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    I have a 5 YO TV with a built in DVD that does not work very well. Half the time it can't play a movie at all. When it does play the content on the DVD it will pause every now and then, presumably recovering from read errors. Generically speaking, can I replace the DVD in a TV with DVD drive for a PC?   I guess I should open the TV and have a look. How will a DVD player in a TV be cabled?  Will the TV have the functional equivalent of a motherboard, with an IDE or SATA cable from the DVD player to the "motherboard" of the TV?