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The player plays most every DVDs I burnt. However, I bought identical DVD-R and DVD+R from Staples and SPIN-X brands and it says DVDs unknown. What is the problem?

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  • eelysee Feb 25, 2009

    Both blank DVDs were 16X. They were not variable speeds. The fact that you mentioned that it sometimes have problems recognizing above 8X is part of it perhaps.
    I've played Memorex and TDKs with no problems. The Staples brand was supposedly tested.
    Thanks Pp3 Doctor. I think you're on to something.

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This player can't recognize DVDs that have a write speed that is greater than 16X (and it sometimes has problems with discs above 8X). I would only buy brands that the manual reccomends as tested. This player also won't accepted what are called "Variable" or "Variable Speed" DVDs.

-Tha Mp3 Doctor

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