[mythtv-users] DVD players
yan at seiner.com
Sun Jan 21 17:02:39 UTC 2007
Brian Wood napsal(a):
> On Jan 20, 2007, at 7:07 PM, Yan Seiner wrote:
>> Can someone recommend a good internal IDE DVD player that won't puke
>> after playing a few DVDs from the public library?
>> I'm having a heck of a time.... My trusty Plextor just puked big
>> and I am looking at internal DVD-RWs for anywhere from $30 to $70....
> Wow. I was going to suggest a Plextor until I read your second
> When you say "puked" it may simply be dirty. I got a laser lens
> cleaning disk from Radio Shack (44-1250) that has brought a couple of
> "failed" drives back to life.
> Disks from libraries have a real tendency to be dirty in my
> experience, and that dirt tends to transfer to your laser lens.
I've tried the cleaning thing; I even disassembled it to look at the
lens. The lens looks off-center.
I am leaning towards another Plextor.... But it's at the top of the
price range, at $70. I can get a NEC DVD player for $30.
I think this one may have been physically damaged by a big glob of
something stuck to the DVD... I think I'll probably put a "sacrificial"
(read: cheap) DVD player in the living room for the kids to destroy and
get a Plextor burner for the study....
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