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Blu-ray DVD problem

I have a Panasonic which is about 10 years old. Following a recent long distance move (packed in original box) it happened I only played a few regular DVDs before attempting to watch a Blu-ray disk. I was surprised to see a message it could not read the disk, even though it had been viewed before.

So I tried a couple more Blu-rays but again received message they could not be read. I began shopping for a replacement but decided to try one more time. Again loading different disks I initially got the same read failure. I also noticed the read time was longer than I remembered from when it was working. Then with one disk after seeing the same message I reloaded it. This time it began playing but did exhibit some pixilation.

The deck still plays regular DVDs normally but fails with Blu-rays. I don't know enough about them to understand if the reading mechanism for Blu-rays is separate from the standard laser reader?

Because of the age of the deck I expect the only reasonable answer is to replace it rather than try for a repair?

"The only cats worth anything are the cats who take chances. Sometimes I play things I never heard myself." Thelonious Monk


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Topic - Blu-ray DVD problem - M3 lover 07:35:30 11/15/20 (2)

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