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Old 26 Jan 2005, 02:37 PM   #1
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Angry-2 :13:00 The Disc is Dirty

OK here is the equipment I am using:

Pioneer DVR-108
FujiFilm DVD+R
Sony DVP-NS700P

Everything works great except sometimes I get a "C:13:00 The Disc is Dirty" error message. I have gotten it on Clerks X and on Chronicles of Riddick as well as one of the episodes of the Battlestar Galactica new series authored by the Stone Cutters.

Someone said it had something to do with the Sony copy protect on region free DVDs but all of my DVD's are region free and the problem is rare.

Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
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Old 27 Jan 2005, 02:57 AM   #2
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Sony uses the "Disc is Dirty" message to indicate it won't accept your DVD. It usually means that there is some error on the DVD that it can't deal with, so it throws up its little video arms, so to speak.

For Sony DVD-recorders, you also get that message on blank DVDs, as well. In the case of DVD-RW or DVD+RW on the Sony, "Disc is dirty" means you can't record on it anymore. It actually has very little to do with a physically dirty disc. It can even be a fairly new disc when you get the message.

In addition, you may want to consider using Ritek G04s on your Pioneer. For other types of blanks, you may want to surf to sony.com to see what blanks are compatible (or check your instruction book). It could be there are some errors on your FujiFilm discs (or the Sony thinks are errors) that the Sony just won't process when you burned it on your Pioneer DVD-108.

You should also remember that PC DVD burners are more forgiving that standalones, especially the extremely picky Sonys. So, what you see played back on your PC may not be what the Sony does with it when you put it in your player

Lastly, the program that burns your dvds should produce dvds that are compatible with most players. Of course, buying a newer DVD player (non -Sony) may also be a benefit. Until then, try playing your "dirty" dvds back on another player (or a friend's) to see if errors are encountered there.
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Old 8 Feb 2005, 10:32 AM   #3
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"Of course, buying a newer DVD player (non -Sony) may also be a benefit."

Robguy or anyone, what's the best resource for finding out which manufacturer makes the most forgiving player? I've had some problems lately with DVD Shrink in that I burn what appears to be a good copy, then about 20 minutes in I get hiccups. I can take that same disc out and forward to the same point on PS2 or on the PC with WinDVD and NOT see the same hiccup. Makes me think my Sony player, which is less than a year old, is being tempermental.
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"I've had some problems lately with DVD Shrink in that I burn what appears to be a good copy, then about 20 minutes in I get hiccups. I can take that same disc out and forward to the same point on PS2 or on the PC with WinDVD and NOT see the same hiccup. Makes me think my Sony player, which is less than a year old, is being tempermental."
Sounds as crappy media is the problem. I suggest Ritek Ridata or Verbatim media.
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To determine the capabilities/limitations of your specific brand and model of standalone DVD player, as well as media compatibility, go to:

www.dvdrhelp.com/dvdplayers
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