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A DVD Question.... HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

by AdelaideJohn1967 / February 15, 2007 11:29 AM PST

I have an annoying DVD problem and I'm not quite sure what to do.

Couple of recent movie purchases have had perculiar problems.

Both DVDs will load up, to the point where the main menu screen
comes on then the player drops out back to its default screen.

Has happened to both movies on both home DVD players, and on my
PC as well. All my other movies play with no probs.

Why would you have this happening?

I am going to purchase the region 1 version of the same films to
see if they work. Just because they are favourites of mine and
I don't wish to not have them in my collection.

Any tips / suggestions on why I am having playback issues?

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You mention DVD region 1...
by grimgraphix / February 15, 2007 12:39 PM PST

when saying you plan on buying these movies... what region were the movies that gave your DVD players pause?

grim

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Are these movies bought at the same time from the same place
by Terry Browne / February 15, 2007 1:42 PM PST

You might want to try other movies if you have others at home (or rent would also be chaper than buying two movies) and if they work it's most likely the DVD's you recently purchased that are defected, unless they are from the wrong region. If they are defected, return them. And also try them out on sombody else's DVD player.
If other movies do the same thing, it's most likely the player that needs repair or being replaced.

My 2 cents. Let us know what happens.

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I rushed away too fast I see...
by Terry Browne / February 15, 2007 1:45 PM PST

OK. So other movies work fine but these two don't... Well, I'd say return them and tell them what happened. That shouldn't be too complicated. Now, if you have burnt these or bought them from someone who burnt them, then it is another situation as you know...

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