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1. DVD has lots of scratches 2. Regional Settings 3. Incorrect DVD settings for PS2 4. No/Incorrect Disc
1. Clean your discs well and avoid incurring scratches. Place it in its box after use. 2. DVDs have encoding. They are encoded by regions. Thus, you cannot play region 2 DVDs on a US Playstation mainly because the US Playstation 2 can only read DVD that are encoded in Region 1 or those DVDs that are encoded for all regions. Again, US PS2 are region 1 capable. Japanese PS2s are Region 2 Capable. 3. There are a number of settings for the DVD playback of your PS2. First is the rating of the DVD. If you want to watch a rated R movie, make sure your PS2 allows viewing of R movies. You'll be setting this during the first time that you'll be watching a DVD. It's just the same as real theaters. It is also protected with password so you need the person who set it up the first time in order to bypass the rating settings.
4. Put in a DVD first and make sure that it is a Movie. And, check #2.
Yes, it can play DVD movies as well as Music CD'S and CD-R's music. You dont have to buy another machine. One tip thou when using it as a DVD plyr you might put it where ventilation can get to it - due to the overheating problem PS2 has. I use mine all the time, and I put a fan next to it, so I can play longer and watch movies longer. I hope this helps. Good Luck.
Your PS2 laser is wearing out. When the laser starts to go, first games will skip... then eventually the PS2 will stop reading DVDs altogether. If you keep using it to read CDs, it will eventually stop reading those too and the laser will die altogether. Here's a website that will help you identify your PS2 model, show you how to replace the laser, and they sell parts and do repairs too http://store.richspsxparts.com/slps2direerl.html
If the DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) cannot be played, or the picture is distorted:Back to top
When outputting DVD content or PLAYSTATION®3 system format
software in SD resolution, only discs recorded in the NTSC standard can
If the PLAYSTATION®3 is connected to a VCR or a
combination TV/VCR unit, copy protection encoding on some DVDs and BDs
may cause image distortion, or may cause the image to become lighter or
darker. In such cases, connect the system to the TV directly.
If the DVD or BD does not match the region code set in the PLAYSTATION®3, it cannot be played.
DVDs are preset with parental control restrictions. Enter the password
that was set in "Security Settings" to temporarily increase the viewer
age restriction level.
Some BDs are preset with parental control restrictions.
Enter the password that was set in "Security Settings" to change the
parental control level.
The BD may be disc-locked. Enter the password that was set when the disc was created.
if that does not work then call Sony at 1-800-345-7669 (SONY) Mon - Sat 6:00AM - 8:00PM PST Sun 7:00AM - 6:30PM PST
try to use a dvd which is supported by this what i mean is that according to its region. if you bought this in japan you need to play a dvd which came from japan. a pirated dvd can not be played definitely