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Dvd-(+)rw won't play on Philips dv642

I burn the same movie using the same software and the same hardware on my PC on dvd-r and on dvd-rw. The dvd player dv642 only plays dvd-r and NOT dvd-rw or dvd+rw. Is it normal? How to fix this problem?

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This player will only read the dvd- format and the dvd- duel layer format this is normal and cant be changed!
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Right now about 80% of DVD players do not play burned DVD's

In time they all will play them, but for some unknownn reason, some are still made without this ability.

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The best quality of DVD's to buy for burning are Taiyo Yuden. But Sony, memorex, and Maxell are also pretty good.

One way to be certain about the quality of the burned DVD's is to take one to a friends house or anybody you know who has a set top DVD player and see if it plays in their DVD player.

That will at least tell you if the DVD's you are burning are at fault or not. But my guess is that you r Phillips is the culprit here.

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