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Malata 520 - the good and the bad

Old 07-17-02, 07:22 PM
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Malata 520 - the good and the bad

Hi All,
OK, time to vent... I purchased the player from NBT a few weeks back, and was initially quite happy with it. The player played perfectly and converted all of my region 2 & 3 pal and secam discs flawlessly to ntsc. however, starting a few days ago, the picture on the discs began to pixelize and freeze. Now. the damn thing will not recognize any dvd at all. less then 3 weeks after purchasing, it's DOA. Is this typical for these players, or did I just get a bum unit? I've just shot an email off to NBT and hopefully, they'll respond quickly. i love the unit when it works... Does anyone happen to have any experience with NBT's customer service?? I hope that I won't have to wait several weeks for the thing to make its way frm MA to Canada and back again...
OK, done venting!!
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Old 07-17-02, 10:04 PM
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I bought mine from Canada and I'm in MA too. Weird.

I bought mine around late May. It still works great.

My picture does pixelize too but only every now and then. It's hardly a problem.
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Old 07-18-02, 12:14 AM
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Janos: There is no such beast as a SECAM DVD. I had a problem with my Malata, and NBT let me know that I had one year to send it back. I eventually fixed the problem myself. But, they were very helpful in telling me how to return it, if need be.

Malata's Quality Control is pretty bad.
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