, Belle, Most people do not realize DVD player like most devices require servicing/cleaning once in a while. So before throwing it away try giving it a good cleaning, below are some guides that will show how to remove the DVD players case and how to clean to help eliminate problems. Also it should be noted that DVD\’s can degrade over time, especially when not stored properly, the last link gives a good explanation of this.
Try your DVD disc that are giving problems in another player to rule out damaged disc. There are also DVD cleaning kits available at almost any store that sells DVD,s that you could try, they will not clean as thoroughly as seen in the links though.
Good luck. I hope this helped you out, if so let me know by pressing the helpful button.
I have a Toshiba DVD player that\’s about 4 years old. In the last year or so, we\’ve rented a few DVDs and the player can\’t play them. It\’s not the DVD because we tried them in a friend\’s DVD player and they play fine.
The DVDs are not Blu-ray or HD-DVDs, though one we rented said that it was remastered for HD on the back, but they did not have that blue or red plastic case to indicate that they were Blu-ray or HD. They are also not DVD+/-R\’s or RWs, just regular movie DVDs.
The DVD player plays some DVDs, but more and more some of the newer DVDs don\’t work. Are some of the newer DVDs being made/formatted differently in a way that my old DVD player can\’t read, or what? Am I just going to have to get a new DVD player, so I can play these newer DVDs?