DVD Player Skipping/Pixelating/Pausing/Freezing

Last Update Date : Apr 24. 2018

Skipping Or Pixelating


The most common cause for skipping and pixelating are dirty discs, mostly found among rentals or a dirty DVD lens.


Try cleaning the discs with soap and water.  Using a mild dishwashing liquid such as Ivory or Dawn liquid soap, and a soft, lint free cloth, wipe the disc in a radial direction.  Do not apply much pressure and be sure to dry the disc thoroughly before inserting it back into the DVD player.  While this is very effective for fingerprints, smudges and some small scratches, this will not repair scratches.  If this does not resolve your issue, try another disc.


If the problem is still present, try a DVD lens cleaner to clean the DVD laSer lens. If the problem continues the DVD player will reQuire service.


Pausing Or Freezing


Pausing or freezing can also be caused by rental discs or burned discs.  Pausing may be more apparent on some movies or older DVD Players.  However, if the pausing is happening quite frequently and with all movies, the DVD Player will require service.

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