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Zenith xbr 716 will not play dvd videos

I purchased some new dvd videos and they keep saying unknown disc they work on every other machine I own.It plays all videos I make with dvdclone.this is very frustrating it also stops alot when I play mp3 cds.Any ideas.Also if I take one of these dvd movies and reburn it with dvd decryptor and clone dvd then they play.

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  • halabm Jan 01, 2008

    I have the exact same problem.

  • BGH4 Jan 08, 2008

    I have the exact same problem also on my Zenith XBR716. Any solution

  • wldctggr Mar 02, 2008

    I have the same problem!

  • paulgdav Mar 11, 2008

    I have the same problem with my Zenith XBR716. It used to work just fine and then we tried to play a cd in it and it worked also. Then we tried to play a dvd in it sometime later and it would not work. I do not know if one had anything to do with the other or not. Some dvd's work fine but most do not. I have dubbed some DVD's from VHS with this unit also and they work fine. I don't understand why it won't play all DVD's. Do I have something set wrong?

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    xbr716 will record from vcr to dvd and will only play on this dvd player and not any other one

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    Same problem. Seems to be chronic with this model. Zenith won't offer solutions without paying for costly repair that will be more expensive than we paid for the unit. Lasted under a year -- totally disappointing.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    Same problem - Unknown disc - I have also received no help or solution. It will play some older DVD's, but no new ones

  • San Antonio May 02, 2008

    The Zenith DVD xbr 716 repeatedly says "unknown disc" when I insert new DVD videos for play. It will play old discs (ex: Caveman) but no new DVDs.

  • bdbjazzman May 07, 2008

    My xbr716 will only play recorded DVDs, no new ones or commercial. I'm pretty sure it has to do with the encryption, but not positive. I wish Zenith would solve this problem.

  • Amduscias Jun 19, 2008

    Same thing: doesn't read some DVD-Rs that it originally recorded, even after finalizing them.

  • Anonymous Jul 04, 2008

    i just bought a dvd tv series--it won't play on my jvc machine--but it plays on my sony player

  • jerseyland08 Jul 08, 2008

    I can not play no dvd's at all, it plays Vhs tapes and it will play cd's but not even a new dvd. I only had it since christmas.I will not buy Zenith again.

  • pac007_98 Aug 06, 2008

    I have the same problem after 30 day's of use. This product is JUNK

  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    Won't play DVD's at all. I played a DVD in it when I first got it, but now when I put the same DVD in it won't play. It plays CD's and VHS Tapes with no problem. I tried unplugging it, iI tried resetting it, I tried other DVD's. Nothing. This was my first and last time buying a product made by Zenith! :(

  • Herman Dixon Apr 20, 2009

    played 3 dvd movies when new hasn't worked since. Get message check disc.

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Some DVD players have limited firmware codecs so are very limited in the formats that they recognize.
Some will only play .VOB which is a commercially burnt movie DVD format.
Away around this, at the cost of trashing non-playing DVD's is to create short video clips then export to as many formats as your video software can render.
Each clip should include the format & parameters or just an ID reference number in the video that you can list in a table.
This may also involve tweaking frame rate, etc parameters.
Then burn these 'test' clips to DVD's then note which ones play.

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The Panasonic is not "region restricted". This is a security safeguard by studios to keep people from region 1 from using region 3 content. Some material is released in other countries first and later in others. This keeps other regions from using the content from other parts of the world before it is relaesed by the studio there. Your Zenith is not a region free player and the Panasonic is. There is sometimes hacks on Videohelp.com for DVD players to be set to "region free" but not all DVD players are built with it. SONY is another non-hackable DVD player.

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Tiene tu televisor entradas de audio y video,si las tiene no hay mucha dificultad para conectarlo,el aparato trae unos cables rca con diferente color rojo blanco y amarillo, el rojo y el blanco los vas a poner en las salidas (outputs) de audio del dvd las que son del mismo color,el conector amarillo lo vas a poner donde dice video output, y en la tv los conectas donde dice inputs en el mismo color del conector.Pones tu tv para entrada de video y ya esta.

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SOURCE: Plays music cds but wont play DVDS

Hi ,
You should do...
1- clean to lens
2-change with new lens
3- change the spindle motor
I hope to fine it.

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You could try a CD lens cleaner and see if that makes a difference.

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Tiene tu televisor entradas de audio y video,si las tiene no hay mucha dificultad para conectarlo,el aparato trae unos cables rca con diferente color rojo blanco y amarillo, el rojo y el blanco los vas a poner en las salidas (outputs) de audio del dvd las que son del mismo color,el conector amarillo lo vas a poner donde dice video output, y en la tv los conectas donde dice inputs en el mismo color del conector.Pones tu tv para entrada de video y ya esta.

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