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Problems playing DVDs, Random Disk Error

I have an intermittent problem playing DVD movies. Sometimes when I rent one, it won't recognize it, but I can play it on my other DVD player so I know it is not the DVD itself. I tried my head cleaning disk to see if that would help, but it doesn't recognize that either. Help!

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  • dawghouse007 Jun 24, 2008

    It is a Sylvania DVR90VE made in September 2004. Bought in USA.

  • dawghouse007 Jun 24, 2008

    Thank you for your suggestons. The CD music disk works fine, so I want to try the firmware update procedure, but I'm having a hard time finding firmware on their website. Any hints where to go? I tried DVDhelp.com and didn't have any luck either.

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To answer this I need to know the make, model and year of your DVD player, and if you bought it in northamerica, or europe.

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  • zimcloud Jun 24, 2008

    put a CD music disk (store bought type) in the DVD player. If it doesn't play it- the machine is bad. If it DOES play it-then your DVD player has trouble with dual layer DVDs. Sylvania probably has a firmware update on their website. If they do, downlosd it to CD on your computer, then put it in the DVD player and follow the instructions given. Or go to www.DVDhelp.com and search for the comparable firmware update.

  • zimcloud Jun 24, 2008

    My screw up...I ment to say to go to www.videohelp.com

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