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charlene1245 11-04-2012 06:38 PM

Wierd electrical outlet problem that involves dvd player

Please help.

About 20 minutes into a dvd playing... the movie slows down or freezes and then starts up again slllloooooowwwlllly. The first 20 minutes totally normal.

I have tried three different dvd players and two tvs. It is always the same thing. An electrician came and fixed a different problem. Which was that I had lost a "leg" on top of a power pole. Electric company came and fixed that but the dvd player is still slow.

Any ideas?

zappa 11-04-2012 06:46 PM

Is this happening all of the time on the same movie? My guess would be a bad DVD disc.

charlene1245 11-04-2012 06:50 PM

Lots of different movies.
It has happened with many disks. No one believes me so they insist witnessing it with their own movies. :)

mpoulton 11-04-2012 08:56 PM

It's definitely not an electrical power problem, since the power to a DVD player has absolutely nothing to do with the playback rate of the video. It's not like a record player or tape player - inadequate power doesn't result in a slower spinning DVD, and a slower spinning DVD wouldn't play slower anyway (it just wouldn't play at all). There is no valid explanation based on the symptoms you describe though.

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