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Can't play DVDs

The TV works perfectly. The DVD player can load a DVD and play all the previews until it gets to the main menu and then it will not actually play the DVD. When I press the play button on the TV or the remote, a little white hand pops up on the upper left hand corner. What does that mean and what can I do to fix it?

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Re: can't play DVDs

TRY PUSHING the ENTER BUTTON on remote TO START MOVIES THAT DONT ALLOW MOVIe to start when play button is pressed.

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Try this

1.While the previews are playing, press the Menu Button on your DVD player remote to access the DVD's Main Menu.
2.Go to Scene Selection and press your Enter or Ok button on your DVD player remote.
3.Highlight Scene 2 and press the Enter or Ok button. This will start the DVD in Scene 2.
4.Use your rewind or reverse button on your DVD player remote to rewind back to the beginning of Scene 1.

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after you obtain the new remote and have programmed it scroll through the tvs set up menu to see if parental lock function is on if not drop me a line so we can narrow things down also try to push enter button on new remote if the play button doesnt start movie.

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Region 3: Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
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Region 5: Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
Region 6: China
Region 7: Reserved
Region 8: Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)

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