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 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 7:25 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I've noticed a large number of my Blu-ray movies are having playback problems such as freezing or my Blu-ray player says "Cannot operate the disc".
I have 16 Twilight Time Blu-ray movies, and four of them have playback problems. Five Paramount movies have similar problems.
I have about 340 Blu-ray movies, and so far I think about 15 have playback problems. but I haven't tested all of them.


Questions:

1. If the Blu-ray player has a dirty lens, would that cause the playback problems on ALL my movies?
(i.e., since all of my movies don't have the problem, then a dirty lens is not causing the playback problems).

2. Is anyone else having playback problems with Twilight Time Blu-ray movies?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I've noticed a large number of my Blu-ray movies are having playback problems such as freezing or my Blu-ray player says "Cannot operate the disc".
I have 16 Twilight Time Blu-ray movies, and four of them have playback problems. Five Paramount movies have similar problems.
I have about 340 Blu-ray movies, and so far I think about 15 have playback problems. but I haven't tested all of them.


Questions:

1. If the Blu-ray player has a dirty lens, would that cause the playback problems on ALL my movies?
(i.e., since all of my movies don't have the problem, then a dirty lens is not causing the playback problems).

2. Is anyone else having playback problems with Twilight Time Blu-ray movies?


Hi buddy! Yes, a dirty lens would do that. You can buy a lens cleaner at Wal-mart, Best Buy, Target and other places. They're about $10 to $20. I would give it a try. So far I have not had Twilight Time Blu-ray problems, but I wish you luck.smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 7:54 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Interesting enough my biggest playback issue came from a DVD box set. Can't recall any issues with Blu Rays. I wonder if ppl having playback issues come from shoddy manufacturing of Blu Rays and not the players themselves. I've noticed lately a lot of titles I've picked up are Blu Ray Roms not actual Blu Rays.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Interesting enough my biggest playback issue came from a DVD box set. Can't recall any issues with Blu Rays. I wonder if ppl having playback issues come from shoddy manufacturing of Blu Rays and not the players themselves. I've noticed lately a lot of titles I've picked up are Blu Ray Roms not actual Blu Rays.

solium, if you ever need help with anything you should know I'm an expert with home theater electronics, Betta fish and dinosaurs.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Interesting enough my biggest playback issue came from a DVD box set. Can't recall any issues with Blu Rays. I wonder if ppl having playback issues come from shoddy manufacturing of Blu Rays and not the players themselves. I've noticed lately a lot of titles I've picked up are Blu Ray Roms not actual Blu Rays.

solium, if you ever need help with anything you should know I'm an expert with home theater electronics, Betta fish and dinosaurs.


Oh I didn't know that. I used to be an electronics and software guru myself but since fallen behind in the technology. Nowadays I'm just the typical "senior citizen" who doesn't know how to use their iPhone.

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2019 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

Never had a problem playing TT discs. Sounds like your player is malfunctioning.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2019 - 9:23 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I have 16 TT Blu-ray movies, most about 1-2 years old and did not have playback problems when I first watched them, but some have just recently developed playback problems. Here the four titles with playback problems:

1. IN LIKE FLINT---always freezes at 1 hour, 18 minutes elapsed time (when Jean Hale says, "Cosmonauts?...Ballerinas?").

2. FIRST MEN ON THE MOON---menu does not work ("Play Movie" does not work, etc.). Sometimes when the disc is inserted into the player there is only a black screen (not even a copyright warning, etc.).

3. EXPERIMENT IN TERROR---it started up slow, but played twice. Minutes later, it would not play at all (Blu-ray player says, "Cannot operate this disk").

4. NIGHT OF THE GENERAL---black screen only (not even a copyright warning, etc).

I'm in the process of watching all of my TT collection from start to finish to check for problems.


It's odd to me that none of these Twilight Time movies had playback problems when I first watched them 1-2 years ago, but only now the playback problems are starting.
One movie (20th Century Fox) I watched last year cannot be played by my Blu-ray player at all.
If my Blu-ray player has a dusty lens, why doesn't it affect ALL of my Blu-rays, instead of only a few?

Any other suggestions as to what the problem is?

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2019 - 9:54 AM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Sometimes if a blu won't play , I put a SD disc in until it loads. The I replace it with the BR.
SOMETIMES, that works and the BR loads.

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2019 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)



solium, if you ever need help with anything you should know I'm an expert with home theater electronics, Betta fish and dinosaurs.


Hey Henry, would you know if there is an easy way to fix my Laserdisc player issue?It plays for a few seconds and them skips back to where it started. It then plays a little bit and then zip, back another 30 seconds... Thanks!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2019 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)



solium, if you ever need help with anything you should know I'm an expert with home theater electronics, Betta fish and dinosaurs.


Hey Henry, would you know if there is an easy way to fix my Laserdisc player issue?It plays for a few seconds and them skips back to where it started. It then plays a little bit and then zip, back another 30 seconds... Thanks!!!


Hi! I used to have Laserdisc players, they're great. Does it do that on every Laserdisc? If not I would try the easiest thing first, unplug it for a minute. If that doesn't work try a laser lens cleaner. If those don't work I'm afraid there's not much else you can do except bring it to Best Buy's geek squad. I'm sorry I can't help you more. Good luck and keep me posted.smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2019 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Maybe my blu-ray player is dying or maybe it has a dusty lens---but if the lens is dusty, why does it affect only a few movies, instead of every movie that it plays?

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2019 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)



solium, if you ever need help with anything you should know I'm an expert with home theater electronics, Betta fish and dinosaurs.


Hey Henry, would you know if there is an easy way to fix my Laserdisc player issue?It plays for a few seconds and them skips back to where it started. It then plays a little bit and then zip, back another 30 seconds... Thanks!!!


Hi! I used to have Laserdisc players, they're great. Does it do that on every Laserdisc? If not I would try the easiest thing first, unplug it for a minute. If that doesn't work try a laser lens cleaner. If those don't work I'm afraid there's not much else you can do except bring it to Best Buy's geek squad. I'm sorry I can't help you more. Good luck and keep me posted.smile


Yeah it happens on every disc. I'll try the laser lens cleaner. I cannot imagine the Geek Squad would even know what this massive beast is, let alone how to fix it.

Thanks!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2019 - 3:36 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)



solium, if you ever need help with anything you should know I'm an expert with home theater electronics, Betta fish and dinosaurs.


Hey Henry, would you know if there is an easy way to fix my Laserdisc player issue?It plays for a few seconds and them skips back to where it started. It then plays a little bit and then zip, back another 30 seconds... Thanks!!!


Hi! I used to have Laserdisc players, they're great. Does it do that on every Laserdisc? If not I would try the easiest thing first, unplug it for a minute. If that doesn't work try a laser lens cleaner. If those don't work I'm afraid there's not much else you can do except bring it to Best Buy's geek squad. I'm sorry I can't help you more. Good luck and keep me posted.smile


Yeah it happens on every disc. I'll try the laser lens cleaner. I cannot imagine the Geek Squad would even know what this massive beast is, let alone how to fix it.

Thanks!!!


Sorry, there's not much else you can really do.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2019 - 4:05 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The Henry Surrender
smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 8:44 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

Is the software on your Blu-Ray player up to date? A while ago I had issues with Blu-Ray playback on some Blu-Rays and then I updated the software on the player, and the Blu-Rays have since played just fine.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

MICHAEL SCOREFAN:

My bluray player has the latest update which was in 2011.
It's really odd that my bluray player is having playback problems with mostly Twilight Time movies---but did not have problems when I first watched the TT movies 1-2 years ago.

 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2019 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)


Sorry, there's not much else you can really do.


Nah, I appreciate it. It's just frustrating because I got the last of the Pioneer LD players off the line before they stopped making them. It was a $900 expenditure and it was barely used.

 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2019 - 5:08 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Nah, I appreciate it. It's just frustrating because I got the last of the Pioneer LD players off the line before they stopped making them. It was a $900 expenditure and it was barely used.


I would take a glance at this...

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=laserdisc+repair

...but if your player is done, maybe there's a business solution: one of those shops that take your old media and transfer it to DVD-R.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 28, 2019 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

I just got a new Sony bluray player and tested most of the Twilight Time movies with all of them being read by the new player. I also tested the bluray THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, which my old player would not play, and it played on the new player.

I still don't understand why bluray movies that used to play on my old player suddenly had playback problems---the bluray movies hadn't changed and my old bluray player hadn't changed, but something started to go wrong.

I have 18 Twilight Time movies and tested them on my old bluray player----8 were read by the old player and 10 had playback problems.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2019 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Is the software on your Blu-Ray player up to date? A while ago I had issues with Blu-Ray playback on some Blu-Rays and then I updated the software on the player, and the Blu-Rays have since played just fine.

It's weird. I've had no problems with blu-ray playback. I have 3 players.

But weirdly, Twilight Time discs i've given my Dad have trouble playing. I don't have any problem playing them on my machines. I do have to recheck a bunch of my TT discs.

Greg Espinoza

 
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