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Playback button my play back button wont activate unless i push it a few time,it has never done this before,and it seem to be getting worse.

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Re: playback button

I've seen intermittent buttons (especially transport) reported occassionally with the most common suggestion to remedy the situation being to first press down the button rather firmly and rotate it around in little circles. This may help for a while. The real solution is probably to remove the cover and inspect the button from underneath for wear and/or built-up dust or dirt and clean/replace accordingly.

If your 2488 is still under warranty or you aren't comfortable opening the cover yourself, you can search for a Tascam Service Center in your area here:;33,2025&type=html

If you do decide to open up the box yourself the service center near you may be able to sell you parts.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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Bose 321 series wont play region 1 dvd

To convert Bose 3-2-1 GS Series 2 DVD system to Multi-Region playback

1. Press the Right button on your remote control
2. Press the Up button on your remote control
3. Press the Shuffle button on your remote control
4. Press the Stop button on your remote control
5. Press the Mute button on your remote control
6. The disc tray should eject twice to confirm the region change
7. Press the Standby button on your remote control to power off your machine
8. After one minute, press the Standby button on your remote control to power on.


Nov 29, 2010 | Bose 3 2 1 GS Series II DVD Home...


Solutions to watch Blu-ray movies on Mac and WD TV

Not an easy thing for Mac users to play back Blu-ray movies, even they are your personal purchasing. I’ve summarized three ways that Mac users have usually used to playback Blu-ray movies as following. Frankly speaking, the former two solutions seems a little troublesome, personally, I prefer the last one.
Solution 1: With the help of AnyDVD HD via Windows:
- A Windows PC with a built-in Blu-ray drive or an external BD drive.
- A Mac: MacBook, MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, or Mac Pro
- Latest VLC media player or MPlayer
1. Insert your Blu-ray disc to the BD drive, and run AnyDVD HD to remove copyright protections of your disc, no matter what kinds of protections your BD discs adopted, BD+, or AACS, AnyDVD HD is capable of dealing with them. Then you will get unprotected.m2ts files after the access of AnyDVD HD.
2. Copy the .m2ts files to an external drive or a USB stick, whatever, just let the Mac be able to read them.  
3. Use the latest VLC media player or MPlayer to play unprotected .m2ts files.
Solution 2: Running Windows on Mac via Boot Camp
What you will need:
- A BD drive
- A Mac
- Blu-ray playback software on Windows, like Cyberlink PowerDVD 9 Ultra
1. Install Boot Camp and Windows
I do not mention too much about this process, because Apple has already given the full direction about it here.
2. Connect BD drive with your computer, and Playback Blu-ray via PowerDVD 9 Ultra on the newly installed Windows OS.
Solution 3: Rip BD with Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac
What you will need:
- A BD drive
- Pavtube Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac
This ripper provides directly copy function as well as HD video output option, so there is no need to worry about the output file quality of your Blu-ray movie.
The above two methods are all depending on the assistant of Windows, while the third one is not, thus I’d like to show the detailed operating steps about this one in detail.

Easy-to-use steps:
1. Load BD files through "DVD Folder" or "IFO File".
2. Select audio track from the pull down menu of "Audio", both Dolby TrueHD audio and DTS-HD Master Audio are supported.
3. Click the drop-down list of "Format" to select output format. Directly copy, HD video, iPhone, iPod, PS3, and many other devices and formats are all supported.
4. Click "Settings" button to adjust audio and video parameters like codec name, bit rate, aspect ration, frame rate, sample rate, and audio channels(5.1 channels is included).
5. Click "Browse" button to specify save path.
6. Click "Convert" button to start conversion.
Once the conversion is done, you are able to find out the output files via clicking "Open" button. If you choose directly copy, you can use VLC or MPlayer to play the output .m2ts files, if you converted to other usual formats, like mov, mp4, then you can use QuickTime player or whatever to play back them. 
Via the Blu-Ray Ripper for Mac mentioned in solution 3, you can also absolutely realize playback BD movies on your HDTV with WD TV. Both WD TV Live HD Media Player and WD TV HD Media Player are all workable with .m2ts files, and they also support Full HD resolutions up to 1080P in common. In order to reserve the HD audio and video quality of your BD movie, you can completely select "Copy"> "Directly Copy" to just get the .m2ts files as the original as long as your USB device has enough space to store the output files. If not, you can also consider converting BD to a HD video format to save space as well as keep HD quality of the source file.

Well, hope the above contents are helpful.

on Jan 24, 2010 | Home Theater Systems

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My BOSE 321 GSX, was working just fine. I was listening to a CD and started storing it, then someone else tried to stop it, and pushed the on/off, source and eject buttons at the same time. Since then it...

you can open it up and see if you have broken the ac/dc converter. disc tray could have jammed it up. if you dont know much about them then try calling customer support. ^^

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Lg lht854 dvd playback goes blank constantly while watching dvds

All you need to do is set the unit to play back DVDs at 480P instead of auto. That's what I did and the problem has gone away.

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How do i make my mp3 player play when hooked up to thw surround sound system?

This is taken out of a manual for the 209.
Is this the MP3 player that comes with unit?
if so then go down this list and see if helps

Troubleshooting (mp3 Player)
The player does not turn on when PLAY button pressed.
• Battery may be inserted incorrectly.
• Battery may be empty.
Skipping tracks or bad sound quality?
• Repeat or random function may be activated.
• There may be strong magnetic fields (e.g. too close to TV) near the unit.
• Low Battery level. Replace with new one.
Cannot perform playback?
• LOCK function may be activated.
• There may be no mp3 tracks in the card or internal memory.
• Memory Card may be damaged.
Cannot playback tracks on the player
• Make sure audio tracks are encoded in the mp3 or Windows Media formats at supported
bitrates.Bitrates support by the player: mp3 – 32 to 320 kbps
• WMA files may be DRM protected and you don’t have the proper rights (license) to play the

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RCA RT2870 USB won't allow playlists or let me skip folders

I have this same system and it looks like the USB playback is lacking this feature, of switching folders. A workaround is to use shuffle play to jump to one of the last songs in the first folder, then turn off shuffle and skip forward a few songs until you get into the next folder....and so on. Not very good, but for this price I was glad to have USB playback.
Some generic MP3 players will work in the USB port, but they play exactly the same as a USB drive. SO no real solution for this.

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I don't have a Sony HCDX1, so if this doesn't work, please do not rate me down.

Push the PLAY and STOP buttons (at the same time) and hold them for about ten seconds. This should get you out of DEMO mode.

Power the unit off, then back on. If the display now says LOCKED, then press the PLAY and STOP buttons (at the same time) again to unlock.

If this does work, please rate it Solved, so others can use this solution. Thanks!

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I have the same problem and haven't found a solution for it. It looks as if this comes from DVD security.When playing a copied DVD it has no problems, but an original has problems, some more then others. I am very curious for the solution.

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Keep in mind that if your back up DVD's are over 80min (720mb?) they will not play on the Samsung HT-X50 - There are also a few more formats that will not play either - its on the first few pages of the instruction manual.

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Audio and Video cutout

it sounds like you gonna break the unit eventually:) now seriously, when a problem can be handled by activating physical force, it is probobly related to loose conections or wiring. if you wanna fix it yourself, take it apart and start loking for those kind of things.

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