buy is going to break and I'm serious
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