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Playback of dvds

Error message reads...playback feature may not be available on this disc. Purchased a set of dvds on e-bay, and they will not play on this player. Other store-bought dvds play just fine. Contacted Emerson for an upgrade on the softwear and have heard nothing yet. Any other solutions besides buying a brand other than emerson!?!?

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Re: playback of dvds

Is the country code different on the dvds than on the unit?

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