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Can not play, selfmade DVD

I created my own (holiday) DVD and burned it to a DVD+RW. The DV-S501 does not "see" the disc. Can you tell what types of CD's and DVD's are supported?

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  • richardj Oct 23, 2007

    Hi Jackboy, the DVD is finalized, and plays on another DVD player withou a problem. I think it has something to do with the DVD format. So I would like to know what type of DVD / CD (+RW or -RW) are soppurted. Unfortunately it is NOT in the manual!


    Regards, Richard

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2008

    I have recently created a DVD-RW on my Windows pc.  It plays great on my pc, but I am unable to play the DVD on my TV.  Anyone who can help?



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Re burn to regular DVD and then ensure it is FINALIZED
Your DVD player manual should tell you what disks it likes
there is a great variabilty out there and inparticular with  RW type disks[not a very reliable format in general]

Posted on Oct 23, 2007

  • john ash
    john ash Oct 25, 2007

    Not all DVD players are the same there is a great disparity in the 'Chipsets'  employed by different makers and even different models from the same brand.
    It is almost certainly not the problem with the disk type/brand
    only the ability of a curtain player to recognise it.
    That is why I said refer to the manual - it will specify exactly what it can and cannot read..
    In particular avoid RW discs there are particularly unreliable. 



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