20 Most Recent Philips Magnavox DVD/VCR Dual Player Questions & Answers


Yes, you can, I have this unit and have actually copied a dvd to a vhs and then copied back to a dvd as I wanted a dvd copy to give a friend. The directions in the book are really quite simple. They tell you how to set the vhs to the spot where you want to start copying, etc.

I have not yet tried copying my family vhs tapes, but don't see a problem, just a big project. Good luck.

Philips Magnavox... | Answered on Apr 07, 2020


it might be sevral reasons:
1. Check if region code is the same for movies you playing and DVD player
2. If you using video CDs or copyed DVDs, player might be preventing to playback those kind of discs, due to copyright laws or due to different speed settings for DVD player and discks you using (for intsrance you player can playback DVD/CD+R, and you using DVD/CD-R, or mximum allowed playback speed is 16 you using disk recorded at 24, but this is in case you using burned/copied CD/DVDs)
3. Check it lens is durty. For that use CD/DVD lens cleaning disk
($6 in Walmart, if you are in US)
4. Check if movies you are have the same coloring system, i.e NTSC for US
5. Check CD/DVD for scratches, some DVD players can not playback scratched disks
Please kindly let me know if my information was helpfull for you or you need more info
Good Luck

Philips Magnavox... | Answered on Mar 31, 2020


i hate being the bearer of bad news, but your unit is a dvd player only, not a dvd recorder. it cannot burn dvds, and so you cannot use it alone to transfer your home movies to dvd.

again, sorry...

Philips Magnavox... | Answered on Jan 02, 2020


you need to select that play option on the dvd players menu!

Philips Magnavox... | Answered on Dec 06, 2019


DVD609AT:

The manual is available at Philips website, the number for more info in manual is out-of-date; the new number is 1-800-605-8610


This unit has a problem when playing dual-layer discs of some kinds - read the warnings on the Magnavox website - playing the wrong kind of disc will cause an error that will require svc/repalcement to fix

Playable Discs
This DVD Player will play Digital Video Discs (DVDs) and Audio CDs. In order to play a
DVD or Audio CD on this DVD Player, make sure the Disc meets the requirements for
Region Codes and Color Systems as described on this page. Also, the Discs should have
the following logos and should meet these standards.
• CD-ROM
• Compact Disc-Interactive
(CD-I)
• Compact Disc-Recordable
(CD-R)
• Digital Video Disc-Video
Recordable (DVD-VR)
• DVD-RAM
• DVD-ROM
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
• Photo CD
• Video CD
• Video Single Disc (VSD)
Digital
Video
Disc
12 cm
12 cm
Approx. 4 hours
(single-sided)
Approx. 8 hours
(double-sided)
Approx. 80 minutes
(single-sided)
Approx. 160 minutes
(double-sided)
20 minutes
8 cm
8 cm
(singles)
Logo
Maximum
Disc Type Contents Playback Time
Sound
and
Pictures
Audio
CD
Disc Size
Sound
74 minutes
Disc
Segments
DVDs are
divided into Titles,
which are divided
into Chapters.
Titles and Chapters
are numbered.
Audio CDs are divided
into numbered Tracks, i.e.,
a track may be one song.


Unacceptable Discs
If you insert an unacceptable type of disc, “Please insert a playable disc” will appear on
the TV screen. Also, “- - - - - “ will appear on the DVD Player display panel. Insert a
DVD or Audio CD. The following Discs will not play on this DVD Player.

• CD-ROM
• Compact Disc-Interactive
(CD-I)
• Compact Disc-Recordable
(CD-R)
• Digital Video Disc-Video
Recordable (DVD-VR)
• DVD-RAM
• DVD-ROM
• Super Audio CD (SACD)
• Photo CD
• Video CD
• Video Single Disc (VSD)

Philips Magnavox... | Answered on Oct 31, 2019


Hi.
I'm sorry, but according to zenith xbv323 VCR/DVD combo user's manual page 24 you can ONLY copy DVD to VCR and not the other way

Philips Magnavox... | Answered on Jun 28, 2019


Either your lens of the dvd player is dirty or the dvd's you put in have no data on them

Philips Magnavox... | Answered on Jun 04, 2019


Hi,

Most branded DVD's have a country code programmed in it.
There is no code to reset it.
It is better you buy a local chines make kinda dvd palyer. It will play all and comes cheap.

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Philips Magnavox... | Answered on May 22, 2019


Ok well I have a brand new disc from the store with Percy Jackson movie on it and it will not play. The disc plays in other players in the house and other discs play in the player just not this one.

Philips Magnavox... | Answered on Aug 24, 2018

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