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My dvd always shows "system error" and won't play commercial copyright dvds, only recorded ones.

My dvd player has a problem. When I try to play a published copyrighted dvd, a message keeps flashing on my screen "system error, please wait." I waited for about an hour, and when I returned to the tv, it still said the same message. However, before we had this problem with the dvd player, we had dubbed some vhs tapes and converted them into dvds, on this dvd player. when we stuck these dvds, which were recorded on the dvd player itself, into the dvd player, they worked. So we concluded that only recorded dvds could be played, and copyrighted ones could not. What should I do to get rid of that message and play any dvd that i put in there?

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Re: my dvd always shows "system error" and won't play...

I had the same problem with my recorder except that it wouldnt play any discs at all.. I finally unplugged the recorder and left it unplugged for 16 hours. Now it is fine. I am not getting any error messages.

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