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Every once in a while, a DVD or Blu-Ray drive starts to go on the fritz.
Jim has worked with interactive media for over 25 years, developing educational software, laserdiscs, CD-ROMs, Web sites, and DVDs, along with teaching workshops, seminars, and university courses.This depends heavily on how dusty the environment is but it can really wreak havoc on a drive.In my experience, when a drive gets dusty, a disc will either take a long time to read initially or it will show random errors and slowdowns while the disc is being read from.It helps to know how a optical drive, such as a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray drive works to know why this happens.The disc is a round plastic disk with a shiny reflective coating on the top and several layers of plastic.Additional Info: *Calibrate Your HDTV* *Please do not criticize settings being shared..is a courtesy to those who cannot afford an ISF calibration or do not own a calibration dvd. Westinghouse 37" 1080p Monitor - Model: LVM-37w3 Samsung 1400 Blu-ray Disc Player - Firmware ver.1.9 Panasonic SA-BX500 Receiver Front Loudspeaker - Sharp CP-7700, x2 Center Loudspeaker - Optimus Pro-CS511 Surround/Rear Loudspeaker - KLH AV1001B, x2 My brother in-law got a 47" vizio and I told him how good blu ray looks.*Please also keep in mind that using someone else's settings may look good but it does not necessarily mean it will be ideal for your viewing pleasure and may require some tweaking. Monitor Model Number: Westinghouse LVM-37w3 Disc Calibrated Setting (Digital Video Essentials) Video Input: HDMI from Samsung 1400 Blu-ray Disc Player Room Lighting: Dim 1. He has a PS3 and I suggested he get the Justin Timberlake BD (don't judge me, the PQ is out of this world). I own a WESTINGHOUSE 52" LCD 1080P TV and I have the BDP-X1 hooked up to it. However, I'm not getting that true blue ray DVD PICTURE that you see on tvs at retail stores.Before updating the software in your player, turn the player off and then turn it back on.During the software update procedure, do not turn off the player, disconnect AC power, or press any button. You're all set — the player will check for the newest update. Westinghouse 37" 1080p Monitor - Model: LVM-37w3 Samsung 1400 Blu-ray Disc Player - Firmware ver.1.9 Panasonic SA-BX500 Receiver Front Loudspeaker - Sharp CP-7700, x2 Center Loudspeaker - Optimus Pro-CS511 Surround/Rear Loudspeaker - KLH AV1001B, x2Updated settings after calibration with DVE. It already looked good, it's definitelly better now. Reset No Slight changes to Saturation and Hue, while the Color Temp is changed to Neutral. I know there are better looking sets, but at the price level (and maybe even a little higher) of this tv, no other set can touch the picture quality.