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SOME OF ME DVD'S WON'T DISPLAY A PICTURE AND SOME WILL

WHEN I PUT A DVD INTO THE BOSE THE ERROR MESSAGE THAT COMES UP IS :" FORMAT UNSUPPORTED " .WHAT DOES THIS MESSAGE MEAN. THE BOSE MACHINE IS ONLY A YEAR OLD.

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Make sure that the disc you are using are region 1. To check the disc region, look on the spine of the dvd. It should say NTSC region one. You can also download software to change the firmwar of the player to region free. Or your player may already have the capability built in. Go into your menu and check for region settings. If it has them, it should be set to "one" Se it to all regions and it will play any region disc.

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