I'm currently going through a nightmare of misfortune and sod's law with my DVD players.
Yes, fortune has vomited on my eiderdown once more.
Let me take you through it. In November my faithful DVD/VHS Combi decided to behave erratically; intermittently failing to record and failing to finalise discs. So I decided that as a DVD player is as important to me as oxygen, I needed to go out and purchase a new machine. Well, 'new' to me as my present limited means mean there's no way I can afford £200 on a brand new one, so it was off to the Cash Converters and Cash Generators for me. It soon became apparent that combi machines are as rare as rocking horse shite and so I had to buy a cheap temporary measure of a simple DVD recorder; a neat little Samsung which I installed downstairs and relegated the no longer 100% reliable combi upstairs.
There was a brief worry in December when the 'new' Samsung decided to spit discs out with the message 'cannot be played' but on the whole, it continued to behave.
Last week the combi finally gave up the ghost, the laser completely knackered and no longer able to read any discs. Which frustratingly means I am unable to copy old VHS material, make duplicate discs or finalise outstanding discs which renders several dozen in my collection unplayable.
And on Thursday the Samsung decided to take the piss too, throwing out the 'cannot be played' message again and ruining several discs.
It's still under warranty until *I think* next week or so, so I resigned myself to having to take it back and do without a machine while the shop attempts to repair or replace it.
But then it started to behave again! Only for it to throw a wobbly again this morning.
Ach! I don't know what to do
Meanwhile, the search for DVD/VHS combi machines still appears fruitless.
In the grand scheme of things, I realise this is a minor irritation, but it is currently really getting on my titamaboobs (along with the fey sounding Florence Welch plugging some show of hers on 6Music...fake try hard that she is) and as a vote in my poll opposite says I should post more about me, here is this information :)
Incidentally, the picture above is a steampunk DVD player, brilliant eh? I've a feeling they'd be much more reliable technology! Here's some more steampunk pictures just to make this blog entry worthwhile/more substantial. I love this stuff