question for fellow xbox owners
Monday, June 28, 2004

K, so now I have two series dvds that have this problem and was wondering if anyone knew a fix or cause or whatever.

Certain discs from my firefly set and now one disc of Dead Like me have this problem: either certain episodes won't play at all or certain scenes w/in the episodes play as if the disc is scratched (ie the screen jumps; sound wavy etc). However all of the above discs play just fine on my laptop.

Sometimes for the firefly set, wiping them off helps (although certain scenes still have problems). Also, no problem whatsoever if i play the this an issue of the xbox reading dvds? or is my xbox attempting to die? (it's only 2 yrs old maybe 3..can't remember). Any hints as to clearing this up? Cause watching on the laptop just isn't as much fun!


Monday, June 28, 2004 6:44 AM


I would have to partially disagree with Maugwai. My PS2 has a horrible time playing DVDs while I have never had a problem with my Xbox. You should go out and get yourself one of those cleaning disks with the little bristles on it, clean the box and see if the problem persists. Another thing is that the first-gen Xboxes are coming to the point where they may start failing. If your not having any problems with games yet, I wouldn't be too concerned about that though.

Hope I helped.

Monday, June 28, 2004 4:51 AM


X-Boxes are nototrious for their inability to play DVDs well. It's the one major drawback to the system. You're better off to get a DVD player.


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