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Symphonic Video/DVD player- dvds not able to be read so they don't play

I have a Symphonic Video/DVD player. There are two numbers - WF803 and U23326244E. I have rarely used the dvd player. Recently we tried playing a dvd from the library and got a message that said it couldn't read the dvd. We have tried dvds purchased in stores and rentals and copies given to us and none will work. I don't know if something got switched making dvds unreadable or if something is wrong with the equipment. We tried other dvds and have no success with any of them playing. I'm not sure if related but we used a friend's cd/dvd cleaner and it could be after that point is when the machine stopped playing dvds.

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  • schroederc7 Oct 30, 2008

    Thank you for those thoughts. I don't know how to check the setup of the player. I don't have the manual and don't know what to check. I also considered taking it back to the store but couldn't find a store that carried the same one.

  • Anonymous Jan 21, 2009

    That is only a PART of the problem! Like you, I had not used the DVD but one time - and thought it was working -- so now I'm crying.

    After recording 8 full hours of the whole Inaugration of Barak Obama, I wanted to make a copy of it. WRONG! it turns out the DVD has it's own format and no matter what you do, the format is UNREADABLE on any other DVD player. Zero. Put the disc in and it does NOT see it. Says disc is empty. Tried it on two different machines. So, now, the only place it will play is on this machine I originally recorded on. Dirty Words.

    Summary! This is a piece of useless junk. If the DVD's will ONLY play on THAT machine, what good is it? Makes me sick that I had to find out on something this historical.



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Possibly check the setup of the player. some dvd's will not work in most players. check the manual. if under warranty take back to store. or better yet buy another one like it and take the one that is bad back to the store with the new receipt.

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