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Won't play dvds.

So far I have had this problem with 2 dvds. My dvd recorder will not play some dvds. I bought legitimate copies of Pursuit of Happyness, and Superbad. Both times it gets to the main disc menu, but when you press play, the timer on the recorder only gets to 00:02 and then it just stops. My guess is that there is some kind of weird copyright protection on those dvds that stops them from playing in a dvd recorder, but who knows...

  • Just got a copy of Superbad from Netflixs and it gets to 2 and won't play.  So I ordered another copy and it does the same thing.  My DVD player is only 2 1/2 years old.  I'm not buying a new one just to see that movie.

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  • jvia Jul 21, 2008

    The dvd will load and start to play. Gets about half to 3/4 ways thru movie and stops. Then have trouble getting movie to restart. Have cleaned dvd but still will not play. This has been happening more and more.

  • momgret Aug 11, 2008

    I have an Aodiovox D1812PK with the same problem, will play a movie for 1/2 hour then just stops...I can reload the movie and sometimes will restart and sometimes won't. The motor sounds like it's giving out.. the unit is only 2 years old and not played that much. Any sugestions on fixing it would be helpful. I have cleaned it and blew dust out.

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Model number of the DVD player would really help...\
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