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New Unit- Plays VHS - Plays CD - All DVD's say - No Read -

Please help, on my 3rd frustrating day. Thank you.

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Dear Deicide_666,
Thank you for your most wonderful advice, I shall go looking for the same recorder at once! I wish somebody had told me that you shouldn't use RW discs! I will keep you informed as to how I get on. madmarz

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Re: New Unit- Plays VHS - Plays CD - All DVD's say - No...

You are trying to play dvds you have recorded on a different player and because you recorded them onto RW discs they have not and cannot be finalized, to be made compatible to play on other makes of player.

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