Our dvd player has started getting "picky" about which movies it will play. More than a few will not play in the player, but will play on our Mac. Recently, I got a few dvds with three episodes on each disc, and the player would only playback the first episode. Once again, my mac would play episode 2 & 3. What's up?? This isn't the case with all dvds.... is it our player or Netflix discs? The recent episode "episode" was brand new discs..not a scratch on them.
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Usually most DVD's play movie trailers and sometimes advertisement before the movie will play. Once the ads or trailers are done it should go to the menu screen and at that point "play" or something like that should be underlined. If it is you can press play or select on the DVD player then the movie should start : )
The MVD2027 has a bit of a reputation for being really picky about which discs it will play. It's often especially poor with recordable DVD's, and especially with rewritable discs. This kind of behaviour can also be an early sign of a failing laser head assembly.
All you can do is to try the movie recorded onto different brands of recordable dvd and also see whether it makes any difference using DVD+R or DVD-R. Other than that, there's nothing else you can do.
Those discs have a very strong copy protection mechanism to avoid making digital copies on PC systems but some DVD players won't play them because of that, if you have the original movie, download a copy from the internet, burn it to a dvd-r disc and play it. It's perfectly legal because you already bought the movie. The downloaded copies have no copy protection and will play better than the original. The PHILIPS DVD-Home theater players are specially picky about non-standar disk like the one you're trying to watch.
The Mac and software is not the problem. The Sony DVD player is the culprit. Sony has some proprietary bullsh.t lock hardwired into their system to not play burned discs.
Go on e-bay and look for region free DVD players, which will play any disc like a champ. Sony is a good brand, but they are picky about playing certain discs. Re-gift this thing to someone during Christmas or sell it.
I found out this tv/dvd will not play certain movies that are rented from netflix is that their dvd have a restricted thing, and this tv will not read the movies that are on certain disks. It plays movies good that I rented here in town. So theres nothing really wrong with the player itself. I did some reading and this is what I assummed.
Are you using a rented movie (ORIGINAL DISC) or a recorded disc (surface is purple like) - Some DVD Players especially older ones are picky about media and might not read certain media types or brands properly or support them at all. If your player is rejecting every disc even original ones, then you might have dirty lens or a bad player.
Do not attempt to open and repair yourself you can be exposed to harmful laser - I also do not recommend lens cleaners either unless absolutely necessary.
The problem you are having is the DVD player. Not all DVD players will play a burned DVD. Some set top DVD players are know for being very picky about what type of DVD's they will play, and Phillips is very bad about this.
If you have the owners manual for the DVD player, look inside and see what type of disc's are playable. if it should play them DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R. DVD+RW should all be listed.
Right now about 80% of DVD players do not play burned DVD's
In time they all will play them, but for some unknownn reason, some are still made without this ability.
Also, not all DVD-R's are created equal.
The best quality of DVD's to buy for burning are Taiyo Yuden. But Sony, memorex, and Maxell are also pretty good.
One way to be certain about the quality of the burned DVD's is to take one to a friends house or anybody you know who has a set top DVD player and see if it plays in their DVD player.
That will at least tell you if the DVD's you are burning are at fault or not. But my guess is that you r Phillips is the culprit here.
I hope this was helpful to you, if so a good rating would really be appreciated.
I have been buring DVD's since they started selling them for the PC. compatibility has been the only problem I have had. My sony DVD player plays everything I throw at it.
Same problems with my unit. But, try this... I think it worked. First, you can not get to the setup screen for the unit with a DVD in the player. So, remove the DVD first: Unplug the unit, wait a few seconds, plug it back in. Then hit the DVD open button and remove DVD in player.
I think the issue with not reading certain DVDs is a problem with the "parental control" on the unit. Without setting parental control there were a few DVDs I could not play and sometimes (not always) I was asked about parental control before a movie would play. At the Sony Blue DVD screen, select Setup on the remote control. Select DVD setup and get to Parental control. Set a password. This will then take you to a "rating" screen. By setting the rating very high (I set mine for #8) any movie should play without needing the password. With no password set, you can not change the "rating" and hence mine was set at #1 (kids). It seems to have worked for now anyway. Good luck.