We have two Disney DVDs, and when we try to play them in our living room, using our Pioneer DVD player, there is video but no audio.
When we play them on our Philips DVD player in the bedroom, they work fine.
We’ve never run into this problem with the Pioneer player before - and we have watched hundreds of DVDs on it. The machine is a few years old, but still …
Is Disney doing something “weird” with their new releases? (If it matters, the two in question are The Jungle Book 40th Anniversary Edition, and The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh Friendship Edition.)
It’s more likely your Pioneer player has started to lose functionlity. It happens. Try the DVD in a computer or some other DVD players and see if it works. Could be the only player with a problem is the Pioneer and there’s your answer.
Dumb question, of course, but have you tried playing with the audio settings while the DVD is in the non-functioning player? It might be trying to broadcast sound in a way that your dvd player doesn’t recognize.
Also, do any other DVDs work in your old DVD player? Try putting in a DVD that has worked in your Pioneer before, and see if the sound works. My first bet is that the sound wont work on any DVDs you use in that player, not just the new Disney releases. If so, check your connections, check your sound settings, and if none of those are the obvious problem, get a new dvd player.
I have an old Phillips DVD711 model. When I have the no-audio problem, removing/re-inserting the DVD has always “fixed” it. Occasionally, I’ll have a similar issue with a DVD not wanting to fast-forward/reverse; the remove/re-insert trick seems to fix that, too.