Question about Panasonic PVD4744 DVD Player/VCR

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Will not play any DVD

Every time I try to play a DVD, it says that it can not play this type of disc??? The discs work fine in other players

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  • Anonymous Nov 22, 2007

    I have two of these machines, and neither will play any DVD. These are purchased, manufactured DVDs, not copies. It says it doesn't recognize the type of disc. You can hear the head hunting for a minute or so then it gives up. It worked briefly when new.

  • 007blondie Nov 05, 2008

    Ditto. Mine won't play any purchased or currently owned non-copied DVD I have played previously without error. Please help.

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I may have bad news for you. Here's my story with the PVD4744S.

I watched over an hour of a DVD-video disc one night, no problems. The next night, I played only the intro; then the DVD player gave a message, "This type of disc cannot be played. Please insert another disc." Thereafter, I couldn't play any of several DVDs.

The manual gives little help:
http://service.us.panasonic.com/OPERMANPDF/PVD4744.PDF

My disappointment is exacerbated by the declining availability of DVD/VHS players with an RF modulator. Maybe Panasonic should create a repair kit for aging devices.

Posted on May 18, 2010

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What type of DVD. Not all players play all discs especially 'Computer burned discs' See your manual.

Posted on Jun 29, 2007

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SOURCE: No valid disc

the codes might have got switched somehow (region codes.) go to this site www.videohelp.com/dvdhacks.php follow the instructions.....I hope this helps!!!!

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SOURCE: dvd "unknown disc" message coming up

Have you tryed to use a lens cleaning disc yet. The laser lens on these players and recorders alike, must have the lens cleaned every oince in awhile. If that does not help, most likly you have a bad laser pickup assembly and you will need to replace the plaer as to have that repaiered, you could buy a new unit. Good Luck

Posted on Mar 23, 2007

SOURCE: Samsung 3650 dvd/vcr player loading problem

Sorry, no suggestion other than don't buy Samsung. That's my conclusion after owning the same model. It worked fine for a while, but now won't load any DVD... usually. Sometimes it will play one, but more often it won't. Mine tries to load ("Loading") for a long time, I hear the DVD spinning, then ultimately the screen displays "This disc cannot be played" or something to that effect.

Posted on Dec 21, 2007

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SOURCE: DVD player recorder won't read or play any disc

This just worked for me. Don't know how long it will last though. I found it on this webpage
http://forum.ecoustics.com/bbs/messages/15118/130292.html

To do a reset:
On the remote control press the SETUP button,
Press the right key on the remote 3 times,
The Preference page will show up,
Press the down arrow five time to highlight
"default", hit right arrow to highlight "reset"
Press enter to reset. Turn off/on machine, etc.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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