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Unable to play dvd's as it always comes up with "this disc may not be played in your region". Was purchased in New Zealand and all dvd's purchased here with the correct region numbers for New Zealand. Can you help please?

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Yes the dvd player might not be suitable to play the dvd some players reject the dvd if it is a double sided disk and it will say things like what has come up on your screen
if you want a good dvd player get a samsung or an LG they can play lots of different dvd's played on them and have little problems
hope that helps

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