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Just got a philips hts8100/5 soundbar & am trying to update the firmware from v33 to v37, the problem is that it is not reading the cdr/cdrw that I have copied the update to, I have tried 6 different makes of media & 2 different burning tools with the same outcome "no disc", it reads music cd's & dvds though not dvds that I have recorded myself on my philips 3320. Heip please

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  • matthecat Dec 29, 2008

    I have the same problem, when I put disc in. It shows UN DISC

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2009

    Ik heb de software geupgrade van 33 naar 37.Hiervan met de PC een CDR gemaakt . Deze wil de soundbar HTS8100 niet lezen!!!!! Melding is UN CD/R (Unknow CD/R)

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SOURCE: won't record

I've just spoken to a friend who also has one of these older Philips recorders & he has the same problem.

As per my previous post, he fixed his problem by locating old stocks of blanks. New audio discs seem to have been manufactured & optimised for fast writing speeds (up to 32x speed) & this is causing the problem (you can't write at x1 or x2 speed to these new speedy discs).

Trying a few different brands of discs to try out is a whole lot cheaper than a repair. I suggest when you find a brand that works, you stock up on these discs as it seems they will become ever rarer.

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Wrong disc

Some audio cd's work better than others. I have experienced some problems with the Maxell brand so I switched brands. It can be quirky. Sometimes you get a bad lot of discs. I have had no problems since that bad lot of discs.

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Philips Soundbar HTS8100

put it in the bin

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

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SOURCE: MY PHILIPS CDRW/DVD SCB5265 CAN READ CDs BUT CAN NOT READ DVD

I just installed Nero CD writing Software and Power DVD and it took care of the problem.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Hot to make Philips HTS6100 region free?

Figured it out unlock for HTS6100, it's the same as for HTS8100

1. Turn on
2. Press Eject
3. Press 9, 9, 9, 9, 0
4. Swtich it to standby
5. Turn the player back on & it should now be region free.

Posted on Apr 05, 2009

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