Sony RDR-GX7 DVD player/recorder - won't play DVD's!!
I have had this DVD player and never really had a need to use the recorder function much, but the problem I encounter is even worse - I cannot play MOST DVD's I place into this DVD player. I CAN play a minority of the DVD's. I tried to look for ANY rhyme or reason for that, tried to see if there was any common feature that disallowed the playback of some DVD's, but to no avail.
I am begining to wonder if my setup of the whole darn DVD player is screwed up.
ll say one thing - it has disapointed me immensely!
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Hard to say because this could be caused by any number of things. You could try cleaning the optical read head but this could get very involved unless you use a cleaning disc which may not work. You could try different discs such as a CD to see if that still fails. It could be the disc format. If everything fails then most likely a repair is required. Go to https://eservice.sony.com/webrma/web/index.do and locate a SONY repair location.
This is a common problem for the Sony RDR-GX7 dvd recorder.
It seems to occur with various remotes (DirectTV, Bell ExpressVu or in your case, the time warner cable remote). In most cases, the problem can be solved by using a different remote frequency from the system menu as follows: Insert a dvd and make sure it is not playing (stopped). Enter the System Menu then / Setup / Options / Command Mode (this can be done from the access panel on the front of the unit). There are 3 possible values, (DVD1, 2 or 3), try changing it.
Then enter one of the suggested codes for your Warner remote (in my case, for Bell ExpressVu I selected the DVD1 command mode and I used 883 as the 3-digit code. The up and down arrows are not functional with this code but I bypass this problem by entering the menu item number. Good luck!