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DVD player does not play some DVDs

by jo schmoo / April 10, 2007 6:12 AM PDT

I have a Toshiba DVD player that's about 4 years old. In the last year or so, we've rented a few DVDs and the player can't play them. It's not the DVD because we tried them in a friend's DVD player and they play fine. The DVDs are not Blu-ray or HD-DVDs, though one we rented said that it was remastered for HD on the back, but they did not have that blue or red plastic case to indicate that they were Blu-ray or HD. They are also not DVD+/-R's or RWs, just regular movie DVDs.

The DVD player plays some DVDs, but more and more some of the newer DVDs don't work. Are some of the newer DVDs being made/formatted differently in a way that my old DVD player can't read, or what? Am I just going to have to get a new DVD player, so I can play these newer DVDs?

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Players last about 5years then time for a new one
by givemeaname / April 10, 2007 6:18 AM PDT

+ the newer one's will have a better image, too. Is your player even progressive?

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Yup.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 10, 2007 6:24 AM PDT

Try the usual DVD/CD Lens Cleaner since it's a great last hurrah. Also some rentals have far too many fingerprints, gunk or scratches and an older player may spit it out.

If not a cleaning or scratched then it's time to go shopping.

Bob

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