I have a philips dvd player. I bought a new dvd recently and found that it was not working properly. However it worked in the store dvd player. What could be problem. I have tried cleaning the lens. But still giving prolem
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Re: some dvds do not run properly in my dvd player
Check the region code of the dvd that u bought...if its not according to your country region code then the dvd would play only in laptops and pc dvd drives..u can contact the service station of philips and ask them to unlock ur dvd player so dat it becomes region free..i had the same issue with my dvd player
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The DVD you're using is probably from elsewhere than the region you live in. It is almost certainly possible to temporarily change the region by using a trick which will not damage your machine in any way. Google "Philips DVP642 region hack" and there will be an answer.
DVDs are encoded with a "Region Code" to allow studios to control release dates around the world. Hong Kong Region Code is 3, UK is 2. Your player will not play back Region 2 DVDs that you are purchasing or renting in UK. It will work fine with Region Code 3 DVDs I would bet.
1. Power ON the DVD player without a DISC inside 2. Press the skip keys in this order (the keys are under the "disc menu" and "stop"): right, left, right, left, right, right, left (YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO TO SETUP MENU, just do this in the "blue screen". 3. It will show a menu with region, now use the arrow keys to select "region" and change to "test 0" (all regions). 4. Press OK to confirm. Enjoy Silmara
I have the same problem, though I don't recall which exact movies. They were all from Blockbuster. Sometimes they start to play and then halt at the end of track 1 and sometimes don't even make it tot he menu. The same movie will play on our portable dvd player. A Philips rep told me about 6 weeks ago it was a problem with a new security feature on some movies and to watch the website for a possible firmware upgrade to fix it. Now you can't even talk to someone at Philips so I don't know what to think. The "live chat" folks just want to tell you to take it to a repair shop - not much help there.
First try a soft reset... unplug for 20 minutes. Otherwise - the laser is dirty or misaligned. A Repair shop can clean and align for about $50. It takes specialized equipment and templates to align the laser - not something you can do on your own.
Lens cleaner discs don't work.
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This player can't recognize DVDs that have a write speed that is greater than 16X (and it sometimes has problems with discs above 8X). I would only buy brands that the manual reccomends as tested. This player also won't accepted what are called "Variable" or "Variable Speed" DVDs.