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DVD reports: No disk when I try to play a DVD-R record by me

I bought recently this DVD player. When I try to play a DVD-R disk record by me with a Sony recorder it shows the message: "No Disk". I try with a DVD+RW record by me in the same conditions and it plays well. Please help me as soon as posible Thanks!!!

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Dvd-R and +RW are two different formats. Check to see if your player should play -R disc.

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