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Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   05-09-2017, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Kurtis Bahr
The discs with AC-3 have either AC-3 or Dolby...

The discs with AC-3 have either AC-3 or Dolby Digital on the front. Surround Sound is more of the older Dolby surround type modes.


The question now is the ADP-1 if you are not getting any...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   05-08-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 50
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Let me verify, you are connecting the AC-3 RF...

Let me verify, you are connecting the AC-3 RF coax output from the 604 to the AC-3 RF coax input on the APD-1, then the digital out from the ADP-1 to a digital input on the 3805. The optical output...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-15-2017, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,917
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
There are handful of reasons why a unit stops...

There are handful of reasons why a unit stops playing discs, no simple answer.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   04-04-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
OK, gathering CD's still playback just fine!! ...

OK, gathering CD's still playback just fine!!


If true then for the digital output with laserdisc using the Red/White jacks the lack of audio would mean the RF signal from the LD is low, either a...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-29-2017, 09:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Here is an example of what would work, it may be...

Here is an example of what would work, it may be the correct one for your unit. It has a D/A/CX (digital/analog/analog with CX decoding for noise reduction) button and it has buttons for disc's 1...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-29-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 116
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Are the LD's you are watching AC-3 RE or dolby...

Are the LD's you are watching AC-3 RE or dolby digital encoded? Also do you have analog or digital audio selected for LD playback. What you are describing sounds like you are playing AC-3 encoded...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-11-2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
The video was good. Just verifying you know that...

The video was good. Just verifying you know that the better machines have 7 heads around the drum, 2 each for 2 hr SP mode; 2 each for 6 hr EP or SLP mode, 2 each for HiFi Audio; and 1 for a flying...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-10-2017, 09:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
If you apply too much force up or down you can...

If you apply too much force up or down you can break the heads. You need to be careful.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-10-2017, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Removing the rotating head is a big task. You...

Removing the rotating head is a big task. You could try compressed air but I always used the chamois swabs when simpler cleaning failed.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   03-10-2017, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
The video heads have a small gap and if you get...

The video heads have a small gap and if you get tape particles or something else stuck in the gap you need to take something like a chamois swap that does not have the cotton fibers and carefully...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-17-2017, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Search for a SCQ3.6 on the internet and order...

Search for a SCQ3.6 on the internet and order one. I'd replace it too
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-15-2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Best go to pacparts.com and order a VEB1237. ...

Best go to pacparts.com and order a VEB1237. It's best to replace the grip pad.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-09-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 27,221
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Need more information, Skips side B only? Within...

Need more information, Skips side B only? Within the first two minutes?
I have not seen a laser being the issue.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-08-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 150
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Some of the Japanese player do take 115/120VAC...

Some of the Japanese player do take 115/120VAC for the input but it is not labeled on the unit. I have not worked on the HF7G so you'll need to remove the top and look on the power supply board...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-03-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
As long as it produces a sine wave the step-down...

As long as it produces a sine wave the step-down should be good. The power supply output stages are regulated so it in theory would only affect the power supply parts before the output regulation. ...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-02-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Wanted you to try the CD as there are no NTSC/PAL...

Wanted you to try the CD as there are no NTSC/PAL formats issues when playing a CD. The tray should go in and drop down to clamp the CD; then after it recognizes the CD it should spin. If the tray...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   02-02-2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
If it cannot play a CD then you have problems. ...

If it cannot play a CD then you have problems. It the CD spins normally and the player cannot read it then either the laser is bad, the ribbon cable between the turn mechanism and main board or the...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-20-2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 117,813
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
The CD changer/LD players are problematic do to...

The CD changer/LD players are problematic do to the extra moving parts. The LD player was intro level.
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-17-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,014
Views: 117,813
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
You won't be able to get much for the Sony as...

You won't be able to get much for the Sony as even when working the Sony players had more grain in the picture than the other brands.


I'd just buy a Pioneer unit. I repair the Pioneer units and...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-07-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
If your VCR has HiFi sound it would have 2...

If your VCR has HiFi sound it would have 2 pickups (heads) for the HiFi and 2 pickups for the video. This is the same no matter what speed it plays. The better players have 4 pickups for video. ...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-06-2017, 07:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
I live in Manassas, Va. I repair laserdisc...

I live in Manassas, Va. I repair laserdisc players as a hobby. I can check out the players ability to operate but I cannot straighten the unit out to be good as new. That is not an easy task.
...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   01-05-2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 170
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Are you opening the player and manually cleaning...

Are you opening the player and manually cleaning the pickups on the rotating drum or using a cleaning tape. Cleaning tapes are a joke if the head gap is clogged.

Other than that sometimes the...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-13-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,951
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
I have had a couple experiences where the...

I have had a couple experiences where the movement motor gets a dead spot, could be that. Maybe movement motor and gear assembly can be replaced and it will work. Other times the ribbon cable goes...
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   12-12-2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,951
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
Even after sitting for a minute or two it still...

Even after sitting for a minute or two it still won't eject?


Write me at kbahr@comcast.net
Forum: DVD Players (Standard Def)   11-24-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By Kurtis Bahr
The locking was for the older players, nothing to...

The locking was for the older players, nothing to lock on the 97, just let it completely power off before unplugging the unit. The door breaks when you pick up the player from the front. Shipping...
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