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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Yellow Submarine, Apr 6, 2004.

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  1. I've got a Samsung DVD-V2000. It's one of those DVD/VCR decks.

    I've run into a problem that has me totally stumped. I've got over 150
    DVD movies in my collection and they all work perfectly on this
    player--except one. This one pauses and skips at random intervals, but
    only on that player.

    Nothing special about this particular DVD. It's Humphrey Bogart in In a
    Lonely Place. I've tried it on two other DVD players and it works fine.
    I even made a copy of it using DVDshrink, figuring that would solve
    whatever problem there was with that particular DVD and also eliminate
    the player as a suspect because I've made lots of DVDs with that burner
    and they all worked fine. Well the copy did the exact same thing--but
    again it was just on that one player.

    I don't get it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Your problem may be due to a compatibility problem between the title in
    question and that particular player.

    Sometimes, compatibility problems may be the result of a physical defect of the
    disc. The disc may be damaged and your Samsung may have worse defect tracking
    capabilities than your other players.

    But, it seems more likely that the problem may be due to how the disc was
    authored (programmed in regards to what it will do and how it will work with a
    DVD player).

    If possible, you could try to exchange the disc in question for another of the
    same copy. Sometimes, there may be several different authorings for the same

    Another suggestion would be to consider getting rid of the Samsung and sticking
    with separates from Japanese brands only. - Reinhart
  3. Thanks for your advice. I guess it must be something to do with the
    authoring on that particular title.

    I really like this dual deck for the convenience it offers and it might
    be easier to just add an additional $39 player to my system to use with
    discs like this one.
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