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Unable to read/play DVDs

My HT-DS610 has become selective in the movies that it will load and playback. At first I could watch all my movies and then over the corse of a couple of weeks, it started to not load them. I know it's not the DVDs because I can still watch them through my PS2. I've searched Samsungs website, but they don't have a thing about this model other than the user manual. Is anyone else having or had this problem and is there a way to correct it other than using a sledge hammer to vent my frustration and purchasing a different brand of home theater??

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Re: Unable to read/play DVDs

You may have a dirty laser lens on the slider assembly. If you clean this little lens, and the problem still happens, it is an indication that the laser is getting weak and it may be time to start looking around for a new player/recorder. Good Luck

Posted on Jul 15, 2007

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Step 2: Select H.264 Video (*.mp4) as output format for QuickTime
Follow "Common Video" > "H.264 Video (*.mp4)":

Step 3: Click "Settings" button to adjust video and audio parameters
Notice that which parameter to select has close relationship with the hardware configurations of your computer, so before your adjustment, read the following info attentively.

To play HD video, a large amount of data must be processed by your computer. A powerful system will deliver the best playback quality.
Recommended hardware configurations for H.264 HD playback on Macintosh:

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Now you are ready to set advanced settings according to the hardware configurations of your computer. Our computer satisfies the above mentioned "1280x720 (720p) video at 24-30 frames per second", so we changed the settings as below:


Step 4: Click "Convert" button to start Mac Blu-ray ripping.
Once the ripping task is completed, you can click "Open" button to get the output H.264 .mp4 videos for your QuickTime Player effortlessly. Have fun.

Learn more about how to use Mac Blu-ray ripper.

on May 02, 2010 | Home Theater Systems

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DVD player wont read disc.....


how long have you been using this player? The problem should be from the lens (laser).

The lens is weak and that's why it cannot read/load all Cd's/movies.The weak lens is what is making the player select discs, that is, not playing all discs.

Get a lens cleaner and use it to clean the lens, but if the lens still does the same thing even after using the lens cleaner, then it means you would have to change the whole lens completely to a brand new one.

By so doing your player would play all Cd's/movies with no problem at all.

Good luck.

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I had this same problem and checked all of my cables and wires. Come to find out one of the wires that connected to the central audio speaker (the one that the audio track comes from) was unplugged. I plugged it in and that fixed it! My audio track is back! So make sure that all of the speaker cables are properly connected! That might be the source of your troubles!

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Want to play my old DVDs from overseas, but I get a region code error.

Try the following:

1. Open tray and remove any disks in tray.
2. Close tray.
3. Switch Off Player and Unplug from mains wait 30 seconds (this clears RAM)
4. Reconnect to mains
5. Turn on player with remote.
6. Press ENTER on remote.
7. Press 8, 4, 2, 6, 9. Using keys on remote. If your player is already set to region 2
8. Press ENTER on remote. (The tray will open and player will power off and close tray.)
9. Switch on power from remote.

Player is now Region Free.

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Loading mechanism is stuck some where in loading or unloading process.
Unplug unit form AC outlet for couple of minutes and replug back in, power up and check.

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I found this online. Don't know if it helps you guys or not?

Samsung HT-DS610

1. Remove any discs from the tray
2. Flash the RAM (disconnect from the mains for 30 seconds)
3. Plug it back in, switch on from the remote
4. Wait for "No disc" message
5. Press Enter.
6. Press 8,4,2,6,9 slowly.
7. Press Enter.
You may need to repeat steps 4 through 6 before the try is open.

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I dont think its connected. anyway, make sure DVD is clean and unscratched. If it wont help and these are commercial DVDs, then there is probably something wrong with them. If they are home made DVDs, then it may be that your player doesn't handle them well and you can try to burn it a other dvd format... look in you r manual to find out which format are compatible.. Good luck.

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