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I have a lg rh188 and it will not play new dvds

It will play copies but reads unkown disc when trying to play a new dvd

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  • Anonymous Jan 09, 2009

    The DVD drive in the RH188 are very poor, I have now had 3 installed by the manufacturer, each one has exhibited a different fault:
    1 - Couldn't read/write discs full stop
    2 - Read some discs depending on the weather
    3 - Reads discs but creates coasters when trying to burn anything.

    I have given up and bought a new DVD recorder, I only use this for DVD playback (which is now becoming a challenge again) and the HDD. If you're still in warranty get it replaced.

    Good luck.

  • rocky95 Jan 18, 2009

    I have had a similar problem since new ie. will not read original movies but will read burned copies - very frustrating. It has done this from almost new but again seems to be no pattern to it ie. sometimes it reads sometimes it does not. The latest problem I have discovered is when trying to burn to dvd from HDD ie. will not do it! Made many beer coasters also. Only consolation is player is still under warranty but does anyone know how I can get movies off HDD before sending back to LG. Is there a cable connection I can use??

    Thanks.

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