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    Hi,

    Just received a dvd from 'rarecultdvd'. Although it plays on my laptop and PC I get a No Read on my dvd player. Any ideas why?



    Thanks.

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    Have you bought from this company before? I don't know if they supply in Region 1 or 2 format, which would have obvious effects of your player is Region 2 only.



    Are other discs playing OK in your machine? I sometimes get a similar message from my machine, which means I have to put a cleaning disc in to get dirt off the laser.

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    Try cleaning the disc and the player by all means. If that doesn't work, (and assuming it's a standard format DVD) I'd see if you can upload it to your pc. It's probably region and copyright-protection free if you bought it from a 'cult' dealer.



    If you can, burn it to a good quality new disk. I'd recommend either a dvd-r, or change the book type of a dvd+r to dvd-rom, and try that.



    If it works, send the old one back and get a refund (only joking!)

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    Cherers chaps. I think I've cracked it. As the DVD is a bootleg (pretty good one actually) its on an RW disc and my player plays DVD R only.

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    sometimes the dvd may be defective,or is the dvd dvd + or dvd -. Some players will not play all formats. Perhaps the dvd was not finalized,a different region, and some players are temperamental.

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    Hi Pelam Your player is either an R+ or R- as the "W"is shows its a re writable disc. It should have a + or - on it.

    Both are different formats just like VHS and BETAMAX.

    When DVDs first appeared the PLUS was most common but now the MINUS holds the biggest market share. Most new machines and TV combo's play both now.







    lenny

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    name='pelam']Cherers chaps. I think I've cracked it. As the DVD is a bootleg (pretty good one actually) its on an RW disc and my player plays DVD R only.


    If that's the case, then what i suggested should work fine.

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